It’s a new year and there’s a lot to celebrate! The Lunar New Year Celebration has officially started in Disneyland, and we got to see some RARE characters, eat some DELICIOUS treats, and check out some FESTIVE merchandise!
Sound like fun? There’s plenty of time to celebrate! The event runs from January 21st through February 13th. But before you go, take a look at our official 2022 BEST of the Fest picks so you know exactly what to eat and drink!
This year, there are over a dozen places to grab a snack or sip a festival-exclusive drink! With so many options, you might want a little advice on what to eat. Luckily, we tried ALL the new foods and drinks in Disney California Adventure, and we’re sharing our favorite treats!
2022 Lunar New Year BEST OF THE FEST
Lychee Celebration from Prosperity Bao and Buns
The Lychee Celebration is made with Gin, prosecco, lychee purée, lychee syrup, grapefruit juice, and yuja. We LOVED this drink! Seriously, we thought it was so good — it’s a perfect light, sweet drink for a sunny California day!
Hot tip: make sure to stir your drink around so all those delicious flavors can really work together. The Lychee Celebration is available for $14.
Honorable Mention: Prosperous Tiger from Prosperity Bao and Buns
Prosperity Bao and Buns had not one, but TWO amazing drinks this year! The Prosperous Tiger, which is Vodka, cream of coconut, bitters, triple sec, mandarin purée, and vanilla bean paste, is available for $15.
In our review, we mention that it tastes like a vodka creamsicle — who wouldn’t want to drink that?!
Returning Best: Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun from Prosperity Bao and Buns
No surprise here; this snack has made our best of the fest list before! The Mickey Chinese Hot Dog Bun is a Brioche-style Mickey-shaped bun stuffed with pieces of hot dog and topped with sesame seeds and scallions for $7.
This is such a fun and unique take on your typical theme park hot dog! If you’re looking for a photogenic (and tasty) snack, give this a try!
Returning Best: Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on Rice with Green Onion Salad from Lucky Lantern
We love consistency, and we love the returning favorite Beef Bulgogi Short Rib on Rice with Green Onion Salad for $8.25. When you marinate beef in bulgogi sauce, you can expect a pretty tasty outcome, and Disney did NOT disappoint this year!
We highly recommend this returning favorite if you like rice, beef, and onions (an iconic trio!).
Returning Best: Shrimp Fried Rice from Lucky Lantern
This year, the Shrimp Fried Rice is available for $8.
Salted Pistachio Cold Brew from Longevity Noodle Co.
This may sound a little outside the box, but we LOVED the Salted Pistachio Cold Brew this year! It features Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co. French Bistro Blend Coffee, Orange Blossom Honey Syrup, Oat Milk, and Salted Pistachio Foam.
Looking for a little caffeine with a unique flavor? This cold brew was nice because it wasn’t too sweet, and we liked the pistachio flavor that mixed with a slight mocha taste. Overall, it just worked! You can try it for $6.50.
Gochujang Wings from the Paradise Gardens Special Events Cart
These were the best kind of wings — the meat fell right off of the bone and the sauce was so good! Keep in mind that this snack is a little spicy, but it’s not too bad!
Honorable Mention: Baked Char Siu Bao from the Cappuccino Cart
Who would have thought that a cappuccino cart would sell such good food?! The Baked Char Siu Bao is a Chinese BBQ pork-filled baked bun that is warm, sweet, and portable!
You can grab one for $6.50.
Ta-daaa! We hope you like our Best of the Fest list for Lunar New Year 2022! Be sure to stay tuned as we discuss all the latest Disney news!
What’s on your must-eat list at the Lunar New Year Celebration? Let us know in the comments!