This week, we discuss Lunar New Year returning in a fitting year, annual passholders getting an exclusive lounge, more DVC tower details, more collectibles at the parks, Baby Yoda can get you buzzed, a new eatery finally open in Downtown Disney, we talk about what is coming in 2020, and more!

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News:

Starting January 17th and running through February 9th, the Lunar New Year celebration returns to Disney California Adventure. This year is a rather special one as it is the year of the mouse! Mulan’s New Years Processional returns, plenty of Disney characters will be in costume for meet and greets, a World of Color pre-show called “Hurry Home – Lunar New Year Celebration”, and more. There will be plenty of activities, food, and decor for this years celebration. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/01/lunar-new-year-welcomes-year-of-the-mouse-starting-jan-17-at-disney-california-adventure-park/

Annual Passholders now have a place to call their own at Disney California Adventure. The Alfresco Tasting Terrace is now AP only and will serve 5 new signature cocktails for guests to enjoy. There is a 2 drink per eligible guest limit, so if you are interested in trying all 5, you will need to visit a couple of times. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/01/03/disneyland-annual-passholders-youve-scored-your-own-private-outdoor-lounge/#more-302537

Some new details have come out about the new Disney Vacation Club tower coming to the Disneyland Hotel. The original news was that an 11 story tower was coming, but the permits from the city of Anaheim show that the tower will only have 7 stories and include 393 residential units, a restaurant, lobby, sales area, and a deck area with a pool restroom building. The new tower is expected to open in 2022. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/01/02/news-we-have-more-details-about-the-disney-vacation-club-tower-in-downtown-disney/

A new monthly collectible series is coming to the parks and ShopDisney.com. Minnie Mouse is the star of this series, titled Minnie Mouse The Main Attraction, and will feature a different attraction theme each month through 2020. For January the theme is Space Mountain – to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the attraction in Disney World. Other attractions that are going to be featured include Peter Pan, the Haunted Mansion, and the Jungle Cruise. The series will include Minnie Ears, pins, mugs, Magic Bands over in Disney World, and more. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/01/new-monthly-collectible-series-minnie-mouse-the-main-attraction-coming-to-disney-parks-disney-store-and-online-at-shopdisney-com/?CMP=SOC-DPFY20Q1wo1226190023A

A set of new collectible bowls are coming to be a vessel for your favorite pineapple treat! A selection of four different tiki bowls are available to choose from. Each bowl is $14 and includes your chose of Dole Whip at the Tropical Hideaway. Not only that, but if you collect them all, they can be stacked to look like a tiki totem pole. The bowls also include a free character spork. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/01/06/new-dole-whip-tiki-bowls-fly-into-disneylands-tropical-hideaway/

Yet more themed merchandise has come to the resort. The new “Park Life” series highlights different attraction icons along with classic Disney characters. This new lineup includes apparel, accessories, cups, dishes, toys, and more. There is even a pressed coin holder for the collectors out there! – https://www.micechat.com/247030-disneyland-park-life-merchandise-adds-color-and-character/

A new drink and accompanying coaster has landed in Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for the new year. The drink was supposed to be a limited time offering for New Years, but has remained available. The coaster features Maz (from The Force Awakens), and the Arubesh translation of the drink’s name. To get this drink, you must ask your server about the special drink, which guests are calling “that taco-thing” and they’ll fill you in. – https://www.micechat.com/247086-disneyland-update-baby-yoda-tastes-delicious/

Last week, we discussed Baby Yoda merchandise finally making it to the resort. This week, another, more interesting variation of this fan favorite has appeared at the resort. “The Bounty” is a new alcoholic drink available at Trader Sam’s over at the Disneyland Hotel. The drink features a green-colored drink with two edible cherry “eyes” on a skewer, two lime wedges for “ears,” and a little napkin tie at the bottom to represent Baby Yoda’s outfit. The drink is not on the menu, so you just have to ask for it at the bar. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/01/05/review-the-cutest-secret-menu-baby-yoda-cocktail-in-disneyland/

Clarabelle’s over in Disney California Adventure is now offering a selection of hard floats. The hard floats include your choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream bars submerged in hard root beer, hard orange soda, or Guiness beer. The new spin on a classic treat costs $11.50 and isn’t too alcoholic. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/01/06/review-this-disneyland-hard-float-has-a-twist/

At long last Asian Street Eats has opened in Downtown Disney. The new eatery will feature Asian dishes that can be customized to suit your tastes. For example, you can pick up a mixed bowl with your choice of either grilled chicken, braised beef short rib, or sautéed tofu. Your bowl can come with either royal purple rice or mixed greens and is topped with fire-roasted corn, cabbage, cucumbers, pickled carrots, caramelized onions, and your choice of sauce. – https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2020/01/asian-street-eats-now-open-in-downtown-disney-district-at-disneyland-resort/

The menu for Asian Street Eats looks delicious! Mixed bowls, scallion pancake wraps, and pot stickers are all available. The mixed bowls start out with your choice of grilled chicken, beef short rib or tofu, royal purple rice or mixed greens, and then are topped with fire roasted corn, cabbage, cucumbers, pickled carrots caramelized onions, and your choice of sauce. The scallion pancake wraps are stuffed with cabbage, caramelized onions, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro, hoisen sauce, sriracha aoli, and your choice of grilled chicken, beef short rib, or tofu. – https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2020/01/02/review-were-eating-at-the-new-asian-street-eats-in-downtown-disney-in-disneyland/

Discussion:

Looking Ahead to 2020 – Disney Parks Blog

Welcome to 2020 at Disneyland – MousePlanet