Disneyland: Why You Should Visit in February, Lunar New Year, and Villains Day in the Park

Disneyland has been a travel destination ever since it first opened its doors on July 17th, 1955. Since then, the House of Mouse has gone worldwide, and the original Anaheim location has added additional magic.

California Adventure, the neighboring park segment, first opened on February 8th, 2001, and despite some hiccups, has become a pretty great experience (I could pun and say ex-PIER-ence) for adults and children alike. And no, not JUST because of the bars — although they’re pretty fab, not gonna lie.

Check out Lunar New Year in Disney resorts around the world!
Photo courtesy of Disney

In February, the Parks celebrate Lunar New Year to coincide with the Chinese calendar. There are all kinds of goodies available at the individual stands within California Adventure, and I’mma eat my way through them later today, so make sure you check back for that. The Lunar New Year events in the park run until February 18th.

There is also the unofficial Villains Day, an organization not unlike Dapper Day, Throwback Night, Bats Day, or Tiki Day. These are gatherings where Disney lovers interested in the various themes Disney Bound (fashion with a Disney twist, but NOT costumes) and meet up for group photos.

My group is technically here for Villains Day, but there is a more personal reason I’m visiting the park this weekend. I’ll get in to that in another park diary post.

What is your ideal time during the year to visit the park, and what is your cannot-miss snack?

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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