Shanghai Disney Resort is taking on a new look, featuring special decorations with traditional Chinese elements, as the Spring Festival approaches.

The resort kicked off a month of festivities from Jan. 13 to Feb. 10 to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rabbit. The Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, falls on Jan. 22 this year.

Rabbit characters such as Judy from Zootopia will appear in the celebration, welcoming the Chinese New Year together with tourists. Other Disney characters such as Mickey and Minnie will also be putting on their New Year costumes.

Chinese New Year’s Eve will start with a special firework display, featuring the Chinese character for “Rabbit” written in the night sky. From Jan. 23, visitors can also enjoy the Lion Dance, a traditional Chinese performance. Both events will continue until the Lantern Festival, which falls on Feb. 5 this year.

A series of online and offline activities are also being held outside the resort to usher in the Chinese New Year. For instance, specially designed Zootopia-themed lanterns will be lit at the lanterns show in Yuyuan Garden, a local tourist hotspot.


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Originally published by Xinhua