Celebrate Coco and Día de los Muertos At The Disneyland Resort
This fall, from now until Nov. 4, 2018, guests at the Disneyland Resort will enjoy special seasonal experiences inspired by Día de los Muertos at both Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park. These festivities and displays are inspired by the tradition of Día de los Muertos. This tradition celebrates loved ones who have passed and also honors familial bonds that last forever.
Coco At Disney California Adventure
Plaza de la Familia is a limited-time festivity at the Paradise Gardens area of the park. It celebrates Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award-winning film “Coco” and the everlasting bonds of family. Guests visiting Plaza de la Familia will enjoy an immersive celebration. It includes live entertainment with storytelling, folklórico dancers and mariachi musicians, delicious Mexican fare. It also includes interactive experiences such as the new craft where guests make colorful masks like the ones seen in the “Coco” film.
A Musical Celebration of Coco:
A festive show by the entertaining Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia celebrates the popular songs from the film “Coco”. It also includes the Oscar-winning Best Original Song “Remember Me.” As the lead storyteller Mateo recounts Miguel’s fantastical journey into the Land of the Dead, guests are immersed in the story of “Coco.” New this year, Miguel appears as a whimsical, hand-animated dimensional figure. He joins a musical gathering that brings together a lively troupe of singers and Folklórico dancers dressed in beautiful costumes. The whole experience is accompanied by the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas. A Musical Celebration of Coco is performed several times daily.
Last but not least, at the Paradise Gardens Bandstand, guests will enjoy an uplifting and moving family celebration featuring beloved Mariachi music and traditional songs that touch the hearts of all.
The World of Coco:
The World of Coco, an evocative art exhibit, allows guests to rediscover their favorite characters and settings from the film “Coco.” The immersive exhibition features beautiful framed imagery from the movie. It showcases the depth of imagination that went into creating the Land of the Living and Land of the Dead. Guests also will encounter a three-dimensional “ofrenda” inspired by the remembrance altar seen in “Coco.” In the film, Miguel, the 12-year-old lead character, builds an “ofrenda” in honor of his idol, the legendary late musician Ernesto de la Cruz. Created by friends and family members, “Ofrendas” traditionally honor relatives or loved ones who have passed away.
Also, guests are invited to take commemorative photos in front of the iconic Mexican “Árbol de la Vida,” or Tree of Life. The Tree of Life at Plaza de la Familia celebrates the everlasting bonds of family and friends. Guests will be able to add a remembrance note on the Memory Wall to honor the many loved ones who have been − and will forever be − part of their lives.
And, guests visiting Plaza de la Familia can also design their own paper “alebrije” (spirit guide) mask as part of a new craft activity.
Mexican Food Menu:
The Mexican menu at Paradise Garden Grill features delicious offerings such as the traditional Día de los Muertos Pan de Muerto, Mole Verde con Pollo, a scrumptious Pan Dulce Conchita and a special “Coco” cake.
More Día de los Muertos in Cars Land
Furthermore, guests who cruise into Cars Land will find that Ramone, one of the citizens of Cars Land, also pays tribute to Día de los Muertos at Ramone’s House of Body Art. Ramone celebrates with a traditional “ofrenda” display honoring the gone, but not forgotten, Doc Hudson.
Coco At Disneyland
Disneyland Park continues to offer its traditional Día de los Muertos display at Zócalo Park in Frontierland. This immersive setting features marigolds and papel picado. It also includes a traditional “ofrenda,” sugar skulls known as “cavaleras” and an iconic figure of La Catrina. Nearby Rancho del Zócalo Restaurante offers delicious Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner.
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