Colorful Ways to Celebrate Premiere of Disney’s ‘Encanto’
One of the highlights of Thanksgiving 2021 has to be the arrival of Disney’s latest animated feature Encanto. Not only is the the perfect movie to catch this holiday weekend but it also marks the 60th animated film from Disney!
For those unfamiliar, Encanto tells the story of an incredible family called the Madrigals who live in a magical house in Colombia in a whimsically wonderfully place called Encanto. Every child in the family is blessed with a unique gift except for Mirabel. When she discovers that magic is in danger she might just be the families last hope!
To celebrate Encanto, Disney has rounded up a handful of delightful ways to celebrate the film this weekend and throughout the holiday season.
Let’s start at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World. The AMC Theater will be having an Encanto red carpet experience throughout Thanksgiving weekend that includes a beautiful display, fun photo ops and more. Oh and don’t forget to see the film while you’re there!
Also, be sure to take a little bit of time before or after the movie to check out the new art displays near Jaleo and AMC Theater on the West Side of Disney Springs.
We definitely think they’d make the perfect background for some Instagram-worthy photos!
Each of the pieces at this display were created by Colombian artists. To the right of each photo you can read up on these incredible talented contributors.
There’s another installation over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. You’ll find it near Creature Comforts on Discovery Island. Also be on the lookout for the Cotton-Top Tamarins which are native to Colombia and can be found near the display!
Speak of art exhibits, one of the stars of the film, Jessica Darrow, recently stopped by Disney Springs to celebrate the films release! Check out the video of her visit below!
The Encanto fun isn’t just limited to Walt Disney World, over at Disneyland Resort, you’ll find special appearances by the film’s protagonist Mirabel. Be on the lookout for her at Disney California Adventure park. Since Mirabel is from Colombia, she brings a new cultural perspective to the Mexico and Brazil-inspred “Disney ¡Viva Navidad!” festivities at Disney Festival of Holiday.
With Christmas just around the corner, we also thought we’d take some time to bring you some gift-giving inspiration.
We’ll start with the Mirabel Singing Doll available now at shop Disney. When you press the button, you can hear her sing “The Family Madrigal” one of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original songs for the film!
You can pick Mirabel up for $24.99 here.
If you fall in love with the movie like we have, then you may want to emulate Mirabel’s style with this awesome My Best Self T-shirt. The shirts retail for $29.99 and you can find them here. The tee pairs perfectly with the NEW Encanto Minnie Mouse ear headband with stunning colorful flowers, a striped bow with a pom pom center and text on the band itself that reads “Magic Awaits You!” You can grab your ears while supplies last here for $29.99.
And don’t get me started on how beautiful this NEW Encanto dress is. It features a colorful allover print and puffed sleeves. It comes in a variety of youth sizes and retails for $44.99. Get yours here.
Starting next Wednesday (December 1) the LEGO store at the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort will have some magical Encanto-inspired sets. Above is a first look at The Madrigal House where you can create some of your favorite scenes from the film. This stunning set retails for $44.99. You can also get it online here.
Also from LEGO is Antonio’s Magical Door. Open it up to unlock a micro-world of fun. This 99-piece buildable set features and opening door with working lock and key. Inside you’ll find a mini-world including a hammock, a jaguar cave, a micro-doll and cute creatures. The set retails for $19.99 and you can also get it online here.
We’ll round-out our look at the LEGO collection with Isabela’s Magical Door. Inside you’ll find Luisa and Mirabel as they explore the wonders of Isabela’s room. You can enjoy tea in the garden and have some fun with Isabela’s make-up! This build also retails for $19.99 and you’ll find it here.
Another Encanto item sure to be at the top of Christmas lists this year is the Mirabel Singing Large Doll and Magical Butterfly from Jakks. Kids will love singing along with Mirabel as the magic butterfly glows. Mirabel can also utter over 15 phrases inspired by the film!
This dolls retails for $34.99 and you can get her at Target here.
If you have little bookworms in your family than a great place to start is with Antonio’s Amazing Gift. In this story you’ll get reacquainted with the characters and stories form the film. The picture book also celebrates a love of animals with a little bit of magic thrown in for good measure!
The book retails for $14.99 and you can get it at Amazon here.
El Don De Una Familia/ The Gift of Family is another great option. This bilingual storybook is based on the film and is perfect for kids ages 3-7. As an extra bonus it also includes 30 stickers. This book retails for $5.99 and you can get it directly from Random House here.
We’re going to talk loads more about this later but you can embrace the vibrant colors from the film and add incorporate them into your beauty routine with a new collection from Alamar Cosmetics. There are 13-pieces in their Encanto Collection. Take a closer look here.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog for more incredible Encanto news and updates!
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