Whether your family has its own Dia de los Muertos traditions or you were introduced to it for the first time in Pixar’s animated feature “Coco,” you’ll want to make your way to the Disneyland Resort to enjoy the return of special Day of the Dead inspired experiences this fall.
At Disney California Adventure head to Paradise Gardens where elements from Pixar’s “Coco” will be featured. Visit the Plaza de la Familia where you can share meaningful memories of loved ones at the interactive Memory Wall, enjoy the iconic Mexican Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) photo location and take part in a new mask-making craft that depicts an alebrije (spirit guide) from the film “Coco.” While there be sure to checkout the immersive art exhibit The World of “Coco,” take in the emotional Mariachi music performed on the bandstand, and devour some delicious Mexican food menu at Paradise Gardens Grill.
The uplifting show A Musical Celebration of Coco features the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia and the Grammy-award winning Mariachi Divas who united for festive show of music and dance. Together they tell the incredible story of young Miguel’s journey as seen in “Coco.” New this year, this charming troupe of singers and authentic Folklórico dancers is joined by Miguel, brought to life in a whimsical, hand-crafted style inspired by traditional Mexican folk art. Check your times guide for show times.
Over in Cars Land look for an ofrenda (a remembrance altar) that pays tribute to Doc Hudson (aka, the Fabulous Hudson Hornet). It’s right over by Ramone’s House of Body Art.
At Disneyland the festival centers around Zócalo Park in Frontierland. The area is decorated with a colorful display in honor of Día de los Muertos. This immersive setting features beautiful marigolds and papel picado throughout the installation, along with a traditional ofrenda, calaveras (sugar skulls), an iconic figure of La Catrina and delicious food at the nearby Rancho del Zócalo.
Pixar’s “Coco” ended with a worldwide box office total of $807 million placing it 5th on the all time world wide list for Pixar films. It’s available on Amazon right with savings of up to 50%. Your purchase via this link helps support The Disney Blog. Thank you.
The Dia de Los Muertos events beginn September 7 and will be available through November 2, 2018 at the Disneyland Resort.