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Plaza de la Familia Returns to Disneyland Sept. 2 – Nov. 2, 2022

Plaza de la Familia at Disneyland

In addition to all of the Halloween events at Disneyland, fall brings the return of cultural celebrations Plaza de la Familia and Día de los Muertos.

From September 2 to November 2, 2022, enjoy live entertainment, festive foods, crafts, and interactive experiences inspired by the everlasting bonds of family.

Plaza de la Familia

The Disney and Pixar Academy Award®-winning film, “Coco,” pops up in several of the Plaza de la Familia celebrations at Disney California Adventure Park.

At Paradise Gardens, “A Musical Celebration of Coco” allows guests to enjoy a heartwarming tale by the entertaining Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia that celebrates popular songs from the film “Coco,” including “Remember Me,” the Oscar®-winning Best Original Song.

Miguel - coco - Disney California Adventure

In between performances, guests can meet and create special memories by taking a photo with the film’s main character Miguel.

Stroll over to the iconic Mexican Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life), and post personal messages to loved ones on the Memory Wall.

Mexican Árbol de la Vida at Disney California Adventure

Families will enjoy designing a paper alebrije (spirit guide) mask of Pepita or Dante, who are loyal companions of Miguel’s family from the film “Coco.” Alebrijes are small figurines of fantastical creatures.

Plus, enjoy live Mariachi concerts performed on the bandstand while you dine on delicious Mexican food at Paradise Garden Grill.

Día de los Muertos

Over at Disneyland Park, Día de los Muertos is a time to remember loved ones that have passed, while embracing our eternal connections.

To commemorate the occasion, El Zócalo Park in Frontierland will feature iconic skeleton figurines called calacas,depicting a trio of mariachi musicians, as well as brightly colored flowers and other decorative items seen in traditional ofrendas on the Day of the Dead.

Perfect for a photo op with family and friends!

Disneyland Park, Día de los Muertos

I love that they’re letting these celebrations overlap with the Halloween festivities. So much more for guests to enjoy this fall when visiting Disneyland.