This fall, Disney guests are invited to experience the spirit of Día de los Muertos at both parks at the Disneyland Resort.
At Disney California Adventure park, Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award-winning hit film “Coco” is at the heart of Plaza de la Familia, a limited-time festivity at Paradise Gardens. Families visiting Plaza de la Familia 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 alejibre (spirit guide) from the film “Coco.” You’ll find yourself drawn to the immersive art exhibit The World of “Coco,” the emotional Mariachi music performed on the bandstand and the delicious Mexican food menu at Paradise Gardens Grill.
Several times daily, the uplifting show A Musical Celebration of Coco brings together the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia and the Grammy-award winning Mariachi Divas for a festive show of music and dance that tells 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.
While at Disney California Adventure park, be sure to also visit Cars Land, where an ofrenda (a remembrance altar) pays tribute to Doc Hudson (aka, the Fabulous Hudson Hornet). Look for it at Ramone’s House of Body Art, just down Route 66!
Over at Disneyland park, Zócalo Park in Frontierland is decked out with an elaborate and 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.
These special experiences inspired by Día de los Muertos begin September 7 at Disneyland Resort and continue through November 2, 2018.
Last month, Disney announced PhotoPass Day would be returning to Disneyland Resort on Sunday, August 19! Guests can expect to find one-day-only props, magic shots and character experiences at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park!
Check out the line-up below:
Disney California Adventure Park
Meet Joy and Sadness: Paradise Gardens Park across from Jumpin’ Jellyfish from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Doctor Strange or Loki heroic encounter: near the Hollywood Backlot Stage from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Additional photo opportunities (available until 7 p.m.):
Koda Magic Shot: near the sawmill in Grizzly Peak
Huey, Dewey and Louie Magic Shot: near the entrance to the Hyperion Theater
Russell’s grape soda bottlecap pin prop: Grizzly Peak waterfall
Piston Cup prop: entrance to Cars Land
Clapperboard prop: “Storytellers” statue on Buena Vista Street
Meet Marie: Toon Park in Mickey’s Toontown from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet Hook and Mr. Smee: near “it’s a small world” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Additional photo opportunities (available until 7 p.m.):
Dumbo Magic Shot: next to Dumbo the Flying Elephant
Mickey Ice Cream Bar Magic Shot: at the Town Square flagpole
Fairy Wings Magic Shot: near Pixie Hollow
Mickey pretzel prop: in front of Main Street Photo Supply Co.
Purchase Disney MaxPass to help you maximize your experience with unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos captured during the entire day and the added convenience of mobile Disney FASTPASS selections while in the Parks through the Disneyland app!* It’s the best way to complete your Disney PhotoPass Day experience.
Don’t forget to share your photos with #DisneyPhotoPassDay!
Parks, attractions, entertainment and character experiences may change, close or be discontinued without notice. Separate theme park admission required for certain photo locations.
*Separate Theme Park admission ticket purchase required. Disney PhotoPass service is subject to the PhotoPass terms found in https://disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-terms-conditions/. Online registration required. Disney PhotoPass Photos captured during the day your Disney MaxPass is valid must be linked to your Disney account and may be downloaded pursuant to the expiration policy at disneyland.disney.go.com/photopass-expiration-policy. Not responsible for missing, lost or damaged photos. Downloads are restricted to personal use by Disney account holder only and may not be used for a commercial purpose. Please check the day’s FastPass ticket availability and other Park details before purchasing Disney MaxPass as certain attraction FastPass tickets may not be available at the time of purchase. FastPass tickets are limited and availability is not guaranteed. Disney MaxPass is nonrefundable and is subject to restrictions and change without notice.
River Belle Terrace located in the heart of Frontierland at Disneyland park is now serving breakfast! Guests can choose from a variety of tasty southern breakfast options including Monkey Bread! Made with warm and buttery sweet bread, this southern skillet dish comes with pecan butter, candied pecans, and powdered sugar.
You can also enjoy dishes like the Country Biscuits and Gravy, Becky Thatcher’s Fried Green Tomato, or even Short Rib Skillet with sunny side-up eggs, signature potatoes, onions and peppers, and Texas toast.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be breakfast without Mickey Pancakes! These Mickey-shaped pancakes come with maple syrup, whipped butter, seasonal berries, and chicken sausage or Applewood smoked bacon.
Seating for this new breakfast at River Belle Terrace is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Reservations are available for lunch and dinner only. To see the full menu and book reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463).