This past weekend global superstar Shakira visited Disneyland Resort during a break from her world tour!
During her visit, Shakira enjoyed many attractions at and met with Miguel of Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” 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 taking place through Nov. 4. It’s here that Miguel serenades guests daily during “A Musical Celebration of Coco.” In this beautiful show, Miguel joins the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia and the Grammy-award winning Mariachi Divas for a colorful retelling of young Miguel’s journey as seen in “Coco.”
Families visiting Plaza de la Familia can also 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.” 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.
In Episode 52, Justin and Michelle discuss all of the top news stories for the week of September 9, 2018 including new dates are revealed for Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom, WonderFall Flavors event is announced for Disney Springs, and new dining enhancements are coming soon to the Disneyland Resort hotels.
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This week new dates are revealed for Disney After Hours at Magic Kingdom, WonderFall Flavors event is announced for Disney Springs, and new dining enhancements are coming soon to the Disneyland Resort hotels. Let’s take a look!
Halloween Time has landed at Disneyland Resort and one of the favorite traditions at Disneyland park is the transformation of Haunted Mansion into Haunted Mansion Holiday. For 18 years the popular attraction takes on the theme of “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” and features a towering gingerbread house which changes each year. This year, Disney has unveiled a creepy cool gingerbread display featuring a giant 5-foot spider.
Tim Wollweber, associate art director for Disney Parks, has been involved with Haunted Mansion Holiday since the beginning in 2001, and took the creative lead on the gingerbread display again this year.
“We wanted to create a monster movie vibe, and a scary spider is a classic and iconic Halloween image. With that in mind, we designed a giant 5-foot spider with eerie glowing eyes and moving legs and mandibles. This multicolor spider is suspended above the Haunted Mansion’s Grand Hall table, attempting to pry the edible mansion from its foundation, revealing candy cane rebar and sparking lights. General chaos ensues as gingerbread zombies watch in astonishment and cocoon-wrapped gingerbread zombies wait to become spider snacks.”
To turn this ginger-“dread” vision into something edible, Disneyland Central Bakery started baking gingerbread over a month ago. No less than 12 pastry chefs – led by Assistant Pastry Chef Christina Orejel – get involved, transforming gingerbread, icing, and fondant into this scary fun masterpiece.
The creative team at Disneyland Resort Central Bakery uses quite an amount of ingredients.
90 pounds gingerbread
30 pounds of confectioner’s sugar
10 pounds of white chocolate
45 pounds of fondant
Haunted Mansion Holiday at Disneyland park lasts through early January 2019.