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Spirit of Día de los Muertos Returns to Disneyland Resort This Fall

This fall, Disney guests are invited to experience the spirit of Día de los Muertos at both parks at the Disneyland Resort.

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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.

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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.

First Look at NEW Food Coming to Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure

Pixar Pier officially opens this Saturday at Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort inviting guests to step into the worlds of Pixar through exciting attractions, entertainment, creative merchandise and of course… food and beverage offerings.   The area is filled with several new Pixar-inspired walk-up windows and kiosks, as well as a full table-service restaurant and a confectionery.  Let’s take a look at what you’ll find beginning June 23, 2018!


Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums
Here you’ll find freshly baked cookies like the Jack-Jack Cookie Num Num (a warm chocolate chip cookie), the IncrediCookie (a gluten-friendly blackberry jam-filled cookie) and the Jack-Jack Shortbread Cookie.  You can also pair your yummy num num cookie with strawberry, chocolate, soy, 2%, or vanilla almond milk.


Angry Dogs
Try the spicy all-beef Angry Dog served with a small bag of “Hot Fries” or the not-so-spicy Slightly Annoyed Dog served with potato chips.


Poultry Palace
Order the Chicken Drumstick Box with coleslaw or chow down on a juicy Jumbo Smoked Turkey Leg. There’s also either Chili-Lime or Buttered Corn on the Cob and chips!


Señor Buzz Churros
You’ll find two Buzz Lightyear-inspired churros here! The first is the Caliente Churro with a spicy kick, and the second is a Cinnamon Sugar Galaxy Churro.


Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
The Adorable Snowman is serving up some refreshing soft-serves. Flavors include It’s Lemon!, It’s Snow-Capped Lemon! (dipped in white chocolate), It’s Chocolate!, and It’s Vanilla!. You’ll also find the Pixar Pier Frozen Parfait with lemon soft-serve and layered with blue-raspberry slush.


Lamplight Lounge
Serving up playfully presented California casual gastro-pub cuisine and unique signature cocktails, this hot new lounge is located at the entrance of Pixar Pier and is a stylish, fun place to hang out with the whole family. There are yummy apps like the Crispy Piggy Wings, bigger bites like Ratatouille, and warm fluffy donuts for dessert. To see the full menu and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463).


Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff
Opening later this summer, everyone’s favorite fluffy pink friend from the Disney•Pixar Film “Inside Out” will bring you tons of sweet treats, including his Sweet Candy Tears! Here you’ll find pre-packaged treats like saltwater taffy, lollipops, flavored popcorn, and rainbow cotton candy, as well as cake pops and candy apples inspired by all of the Pixar characters you know and love. There’s also Memory Refreshers – frozen drinks that will come in all colors and flavors!


While you’re visiting Pixar Pier, be sure to pick up a Pixar Fest Food Guide  which will help you find all of the Pixar-themed treats located across Disneyland Resort for Pixar Fest.

World of Color at Disney California Adventure Refurbishment Extended

World of Color, the nighttime spectacular at Disney California Adventure park, closed back in April for the transformation of Paradise Bay into Pixar Pier, and was originally scheduled to return at the end of this month with the grand opening of Pixar Pier on June 23.  Well, it seems now the refurbishment has been extended until sometime in late 2018.  Disney has not given a reason or exact reopening date at this time.

In case you aren’t familiar,  lights, water, music, fire and animation come together like never before in “World of Color” at Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort. The show combines nearly 1,200 powerful fountains with heights that range from 30 feet to 200 feet in the air, dazzling colors and a kaleidoscope of audio and visual effects, including both classic and new animation projected on one of the world’s largest projected water screens — a wall of water 380 feet wide by 50 feet high for a projection surface of 19,000 square feet .

For more information on World of Color,  please visit Disneyland.com.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments and closings at the Disneyland Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

VIDEO: Orchestrating the Score for the Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure

PHOTOS: Pixar-Themed Billboards for Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park

Pixar Pier is opening June 23 at Disney California Adventure park and Disney has shared some photos of the Pixar-themed billboards which will welcome guests at the theme park.


Upon entering Pixar Pier, four large billboards will greet guests as they make their way through the newly reimagined land! Each portrait depicts a beloved Pixar story moment—set in the seaside surroundings of Pixar Pier.