Día de los Muertos Festivities at Disneyland Resort This Fall

Día de los Muertos

Disneyland Resort Guests will once again be able to honor the Mexican traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) this fall. This year’s events will run from September 1 to November 2.

Disney California Adventure

The Plaza de la Familia cultural experience will bring brilliant marigolds, heartwarming entertainment and family crafts to Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure. 

For those looking for food and beverage with a Mexican cuisine flair, you’ll want to stop at Paradise Garden Grill.

Guests will also be able to meet characters and experience music from the film “Coco.” Several times per day, “A Musical Celebration of Coco” will present a talented company of Folklórico dancers, plus Mariachi singers and musicians, that recount Miguel’s adventure to the Land of the Dead. You can also meet Miguel, as well as dance along to Mariachi music. Then you’ll want to stroll over to the iconic Mexican Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) and post personal messages to your loved ones on the Memory Wall. You may also design your own paper alebrije masks of Dante and Pepita who are the spirit guides from Coco.

Then, moving over to Cars Land, Ramone will honor Día de los Muertos at his detailing shop. Guests will see an “ofrenda” celebrating the town’s good friend, Doc Hudson.

Disneyland Park

Guests visiting Disneyland Park will be able to pay tribute to with the traditional display in Frontierland. The Día de los Muertos display will be adorned with marigolds and banners of papel picado. El Zócalo Park will feature iconic skeleton figurines called calacas which depict a trio of mariachi musicians, as well as other decorative items seen in traditional ofrendas.

You will also be able to savor the traditional flavors of Mexico as you dine at Rancho del Zócalo Restaurante.


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