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

The Disney Parks blog has announced that the Disneyland Resort is bringing back special seasonal experiences in both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park inspired by the Mexican celebration Día de los Muertos.

At Disney California Adventure park, Plaza de Familia will return for a limited time to Paradise Gardens.  Inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award-winning hit film Coco, families will have the chance to 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.  The location will also feature an immersive art exhibit “The World of Coco.”

The World of Coco exhibit

The location will also host A Musical Celebration of Coco, which 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.

Cars Land will also be getting a touch of Día de los Muertos with an ofrenda (a remembrance altar) paying tribute to Doc Hudson (aka, the Fabulous Hudson Hornet) at Ramone’s House of Body Art.

At Disneyland  Zócalo Park in Frontierland will get an elaborate and colorful overlay 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), and an iconic figure of La Catrina.

The Día de los Muertos experiences will begin September 7 at the Disneyland Resort and continue through November 2, 2018.

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