Día De Los Muertos Returns This Halloween At Disneyland!

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Breaking news, Disney Parks fans, the dates for the wildly adored Oogie Boogie Bash  – A Disney Halloween Party at Disneyland Resort in California were just announced! Halloween lovers across the world are already clearing their schedules in anticipation of attending in their best costumes. The hype doesn’t end there because there are also more fan-favorite features returning to Disneyland this spooky season.

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Plaza de la Familia returns to Disney California Adventure Park

Disneyland Resort will spotlight the Mexican traditions of Día de los Muertos by resurrecting the Plaza de la Familia experience and offering various other tributes. Park Guests can expect “brilliant marigolds, heartwarming entertainment, and family crafts.” The event will take place at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure park from September 1 to November 2, 2023. Don’t forget to try all the Mexican cuisine-inspired food!

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Guests will love seeing Disney/Pixar’s Coco (2017) characters and can dance along to the movie’s music as well. Coco follows Miguel, a young aspiring musician, on his magical expedition to the land of his ancestors. Told through the lens of the Mexican Day of the Dead, Miguel learns about his family’s story and their traditions.

Folklórico dancers and Mariachi singers and musicians will perform several times a day for “A Musical Celebration of Coco” that recounts Miguel’s journey. Guests can even meet Miguel himself! Heartwarmingly, Guests may also add remembrance notes to the Memory Wall.

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Disneyland park will also  honor Día de los Muertos in Frontierland with a traditional, vibrant display of marigolds and banners of papel picado. Cars Land also gets in on the fun! 1959 Chevrolet Impala, Ramone, recognizes Día de los Muertos at his detailing shop! In the Mexican tradition of “ofrenda,” the late 1951 Hudson Hornet, Doc Hudson, is celebrated.

Walt Disney World has its own set of Halloween celebrations! Check out Disney Dining’s 2023 information on Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

Remember, summer means it’s almost spooky season!

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!