Disney Parks Blog has announced some exciting changes into the Disney World theme parks to celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month.
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According to the post by Sarah Domenech, some of the changes you’re sure to see include a Latin American concert, Latin American Disney Character meet n greets, fun photopass opportunities and more!
“Hola amigos! Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month has officially kicked off here at Walt Disney World!
As part of our #TogetherWeAreMagia, we are orgullosos to showcase a great variety of entertainment, authentic experiences, specialty food and beverage items, and art inspired by Hispanic and Latin American cultures. Here are the many ways you can celebrate with us now through Oct. 15:“
To kick off this celebration, Los Amigos Invisibles will perform Sept. 16 and 17 at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. The popular band from Venezuela will bring all the disco, funk, jazz, and Latin rhythm we love and adore. Their EPCOT debut will also be streamed LIVE tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET on the Disney Parks Blog!
Over at Magic Kingdom Park, the fiesta includesthe “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade” featuring Mirabel from Disney’s “Encanto,” Miguel from Disney and Pixar’s “Coco,” and other friends. This super-sized procession of characters winds its way through the park multiple times each day .
Music lovers should be sure to check out Mickey’s PhilharMagic at Magic Kingdom Park, which features a performance of the song “Un Poco Loco” from Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” and an animated scene based on the movie. At EPCOT you can hear the warm melodies of Mariachi Cobre and their world-famous traditional music from Jalisco, Mexico. And you can dance the day away at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with the Viva Gaia Street Band’s Caribbean-Latin rhythms.
If you admire Hispanic and Latin-American art, the Mexico Pavilion Folk Art Gallery at EPCOT is where you can honor El Día de los Muertos with a beautiful art exhibit created by prominent Mexican artists.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
There is no fiesta without delicious food! Enjoy more than 70 food-and-beverage options inspired by Hispanic and Latin American cultures, including delicious tamales, empanadas, tacos, “Encanto”-inspired cupcakes and more. Tasty treats include long-time favorites along with new specialty items only available during this celebration.
Check out our Foodie Guide to Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month Eats and Sips at Disney for more information about the many culinary delights you can enjoy!
When you visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, EPCOT or Disney Springs, Disney PhotoPass Magic Shots will allow you to virtually pose with your favorite characters, scenes and animals from Disney’s “Encanto” and Disney and Pixar’s “Coco.” Or, add a “Together We Are Magia” border to your favorite family photos available at all theme parks!
Celebrate Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” with stylish new apparel and décor for your casa and cocina. You can find these colorful, cultural treasures in select merchandise locations in Disney Springs, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, among others.
Disney Resort Hotel guests can complete their days with familia nights showcasing beloved movies that highlight Hispanic culture during “Movies Under the Stars.” Featured flicks will include “The Book of Life,” “Encanto,” “Coco,” “Elena and the Secret of Avalor,” “Saludos Amigos,” and “Ferdinand.”
And, keep your eyes peeled for exclusive photo backdrops inside many of the Resort lobbies and gathering spaces where you can showcase #TogetherWeAreMagia in your own special way.
High-energy Latin/Pop musical group “La Calle” will bring the música and baile to Disney Springs with dancers that will keep you moving in this interactive-style live show. You can also celebrate Miércoles Mágicos with newly incorporated music from “Encanto” and “Coco” and enjoy a powerhouse performance by Brazilian singer-songwriter Drey-C.
All this entertainment can be paired with Latin-inspired dishes and plates, so make sure to stop by Exposition Park to try the spectacular flavors from the Cilantro Urban Eatery Food Truck. Pabellón criollo, arepas, tostadas, and tostones are a few of the delicious items waiting for you!
In addition, Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression highlights a new and vibrant work from Leo Gómez, representing the immense talent of Hispanic and Latin artists. Be on the lookout for additional artists to be showcased as the Art Walk continues to grow.
Remember, “Together We Are Magia” at Walt Disney World Resort! Visit the Hispanic and Latin-American Heritage Month page on DisneyWorld.com, and keep following the Disney Parks Blog and #TogetherWeAreMagia on social media for more updates that will highlight this month’s festivities and unique experiences.
For more information see the full blog post here.
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