We are loving all the celebrations happening at Disney right now!
We’ve seen the park buzzing with new additions celebrating the 50th Anniversary, seasonal Halloween fun, and more. But now there’s even MORE for you to celebrate in Disney World as a special celebration honoring Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month kicks off!
Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month runs from September 15th through October 15th. Disney has recently shared a look at some of the events, eats, merchandise, and more that will be available throughout Disney World for you to enjoy as part of the celebrations.
Let’s take a look at what is or will be available!
At EPCOT, you can head to the Mexico pavilion for some special treats. From October 1st through December 31st, San Angel Inn Restaurante will actually be showcasing San Pascual Award-winning chef, Federico A. Lopez.
The menu created by Chef Lopez will represent regional Mexican foods.
While not new to this month’s celebrations, Disney shares that you can also celebrate Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month by grabbing the Chimichurri-up Offense at the Flavors from Fire booth, or the Crispy Pig Ear Salad from The Swanky Saucy Swine during the EPCOT Food & Wine Festival.
At Hollywood Studios, you can stop by Fairfax Fare to grab the NEW Colombian Hot Dog.
While not new to this month’s festivities, Disney notes that you celebrate Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month by stopping by Tiffins to get some of the items inspired by the Imagineers’ travels to Oaxaca, Mexico including Sweet Corn Soup and Charred Octopus.
Disney shares that you can also grab Street Corn Tacos at the Smiling Crocodile…
…or churros from Nomad Lounge.
Disney World Resorts
Various Resort hotels in Disney World will be serving up Latin-inspired eats as part of the celebrations. Some of the items you’ll be able to get include:
- Fish Tacos topped with pickled vegetable slaw, cilantro-lime crema, cotija cheese, and a side of pico de gallo with a lime (served with choice of side) at Caribbean Beach Resort’s Centertown Market
- Pork Tacos with crispy slaw, salsa verde, cotija cheese, and marinated fruit at Coronado Springs Resort’s Three Bridges Bar & Grill
- Tres Leches with compressed pineapple and marshmallow at Coronado Springs Resort’s Three Bridges Bar & Grill
- Churros with espelette sugar and chocolate sauce at Coronado Springs Resort’s Three Bridges Bar & Grill
- Pork Ropa Vieja with cilantro rice, black beans, and maduros (available through Oct. 15) at Old Key West Resort’s Olivia’s Cafe
- Shrimp Tacos with crispy slaw, salsa verde, cotija cheese, and marinated fruit at Saratoga Springs Resort’s The Paddock
Several Disney Springs restaurants will be adding special menu items in celebration of Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month! We already took a peek at the Polite Pigs’ seasonal offerings, but there’s more for you to check out. During this month, you can also get dishes created by 3 Hispanic and Latinx culinary Cast Members:
- Amorette’s Patisserie — Alex Cabrera’s Tres Leches
- Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar — Oscar Prieto’s Tostones
- D-Luxe Burger — Jose Rodriguez’s Tripleta Burger
Looking to grab a quick snack or meal? The Cilantro Urban Eatery food truck will be in Disney Springs as part of the fun. This food truck offers infused Venezuelan, Puerto Rican, Mexican, and American cuisine. You’ll find items like burritos, rice bowls, tacos, salads, and quesadillas all available for you to munch on!
Several Disney Springs retail locations are getting in on the fun! You can find new Coco merchandise at the World of Disney (and shopDisney), as well as unique jewelry handcrafted by Spanish artists at UNOde50, traditional crystal creations at Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, official soccer club jerseys at Pelè Soccer, and more.
At Disney Springs, there will also be an artist spotlight series that will focus on Hispanic and Latinx producers, directors, and animators working on Disney’s upcoming animated film, Encanto. You’ll find this artist spotlight series at The Art of Disney.
It wouldn’t be a Disney celebration without world-class entertainment! At EPCOT, you can stop by the America Gardens Theater to listen to Mariachi Cobre as they perform.
The group has added songs from Coco to their show, so you can dance and sing along to some of your favorites.
From October 1st through the 4th you’ll also be able to see the band Latin Ambition perform at The America Gardens Theatre. Also, while not specific to this month’s celebrations, Disney notes that you can stop by the Mexico Folk Art Gallery in the Mexico pavilion to check out the work there as part of the festivities.
While not new to these festivities, you can celebrate this month by saying “hello” to Elena during the “A Royal Princess Processional.”
Disney World Resorts
If you’re staying at a Disney World Resort hotel, you’ll be able to participate in some fun celebrations by watching movies inspired by Latin culture and Hispanic and Latinx talent as part of the “Movies Under the Stars” offerings.
Some of the movies that will be featured include Elena and the Secret of Avalor and Coco.
At Disney Springs, you’ll be able to catch live performances by La Calle (a latin pop band), Nicholas Marks (who Disney says is known as the “Jimi Hendrix of Flamenco music), and more. Look for more information on the Disney Springs Event Calendar.
The season is full of celebrations! We’ll keep an eye out for more updates about these items and how you can take part in these celebrations in Disney World. Stay tuned for more updates.
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