A seasonal celebration for Dia de los Muertos takes place each fall at Disney California Adventure: Plaza de la Familia! This annual event (which ran from September 2 – November 2, 2022) offers live music and entertainment, interactive activities, and special decorations.
These elements and more come together “to celebrate the everlasting bonds of family and the spirit of the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.”
A Musical Celebration of ‘Coco’
Don’t miss the Storytellers of the Plaza de la Familia as they present A Musical Celebration of Coco! Enjoy the story of Disney and Pixar’s Coco through live performances of songs from the film and folklórico dancers in authentic costumes.
The Mariachi Divas are part of the show which takes place several times throughout the day.
Even Miguel joins in the storytelling, as he appears as a “hand-animated dimensional figure” to delight guests during the performance!
A special Mexican menu is featured at Paradise Garden Grill!
Offerings for 2022 included Street-Style Tacos, a Traditional Tamale Plate, Coco Cake, and more. A Coco Souvenir Sipper is often available, too!
Artwork and Activities
Don’t forget to take your picture with Miguel by a mural named “Recuérdame” (“Remember Me”)!
Additional photo opportunities are available at the Mexican Tree of Life, or “Árbol de la Vida,” a beautiful piece inspired by Mexican folk art pottery.
Guests can also create a paper alebrije (spirit guide) mask of Pepita or Dante from Coco!
Guests may also take a moment to honor and remember family and friends in their lives who have passed away by leaving a note on the Memory Wall.
Stay tuned for the 2023 dates along with all the other fall happenings for Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort!