From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Michael Ramirez
Plaza de la Familia honors the beloved Pixar film, “Coco,” and the everlasting bonds of family with picturesque arts and crafts activities, mouth-watering Mexican food and inspiring live entertainment!
¡Así es! “A Musical Celebration of Coco” also returns this year with its cast of storytellers to entertain guests with beloved songs from the film performed by singing host Mateo and the Grammy® Award-winning Mariachi Divas. Get transported to the land of the dead with appearances of authentic folklórico dancers and townspeople from “Coco” joined by the adventurous Miguel, who is brought to life in a whimsical style inspired by Mexican folk art!
Make sure to visit the iconic Árbol de la Vida to hang an emotional thought for your loved ones on the wall of memories. Design your own paper alebrije mask of Dante or Pepita.
New this year, you have the opportunity to take photos and make new memories with Miguel when he appears between shows at a beautiful artistic mural entitled “Recuérdame” (“Remember Me”). Named after the iconic song from the film, the evocative mural depicts the themes touched on by the Storytellers of Plaza de la Familia in their show, and celebrates Miguel’s beloved family in Santa Cecilia and the Land of the Dead.
At Paradise Garden Grill, sample delicioso, traditional Mexican dishes, including Traditional Tamale Plate with chile red pork tamales with golden rice and black beans, and Tacos de Estilo Callejero: a trio of sirloin beef tacos with pickled vegetables, golden rice and black beans. Another option is Tortitas de Papa – vegan crispy potato cakes with sautéed spinach, ranchero salsa, golden rice and pickled onion salad. For postres, try Pan Dulce Concha, traditional house-made Mexican sweet bread filled with dulce de leche.
Check out the spot we recently created with our friends at Pixar!
Are you ready to celebrate the everlasting bonds of family? Los esperamos at Plaza de la Familia now through Nov. 3!