Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month will be celebrated at the Walt Disney World Resort from September 15 to October 15, 2023. During this timeframe, special character appearances, live entertainment, culinary treats, and more will be available to honor the many diverse cultures across the U.S.
Disney shared today that some Disney Skyliner gondolas will be decorated with the Familia Madrigal from Encanto. Walt Disney World transportation will also be decking out buses with cherished characters from Coco.
Yesterday, we learned that Bruno, Mirabel’s uncle in Encanto, will join the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade in Magic Kingdom. Disney also shared that Mirabel’s new meet and greet location will open on September 15 as well.
Guests can dance to the ritmos of the Caribbean and Latin America during the 2023 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival‘s Eat to the Beat Concert series with three new acts that are scheduled to make their festival debuts. Colombian duo Monsieur Periné will take the stage of the America Gardens Theatre on Sept. 15, while Dominican Republic merengue stars Raul Acosta and Oro Sólido will perform their top hits Sept. 16-17. International band Bacilos will round out the trio of newcomers with performances on Sept. 18. Los Amigos Invisibles from Venezuela will also return for performances Sept. 22-24. All performances will take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Below are some of the additional ways that Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month will be recognized throughout the theme parks and resorts.
- New merchandise will arrive in time for the festivities, with items from beloved films like Disney/Pixar’s Coco and Disney’s Encanto for the celebration and beyond.
- The 2023 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival’s Disney Encanto Collection features fun merchandise, including a colorful serving platter and apron in vibrant colors.
- Miami-based Cuban couple TRATOS will live paint a new mural at the Disney Springs Art Walk.
- Art lessons for characters featured in Disney/Pixar’s Coco at Animation Experience in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
- Hispanic-themed Movies Under the Stars, such as Coco and Encanto, at resorts across Walt Disney World.
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