Disneyland Resort Celebrates Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month
The Disneyland Resort is celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month now through October 15! Guests can enjoy special eats and drinks, cultural festivities, entertainment, and more! If you are visiting the resort, you won’t want to miss these experiences.
Música! Listen and dance to Hispanic and Latin American bands in the evenings at the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage:
- El Sabor Bueno – Sept. 22, 26, 29; Oct. 5, 6, 13
- Julian Torres y Mariachi Cenzontle – Sept. 21, 23, 30; Oct. 12, 14, 15
- Estilo Tumbao Band – Sept. 28; Oct. 1, 3, 7, 8, 10
- Tina Aldana Band – Sept. 24, 25, 27; Oct. 2, 4, 9, 11
On weekends at GCH Craftsman Bar at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, El Sabor Bueno and the Dylan Carbone Duo perform in the afternoons.
Come hungry and have your taste buds ready to try a variety of flavorful dishes and drinks! Chart your culinary course by checking out the Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month Foodie Guide on the Disney Parks Blog with items featured in Disneyland park, Disney California Adventure park and the Downtown Disney District.
Enjoy tasty bites from the Latina-owned food trucks Kiki’s Cuban Food and Vchos beginning at 3 p.m. daily, near the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage through Oct. 16, 2022. Kiki’s Cuban Food has local roots, where Kiki started sharing her family’s pork recipe at farmer’s markets, and now brings their popular pork sandwich to the district. In Los Angeles, chances are you’ve seen a pupuseria, a restaurant that serves traditional Salvadoran food and pupusas. Vchos combines the traditional authentic pupusa with a modern Latin twist!
Meet Manuel Hernandez, a Southern California artist whose meticulous work captures the energy and essence of Disney stories, places and characters. He’ll be appearing at the WonderGround Gallery Artist Showcase, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 24-25, 2022, where you will have the opportunity to have select pieces signed.
Make memories with your familia by making arts & crafts, offered noon to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 16, 2022, near the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage. Color three separate discs to make a mobile, pictured with a scarlet macaw, the monarch butterfly and a toucan, and learn about these majestically beautiful creatures of flight.
Throughout the Downtown Disney District, you’ll see a fantastic display of unique floral arrangements called silletas, inspired by Colombia and Walt Disney Animation Studios “Encanto.” This particular silleta features 27 flags in alphabetical order that represent 27 nations of Latin and Hispanic communities, using plant materials indigenous to countries in South and Central America, such as sunflowers and lilies.
Throughout the Disneyland Resort, you may scoop up “Encanto” and Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” merchandise, pick up a pair of Brazilian-made Havaianas flip flops at California Sole, or an official World Cup jersey at Pelé Soccer, which is named after the legendary Brazilian superstar.
Test your knowledge of Hispanic and Latin American Disney history and learn a few fun facts with a new, limited-time trivia game in the Disney Parks Trivia section on the Play Disney Parks app!
Look for the joyful, whimsical new Plaza de la Familia-inspired mural created by Asia Ellington, a Latina Disney artist and model designer, in the west alcove of the Downtown Disney District.
In addition to the specific Hispanic and Latin American Heritage month offerings, also underway is our annual Plaza de la Familia celebration in Disney California Adventure park! Inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” and the spirit of Día de los Muertos, this celebration also features live entertainment, delightful foods, hands-on crafts and interactive experiences, now through Nov. 2, 2022.
Along with these limited-time celebrations, the Disneyland Resort celebrates the Hispanic and Latin American cultures in a variety of ways throughout the year!
If you’d like to visit Disneyland during Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month, contact me today! I am a travel agent with Destinations to Travel and my services are complimentary.