#DisneyFamilia: Celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month with us at Walt Disney World!

Walt Disney World Resort is gearing up to celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month! This year as part of the celebration, which begins Sept. 15 and ends Oct. 15, 2023, we will celebrate #TogetherWeAreMagia, with más sabor latino que nunca.

While we’re a month away, we want to highlight some of the exciting things we have in store. Check it out!

Say ‘Hola’ to your favorite amigos

A fantastical member of the Familia Madrigal arrives at Magic Kingdom Park on Sept. 15! Mirabel, from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,” will begin meeting friends from all over the world in her magical Casita. This character greeting will extend beyond Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month and will be available year-round. So exciting!

And speaking of the Familia Madrigal, Mirabel’s uncle, Bruno, — yes, we are talking about him — can soon be part of the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade, also at Magic Kingdom. Alongside Bruno, beloved friends like Miguel from “Coco,” Princess Elena of Avalor and José Carioca will make their way throughout the park. We will be talking a lot about Bruno starting Sept. 15. ¡Qué alegría!

¡Que empiece la música!

We can’t celebrate our cultura y tradiciones without music. And to kick off the month, we have some exciting news that’s sure to make Guests dance and sing!

This year during the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE, Guests can enjoy an all-star musical lineup as part of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare, which includes the most Hispanic talent to EVER hit the America Gardens Theatre stage:

  • Monsieur Periné – Sept. 15, 2023
  • Raul Acosta and Oro Sólido – Sept. 16-17, 2023
  • Bacilos – Sept. 18, 2023
  • Los Amigos Invisibles – Sept. 22-24, 2023
  • Latin Ambition – Sept. 27-28, 2023

All performances will take place at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. This gives Guests plenty of time to enjoy the park, food and beverages, as well as the amazing music, during a visit to EPCOT.

Stroll through Disney Springs to find live entertainment and dazzling displays from talented Hispanic and Latin American artists.

  • Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression
  • Miércoles Mágicos at Disney Springs
  • Drey-C at Waterside Stage

Comida and more!

This year, the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival also features several Hispanic and Latin dishes at Global Marketplaces throughout the park. Some of our favoritos are the Charcuterie in a Cup from Spain, the Pão de Queijo from Brazil, and the Guava Cake with whipped cream and coconut from Shimmering Sips Hosted by CORKCICLE. All are deliciosos! Stay tuned for the upcoming Disney Eats Foodie Guide with all the offerings during the Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month.

Guests can also indulge in treats at Disney Springs, like a Sweet Mojito Taco and a Guava Ganache Square from The Ganachery. Our Disney Resort hotels will also offer special treats. Taste the Madrigal magic with Bruno’s Vision Cake at The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa and at Good’s Food to Go at Disney’s Old Key West Resort.

Art and cultura

Hispanic and Latin American cultures are full of art of all types – paintings, pottery, graphics, film and more. Each country has its own art forms that weave together to form a tapestry of diversity.

In honor of the month and available year-round, the Disney Springs Art Walk will feature TRATOS, a Miami-based Cuban couple this September.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Guests interested in character art can learn to draw Dante from Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” while also hearing about a featured Hispanic animator at Animation Experience. Disney Resort hotel guests can also view Movies Under the Stars. Look for movies inspired by Latin America, like “Encanto” and “Coco,” which will be shown on select nights during the month.

Keep the celebración going

The excitement doesn’t stop in October! Disney Springs is home to a variety of Hispanic-owned specialty shops and eateries. From dining at Jaleo by José Andrés to perusing Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, there is so much to explore! Plus, merchandise that pays homage to Disney’s Hispanic and Latin American-inspired characters will also be available.

Using Walt Disney World transportation? Glide alongside the Familia Madrigal on the Skyliner or riding with Miguel on a bus. Characters will be added to the exteriors of the vehicles year-round for an extra sprinkle of pixie dust!

If Guests like shopping, new merchandise will arrive in time for the festivities, with items from beloved films like Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” and Disney Animation’s “Encanto” for the celebration and beyond.

And this is just the beginning! More offerings will be announced soon. For updates on the festivities keep an eye on Disney Travel News.

Remember that to experience any in-park offerings, Guests must have a valid theme park admission and may need a theme park reservation for the park they are visiting on the same date.

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