• On May 26, 2019
    Valerie from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello Mom Panel, I am trying to find out if California Adventure will have a Coco themed area this year during the September 6-October 31 Halloween celebration. Anyone know? Thanks!

    Hi there, Valerie, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I’m so glad you stopped by!

    I’m pleased to let you know that the Coco-inspired Plaza de la Familia is returning to Disney California Adventure Park this September for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort! Starting September 6, 2019, head over to Paradise Gardens Park for a joyous celebration of family and the spirit of Dia de los Muertos. Plaza de la Familia features upbeat Mariachi music, entertaining performances, a Tree of Life photo location, a delicious Mexican menu, and a special The World of Coco exhibit. 

    Speaking of tasty treats, you won’t want to miss the special event menu at Paradise Garden Grill, featuring tacos, tamales, and decadent desserts! Or, how about a Mexican hot chocolate or hibiscus-flavored Jamaica slush? Don’t mind if I do!

    Movie magic comes to life in the Coco exhibit, where you’ll find animation images portraying the Land of the Living and Land of the Dead as seen in the popular film. There’s even a 3-dimensional replica of the ofrenda, or remembrance altar, that Miguel built in honor of Ernesto de la Cruz. 

    No visit to the Plaza de la Familia is complete without honoring your own loved ones, too! Stop by the Arbol de la Vida, or Tree of Life, where you can write special remembrances of loved ones and hang them on the nearby wall of memories. 

    I always look forward to watching this corner of Paradise Gardens Park transform into a colorful, festive, heartwarming celebration of love and family, and I know you will, too!

    Also at Disney California Adventure Park this fall is the all-new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. You won't want to miss this frightfully-fun evening full of spooky surprises!

    Wishing you a day filled with magic and memories at the Happiest Place on Earth!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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