Disneyland and Disneyworld — arguably the happiest places on earth — are getting into a celebrating spirit this Hispanic Heritage Month. After all, family members of all ages should be able to honor Latin American cultures while enjoying the ultimate family bonding experience and the magic of Disney.
If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Disney, now is the perfect time to go.
Through October 15th, 2022, Disneyland Resort is celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month with a vibrant mix of cultural festivities, entertainment, and more.
For parents, sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to honor your culture during Hispanic Heritage month and how to do it in a way that will engage, excite and inspire kids. As it turns out, if you speak their language (literal and figurative) and celebrate culture together in an environment that speaks to them, everyone will leave feeling more fulfilled, more connected to their roots, and more empowered.
What kinds of celebrations are they hosting, you ask? It will be a festival for all the senses and all Disney enthusiasts. Think live musical performances throughout the parks, Latinx-owned food trucks, specialty dishes at park restaurants, exhibits from Hispanic artists, meet-and-greets with the artisans, and so much more.
If music is your jam, there will be a variety of Hispanic and Latin American bands to dance and sing along with at Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage at the Disneyland Resort. Upcoming show times include (check their website for more details):
- El Sabor Bueno – Oct. 6, 13
- Julian Torres y Mariachi Cenzontle – Oct. 12, 14, 15
- Estilo Tumbao Band – Oct. 7, 8, 10
- Tina Aldana Band – Oct. 9, 11
If you’re more of a foodie, then come hungry. There is something delicious for everyone in your family as you honor Hispanic Heritage month in the tastiest way possible.
There will be limited-time menu offerings to celebrate Hispanic cultures around the world (from cocktails to tacos, yuca fries to tostadas, Cuban sandwiches to Micheladas), all inspired by traditional Latinx recipes but with a Disney parks spin.
There are plenty of activities for artistic families and kids of all ages who are inspired by art and connected to the creative part of Hispanic culture.
You can experience the work of Manuel Hernandez, a Southern California artist, and also meet the artist and have select pieces autographed. For children, daily art projects will be offered throughout the parks, inspired by the animals of Latin American countries, as well as beautiful floral displays inspired by Colombia and Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto.
And don’t forget the annual Plaza de la Familia celebration in Disney California Adventure Park, which draws inspiration from Disney and Pixar’s Coco and the spirit of Día de Los Muertos.
For families looking for an adventurous way to experience Hispanic Heritage month in a magical setting that will engage and excite the entire family, Disney has you covered. It’s a perfect excuse to be reminded why Disney is so magical and an epic opportunity to celebrate Latinx culture and empower all generations of Latinx family members.