I am very proud to be a member of the Hispanic / Latinx cast at Walt Disney World Resort and this is one of the reasons I am always excited to share the different events and opportunities we have to celebrate our cultures with all of you. As part of Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month, we are pleased to announce the many ways to celebrate at Walt Disney World Resort through food, music and more. Because, after all, “Together We Are Magic!”
As you may have heard, Miguel and Dante from Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” are part of the “Disney Fab 50 Character Collection”: golden sculptures that arrive at the four parks as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World – and you can see these two friends and EPCOT.
Here are more ways to celebrate Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month at Walt Disney World Resort:
Head to the Mexico Pavilion at EPCOT and stop by the Gallery of Popular Art of Mexico. Don’t forget to enjoy something delicious eat and drink. The pavilion’s famous San Angel Inn restaurant will feature San Pascual Award-winning chef Federico A. Lopez and his menu featuring Mexican regional food from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.
You can also take part in a performance by Mariachi Cobre who has added “Coco” songs to her show at the America Gardens Theater.
If you’re visiting the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, which runs through Nov. 20, try Chimichurri’s offense to Flavors from Fire hosted by the NFL on ESPN or the crunchy pork ear salad at The Swanky Saucy Swine . From October 1-4, you can see the band Latin Ambition performing a special performance at The American Gardens Theater.
A Disney’s Hollywood Studios, try the new Colombian hot dog at the Fairfax Fare Counter or Magic Kingdom Park, see Princess Elena in the cavalcade of “A Royal Princess Processional.”
A Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, the signature Tiffins restaurant offers food inspired by Imagineers ’trips to Oaxaca, Mexico, including sweet corn soup and charred octopus. If you want to eat during your stay, stop by the smiling crocodile and grab some Corn Street Tacos, which pay homage to the tacos found in the markets and streets of Mexico City. To satisfy your sweets, stop by the Nomad Lounge for their delicious churros.
Guests staying at a Disney Resort Hotel can end the night with the family watching movies under the stars. The resorts will show several films inspired by Latin culture and Hispanic and Latinx talent: “Elena and the Secret of Valor”, “Coco”“ and more!
Walt Disney World Resort hotels will also serve Latin-inspired food, including pork with marinated mango and a hot La Mancha cheese bath a The three bridges of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – Villa de Lago, Pig Old clothes a Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Tacos de Gambas a Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
Disney Springs also celebrates Latinx Hispanic Heritage Month with entertainment, food and lots of shopping. Throughout the month, enjoy lively performances from The street, a Latin pop band with a high-energy interactive show that perfectly combines music and dance. You will hear it too Nicholas Marks – known as the “Jimi Hendrix” of flamenco music: he mixes American pop music with the rich and fiery Spanish flamenco rhythm and rhythm.
If food is your way color, Disney Springs is proud to have three members of the Hispanic and Latinx culinary cast who have created their own unique dishes inspired by their personal heritage: Alex Cabrera three Milks a Amorette pastry shop, By Jose Rodriguez triplet Hamburger a D-Luxe Burger and that of Oscar Prieto Tostones a Hangar Bar by Jock Lindsey.
Featured visit food truck, Cilantro Urban Eatery celebrates Latin Street Food offering Venezuelan, Puerto Rican, Mexican and American cuisine with infusions such as burritos, rice dishes, urban tacos, salads and quesadillas. These deals join the favorites of José Andrés ’Jaleo and Rick Bayless’s Frontera Cocina guests, available year-round at Disney Springs.
While shopping this month, you may discover something special that celebrates the diversity and art of the Hispanic and Latino community. A number of artists stand out for focusing on Hispanic and Latinx producers, directors and animators working on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming film “Charm” in Disney art. You will also find glass and porcelain gift items Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, football team of Pele Soccer, hand – rolled Cuban cigars of Soda cigars, and handmade jewelry by Spanish artists in UNOde50.
Celebrating Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month at Walt Disney World Resort reminds us that “Together we are Magic” and we can’t wait to share all the magic with all of you.