Celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month at Disneyland Resort

Valerie Lee

by , Public Relations Manager, Disneyland Resort

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month, now through Oct. 15, 2022, at the Disneyland Resort! Enjoy a vibrant mix of cultural festivities, arts and crafts, entertainment, specialty food and drinks, and a whole lot of fun!

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.

Plaza de la Familia Returns to Disney California Adventure Park

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! We invite you to join us!

Check the latest entertainment details and schedules at Disneyland.com or the Disneyland mobile app. Entertainment, experiences, and offerings may be modified, limited in availability or unavailable, and are subject to restrictions, and change or cancellation without notice. Theme Park reservations and valid admission for the same Park on the same day are required for Park entry. Park reservations are limited, subject to availability and not guaranteed. Park admission and offerings are not guaranteed.  Visit Disneyland.com/updates for important information to know before visiting the Disneyland Resort. 


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