Disney's California Adventure has transformed it's Paradise Garden Grill area into Plaza de la Familia in anticipation of the Disney Pixar's animated film Coco that is going to be released on November 22nd. Come and celebrate the everlasting bonds of family and learn all about El Dia De Los Muertos. Paradise Garden Grill is located between Toy Story Mania and Goofy's Sky School.
Plaza de la Familia features daily performances of “A Musical Celebration of ‘Coco,’” “The World of ‘Coco’” exhibit, authentic Mariachi music on the bandstand, a Tree of Life interactive photo location, complementary face painting and delicious foods, all inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos.
Some of the activities include complementary face paining. You can choose from pink, blue or white catrinas (sugar skulls) and other colorful Dia De Los Muertos images. If you are not into face painting, you can choose arm or hand painting.
Enjoy the Árbol de la Vida, or Tree of Life, were you can write your thoughts of loved ones and hang them on the nearby wall of memories.
The World of Coco, an exhibit presenting animation images that portray the Land of the Living and Land of the Dead seen in the film. Also, check out a 3-dimensional replica of the ofrenda (remembrance altar) Miguel secretly built to commemorate the life of the late great singer, Ernesto de la Cruz.
Enjoy delicious Mexican dishes at Paradise Garden Grill. The menu includes tacos, tamales, yummy desserts and even fruit. The Mexican-inspired fare includes:
One of my favorites was the Dulce de Leche Parfait. It is a Vanilla Cake layered with Sweet Caramel Cream and Dark Rum. The Sugar Skull is white chocolate and it is edible.
I am super impressed with the job Disney California Adventure has done with adding the cultural display to the park. The food is delicious, the environment is fun and the music is amazing. We cannot wait for the movie to be in theaters this November.