Dia de los Muertos – Celebrating the Day of the Dead at Disneyland

The traditional skeleton display for the Day of the Dead celebration.

In late October through November 2, 2015, Disneyland (but not Disney World) celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a traditional skeleton display in Frontierland during Halloween time.

Día de los Muertos explained: it’s a time of joy, not sadness.

Traditionally, the Day of the Dead – known as “All Souls Day” – falls on November 1st, the day after Halloween.

Festive offering table.
Festive offering table.
Very cheerful during the day, lots of colorful flowers and sugary treats.
La Catrina, the symbol of the Day: It’s all very cheerful during the day, lots of colorful flowers and sugary treats.

There are special sweet treats out for the celebration, along with a trick-or-treating candy station open during the Halloween Party nights nearby.

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Pan de los Muertos is available this week at Paradise Garden Grill in California Adventure.

We also returned to see it at night:


The calacas still singing….
La Catrina at night.

Día de los Muertos

Celebrate Día de los Muertos in Disneyland to honor the art, symbols and traditions of this age-old holiday.

Join the festivities as Frontierland hosts a special tribute to the Day of the Dead. This annual Mexican celebration remembers loved ones that have passed while embracing an eternal connection.

Now through November 2, Zocalo Park will feature a musical trio of iconic calacas—skeleton figurines—as well as brightly colored flowers and other decorative items commemorating the occasion.

Stop by for Calaveras-style face painting—offered daily from 10am to 6pm—or simply savor the tasty Orange Pumpkin Flan and other traditional Mexican treats exclusively at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurant while enjoying the authentic décor!

We’re celebrating Día de los Muertos at Disneyland!

Video from Disney Parks Blog explaining Día de los Muertos celebration:  Day of the Dead 2015

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Minnie Mouse
We think this Day of the Dead wallpaper art is cool.
New Coco pins
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Coco cookies at California Adventureland.
This looks so good!


working together at DAK
Working together at DAK.

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters

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Welcome to Disneyland!


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