Celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month at Disney

Mirabel from Encanto
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There is nothing quite like celebrating at Walt Disney World. No matter the celebration, Disney always makes it feel extra special. Disney doesn’t just celebrate Halloween and Christmas but anniversaries, birthdays, and anything that is near and dear to Guests’ hearts.

As Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month nears, Disney World is gearing up ways to celebrate all month. Beginning September 15 through October 15, 2023, Disney is putting together special events and limited-time experiences to commemorate the month-long celebration of Hispanic and Latin American Heritage.

Disney has celebrated Hispanic and Latin American Heritage in various ways. Disney’s Coco (2017) and Encanto (2021) are two examples of how Disney has integrated different cultures into animation. Disney World’s EPCOT also has the Mexico pavilion full of culture, cuisine, and vibrant colors, paying homage to the country. Disney is putting together a list of many ways to celebrate Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month at Walt Disney World.

Mexico pavilion

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“The month of fanciful festivities, appropriately called “Together We Are Magia,” will offer special character appearances, live entertainment, culinary treats, and more,” Disney writes. Conservation Station should be on your list of stops to learn how to draw Dante from Coco. Even more exciting, hear from a Hispanic animator at The Animation Experience. Now let’s see what the rest of Disney World has to offer for this exciting celebration.

Magic Kingdom

Snap a photo and say hola to your favorite characters in Magic Kingdom. Mirabel will be at her magical casita all year round, not just for the celebration. But her Uncle Bruno will join her just in time for Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month to commence. Alongside Mirabel and Bruno will be Miguel from Coco as a part of the Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade.


EPCOT will be the place to be to celebrate come September. EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, presented by CORKCICLE, is in full swing serving up some delicious bites and sips. Alongside the eleven pavilions and new marketplaces will be Eat to the Beat Concert Series featuring Hispanic talent. See the lineup below;

  • Monsieur Periné – Sept. 15, 2023
  • Raul Acosta and Oro Sólido – Sept. 16-17, 2023
  • Bacilos – Sept. 18, 2023
  • Los Amigos Invisibles – Sept. 22-24, 2023
  • Latin Ambition – Sept. 27-28, 2023

While you roam the Park before the concerts begin, make sure to stop by Mexico, Spain, and Brazil for some of their delicious limited-time dishes. Spain’s paella may just be the best seafood dish I have eaten in Disney, but don’t just take my word for it! EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival runs through November 18, so if you miss the Hispanic and Latin America celebration, you still have some time to snag a bite at these tasty spots.


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Disney Springs

Disney Springs is offering a variety of celebrations for food, art, and entertainment. A fun fact, “Disney Springs is home to a variety of Hispanic-owned specialty shops and eateries.” Jaleo by Jose Andres, Frontera Cocina, and Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers are three examples. Additionally, “the Disney Springs Art Walk will welcome TRATOS, a Miami-based Cuban couple, who will live paint their art this September.”

Of course, merchandise that celebrates Hispanic and Latin American-inspired characters is available at shops like World of Disney.

How will you be celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.