Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month Starts Today at Walt Disney World with Even More to Enjoy!

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The fiesta has officially begun here at Walt Disney World Resort! With Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month starting today, we’ve got even more new things you can experience to continue the party all month long – and beyond!

Música for All: Catch a Live Stream of Bacilos Sept. 18

As we previously shared, several Latin and Hispanic artists will perform as part of the Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE. But even more exciting: I’m super feliz to share that we will live stream the performance of renowned Latin American band Bacilos on Sept. 18 at 6:45 p.m. ET. You can view it on the Disney World Latino Facebook page and @DisneyWorld.Latino Instagram account.

The Latin GRAMMY-award-winning group has captivated listeners during its 20-year career with hits like “Caraluna” and “Mi Primer Millón.” Band members André Lopes and Jorge Villamizar are ecstatic to compartir their Latin pop sounds with guests on the America Gardens Theatre stage at EPCOT.

Memories for a Lifetime: Capture Special Photo Moments

What’s a trip to Walt Disney World without photos? During this month-long celebration, Magic Shots and Disney PhotoPass Lenses* featuring friends from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” and Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” are available at select locations throughout the resort. With these incredible enhancements, you can step into a Luisa Magic Shot and strike your most powerful pose, or be un poco loco with Miguel and Dante. Use #TogetherWeAreMagia to share your #DisneyFamilia adventures using the Magic Shots and Disney PhotoPass Lenses on all your social media platforms!

You and your familia y amigos can also capture a special moment with the newly installed step-in “Encanto” frame at the entrance of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Featuring Antonio and his animal amigos, the new photo opp is an enchanting addition to the park.

Merchandise, Food and More

Speaking of the magic of the Madrigals, you’ll find lively new “Encanto” merchandise to take home. From ear headbands to Spirit Jerseys, there is something for everyone in your familia! Sir Mickey’s at Magic Kingdom Park has a vibrant selection of “Encanto” merchandise to choose from, and you’ll find many of the items at other merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort. Make sure to get your fantastical gear before heading over to the magical casita in Fairytale Garden to meet Mirabel!

Hispanic and Latin American Heritage Month at Walt Disney World Resort is my favorite time to celebrate my diverse and colorful culture. You can experience the festivities from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Be sure to check out the Disney Eats Foodie Guide for a full list of the delicious food you can enjoy during the month and check out my previous blog post that has even more details to help you plan your magical visit.

*With the purchase of Disney Genie+ service, Walt Disney World guests can access many Disney PhotoPass Lenses in the My Disney Experience app as soon as they enter the park. Annual Passholders can access many Disney PhotoPass Lenses in the My Disney Experience app after the first use of their Annual Pass. Select Disney PhotoPass Lenses are accessible only within designated areas of Walt Disney World Resort. Other Disney PhotoPass Lenses will remain accessible in the My Disney Experience app until 5:59 a.m. on the 45th day after the day on which the Disney Genie+ service was used or, for Annual Passholders, until the expiration or cancellation of the Annual Pass. Certain states and localities are excluded. Annual Passholder offerings are subject to change or cancellation without notice. Many Disney PhotoPass Lenses use technology that detects the coordinates of key points on a guest’s face and/or hands and may be used only by guests 18 years of age and older who have consented to use of this technology. Therefore, guests unable to provide such consent, as well as guests under 18 years of age, will have fewer lenses available to use. To access Disney PhotoPass Lenses, an eligible mobile device with the My Disney Experience app with access to the device’s camera and location is required. Use of Disney PhotoPass Lenses is subject to the Terms and Conditions. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.