Disneyland Dia de Los Muertos: 2023 In-Depth Celebration Guide

Join the long-standing Mexican festival of Dia de Los Muertos at Disneyland’s El Zocalo Park, where colorful displays and elaborate decorations invite you to honor your loved ones with joy and celebration!

Be spirited away with live Mariachi music, participate in dancing, and taste all the delicious Mexican fare. Plus, enjoy brightly colored flowers and heartfelt ornaments found in traditional ofrendas (offering). This true commemoration of life and death is an opportunity to learn the beauty and tradition of Mexican culture.

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Follow along as we embrace the vibrant traditions of Dia de Los Muertos at Disneyland’s El Zocalo Park.

Dia de Los Muertos Disneyland Tickets

Valid tickets and park reservations for the same park are required for this event.

Package Your Disneyland Resort Tickets

Don’t stop at Disneyland. Make sure to embrace the beautiful SoCal weather and vibes by bundling your Disneyland tickets with these other fun areas:

Disneyland Dia de Los Muertos Highlights

Cultural Displays and Decorations

Disney California Adventure Park features a cultural display that showcases the spirit of Dia de Los Muertos. As you explore, take a moment to admire the iconic skeleton figurines called calacas, crafted to represent a trio of vibrant mariachi musicians.

Accompanying these calacas are an array of vividly colored flowers and decorative elements like the Tree of Life and papel picado (perforated paper) that grace the traditional ofrendas on the Day of the Dead.

Authentic Mexican Flavors

Revel in a delectable culinary adventure at Disneyland’s doorstep by dining at the iconic Rancho del Zócalo Restaurante, where you’ll find traditional cuisines. Tantalize your taste buds with the authentic and time-honored flavors of Mexico in a dining place that captures the essence of tradition and culture.


Main Dishes

  • Grilled Half Chicken
  • Street Taco Trio
  • Sonoran Burrito with Chicken
  • Green Chile Cheese Nachos with Meat
  • Tray of Red Chile Enchiladas
  • Sonora Burrito with Beef
  • Green Chile Cheese Nachos with Cauliflower
  • Green Chile Cheese Nachos with Chicken


  • Cauliflower Tacos


  • Toasted Chicken Salad
  • Mexican Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Toasted Salad with Beef

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Plaza de la Familia

Honor the unbreakable ties of family, the vibrant spirit of Día de los Muertos, and the colorful world of Coco. Join this another celebration of the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead at Paradise Garden Grill Park for an experience that pays tribute to cherished connections, cultural traditions, and the power of togetherness. Some of the festivities include the following:

Memory Wall and the Mexican Árbol de la Vida

Take a heartfelt step towards preserving precious memories by leaving a remembrance note on the nearby Memory Wall. It’s a beautiful and touching gesture to honor those who have played a significant role in your life’s journey.

Miguel Photo Opportunity

Be part of the enchanting tale of Coco by taking pictures with its beloved hero, Miguel. Cherish the moment beside the “Recuérdame” (Remember Me) mural.

Paradise Gardens Decor and Crafts

Dive into the world of Coco and design your personal paper alebrije (spirit guide) mask, choosing between the spirited Pepita or the mischievous Dante.

A Musical Celebration of Coco

Witness the wonder of Plaza de la Familia as the engaging Storytellers share a heartwarming tale inspired by the enchanting songs of Coco. From the touching “Remember Me” to other beloved melodies, you’ll be entranced by their storytelling magic.

Dia de Los Muertos Date

Dia de Los Muertos runs from September 1, 2023, through November 2, 2023, from 8 AM to 11 PM.

Dia de Los Muertos Venue

Located in Frontierland at Disneyland Park.

Experience Dia de los Muertos at Disneyland

Every year, El Zocalo Park in Frontierland at Disneyland comes alive with bright marigold flowers and lively decorations commemorating the Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos. This Mexican tradition celebrates and remembers the lives of the people who are no longer with us.

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Immerse yourself in this festival and honor your lost loved ones with parties, painted sugar skulls, elaborate costumes, and Mexican food. Snap pictures with Miguel from Coco or savor delicious Mexican favorites. Plus, attend in your skeleton costumes or only marvel at the place’s skeleton installations, including the calacas – a figurine portraying a trio of mariachi bands.

We’ve heard that Folklorico dancers and Mariachi divas will join the celebration. Grab your tickets now! Meanwhile, you can extend your trip and explore the park’s other attractions, including Cars Land and more with our vacation package.


Start Date:

September 1, 2023

End Date:

November 2, 2023


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1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802 United States


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Written by Anne Joyce Raymundo

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