Disney Honors Cameron Boyce During “Descendants” Dance Party

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Fans worldwide were heartbroken by the passing of philanthropist and Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce earlier this summer.

Since the DescenDANCE Party was announced for both Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland Resort as part of the Halloween celebration lineup, many fans have wondered if Cameron Boyce would be present in the interactive show.

Cameron Boyce descendants tribute
Credit: Bailee Abell / Inside the Magic
Cameron Boyce descendants tribute
Credit: Bailee Abell / Inside the Magic

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While “Descendants” characters appear on the screen, only three of our favorite VKs share messages with the audience — Mal, Evie, and Jay. But that doesn’t mean Carlos (the late actor who plays him, Cameron Boyce) wasn’t honored during the show. The dancers at the party pay a special tribute to Carlos and Boyce in a heartfelt way that only Disney can do.

At the end of the dance party, during the final song — appropriately “You and Me,” the empowering ballad from “Descendants 2” — the dancers onstage ask the crowd to put up a Dalmatian paw and wave it high in the air. In the “Descendants” films, Boyce played Carlos, the son of Cruella de Vil, who is known for her love of Dalmatians. Boyce’s character also wears the signature black and white colors in the films, and the Dalmatian spots can be seen onscreen behind the dancers onstage.

Because Boyce dedicated so much of his platform and life to helping others and encouraging his audience to make a difference in the world, it’s so fitting for the dedication to Boyce’s character to take place during “You and Me,” a song about lifting each other, rising to the challenge, and being the change.

You can catch this dedication to Boyce’s character during the DescenDANCE Party in Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure during Oogie Boogie Bash. Remember that Oogie Boogie Bash takes place on select nights this Halloween at Disneyland Resort. It’s sold out, but we hope the party (and this excellent “Descendants” dance party) will continue for years.

What do you think of this dedication to “Descendants” star Cameron Boyce? Let us know in the comments!

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