Did you miss your chance to see the Story of Coco during its previous run in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion? If you happen to be visiting the Walt Disney World Resort this week you’re in luck! This fan favorite featuring La Mariachi Cobre is making a special return just for Día de los Muertos and we’ve got all the details.
When the Story of Coco debuted in March of this year, it became an instant hit for guests visiting Epcot. This live performance re-tells the story from the hit Disney Pixar film with music performed by Mariachi Cobre and two Folklórico dancers. The show is interactive (especially for little ones) while still drawing in guests of all ages with its heartfelt storytelling and talented performers. The limited run for the Story of Coco will take place October 31-November 2, and is set to be performed four times throughout each of those days.
Outside of this limited return, Disney has not confirmed whether or not the Story of Coco will return to the Mexico pavilion at another time — so if you are able to be in the parks this week, we’d suggest hopping over to Epcot to check it out. The show follows Epcot’s tradition of providing “edu-tainment” to families from all over the world, as even without the context of the movie it provides additional background as to what Día de los Muertos is all about.
If you’re unable to make it to Epcot this week, you can still take some time to learn about the story of Coco and Día de los Muertos on your next Disney trip. “Remember Me!” – La Celebración del Día de Muertos is the current exhibit on display in the Mexican Folk Art Gallery inside the pavilion’s pyramid, and it’s full of information about the movie and the celebration along with authentic artifacts and interactive activities.
The centerpiece of the exhibit features the Bridal Couple sculpture, which follows the tradition of Día de los Muertos in symbolizing that death does not break up true love. And the rest of the gallery features pre-Hispanic art and contemporary sugar skulls that help interpret the importance of this celebration in Mexican culture and in how it inspired the story of Coco.
Whether you’re inspired to book a last-minute trip to catch the Story of Coco or you just can’t wait to check out “Remember Me!” be sure to use an authorized Disney vacation planner like our friends at Academy Travel. Their expert services will help you save the most time and money planning your trip so you can spend more time exploring Epcot’s World Showcase. Click here for a free, no obligation quote to start planning your stroll around Epcot!
Have you seen the Story of Coco? Excited for it to come back to the Mexico pavilion? Share your thoughts in the comments!