Disney is bringing its newly released Pixar film Coco
to life with new interactive exhibits at its Epcot's Mexico Pavilion.
The company announced yesterday
it would be launching seasonal park experiences inspired by the film, which include a mariachi band, folk art exhibit and performances from entertainers.
A new musical group, El Mariachi Coco de Santa Cecilia
, will entertain Epcot guests until January 8, 2018.
Visitors of Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays, which takes place until Dec. 30, will also be able to see "Las Posadas,” a performance featuring colorful dancers and entertainers celebrating the holiday customs of Mexico.
Later this season the park will also open a Mexico Folk Art Gallery, which will include artwork inspired by Dias de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday celebrating the dead. This exhibit will features festive dioramas based scenes from the film, as well as another interactive element, which has not been specified yet.
The film follows a boy named Miguel, who, despite his family's generations-old ban on music, is determined to prove his talent. He then goes on a musical journey to unlock his family's history as he travels through the Land of the Dead with a trickster named Hector.
The film was released on Nov. 22 and made $71 million at the box office in its first five days, according to Indie Wire