By D23 Team
In Disney•Pixar’s Coco, an aspiring young musician named Miguel is transported to the Land of the Dead on Día de los Muertos, a treasured Mexican holiday in which friends and families gather to celebrate loved ones who have passed on but continue to live in our hearts. Marked with colorful festivals, magnificent feasts, and lively music, the holiday is one of the most celebrated and magical occasions in Mexico, and guests can discover its rich history in an all-new exhibit in Epcot’s Mexican Folk Art Gallery: Remember Me! La Celebración del Día de Muertos.
From items reflecting the holiday’s pre-Hispanic origins, to displays of sugar skulls, papel picado, and colorful toys, guests can enjoy an up-close look at incredible artifacts that reflect the unique heritage and beautiful artistry of Día de los Muertos.
The gallery’s centerpiece—an impressive four-piece sculpture group titled “Bridal Couple”—features a towering bride and groom pair representing “a love that will endure long after death.” The one-of-a-kind sculptures (which range from 2.5 to 10 feet in height) were made by a father and son in Mexico City and represent the latest work from a family that has created similar hand-crafted works for more than three centuries! Guests can also explore new artwork from other talented Mexican and Mexican-American artists, whose inspiration and artistic expressions are shared throughout the gallery.
Don’t miss this special exhibit at the Mexico pavilion in World Showcase during your next visit to Epcot.
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