Disney Animation’s Academy Award-Winning “Encanto” Celebrated this Spring at Disneyland Resort
For a limited time beginning April 11, 2022, the iconic façade of it’s a small world at Disneyland Park becomes enchanted several times each evening with a brief visual montage that pays tribute to Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” hit song, “We Don’t Talk About Bruno.” This musical delight comes to life through projection and lighting effects and an artistic style inspired by the lyrics, with select moments that feature characters from the film. Like the Madrigal family’s Casita, tiles across the ‘it’s a small world’ façade flip, turn, and rearrange themselves as one scene transitions to the next, culminating in a celebratory chorus and a nod to Bruno’s mysterious prophecy about Mirabel. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” recently won the Academy Award¨ for best animated feature at this year’s Oscars¨, and a new sing-along version of the film is streaming on Disney+.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the “Main Street Electrical Parade,” this nighttime spectacular will return to Disneyland Park, April 22, 2022. Inspired by the original design of the parade, plus Disney Legend Mary Blair’s iconic art style on “it’s a small world,” the new grand finale will bring together classic and contemporary favorites, led by the Blue Fairy from “Pinocchio.” As the new grand finale passes by, guests along each side of the parade route will see a different set of stylized scenes from classic and contemporary favorite stories. This early concept art features Mirabel and Antonio from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award®-nominated film, “Encanto,” just one of 14 stories represented in the grand finale sequence. These stories will be interpreted in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sound, with unique representations of beloved characters as animated dolls.
Disney guests visiting Disneyland Park in California can enjoy special appearances by Mirabel from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ musical comedy, ‘Encanto,’ inspired by the people and cultures of Colombia.