Disney Shares Backstage Glimpse of Upcoming Casa de Coco Restaurant in Disneyland Paris

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Disney Shares Backstage Glimpse of Upcoming Casa de Coco Restaurant in Disneyland Paris

The Disney Parks Instagram page recently shared a video of some of the work being done on Casa de Coco: Restaurante de Familia, a new restaurant at Disneyland Paris inspired by the Pixar film “Coco.”

Casa de Coco

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In the video, Imagineers show some of the props they’re working on for Casa de Coco. Behind them, we can also see murals in the restaurant, like the one above for Rivera Familia Zapateros.

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In the family room, there will be details related to the Rivera family, including these boxes featuring the name of their business.

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There will also be the music room, featuring colorful guitars.

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And of course, Imagineers are recreating Miguel’s white guitar.

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The video shows a painter adding tiny details to the guitar’s head. Here is the original Instagram post below:

Casa de Coco was first announced during a D23 gala in April, as a re-theme of the Fuente del Oro restaurant in Frontierland.

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The reimagining is well underway but an opening date has not yet been announced.

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Are you curious about this new design? Let us know in the comments.

The Most Ambitious Paris Parks Project Since 1992

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Source: Paris Match

Change & Growth at Disneyland Paris

As part of a long-term plan to boost the resort’s revenue in 2018, Disney CEO Robert A. Iger and French President Emmanuel Macron met at the official Parisian Presidential residence — the Palais de’Élysée — where Iger announced a staggering multi-billion, multi-year expansion of the resort, almost entirely emphasizing the Walt Disney Studios Park, the second of the two parks at Disneyland Paris.

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The plan tentatively teased three new areas based on “Frozen,” “Star Wars,” and “The Avengers,” to be opened in phases. While the Galaxy’s Edge land has likely been cancelled, speculation of a potential “Avatar” land now stands in its place.

In almost prophetic fashion, Iger, who initially retired in 2021 before a surprise return, expressed his excitement for this endeavor as added motivation in the twilight years of his leadership. At the time of the initial announcement, he was interviewed by French-language weekly news magazine Paris Match — and confronted about both his age and the fact that he was undertaking such a colossal blueprint whilst already postponing his retirement four times:

Je travaille pour l’entreprise depuis quarante-quatre ans, je suis PDG depuis treize ans. J’avais hâte d’arriver à ce moment de la vie où on peut explorer d’autres aventures, mais cette opportunité est survenue. Non seulement je pense que c’est une opportunité formidable pour l’entreprise, mais aussi que cela me donnera beaucoup d’énergie et d’enthousiasme.

I have worked for the company for forty-four years, I have been CEO for thirteen years. I was looking forward to getting to that time in life where you can explore other adventures, but this opportunity arose. Not only do I think this is a great opportunity for the company, but it will also give me a lot of energy and enthusiasm.

The official Disney Parks Blog shared a video update on progress from Walt Disney Imagineering, featuring the artisans tasked with this herculean effort:

We also have an update on construction around the Frozen area of Walt Disney Studios, as the Kingdom of Arendelle begins to rise above the French landscape.

In other recent developments, new concept art has been released for an overhaul of the Disney Village shopping, dining, and entertainment district, along with a rumored Alice in Wonderland BMX show.

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Be sure to check out other changes and exciting projects at Disneyland Paris below:

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