Disney considers creating an ‘Enchantment’ attraction in its amusement parks

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Disney considers creating an 'Enchantment' attraction in its amusement parks

Over the past few days, the rumor has grown stronger and stronger that Disney would be planning an attraction inspired by ‘Enchantment’ for the Disneyland parks. Although it is true that the company has claimed to be very happy with the effects that the Colombian-inspired film has had around the world, being nominated for the Oscars and with its songs at the top of the international charts, this has not yet has been officially confirmed.

The information started to become more popular after Lin-Manuel Mirandathe composer of the successful soundtrack of the animated film, spoke with the American newspaper The Wrap and confirmed that he did want the film to have its own attraction.

I want to go in and out of that little house, see its characters interact with the house. It’s something that Disney, and no one else, can do”, said the filmmaker of Puerto Rican origin to the international media. But also, he said that this It is already something that has been discussed with the company. Miranda explained that he has raised his idea with the CEO of Disney, Bob Chapek.

As a result of these declarations and within the framework of the Tourist Showcase of Anato 2022 that is being carried out in Corferias, in Bogotá, Infobae Colombia spoke with Alejandro Flores, Senior Sales Manager in Colombia for Disney Destinations, about this possibility and the current offer for Colombians at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, United States.

Although he did not give details about the new attractions that would be inspired by the animated film, he did confirm that with the film the relationship between Colombia and Disney has been strengthened so much that “in some of our parks we are going to have small activities inspired by ‘Encanto’”.

FILE PHOTO: Cinderella Castle is seen at the end of an empty Main Street at Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park in an aerial view in Orlando, Florida, US March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Gregg Newton/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Cinderella Castle is seen at the end of an empty Main Street at Disney’s Magic Kingdom theme park in an aerial view in Orlando, Florida, US March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Gregg Newton/File Photo

On a bigger attraction, like bringing the ‘Casita’ to reality, Flores told us that “we are always open to those opportunities, if we see that people request it, obviously this new attraction will be evaluated.”

However, he confirmed that tourists arriving at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida today will encounter a character from the movie touring the park. “For now, what we have is the presence of Mirabel, who will be accompanying us in the parks. And in some of the parades or shows we will already have more presence of Encanto with his music that is very catchy and good”.

Walt Disney Animation Studios' “Encanto” introduces Mirabel, a 15-year-old who lives with her family in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto.  Mirabel, a kind and humble teenager who puts the ordinary in extraordinary, struggles to fit in a family that's blessed with magical powers.  Featuring the voice of Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel, “Encanto” opens in theaters on Nov. 24, 2021. © 2021 Disney.  All Rights Reserved.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” introduces Mirabel, a 15-year-old who lives with her family in the mountains of Colombia in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. Mirabel, a kind and humble teenager who puts the ordinary in extraordinary, struggles to fit in a family that’s blessed with magical powers. Featuring the voice of Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel, “Encanto” opens in theaters on Nov. 24, 2021. © 2021 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

With its presence in Anato, from the entertainment company, Colombians are being invited to accompany characters as familiar as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland park located in Florida, which began last month of October 2021.

On the importance of the Colombian public for the Disney park in Florida, Flores pointed out that “they have been among our top 3 visitors, we haven’t had a great presence for a long time. Currently, with all the Enchantment boom, Colombia has beaten numbers that we presented in 2019, this development has supported us the philosophy that we must be closer to Colombianswho have shown great affinity to our brand”.

For now, the new attractions that are confirmed are: Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, located in the recent expansion of the French Pavilion in which “visitors shrink to the size of the famous Chef Remy to run through Gusteau’s restaurant”. Additionally, visitors can experience nightly fireworks shows: “Harmonious” at EPCOT and the new “Disney Enchantment” show at Magic Kingdom park.

Also, during this summer it will be inaugurated, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, the first roller coaster to debut at EPCOT exploring the similarities and mysteries of the galaxy’s formation between Earth and Xandar. While at night tourists can also enjoy the Magic symbolsof which there are four icons in each park (Cinderella’s Castle, Spaceship Earth, the Tree of Life and the Tower of Terror).

07/14/2020 A worker dressed as the character Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom amusement park in Orlando, Florida INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Andy Martin Jr./ZUMA Wire/dpa
07/14/2020 A worker dressed as the character Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom amusement park in Orlando, Florida INTERNATIONAL POLITICS Andy Martin Jr./ZUMA Wire/dpa

Without a doubt, the visit of Colombians to Florida is very important for its economy, this can be seen in the figures shared by VISIT FLORIDA in Anato, highlighting that Colombia has become the main international market for the ‘Sunshine State’ in terms of visits in 2021. They pointed out that the growth of tourists from our country grew by 30% compared to 2019, with a total of 709,000 visitors in 2021.

This information was also confirmed Joe Docal, Director of the Travel Industry Sales Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, a Infobae Colombia in the middle of the Tourist Showcase of Anato. “Colombia for us is one of the top countries, in the first or second place of tourists, this is due to the proximity of Colombia to Miami with daily direct flights. This is a destination that Colombians enjoy very much, they feel at home and they will not have problems with the language”.

He added that, despite the pandemic, in Miami the effect was not so serious because it was one of the first areas to reactivate thanks to tourism, “there was a lot of national tourism after the reactivation and from Colombia, in October 2020, Colombians returned to Miami when they were allowed”.

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