Coco’ Overlay to Gran Fiesta Tour Appears Unlikely

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    Characters from Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco’ movie may be added to the Gran Fiesta Tour. The movie centers around the Mexican Day of the Dead and the additions are largely contingent on the movie’s popularity.

    A walk through exhibit (Remember Me!) debuted in September 2017 with an interactive component (Mirror of the Dead) added in July of 2018. Allegedly, Disney is reviewing the popularity of this exhibit and the interactive component to make a determination on whether or not to move forward with the Coco overlay to the existing Gran Fiesta Tour attraction.

    At this time, the overlay appears unlikely.

    RUMOR TIMELINE

    November 12, 2019: Imagineering recently launched a new website and WDWMagic.com user wityblack posted photos of what appear to be a Coco inspired scene.

    August 30, 2019: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that any Coco based update would be nothing more than a modest overlay at this point.

    August 22, 2019: At the media preview of the D23 Expo, Twitter user @carlyewisel shared photos of many of the displays.

    Highlights included the following:

    • Miguel from Coco on a Mexico Pavilion poster

    August 14, 2018: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that the Coco overlay to Gran Fiesta Tour and the new attraction at the UK Pavilion are likely in an either/or situation with the budget for both at or under $75 million.

    August 13, 2018: On Episode 174 of the Dish Dish Podcast, Jim Hill and Len Testa report that the Coco overlay to Gran Fiesta Tour is contingent on the success of the current Coco exhibit in the pavilion. The recently opened “Mirror of the Dead” Interactive component will be used as a test of popularity. They also indicated that the test is likely set up to fail and there is opposition to the overlay from the nearby San Angel Inn restaurant.

    July 21, 2018: WDWMagic.com user scuttle is reporting that the Coco overlay for Gran Fiesta Tour is happening with a budget of $75 million. The poster is claiming that this information is accurate within the last year.

    July 1, 2018: The “Mirror of the Dead” Interactive component debuted inside the “Remember Me!” exhibit in the Mexico Pavilion. The “Mirror of the Dead” gives guests an opportuntiy to see themselves as a skeleton from Coco.

    April 27, 2018: On Episode 159 of the Disney Dish Podcast, Jim Hill suggests that the Coco overlay on Gran Fiesta Tour could be back on based on the strength of the International Box Office and DVD/Blu Ray sales.

    March 30, 2018: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 is reporting that the Coco overlay to Gran Fiesta Tour is unlikely.

    January 5, 2018: On Episode 144 of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Podcast, Jim Hill mentioned that the Coco update to Gran Fiesta Tour may not happen due to a poor showing in the box office.

    December 28, 2017: WDWMagic.com user marni1971 indicated that the Coco project is “Iffy”.

    October 31, 2017: WDWMagic.com user MagicFeather is reporting that the Coco additions to Gran Fiesta Tour have been all but greenlit.

    September 9, 2017: @bioreconstruct on Twitter posted photos of empty display cases in the La Vida Antigua exhibits in the Mexico Pavilion. WDWMagic.com user marni1971 indicated that these exhibits will be replaced with content related to the Coco movie.

    July 11, 2017: On the latest episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast, Jim Hill and Len Testa discussed that plans to integrate Coco into the Gran Fiesta Tour boat ride have been set and implementation is contingent on a successful box office.

    April 4, 2017: WDWMagic.com user Magic Feather is reporting that any change to integrate Coco into the Mexico Pavilion would be more substantial than the screen changes that were done to convert El Rio del Tiempo into Gran Fiesta Tour.

    July 1, 2016: On the most recent episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast with Jim Hill, he hinted at the Coco additions potentially coming in 2017 to the Mexico Pavilion.

    April 29, 2016: On the recent premium episode of the Unofficial Guide’s Disney Dish podcast with Jim Hill, he mentions that characters from Disney Pixar’s ‘Coco’ movie may be added to the Mexico Pavilion. The movie centers around the Mexican Day of the Dead.

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