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Characters from Disney Pixar's 'Coco' movie may be added to the Gran Fiesta Tour and other parts of the Mexico Pavilion. The movie centers around the Mexican Day of the Dead and the additions are largely contingent on the success of the movie in the box office. As of early 2018 this seemed increasingly unlikely.
In early September, some of the artifacts in the La VIda Antigua exhibits were removed and the expectation is that they will be replaced with items related to 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.