Why Disneyland Wants More Latino Visitors

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This image released by Disneyland shows visitors entering Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, Calif., following a reopening ceremony, on Friday, June 15, 2012. The park offers more than 20 new attractions and shows that have been added to the Disneyland Resort during a five-year expansion effort. (AP Photo/Disneyland, Scott Brinegar) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

By the time California rings in 2015, it'll have a new demographic face. Demographers predict in the coming months, the state's Hispanic population will become California's largest ethnic group. And businesses are taking notice.

One of those powerhouse businesses – the Disney Resort in Anaheim – has upped its focus on the Latino community for the holiday season.

In a corner of Disney's California Adventure, the sister theme park across the way from Disneyland, mariachi singers and colorful folklorico dancers surround the Three Caballeros. Those are the Latin-theme characters from a 1944 Disney feature that aimed to promote good will with Latin America.

Read the whole story at The California Report

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