Lin-Manuel Miranda says he wants an 'Encanto' theme-park attraction before a sequel or TV series is made
Lin-Manuel Mirandatold Insider on Thursday that he'd like to see an "Encanto" ride before a sequel.
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Disney's Imagineers are working on creating a theme-park attraction.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has hopes for an "Encanto" sequel or TV series, but they're not his top priorities when it comes to the animated Disney film he composed.
Speaking with Insider on the red carpet of the Hispanic Federation's annual gala in New York City on Thursday, Miranda said he's more eager to see a theme-park attraction at Walt
"It was funny because everyone's like, 'Will there be a sequel? Will there be a show?' and I said, 'I want a ride before I want any of that,'" he told Insider.
Miranda also said that while he doesn't know any details, Disney is working on putting something together.
"The Imagineers are on it," he said. "I don't know what they do or where they live, but I know they're on it."
Miranda previously told The Wrap that he's talked to Disney CEO Bob Chapek about a potential attraction where parkgoers could walk through the Madrigal family's whimsical home.
"I talked to him and said, 'I know there's a world in which this casita lives in a theme park and we get to actually walk through it in real life,'" Miranda told the publication, adding that he wants to "go in and out of this casita and see those characters and see the house respond because that's something Disney can do that no one else can do."
"Frozen" star Josh Gad had a similar idea, and he tweeted in January that he hopes to see a Colombia pavilion with nods to the movie at Epcot someday.
The "Encanto" film — as well as any potential theme-park attraction that might represent it someday — are just some of the ways Miranda has helped advocate for the Latino community, as Frankie Miranda, the president and CEO of the Hispanic Federation, told Insider on Thursday.
"Lin-Manuel has volunteerism and philanthropy in his DNA," he said. "He grew up in the Hispanic Federation — his father founded the federation, and he used to come to the federation to do his homework."
"Even before he was famous, he was already contributing hours of service and his money to make his community better," Frankie Miranda continued. "So now that he has this platform, he's used it as an agent of good, and that's why he's the chair of our gala every year. We're very, very proud."
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