Disneyland Gears Up for Three King’s Day Celebration

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KTLA) — Disneyland is gearing up to host a three-day celebration for the Latin American holiday known as Three Kings’ Day.

“The kids on January 6th leave their shoes out on the doorsteps, and the Three Kings each bring the kids special gifts,” Andrae Gill, who is with Disneyland, explained.

“And the kids actually leave out hay and food for the Three Kings’ animals, so it’s a great tradition,” she added.

“We’re so excited to be able to celebrate it not only to share the culture with people who might not be familiar, but also for those who celebrate it, it’s a great place to come,” Gill said.

The Three Kings’ Day celebration is being held on Jan. 4, 5 and 6 at the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree in Frontierland.

The area will be dressed up with colorful paper banners and flowers for the occasion, and the Disney characters will be wearing their fiesta bests.

There will be activities for children including coloring, decorating paper crowns and face painting.

The theme park will also have live performances by the Ballet Folklorico Dancers and festive foods including the traditional Rosca de Reyes (King’s Bread).

For more information, including performance times, visit: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/events/three-kings-day/.

15 comments

  • jazzieisaOG

    What about a celebration for Martin Luther King. I am so sick of all these Spanish Celebrations everytime you look around May day, Cinco De Mayo give me a break. Go to Mexico and celebrate.

    • Sutter

      You do realize it's part of California's heritage, right? That California was part of Spain, then part of Mexico, until American settlers revolted and overthrew the government? Spanish celebrations? Like those celebrated in Spain? I'm guessing you're just trying to reinforce the stereotype of Americans as xenophobic (look it up) and ignorant and intersted in the rest of the world.

    • cvl

      You have no culture….it's not a Mexican holiday…it has to do with christianily! are you jealous? What do you celebrate? Bet you're out there pretending your Irish on St. Patricks Day, Latino on 5o de mayo, African american on MLK Day.,

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  • Jacqui

    Disney and everyone else should be able to celebrate whatever they want as long as it does not insult someone else's value's. A good wishing to someone is just that. Stop being so boxed up that you actually want everyone's colors, traditions, foods, dances, and everything else to just go away and be plain. I for one like the colors and good wishes from strangers on a "just because" basis. Whether it be Happy Hanukka, Happy Kwanzaa, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad, Feliz dia de los Reyes, Mele Kalikimaka or anything else. Just feel happy that you are alive

  • Abby

    There is a celebration for MLK JazzieisaOG & if you want to celebrate more of your African culture then go back to Africa and celebrate with all of your Monkey looking people & have chicken for dessert.

  • OC guy

    @jazz: If you don't like what Disney does, don't go there or hand them your money. It's your prerogative, as well as everyone else's.
    I'm one to celebrate the world we live in, some aspects more than others. To each his own, but don't push your views onto others.

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