In extending its holidays and New Year's celebrations, Disneyland Resort will celebrate Three Kings Day Jan. 6-8, 2012. Three Kings Day activities will take place at Zocalo Park in Disneyland Park.
The Disneyland celebration of Three Kings Day is one of many in area.
Three Kings Day, or Dia de los Reyes Magos, observes what is widely known as Epiphany. Dia de los Reyes Magos is a holiday tradition celebrated in many Latin American countries, focused on part of the Christmas story as related in the Bible's gospel of Matthew. It marks the day the three kings – also referred to as the Magi or wise men – followed the star of Bethlehem to present their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the baby Jesus.
Disneyland's three-day event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will include special décor, food and entertainment at Frontierland's Zocalo Park, Spanish for "Town Square."
Among the activities and entertainment for Disneyland's Three Kings Day:
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will appear in Fiesta costumes and other characters will join them: The Three Caballeros: Donald Duck, Jose Carioca and Panchito.
Entertainment highlights include folklorico dance along with musical performances by the Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas.
Bilingual activity hosts will join children in face-painting, coloring, crown decorating and other activities.
Special food carts will appear in Zocalo Park for the occasion, serving Three Kings Day treats. The seasonal menu at Rancho del Zocalo restaurant includes tamales and Mexican hot chocolate. [Disneyland has not indicated whether they will offer rosca de reyes, the special cake associated with the holiday.]
Three Kings Day at Disneyland is free with park admission.
Kungaloosh! Put on your set of ears and join me in stalking the Mouse.