Disney’s Three Kings Day Celebration, Expansion Highlights Importance of Hispanic Heritage

Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post, December 26, 2012

And on the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me: twelve ‘Mariachi Divas’, six Rosca de Reyes, three wise men, and an expanded Three Kings Day celebration at Disneyland.

Or at least this, and more, is what Disney plans to offer guests at their theme park in Anaheim, California to celebrate Día de los Reyes or (Three Kings Day), widely observed in Latin America on Jan. 6, according to the Associated Press.

The park “launched the Three Kings Day celebration last year as a test” in January 2012, promising results prompted a large-scale event to mark the last day of Christmas next month. {snip}

“It was a big success, particularly with the Hispanic community, and we’re expanding it this year to a larger area,” Michele Himmelberg, spokeswoman of Disneyland, told the Associated Press.

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“I love the fact that Disney is doing this,” Puerto Rican Evette Rios, a correspondent with ABC’s “The Chew” who grew up celebrating Three Kings Day, told the Associated Press. “It means a lot. This is the changing face of America. We are becoming more open to different holidays and traditions. I don’t have a homogenous view of what America is and I’m glad Disney doesn’t either.”

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  • The__Bobster

    Just another day where I’ll avoid the home of the mouse. It’ll go on the list right under Sodomite Day.

    And since when were the Three Kings strawberry pickers?

  • OlderWoman

    Disney…destroyed by diversity and perversion.

    • EndTimesComing

      The mouse is already black. I hear he bends Goofy over on a regular basis these days.

    • Ron Cheaters

      Like Sesame street? We all knew it was a matter of time before Bert & Ernie would come out.. now Elmo is a pedophile it should come as no surprise though.. its just the conditioning of our youths. Best to home-school and screen the media.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    I have been told that Chicano Hispanics tend to stretch out their Christmas to Three Kings Day on January 6, so much so that schools in southern California won’t resume from break until at least January 7, because the attendance would be so low if you started it earlier.

    That said, is it really a good idea to be putting people who have been in the Christmas spirit (Tecate, Cuervo) for the past 16 days by then on highly centrifugal and g-force-loaded rides? One trip on the teacups and up chucks your guts.

  • EndTimesComing

    Since Disneyland in Mexifornia is surrounded by ghettos composed of nothing but hispanics these days, nobody goes to Disneyland anymore. It’s unsafe. So Disney may as well pander to the ‘spics which hold their property hostage. Nobody else will go there anymore. Disney saw the writing on the wall 40 years ago…..ghettos building right at his gates. It’s why he built Disneyworld by FIRST buying up a LOT of property which would allow a buffer zone between his theme park and neighborhoods. It’s why he built big hotels ON his property. It’s why he has trains and busses running right through neighborhoods taking visitors directly into the park. For Disneyland, you’d have to parachute in and hope the wind is right……..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Bates/100000284781928 Jessica Bates

    The mexicans in the neighborhoods of Anaheim rioted recently, and Disneyland was even shut down for a few hours a few of the days. Most of the hotel and restaurant workers (behind the scenes) are mexicans. The riots only took place a few months ago, so this is Disney’s way to appease them, like a dog rolling over for the alpha to sniff its package. Because of a few recent muslim lawsuits, employees can now wear beards and headscarves at Disneyland.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      That’s bull, because I remember people being fired from Disney for simply being males with long hair. I’m not saying you’re a liar, just that the idea of allowing Muslims to dress as they want when white kids can’t do that is bull.

  • mobilebay

    I knew there must be a good reason to avoid Disneyland. Is there any place in this country that we might be free of the chosen ones?

  • Mike Lane

    I was just thinking: This cannot go on forever. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can see a bright future ahead. Don’t get me wrong, there will be blood, but it will be sacrificial blood. I know a lot of you out there probably feel helpless now (AmRen had the tendency to do that), but as many of you can probably tell there is a great rift in America now. There used to be a time when the Left and Right could work things out. Not anymore. And I’m glad. Perhaps we can start a True movement with real motives, real goals, with a real passion and soul- not just protesters with signs. Just be ready. The storm is coming soon.

    As some anonymous Roman poet once said: “It is greater to be a lion for a day than a sheep for a millenium.

  • jay11

    I also no longer entertain any illusion of going back to Disneyland. I haven’t been there in over 20 years, precisely because I saw the standards at the park deteriorating with all the third world workers appearing everywhere, and the crowds of mostly foreign people made me feel less comfortable. The only big theme parks I go to now are those giant ones in out of the way rural areas. I wonder if anyone at the Disney corporation ever thought about it or commissioned a study on the ‘changing demographics’. Can a white-fantasy land theme park survive when the whites stop coming?

  • http://www.facebook.com/allan.foster.370 Allan Foster

    I’ve never thought of Epiphany (January 6), as being a particularly Hispanic holiday. Maybe if Whites learned more about our own heritage, we, like Shakespeare, would be partying on Twelfth Night and resting up the following day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bardon-Kaldian/100003542251801 Bardon Kaldian

    ? Hispanics ? It’s a national holiday here in Croatia, and we’re all Whites. More like Catholic thing.

  • David Ashton

    The “wise men” in the Gospel story were Persians, who arrived at a time when not only Jews but other peoples, including Iranian followers of the Aryan prophet Zarathustra, expected a deliverer from that part of the world and an astrological indication coincident with the time-span in the book of Daniel which originated in ancient Persia.

  • David Ashton

    Revenge on “Nazi sympathizing” Walt?