Enjoy Disney ¡Viva Navidad! and Three King’s Day at Disney California Adventure

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Disney, Viva Navidad! Dancer

Thanks to the Disneyland Resort for providing lodging and entrance to the Resort in order to make this post possible. As always, my comments, opinions, and love for Disneyland are my own.

One of the many things I like about the Disneyland Resort is it often has something special for us Latinos, and this holiday season is no exception. A few days ago I wrote about eight holiday attractions for kids to enjoy at the Disneyland Resort, and today I want to tell you a bit more about the spectacular show Disney ¡Viva Navidad! as well as their Three Kings Day celebration.

Disney, ¡Viva Navidad!

Last year I saw the show Disney, ¡Viva Navidad! a number of times, and each time my eyes filled with tears and I felt great pride and emotion watching the vibrant color and richness of our culture displayed so beautifully. This year, I feel the same again.

Several times a day, Paradise Garden at Disney California Adventure fills with music, dance, and the vibrant color and Latin flavor I love. In the show, there are mariachi, Mexican folk dancers, Samba dancers, drummers…

bailarina de Samba de Disney, ¡Viva Navidad!

…. as well as giant dolls called mojigangas (moe-he-gahn-gahs). In addition, you will see Santa and Mrs. Claus,…

Mojiganga de Disney, ¡Viva Navidad!

…. some of your favorite Disney characters, like Los Tres Caballeros,….

Los Tres Caballeros en Disney Viva Navidad

and, of course, Mickey and Minnie!

Mickey y Minnie en Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

But more than just seeing it, you get to feel it! The rhythmic Latin music will transport you to another world. If you are going to Disneyland this holiday season, be sure not to miss it!

Disney, ¡Viva Navidad! shows at various times throughout the day through January 6th, 2015.

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! Poster

5 Tips for Enjoying Disney, ¡Viva Navidad! to the Fullest!

  1. When arriving at the Disneyland Resort, get a map and schedule of events.
  2. Try to arrive at Paradise Garden 15 minutes early and find a place in front of Bayside Brews (near the Jumpin’ Jellyfish attraction), this is the best location for seeing the whole show in my opinion. The performers stop in front of this spot.
  3. Before or after the show, take a photo of Los Tres Caballeros and sit with your kids and do a craft project.
  4. Buy some pozole, tamales, tacos, or buñuelos in the Disney, ¡Viva Navidad! area.
  5. Sit and enjoy Live Music Groups in the seating area. You can dance, too!

Happening right now in Disney California Adventure #disneyholidays #disneyland #disneylandianavidad

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Three Kings Day at Disneyland

The holiday season doesn’t end on New Year’s Day, either, it continues on through Three Kings Day, January 6, 2015….

Día de Reyes en Disney California Adventure

During the Three Kings Day celebrations from January 2nd to the 6th, visitors can try delicious foods like hot chocolate with traditional Rosca de Reyes bread, listen to the music of the Mariachi Divas, and visit with favorite Disney characters. Also, there are crafts for the kids and, of course, all the rest of the attractions of the parks. The Three Kings Day celebration is also at Paradise Garden near the Silly Symphony Swings and Goofy’s Sky School at Disney California Adventure.

Rosca de Reyes en Disney California Adventure

¡Felices Fiestas! Happy Holidays!

Silvia Martinez
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