Photographer Larry Delceg and his family went to the Disneyland Resort on the 4th of January. He was able to capture the final holiday magic and the first of limited time magic. They were also able to capture some of the final runs of Thunder Mountain before it goes through a sixth month renovation. Enjoy!
PhThe Three Kings Festival (Dia De Reyes) was celebrated at Big Thunder Ranch on January 4th, 5th and 6th. This festival of the Epiphany recognizes the historic visit of three foreign kings who came to honor Jesus. Christians celebrate this event because it symbolizes that the gift of life in Christ is for all people and all nations. Hispanic culture especially prizes this holiday, and many Spanish speakers were present – enthusiastically participating in the festivities. It was a unique Disney event and a truly wonderful experience.For more information on the Three Kings Festival… just read this sign!Cast members were present to provide face painting for the children.The grammy award winning “Mariachi Divas” performed periodically throughout the day. Performers at Disneyland are always exceptional, and the level of talent demonstrated by this group was especially impressive.Mickey and Minnie demonstrated some fine dance moves.Little princesses became part of the show.Not to be mistaken for “Woody”, cast member Victor from San Juan Puerto Rico enthusiastically greeted guests.The bread is baked fresh every morning.Step 3: Moments before eating, this is what your “Italian” will look like. It was amazing. “Full Montegue”The Full Montegue. Photographer Larry Delceg rated it as “It actually may have been the best hot sandwich ever.”Legend has it that a ghost mine train can be spotted in these here hills. And these here photos were taken three days before that train disappeared for a long-term refurb project which will extend through most of 2013…Last glimpse of the runaway ghost train until October 31, 2013…Shortly after the Disneyland fireworks show on the evening of January 4th, a freak snowstorm struck Anaheim. Fortunately for travelers, the frozen precipitation subsided after only a few minutes.
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