Celebrate Black History Month with Celebrate Soulfully at Walt Disney World

by | Jan 24, 2024 | Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, EPCOT, Walt Disney World Food, WDW Blog

Explore all of the special Celebrate Soulfully offerings available throughout the resort during Black History Month and beyond.

February is a week away, which means Black History Month is almost here – and there’s so much to celebrate! Walt Disney World Resort is introducing a whole host of new ways to learn about and honor Black heritage and culture. While many are here just for Black History Month, others are part of the year-round Celebrate Soulfully event that includes experiences, food, music, and so much more. 

So, how can you join in the celebration? Here’s everything you need to know about joining Walt Disney World Resort in Celebrate Soulfully and Black History Month events.

Enjoy “Celebrate Gospel” Concerts at Disneyland for Black History Month

On February 17 and February 24, you can enjoy the Celebrate Gospel concerts at Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland. A resort tradition for more than a decade, this annual tribute to Gospel music brings together award-winning artists and community choirs from across Southern California. Marvin Sapp will be headlining on Saturday, February 17, and Tasha Cobbs Leonard on Saturday, February 24.

New African Art Installation at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Beginning February 1, you can check out a new African art installation that will be coming to the Pizzafari gate at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It will feature artwork from internationally renowned Nigerian-American artist Victor Ekpuk. The art will explore historical narratives and the contemporary African diaspora.

Michael James Scott Will Be the Honorary Grand Marshal for the Festival of Fantasy Parade

On February 6, Broadway performer and Orlando native Michael James Scott (perhaps best known as the Genie from Broadway’s Aladdin) will serve as honorary grand marshal for the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. You can check out his appearance along the parade route beginning around 3 PM EST on February 6 in Magic Kingdom.

Celebrate Artists at the EPCOT Festival of the Arts

At the EPCOT Festival of the Arts, you can enjoy different types of artistic expression including visual, performing, and culinary. Disney Parks Blog highlighted three Black artists who are taking part on various days through February 19:

  • Ryan Riller (Feb. 12-19)
  • Yesenia Moises (Feb.13-19)
  • Larissa Marantz (Feb. 14-19)
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Additionally, Disney shared that the following Black artists will be part of the Disney on Broadway concert series on select nights:

  • L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King – January 26, 28 and 29, February 1, 3, 5 and 6)
  • Kissy Simmons (The Lion King – January 27, 30 and 31, February 2, 4, 7 and 8)
  • Bradley Gibson (The Lion King – February 10, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 19)
  • Michael James Scott (Aladdin – February 9, 11, 12, 15, 18 and 19)

Enjoy Delicious Foods for Black History Month at Disney World and Disneyland

Beignets will be available in Magic Kingdom for a limited time as part of the Celebrate Soulfully options! For Black History Month, you can enjoy special menu options at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort. You can check out the entire list of menu options below.

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, and End Zone Food Court (Available February 1 through March 31)

  • Banana Pudding Cheesecake: Banana cheesecake with vanilla pudding and vanilla wafer crust
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Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Scat Cat’s Club – Lounge (Available February 1 through 29)

  • Berry Beignet: Mixed berry compote, house-made Uncle Nearest Whiskey caramel sauce, and powdered sugar served with a pipette of Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

The Artist’s Palette 

  • Soulful Sunday Pork Cutlet: Smoked pork chop, collard greens, black-eyed peas, and house-made sweet cornbread (New) (Available Feb. 1 through 29)
  • Traditional Pound Cake: Homemade vanilla pound cake (Available Feb. 1 through March 31)

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotel Quick-Service Restaurants (Available February 1 through 29)

  • Country Fried Pork Steak with Herbed Gravy: Fried pork loin with herb cream sauce, fried cabbage sautéed with smoked sausage, and roasted marble potato salad (New); Available at the following locations:
    • World Premiere Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    • Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    • End Zone Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
  • Mini Red Velvet Cake: Red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream (New); Available at the following locations:
    • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
    • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

Available at Various Disney Resort Hotel Pool Bars, Lounges, and Table-Service Restaurants (Available February 3 through 29)

  • Southern Citrus Twist: Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, lemon juice, maple syrup, and Hella Cocktail Co. Orange Bitters (New)

Magic Kingdom

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (Available February 1 through March 1)

  • Bananas Foster Shake: Banana milk shake layered with caramelized banana sauce and topped with whipped cream (New)

Cinderella’s Royal Table 

  • Crab-topped Catch of the Day: Roasted pumpkin-smoked gouda grits, braised greens, and brown butter-Meyer lemon emulsion

The Crystal Palace (Available February 1 through March 1)

  • Chicken and Andouille Gumbo: Chicken, andouille sausage, and okra in a traditional gumbo base (New)

Golden Oak Outpost (Available February 1 through March 1)

  • Tiana’s Famous Beignets: Light, sweet, and fluffy beignets with strawberry dipping sauce
Black History Month Disney World

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Main Street Bakery (Available February 1 through March 1)

  • Tiana’s Petit Cake: Vanilla chiffon cake, lemon Chantilly, and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and a Tiana chocolate piece (New)

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe (Available February 1 through March 1)

  • Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich: Fried green tomato sandwich with lettuce, bacon, and bacon-pimento spread served with house-made chips (New)
  • Sweet Potato Pie topped with toasted marshmallow cream and candied pecans

Pinocchio Village Haus (Available February 1 through March 1)

  • Peach Cobbler: Cinnamon panna cotta, peach cobbler, brown sugar streusel, and whipped cream with a Tiana chocolate piece (New)

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Available February 1 through March 1)

  • Butter Pecan Praline Sundae: Butter pecan ice cream topped with praline

New Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Pin

A new Princess Tiana tiara pin is now available at locations around Disney World and Disneyland. And soon, the new limited-release pin will be available to shop online at shopDisney.

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The pin was designed by Brittany L. Smith, a senior production designer with Walt Disney Imagineering. It takes inspiration from Smith’s concept for the tiara featured in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Celebrate Soulfully Throughout the Year

Expanding beyond Black History Month at Disney World and Disneyland, you can enjoy Celebrate Soulfully activities throughout the year. These include the opportunity to meet Ariel from the live-action The Little Mermaid, Tiana’s Palace restaurant, the “Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje” experience, and more.

Posts by Heather Adams

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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