Guests who visit the Disneyland Resort during the month of February will be able to celebrate Black History Month with a number of special events, activities, and more during Celebrate Soufully.
First things first that Guests will be able to experience is “Celebrate Gospel” who returns to the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland on February 18 and February 25, from 2:30 – 7:00 p.m. PT! This tribute to Gospel music showcases uplifting performances by award-winning Gospel music stars, recording artists and community choirs. Recording artist Jekalyn Carr takes the stage on February 18, with special guest, singer-songwriter Melvin Crispell, III, and a cappella group Sacred Groove. On February 25, “Celebrate Gospel” features GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and radio host Erica Campbell, with special guest DOE and powerhouse vocal ensemble The Singers of Soul.
If you’re looking for great food during the Celebrate Soulfully events, look no further than Troubadour Tavern which will offer a special honey-glazed fried chicken bowl and red velvet Bundt cake during “Celebrate Gospel.”
For those who visit the Downtown Disney District during the Celebrate Soulfully events, they will be able to take part in family crafts, live music and special offerings in honor of Black History Month. In addition, each evening in February, you can dance along to live musical performances highlighting genres such as R&B, Reggae, Funk, Motown, Jazz, Doo-Wop and Gospel. The Downtown Disney LIVE! stage will host live bands nightly, with scheduled acts including LALA Brass, Forward Motion Band, The Rhythm & Blues Brothas and others. On select weekend days, the festivities start in the afternoon. There will be inspiring Gospel music performances by Sacred Groove and The Singers of Soul.
Moving over to the Great Hall of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Mood Indigo Group will perform beautiful and energetic live Jazz each evening in February. At the Disneyland Hotel, overnight Guests can paint an animation cel, with artwork of Princess Tiana from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Princess and the Frog.”
Restaurants at the Disneyland Resort will patriciate in the Celebrate Soulfully events with limited-time menu items. From February 9 through March 5, Black-owned food truck Wings ‘N Waffles will serve up delicious dishes. You’ll find them near the building adjacent to Star Wars Trading Post in the Downtown Disney District.
Debuting in the lobby of the Main Street Opera House at Disneyland, a new video, produced in collaboration with National Geographic, will debut. This video brings to life the story of the historic relationship between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Beginning January 27, the video will be played between the busts and portraits of these two gentlemen. It will recognize their work together in the fight against slavery. The special presentation is narrated by Robin Roberts. It features expert testimonials and the family of Douglass, an American advocate for freedom, justice and democracy.
Also, for a limited time beginning in mid-February at Hollywood Land in Disney California Adventure, you may encounter Moon Girl from the series “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,” which debuts on February 10 on Disney Channel and February 15 on Disney+. The series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur, whom she accidentally brings through a portal into present-day New York City. They team up to make a difference and protect Lunella’s Lower East Side neighborhood from danger.
In addition, you’ll also want to catch the live stage production “Tale of the Lion King.” This will be presented on select days at the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland. Also, in New Orleans Square, Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets offers home goods, apparel and more in a shop inspired by “The Princess and the Frog.” Finally, at Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure, you’ll find Black Panther, the Dora Milaje and Captain America.
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