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Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

At Walt Disney World Discover a variety of soul-stirring experiences—including special offerings celebrating Black History Month in February 2024.


Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating Black History Month with its “Celebrate Soulfully” celebrations throughout February with vibrant art, soul-stirring music, savory soul food and a limited-edition pin, embracing the richness of Black Heritage.


Let’s explore some ways to honor Black culture, heritage and contributions at Walt Disney World Resort this February:


Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

Collect the New Princess Tiana Tiara Pin

With the theme of dreams coming true, a new Princess Tiana tiara pin is available at locations around Walt Disney World. The limited-release pin was designed by Brittany L. Smith, a senior production designer with Walt Disney Imagineering. The pin is inspired by Brittany’s interpretation of the tiara-topped water tower and Tiana’s tiara featured in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Smith is also a designer for Tiana’s Audio-Animatronics character in Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which opens at Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland park this year. 


Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

Explore Artistic Expressions at Disney Springs Art Walk

Head over to Disney Springs for food, music, shopping – and some colorful artwork by several Black artists. Take a stroll past the Disney Springs Art Walk where you will find murals painted by Black artists such as Ernest Shaw, Nneka Jones and Nardstar.


Check out the African Art exhibit in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

A new African art installation is coming to the Pizzafari gate at Disney’s Animal Kingdom beginning Feb. 1. Featured artwork from internationally renowned Nigerian-American artist Victor Ekpuk will explore historical narratives and contemporary African diaspora.


Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

Be Inspired by the work of Floyd Norman, Disney’s First Black Animator

Floyd Norman, Disney’s first credited Black animator, helped animate characters Kaa and Shere Khan from “The Jungle Book.” At Conservation Station’s Animation Experience in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you’ll receive step-by-step guidance on how to illustrate your own version of the popular Disney Animation and Pixar Animation Studios characters that Norman helped to animate, as well as others such as Bruce from “Finding Nemo;” Tick-Tock from “Peter Pan;” or Scar from “The Lion King.”


Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

Indulge in “Cooking with Soul” Cuisine

Across Walt Disney World resorts, you can expect to see “Cooking with Soul” items on restaurant menus. You’ll find classic comfort food prepared by a diverse group of Walt Disney World chefs.


Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

Movies Under the Stars

Bring the entire family to cozy up in the fresh evening air and enjoy a classic Disney film.

 

Visit the Front Desk at your Disney Resort hotel to check location and scheduling information for Movies Under the Stars.

 

Featured films for the month of February include:

  • Black Panther

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Cool Runnings

  • Glory Road

  • Hidden Figures

  • The Princess and the Frog

  • The Proud Family Movie

  • Remember the Titans

  • Soul

  • The Lion King (2019)


Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

Make Magical Memories with Ariel, Tiana and Asha

Throughout February and beyond, you can interact with a variety of popular and diverse characters such as Tiana at Magic Kingdom Park, Ariel from the live-action story at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Asha at EPCOT.


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Celebrate Soulfully during Black History Month at Walt Disney World Resort

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