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Celebrate Soulfully in February at Walt Disney World Resort

Annette Gibbs

by , Public Relations Manager, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

I’m thrilled to share with you that, beginning in February, Walt Disney World Resort will unveil several new experiences inviting you to celebrate soulfully with us here at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Coinciding with and extending beyond February’s Black History Month, these offerings honor Black heritage and culture through music, food, art and more.

The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure

The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventurewill debut this Monday, Feb. 1, at EPCOT and continue beyond the end of the month inside The American Adventure. Featuring Joe Gardner from Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” (now streaming on Disney+), this new exhibit showcases historic artifacts of famous jazz musicians, inviting you on a musical tour of the United States to learn more about this colorful, inspiring and constantly evolving genre of music.

“Celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springsbrings together several new offerings debuting in February at the Walt Disney World shopping, dining and entertainment district. With jazz-inspired performances, new art displays, special food menus and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Featured will be four new art displays inspired by Disney and Pixar’s “Soul,” created by emerging Black artists: Bee Harris, Bianca Pastel, Arrington Porter and Cory Van Lew. Originally developed in collaboration with Disney and Pixar as part of a HUE Unlimited collection of wearable art, the work reflects each artist’s interpretation of the film.

Three evenings per week – Motown Mondays, Jazz Thursdays and Smooth Sundays – musicians will perform throughout Disney Springs, playing tunes sure to stir your soul. In addition, select dining locations will feature special menu items, including Amorette’s Patisserie offering treats inspired by “Soul” and Walt Disney Animation Studio’s “The Princess and the Frog.” Also at Disney Springs, several retail locations will spotlight products from Black designers, artists and visionaries.

As part of their “Movies Under the Stars” program, select Disney Resort hotels throughout the month of February will show films celebrating Black culture, such as “The Princess and the Frog.” These complimentary movie screenings are available to guests of Disney Resort hotels, offering relaxing evening entertainment for the whole family in a serene outdoor setting.

This is just a sampling of ways you can celebrate soulfully with us here at Walt Disney World. Keep checking back with us on the Disney Parks Blog for more details about these experiences coming soon.


  • Don’t miss opportunity to “Soulfully Celebrate” with Disney.

  • We were looking for something local to do this month to celebrate black history month. We justed added Epcot to the top of our list. Thanks for sharing!

  • Bravo Disney for scheduling this wonderful .
    program showcasing the excellence of the Black American Heritage..
    I hope that, this February, during their visit, many people will take the opportunity to discover and get enriched through that experience .

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  • Bravo Disney for scheduling this program showcasing the Black American Heritage experience. I hope many people visiting Disney this February will take the opportunity to learn something new and feel enriched after they experience the soulful side of life.

  • This sounds like a great positive experience and I hope these types of culturally rich events would continue all year. So glad to hear that Disney is honoring the African American culture during Black History month.

  • This is fantastic news and especially welcome to warm the soul in the heart of winter. I can’t wait to sit outside at Disney Springs listening to jazz between my shopping and outdoor dining!

  • Thanks for the article and for the efforts. It’s important to have “Soul!”

  • Awesome article, I love Disney💕💕. I look forward to visiting soon and celebrating Soulfully Celebrate.

  • Great article! So excited about this announcement!

  • Absolutely love it. Can’t wait to bring the entire family to share in this wonderful experience.
    Much thanks to Disney for encouraging a shared celebration of our country’s common history and heritage with Celebrate Soulfully.

  • Great read… Love the Diversity at Disney

  • Great line up Disney! My hope is this initiative will become part of the regular Disney attractions and not just during Black History Month.

  • This is an exciting venture for Disney. Thank you for acknowledging the richness of the American culture through this diversity programming. Thank you for continuing to be a leader by creating spaces for racial and cultural inclusion! Good for you Disney!!!

  • Excellent article!! Wish I could “Soulfully Celebrate” this year at Disney. Anticipating returning safely in the future.

  • Really exciting events planned to “Soulfully Celebrste” with Disney!!
    Looking forward to safely visiting Disney in the future.

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