Epochal Celebration of Black Culture and Heritage at Disneyland Resort

Celebrating Soulfully at Disneyland Resort: The Highlights

  • Disneyland Resort continues its focus on creating a culture of inclusion, with year-round focus on celebrating Black heritage and culture.
  • Limited-time offerings will be available in February 2024 for Black History Month and in June for Black Music Month.
  • The “Celebrate Gospel” event returns to Disneyland Park, featuring renowned artists Marvin Sapp and Tasha Cobbs Leonard.
  • Tributes will be paid to Floyd Norman, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first Black animator.
  • A slew of exciting live acts and musical performances is scheduled at the newly opened Downtown Disney LIVE! Stage.
  • Food lovers rejoice! There will be limited-time menu items at select dining locations.
  • Guests can explore attractions focusing on black characters like Asha from “Wish,” Ariel from “The Little Mermaid,” and Princess Tiana from “The Princess and the Frog.”
  • Ongoing celebrations at Disneyland Resort will present a tribute honoring the partnership between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln accompanied by musical performances like Queenie and the Jambalaya Jazz Band and Five & Dime.
  • Exciting Avengers encounters await at Disney California Adventure Park, with appearances from Black Panther and additional characters from the series.
  • Moon Girl from the Disney series “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” and Captain Monica Rambeau will make appearances in February.
  • Special emphasis on soulful food and beverage selections all year round, with offerings at Tiana’s Palace and other dining locations.

The Realist’s Take

When you wish upon a star, your dreams might come true. But when you wish upon a bright, sparkling, and socially inclusive Disneyland Resort, you get a whole lot more. Not just princesses and talking animals, but a side order of culture, diversity, and representation, elegantly garnished with the fetching strums of gospel music and the savory aromas of soul food. It’s like Disneyland Resort read through the menu of fun, noticed that they could super-size it to a combo meal of empowerment and inclusivity, and went, “Sure, why not?” Here’s a toast to a Disneyland that’s not just for your inner child, but also your inner intellect, and your perennial appetite. Cheers everyone, let’s make a spirited dive into Princess Tiana’s gumbo pot, it’s going to be a soulfully spicy year!