Disneyland Hosts Celebrate Soulfully Festivity for Black History Month

Published February 1, 2024

Disneyland Park, renowned for its enchanting experiences, is once again paying tribute to Black History Month in a unique way. This year, the park is presenting a celebration called 'Celebrate Soulfully,' which will captivate guests with a blend of vibrant music and culinary delights, invoking the rich heritage of Black culture. The festival is scheduled to sweep through the entire month of February, providing park-goers an extended opportunity to join in the festivities.

Gospel Music Tradition Returns

As part of the month-long celebration, the 'Celebrate Gospel' musical tribute is making a comeback at the Fantasyland Theatre. This cherished tradition, featuring Southern California choirs, has been an integral part of the Disneyland experience for over a decade. This year's event is slated for February 17 and 24, with renowned artists Marvin Sapp and Tasha Cobbs headlining the shows on these respective dates. Adding to the melodious celebration, local choirs including the Sacred Groove acapella vocalists and the Singers of Soul gospel choir will take the stage, ensuring an unforgettable journey through gospel music.

Downtown Disney Comes Alive with Music

The vibrant heart of Disneyland Resort, Downtown Disney, will be filled with music every night throughout February. The variety of performances lined up includes genres such as Gospel, Soul, and Doo-Wop, promising a rich auditory experience. Bands scheduled to perform include Singers of Soul, LALA Brass, Del Atkins and the Lyfe, and several more, ensuring guests have a new musical treat to look forward to each evening.

Flavors of Black History Month

In conjunction with the melodic celebrations, select Disneyland dining establishments will be offering special menu items that pay homage to Black history. From savory brisket to sweet potato pie, these dishes are crafted to capture the essence and comfort of traditional Black Southern cuisine. Guests can look forward to a variety of special dishes at locations such as Cafe Orleans, River Belle Terrace, Troubadour Tavern, and the Disneyland Hotel Lobby Lounge, each offering a culinary nod to the celebration.

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