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Your Guide To Celebrate Soulfully in Walt Disney World 

Your Guide To Celebrate Soulfully in Walt Disney World  Black History Month Guide

The Celebrate Soulfully celebration of Black History Month is now underway, and we’ve got your guide to all the fun in Walt Disney World. There are some inspiring new food options, fabulous entertainment, and characters for you to meet along the way.



Michael James Scott Named Honorary Parade Grand Marshal

Broadway performer and Orlando native Michael James Scott, well known for his portrayal of Genie in the hit Broadway musical, Aladdin, will be the honorary grand marshal for the ‘Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade‘ at Magic Kingdom Park on Feb. 6. His appearance helps kick off our month-long celebration of Black heritage and culture. You can catch Michael James Scott along the parade route all the way down to Main Street, U.S.A., around 3 p.m. ET.* 

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See Black Artists Celebrated at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

There are three Black artists who are taking part in a celebration of the arts on various days at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts through February 19th. See these talented artists on the following dates: Ryan Riller (Feb. 12-19), Yesenia Moises (Feb.13-19), and Larissa Marantz (Feb. 14-19).



Also, don’t miss the performances by the following Black artists lighting up the stage at America Gardens Theatre during the DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series on select nights during the festival:**

  • L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King – Jan. 26, 28 and 29, Feb. 1, 3, 5, and 6)
  • Kissy Simmons (The Lion King – Jan. 27, 30 and 31, Feb. 2, 4, 7, and 8)
  • Bradley Gibson (The Lion King – Feb. 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 19)
  • Michael James Scott (Aladdin – Feb. 9, 11, 12, 15, 18, and 19)

Enjoy some Soulful Cuisine

The full list of what to find and where can be viewed here, though we’ve got a little reminder of some of the delicious treats and dishes that will be available.

Your Guide To Celebrate Soulfully in Walt Disney World   Mini Red Velvet Cake from Walt Disney World Resorts

Mini Red Velvet Cake: Red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream available at:   



  • Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort 
  • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside 
  • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Your Guide To Celebrate Soulfully in Walt Disney World   Tiana’s Petit Cake from Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom Park

Tiana’s Petit Cake: Vanilla chiffon cake, lemon Chantilly, and fresh strawberries topped with a fondant flower and a Tiana chocolate piece available at:



  • Main Street Bakery in Magic Kingdom Park (Available Feb. 1 through March 1)
Your Guide To Celebrate Soulfully in Walt Disney World   Shrimp and Grits from Tiffins Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Shrimp and Grits: Roasted corn and goat cheese, peri-peri shrimp, and green tomato-apple chutney available at:



  • Tiffins Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Your Guide To Celebrate Soulfully in Walt Disney World   Griot and Pikliz from Jock Lindsey 's Hangar Bar in Disney Springs

Griot and Pikliz: Epis-marinated fried pork shoulder, fried green plantain, and pikliz available at:

  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs (Available Feb. 1 through 29)

Meet Your Favorite Characters

Throughout February, guests can visit with their favorite Disney characters to celebrate Black History Month. You can find Tiana at Magic Kingdom, Ariel (from the live-action story) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Asha at EPCOT!

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Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.




















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