Disney World and Disneyland announce ‘Celebrate Soulfully’ for Black History Month

The popular resorts announced their Black History Month celebrations as a part of their "Celebrating Black Joy" initiative

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Disney is celebrating Black History Month. Both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort have announced “Celebrate Soulfully,” back for a second consecutive year with events that help honor this special month.

Per the official press release, “Celebrate Soulfully” will, “invite guests to celebrate soulfully with experiences that honor Black History Month and pay tribute to Black heritage and culture through music, food, art and more.”

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While Disney World hosted last year, Disneyland has officially joined in the celebration this year with their first annual event.

“Celebrate Soulfully” is a part of the Walt Disney Company’s overall “Reimagine Tomorrow” initiative, which prioritizes Black consumers and workers throughout February under “Celebrating Black Joy.”

Avis Lewis, vice president of human resources at Walt Disney Imagineering and Consumer Products, Games and Publishing, shared in a statement, “I’m looking forward to celebrating the work we’ve started, the progress we’ve made as a company, and taking our education to the next level as we continue to grow together.

As an African American leader in this company, I could not be more impressed with the strides we’ve taken toward access and commitment – bringing light to our Black employee experience and consumer experience.”

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Disney resorts recently announced that all Disney parks have lifted their mask requirements for guests as of Feb. 17. However, those who are not fully vaccinated are still expected to mask, per the new policy on the website.

“Celebrate Soulfully” offers food, music, and art events centering around Black art and culture. They include “Celebrate Gospel” with Kierra Sheard, Jonathan McReynolds, and Mali Music, The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure art exhibit, and more.

For more on “Celebrate Soulfully,” the parks’ COVID-19 protocols, and more, head to the official site

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