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Disneyland Resort Has Exciting Plans for Black History Month and Beyond

Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, is gearing up for an exciting celebration of Black History Month in February and beyond.

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The Walt Disney Company is dedicated to diversity and inclusion at its theme parks, across its many brands, and in its entertainment offerings. As such, Disney Parks Blog is sharing exciting things that will make celebrating Black History in February and beyond very special indeed.

According to Disney Parks Blog, there are several offerings at the Disneyland Resort in California that take place throughout the year, not just in February, that will add to the celebration of Black History for all:

Throughout the year, you can enjoy Celebrate Soulfully experiences, including, the “Tale of the Lion King” stage show, African-inspired cuisine at Troubadour Tavern, and training sessions with the Dora Milaje. In February, the celebration expands with more, limited-time offerings you can discover across the Disneyland Resort.

Celebrate Gospel makes a return to Disneyland in February

Disneyland’s Celebrate Gospel event has been a tradition at the resort for more than ten years, and it’s returning this year to the Fantasyland Theater at Disneyland Park on February 18 and February 25. Each day, the event will begin at 2:30 p.m. and last until 7:oo p.m.

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Per Disney Parks Blog:

This powerful tribute to Gospel music showcases uplifting performances by award-winning Gospel music stars, recording artists and community choirs – each sharing their own distinctive style. If you’re at Disneyland Park, you can stick around for the day’s lineup or drop by for a few songs!

Recording artist Jekalyn Carr takes the stage on February 18, with special guest, singer-songwriter Melvin Crispell, III, and a cappella group Sacred Groove. On February 25, “Celebrate Gospel” features GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and radio host Erica Campbell, with special guest DOE and powerhouse vocal ensemble The Singers of Soul. On both Saturdays, you can also admire the amazing talents of community choirs from across Southern California.

Special Offerings During Black History Month

During February 2023, the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort will offer special events, activities, and entertainment to celebrate Black History Month. There will be family crafts, live music, and other special offerings created especially for this celebration. Disney invites Guests of all ages to “express their creativity with crafts inspired by Black heritage.”

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Disney Parks Blog gives all the exciting details:

Lovepop will feature two cards designed in collaboration with talented artist Anthony Conley for Black History Month. Artists Ryan Riller and Larissa Marantz will be featured in artist showcases and signings from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PT at Disneyana in Disneyland Park on February 25 and the WonderGround Gallery pop-up location in the Downtown Disney District on February 26.

Each evening in February, you can dance and groove along to live musical performances highlighting genres such as R&B, Reggae, Funk, Motown, Jazz, Doo-Wop, and Gospel. The Downtown Disney LIVE! stage will host live bands nightly, with scheduled acts including LALA Brass, Forward Motion Band, The Rhythm & Blues Brothas, and others. On select weekend days, the festivities start in the afternoon with inspiring Gospel music performances by Sacred Groove and The Singers of Soul.

These are just a few of the offerings at Disneyland with which you can celebrate Black History next month . . . and beyond.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!