In celebration of Black History Month in the U.S., Disney World and Disneyland have announced a host of special events and limited-edition treats in the parks.

While there are plenty of ways to Celebrate Soulfully throughout the year at both resorts, there are some extra magical additions this February.

Celebrate Soulfully at Walt Disney World

festival of the arts at epcot
Much of Disney's Celebrate Soulfully events can be found at EPCOT's Festival of the Arts throughout February.

Magic Kingdom will be kicking things off on 6th February with a pre-Festival of Fantasy Parade. Michael James Scott, known for playing Aladdin’s Genie on Broadway, has been announced as the honorary grand Marshall and will be escorting the parade along Main Street from 3pm.

EPCOT’s International Festival of the Arts will also be championing Black artists. In particular, you’ll be able to find work by Ryan Riller (12th-19th), Yesenia Moises (13th-19th), and Larissa Marantz (14th-19th) in the park. 

Many of the Disney World hotel resorts will also be celebrating the month with their Movies Under the Stars series. The resorts will be showing the likes of Black Panther, Soul, and The Princess and the Frog throughout February, too. You can check at the Front Desk of your hotel for the full lineup. 

However, one of the most exciting offerings for Black History Month at Disney World is the addition of beignets in Magic Kingdom. Previously these cult-favorite treats have only been available at Scat Cat's Club in Port Orleans hotel but, for a limited time only, you will be able to find Tiana’s Famous Beignets at the Golden Oak Outpost in Frontierland. 

Celebrate Soulfully at Disneyland

If you’re heading to Disneyland, there are plenty of ways to Celebrate Soulfully. Much-loved show Celebrate Gospel will also be returning for two days to the Fantasyland Theatre at Disneyland Park. The shows will take place on 17th February and 24th February and will be headlined by Marvin Sapp and Tasha Cobbs Leonard, respectively.

You can also expect a host of limited-edition food paying homage to Black History Month throughout February. The most exciting offerings include a fried chicken bowl and sweet potato pie casserole from Troubadour Tavern, plus a new shrimp and grits dish at Disneyland Hotel’s Lobby Lounge.

Plus, keep your eyes peeled when you visit Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure Park, as you’ll find a window honoring Floyd Norman, a Disney legend and the first Black animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios.