Celebrate Black History Month with Walt Disney World!

Just in time for this February’s Black History Month, Disney announced a few updates coming to the Walt Disney World Resort. The folks at Disney know how to celebrate and these new efforts are no exception!


First up Is a new exhibit at EPCOT. “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” opens today in the exhibition space of the American Adventure pavilion. In conjunction with jazz museums around the country, Disney created a journey through the years and across the major jazz destinations around our country like Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, and Puerto Rico. This trip features relics from some of our country’s most storied jazz artists as well as appearances by Joe Gardner, the mentor and jazz pianist from the newest Disney Pixar movie “Soul.”


Check out the rundown from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Carmen Smith! We still do not have many details on this new adventure, but we are sure to see some more images and news starting with today’s opening.


On display: a trumpet played by Louie “Satchmo” Armstrong

Across the Resort in Disney Springs, music will fill the air! The Springs are always a great place to catch some music while you enjoy food, drink, and shopping. Starting this month, Disney treats guests to Motown Mondays, Jazz Thursdays, and Smooth Sundays. Each of these evenings, live musicians will perform hits that honor the impact of Black culture on American music. Many of the dining locations around the Springs will have special items for sale on these nights too!


Art, movies, music, and food abound at the Disney World Resort. It’s great to see Disney using its own impact on culture to highlight the contributions of Black heritage on our nation. If your family is not able to mare it to the Parks this month, don’t worry! Disney is already hinting at more experiences to come that will extend beyond Black History Month. Your expert ConciEARS travel planners are here to help design your family’s next trip! Send us a message and let’s get planning!

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