Your Guide to Celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springs This February
As we reported last week, new Soulfully experiences are coming to Walt Disney World to celebrate Black culture and heritage and highlight some of the Black and African-American talent at the Resort. Today, we are receiving even more details on how Guests will be able to celebrate Soulfully at Disney Springs with jazz-inspired entertainment, new art displays, special offerings, and more!
New Soulfully Tastes at Disney Springs
Chef Dee Presents a Taste of the Bahamas
For all my foodies, a special dining experience will be coming to The Edison in Disney Springs on February 25, 2021! Chef Dee Presents A Taste of the Bahamas will feature the newest Executive Chef at the Patina Restaurant Group, Deaundra “Dee” Rolle and offer Guests a chance to enjoy everything from appetizers of conch fritters with remoulade to a steamed snapper entree and beene cake ice cream for dessert. Guests attending this event will feel like they have been transported to The Bahamas with every delicious bite as Chef Dee explains the inspiration behind her creations from her Bahamian background.
New Amorette’s Patisserie Petite Cakes
Amorette’s in Disney Springs will also be celebrating Soulfully this month with two new petite cakes! The first cake was made to celebrate Disney’s first Black princess, Princess Tiana – star of Princess and the Frog. The second features Joe Gardner, the African American jazz musician at the heart of the Disney-Pixar movie, Soul. Both cakes consist of a chocolate cake with a raspberry mousse. And, just like all of Amorette’s creations, they are a culinary work of art!
Music, Art, and More
Motown Mondays, Jazz Thursdays, and Smooth Sundays
Guests visiting Disney Springs on Mondays, Thursday, and Sundays are invited to enjoy Soulfully music acts to stir their soul. A collection of notable artists will be taking the stage all around Disney Springs on these days including Motown in Motion, Tonya Staples, and Joseph Jevanni.
In addition, jazz-style renditions of everyone’s favorite Disney songs will be heard as Guests make their way shopping, eating, and drinking around the Disney Springs complex. You might even hear a soundtrack that will make all jazz-loving Disney fans smile from ear-to-ear!
Soulfully Art Displays
Four new art displays will be available at Disney Springs as part of the all-new Soulfully experiences. These displays are inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Soul and were created by up-and-coming Black artists including Bee Harris, Bianca Pastel, Arrington Porter, and Cory Van Lew. Each work of art reflects the artist’s interpretation of Soul and was originally developed as a collaboration with Disney-Pixar as part of the HUE Unlimited collection of wearable artwork.
Food and Visual Blues at House of Blues Restaurant and Bar
If you work up an appetite getting Soulfully at Disney Springs, then make sure to make a stop by House of Blues Restaurant and Bar for fantastic food and awesome art! From February 12 to February 16, 2021, House of Blues will be offering a special Mardi Gras-themed menu.
While you are enjoying the great food, Guests can also take in the largest permanently displayed collection of “Outsider and American Folk Art” in the United States. This collection features more than 150 untrained, self-taught, and mostly African American artists that include art by Mose T, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Leroy Almon, Roy Ferdinand, Howard Finster, Richard Burnside, Ruth Mae McCrane, Jon Bok, and Archie Byron, and many more!
Soulfully Shopping at Disney Springs
While Soulfully shopping throughout Disney Springs, make sure to check out these stores that will be highlighting Black designers, artists, and visionaries.
Bowes Signature Collection
Inside the Marketplace Co-Op, Guests will be able to delight their scenes with aromatic must-have and invigorating scents to match your every mood. Founded by Jamaica native, Dave Bowes, an artisan who discovered his passion for candlemaking back in 2002, Bowes Signature Collection offers over 110 inspired scents.
The most popular scent from Bowes Signature Collection is “Jamaica Me Crazy” That features the masterful blend of mango, papaya, orange, pineapple, coconut, and watermelon.
One of my favorite stores in all of Disney Springs, Sephora, is also celebrating Soulfully for for Black History Month! The company has made a commitment to dedicate substantial space in their stores to diverse companies. Some diverse brands that Sephora prominently features is Fenty Beauty (Founder & CEO, Rhianna), Briogeo (Founder and CEO, Nancy Twine), Pat McGrath (Founder and CEO, Pat McGrath), and Shani Darden Skincare (Founder and CEO, Shani Darden).
In addition, Sephora just recently launched whit BREAD BEAUTY SUPPLY that includes hair care for kinky and coily hair.
Art of Disney
Guests are invited to make a stop at the Art of Disney Store in Disney Springs to check out the Artist Spotlight and learn a bit more about Floyd Norman, Bruce Smith, and Marlon West. These ultra-talented animators have worked with the Walt Disney Animation Studio several films including The Jungle Book, Hercules, and The Princess and the Frog.
Other Disney Springs Locations
While you are celebrating Soulfully at Disney Springs, make sure to stop in the Disney-owner shops to find new merchandise featuring your favorite Disney characters. The flagship World of Disney Store has items from Soul and Princess and the Frog. Guests can also find some wonderful Princess and the Frog merchandise at the Marketplace Co-Op. And, if you are looking all things Black Panther, a stop at Super Hero Headquarters is a must!
To read about additional Soulfully experiences going on at Disney Springs, please CLICK HERE.
So, what Soulfully experience at Disney Springs are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!
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