Last week, my husband and I were given a front row seat to experience “Celebrate Soulfully at Walt Disney World” at Disney Springs. #CelebrateSoulfully honors Black culture and spotlights many of the African American talent that have contributed to Disney throughout the years.
We were able to walk throughout Disney Springs trying new dishes, listening to jazz-inspired entertainment, viewed art displays and even learned some amazing history lessons.
We were able to taste wine by black winemakers, sausage topped with crawfish and mac & cheese bites.
Earl and I visited Amorette’s Patisserie, with their debut of two new petite cakes. One cake celebrates Disney’s first Black princess, Princess Tiana, while the other features Joe Gardner, the African American jazz musician at the heart of “Soul.” Both are chocolate cakes with raspberry mousse.
The day started out listening to Motown in Motion. You can listen to them 3 days a week on the Disney stage across from the World of Disney. We also enjoyed the Southern Vernacular Art collection in the House of Blues.
It was so much history in that restaurant, that they gave us a piece by piece tour. It’s also the largest collection of Outsider and American Folk Art in the country. It displays art from more than 150 self taught and mostly Black artist.
We also visited the brand new M&M Store and the new donut shop, Everglazed donuts & brew.
Lastly, once we finished at Disney Springs, we headed to Epcot to check out the #ArtfulEpcot Soul Display. Have you seen the move Soul on Disney+? It’s a good movie, it is based off of a real life middle school music teacher and really causes you to think about what you’re doing with your life.
If you’re in Orlando this month, visit Disney Springs and/or Epcot to check out #CelebrateSoulfully and #ArtfulEpcot. Take your time and let yourself explore.