Throughout the month of June, Disneyland will invite guests to continue to experience “Celebrate Soulfully,” as they highlight Black Music Month with daily live entertainment, plus specialty offerings including food, art, and more available throughout the resort.
A highlight of the promotion is “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” touring exhibit, which will be located at the Downtown Disney District from June 1 to July 4.
In the exhibit, Joe Gardner of the Disney-Pixar film “Soul” takes guests on a musical tour across America, showcasing the rich history of jazz along the way. As a tribute to a musical art form that was originated by African Americans, the exhibit illustrates the many different cultures and creators who influenced this evolving genre.
Walt Disney Imagineering partnered with cultural institutions and jazz experts to bring this story to life, and the exhibit will be located in the building adjacent to the Star Wars Trading Post.
June 1 through July 4, guests can also enjoy “Celebrate Soulfully” at Disney California Adventure park with daily live music celebrating music genres from Doo-Wop to Motown.
In the evening, head to the Hollywood Backlot to enjoy the summer vibes of a special block party featuring live musical acts seven nights a week.
There will even be a DJ performing at the Downtown Disney LIVE! stage on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, in the Downtown Disney District, playing a variety of genres.
Soulful Food options
Foodies can “Celebrate Soulfully” with new dishes and beverages throughout Disneyland that are sure to tempt the tastebuds.
Troubadour Tavern hosted by Dreyer’s at Disneyland park has several delicious new items to try, also inspired by the return of “Tale of the Lion King” show.
There are snacks like Salted Plantain Chips and the Berbere-spice Popcorn tossed with a warming blend of spices.
For something a little more filling, try the Chicken-coconut Curry Sweet Potato featuring a baked sweet potato topped with a Malawian chicken-coconut curry.
For a sweeter option, Hakuna Matata Sweets offer up a trio of animal print cookies, including a coconut macaroon, pineapple orange thumbprint, and a butter chocolate chunk cookie topped with cacao nibs and a white chocolate animal print décor.
To quench the thirst, try the Cardamom Cold Brew which is made up of cold brew coffee, brown sugar, and cardamom over ice, or The Pride Rock Punch, featuring Gold Peak tea, pineapple, mango, tamarind, and orange juice over ice.
Meanwhile over at Disney California Adventure park, Award Wieners will “Celebrate Soulfully” with the Foot-long BBQ Pulled Pork Dog featuring an all-beef foot-long hot dog on a toasted bun topped with BBQ pulled pork, fried onions, and a creamy slaw.
Finish off your meal with the Peaches and Cream Funnel Cake Fries dusted with cinnamon sugar and finished with whipped topping and peach glaze drizzle.
Both dishes will be available through September 2.
The GCH Craftsman Bar at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will offer Jerk Seasoned Beef Tenderloin Skewers & Coconut Shrimp with raspberry rum sauce, and the aptly named Summer Cocktail which features Parrot Bay Rum, Svedka Vodka, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine.
Over at the Downtown Disney District, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen has a delicious Peach Pie Old Fashioned, made with Uncle Nearest Whiskey, a splash of Peachtree Liquor, a dash of Peychaud’s Bitters, brown sugar, and peach.
Plus through July 4 two new food trucks will be set up for foodies to try out after 3pm daily: the Nashville Hot Chicken truck will be serving up some delicious spicy fried chicken options, while Happy Ice will be offering Ultra-premium Philadelphia Italian Ice.
If you’re visiting Disneyland in the next month, make sure to check out these “Celebrate Soulfully” fun events, food, and drink in between enjoying all the attractions and shows.