From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Annette Gibbs
Summer is the perfect time to celebrate soulfully at Walt Disney World Resort, reuniting with family and friends for experiences that delight the soul, tantalize the taste buds and produce positive vibes!
Across Walt Disney World this summer, you’ll discover a variety of exciting experiences to enjoy. Whether it’s the energy-infused rhythms of “Celebration of Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park; the moving stories found in “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” exhibit at EPCOT or the mouth-watering tastes of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE, there are ways to feed every part of your soul throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
Over at Disney Springs, keep your summer vibe going as you stroll through the entertainment, shopping and dining destination. Groove with musicians entertaining with sounds of jazz, R&B or Motown favorites, or enjoy one of the many brunch and happy hour hot spots such as STK, the House of Blues Restaurant and Bar or Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’.
While you’re at Disney Springs, stop by AMC theaters and catch the stirring documentary, “Summer of Soul.” The directorial debut of musician Questlove, it chronicles the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, featuring never-before-seen performances from iconic musical artists, including Stevie Wonder, Sly & The Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and Mahalia Jackson. The film is part of Disney’s new Onyx Collective, a platform catering to creators of color and creatives under-represented in the entertainment industry.
If you want another cool alternative, go for some chill-in-the-sun/watery fun adventure at Disney’s Blizzard Beach, Walt Disney World’s melting ski resort water park featuring beloved attractions: Summit Plummet, Teamboat Springs and the ever-popular Cross Country Creek, one of the country’s longest lazy rivers.
If you’re starting to feel the summer vibes, then gather your friends and family to share the joy of laughter and have a feel-good magical time at all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks, Disney Springs and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.