Earlier this year, Disney Parks began something called Celebrate Soulfully which offered experiences that celebrate Black culture and heritage. Celebrate Soulfully was introduced as a way to celebrate Black History Month and it brought with it special food items, entertainment, and merchandise.
June is Black Music Month and Disneyland is celebrating big with the return of an exciting show, plus many more entertainment offerings!
On May 28th, “Tale of the Lion King” will debut in a brand new location at Disneyland! This show is a theater adaptation of The Lion King told by a traveling group known as “The Storytellers of the Pride Lands.”
They will tell the story of how a lion cub becomes a king with song, dance, and, of course, storytelling. This show premiered in 2019 at the Palisades Stage in Disney California Adventure. Since then, it has been adapted with new scenes and costume designs as well as new music and choreography, all inspired by the cultural roots of the story it is based on.
“Tale of the Lion King” will take place in the Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland. It will be joined by several other entertainment offerings in celebration of Black Music Month, like The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure,” which has previously been located at the American Adventure in EPCOT.
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