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Celebrate HER Story With New Food, Art, and Music This Month at Walt Disney World

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The Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating Women’s History Month this March by sharing stories of Disney character heroines and hardworking female Cast Members with new art, music, and food and beverage offerings around Disney parks and resorts.

Artwork & Live Music

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All around the Walt Disney World Resort this month, Guests will find photo-silhouette backdrops of different female Disney characters. The photos can be found everywhere at Walt Disney World, including Disney Springs and at 20 different Disney Resort hotels. As you keep an eye out for the photos, the Disney Parks Blog invites you to take a selfie with your favorites and tag #CelebrateHERStory in your posts.

For music during HER Story, Disney Springs will be hosting female DJs on Fridays and Saturday nights. Stop by the AdventHealth Waterside Stage to take in playlists inspired by favorite female Disney characters. In addition to the weekend DJs, live female musical performers will be taking over the stage most nights throughout the month.

A number of female artists will also be performing at the Garden Rocks Concert Series at the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival including:

Skillzmatic – March 2, 3, 29, 30, 31
Melina León – March 11,12
CeCe Winans – March 13, 14
Hello Sister – March 15, 16, 17
Glass Ceiling – March 22, 23, 24

All performances take place at the America Gardens Theatre in the American Adventure pavilion and dining packages are available for those Guests looking to guarantee seats for their performance with lunch or dinner in this Disney Park.

The Magic Kingdom

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Food and beverage offerings around the parks and resorts will be inspired by female Disney Imagineers whose work is revered at the Walt Disney World Resort. In the Magic Kingdom, Guests will find a Leota Toombs-inspired Madame Leota Cupcake in Liberty Square, and an “it’s a small world” cupcake inspired by Mary Blair at the Friar’s Nook in Fantasyland.

All down Main Street U.S.A. at select food and beverage carts, Guests can order the Cinderella Castle Mosaic Cupcake. Inspired by Dorothea Redmond, this treat comes with champagne-flavored cake and raspberry compote and buttercream.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotels are celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, and keeping the celebrations going through the end of the month by offering specialty food items inspired by Disney’s Encanto (2021).

These found at most Disney Resort hotels will include:

  • Chorizo Arepas and Mirabel Cupcake
  • Luisa Push-Up Cake Pop and Encanto Cholado

Menu items at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort include:

  • Chorizo Arepas: Cheese arepas topped with chorizo, red pepper and onion-egg scramble, arugula, and sliced avocado
  • Mirabel Cupcake: Cinnamon cupcake filled with custard and topped with coconut buttercream, toasted coconut, and Mirabel-inspired fondant garnishes
  • Luisa Push-Up Cake Pop: Layers of vanilla cake and tres leches pastry cream topped with a doughnut hole ‘boulder’ (All-Star Movies only)
  • Encanto Cholado: Crushed ice topped with sliced fresh fruit, sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut (All-Star Movies only)

Disney Springs Dining

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HER Story special food and drinks at Disney Springs are set to include these items from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar created by female chefs:

  • Nona’s Home-Style Meatballs presented by Sous Chef Lori Tiritilli: Italian meatballs with Sunday gravy, basil pesto, and scratch-made lemon ricotta, grilled focaccia crostini, grated pecorino cheese
  • Carne Frita con Tostones presented by Sous Chef Natalie Floyd: Crispy pork shoulder tostones, pickled onions, citrus aioli

Amorette’s Patisserie is celebrating Women’s History Month with:

  • “The Passion of My Life” Dessert presented by Pastry Chef Yoly Lazo Colon: Pineapple, mango and toasted coconut mousse, coconut chiffon cake, white chocolate crisp pearls and infused passion fruit glacage

And last, but certainly not least, The Ganarchy is taking celebrating Women’s History Month Star Wars-style with:

  • Lady Tano Pop, a concept by Chocolatier Katie Dodge presented by Chef Chocolatier Amanda Lauder: Plant-based coconut and blueberry swirled ganache topped with dark 65% chocolate

Disney Apps

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Have you downloaded the Play Disney Parks App yet? All month long the app will feature the Women of Imagineering trivia game, which allows Guests to answer trivia questions all about current and former female Disney Imagineers.

And, on the Disney MobileMagic Service, new passes are available now through the end of the month with artwork showcasing female characters including Edna Mode, Mrs. Incredible, Minnie Mouse, and more.

Exhibitions

Additional exhibitions celebrating Women’s History Month can be found all around EPCOT, including the “Rally of the Gazelles (Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc)” in the Morocco pavilion of World Showcase. This exhibition shares the history behind the country’s all female off-road race.

In the American Adventure pavilion, “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” features Native artifacts and contemporary works of American Indian art, with many of the artists being female. Among them are fashion designer Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), noted doll-maker Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan) and Juanita Growing Thunder (Assiniboine Sioux) from the Growing Thunder family of Montana.

nuiMOs

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If you collect nuiMOs, you’re in luck! A brand new collection is coming to Disney parks and resorts as well as on shopDisney.com just for Women’s History Month.

More offerings are in the works to celebrate the women of Disney at the parks and resorts this March, and we will be back with more updates as we have them.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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