Across Walt Disney World Resort, countless women are leading the way for many of our cherished theme park experiences. They are the driving force behind all kinds of extraordinary magic. During Women’s History Month, “Celebrate HER Story” will feature inspiring female cast members and beloved Disney heroines as we celebrate their achievements. This month and every day, we take time to recognize, honor and amplify their stories. Here are 10 ways you can join the celebration at Walt Disney World.
Explore the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival
The 2023 EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival kicks off today with the debut of several new topiaries. You can admire and snap photos with topiaries of the fearless Princess Tiana from the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic “The Princess and the Frog” and the courageous Madrigal sisters from the award-winning Disney Animation feature film “Encanto.” Plus, as part of this year’s Garden Rocks Concert Series, a variety of female performers will take the stage at the America Gardens Theatre, including Berlin and the Pointer Sisters.
Get Inspired at Disney Springs Art Walk
At the Disney Springs Art Walk: A Canvas of Expression, artists continue to spread creativity and magic through their work. This month we celebrate the talented women whose work is featured here, such as Stacey Aoyama, Leah Abucayan, Nani Chacon and Nneka Jones. Guests can also experience our newest artist Thao Huyhn French adding her work live this month from March 18 through April 1.
Enjoy Live Entertainment at Disney Springs
While you’re at Disney Springs, dance and sing along with live entertainment at three main stages. On Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, we feature acts and bands that highlight female artists, including Ladies of Motown, The Betties and many more. Look for these talented performers at Orange Node, Waterview Park and AdventHealth Waterside Stage, as well as at Dockside Margaritas.
Make Memories with Disney Magic Shots
Jump into some of your favorite Disney stories with amazing Magic Shots from Disney PhotoPass Service! Returning this year are fantastic designs showcasing Edna Mode, Disney’s “Encanto,” Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog,” and Magic Shots and props inspired by Disney Legends Harriet Burns, Leota Toombs, and Mary Blair.
Strike a Pose with Resort Photo Backdrops
Unique photo-silhouette backdrops are another fun way to celebrate HER. These photo locations can be found at most of our resort hotels. Find them and take a post-worthy photo to share on your social channels using the hashtag #CelebrateHERStory.
Say Hi to Your Favorite Characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Get a chance to meet the heroic Mrs. Incredible, or show off your outfit with the fashionista herself, Edna Mode. You can find these two at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for action-packed greetings filled with hugs and photos.
Treat Yourself to Female Chef-Created Dishes across Walt Disney World
Don’t miss all of the beautiful and flavorful dishes created by female chefs across Walt Disney World. Here are just a few of my favorites.
- Chef Assistant Ashley created the Chocolate ‘Muse’You can #CelebrateHERStory at Walt Disney World Resort during Women’s History Month and beyond! Here are 10 ways you can join the celebration: Cake at Disney’s All-Star Resorts with flavors that represent a balance of strength (orange-ginger), bold (black currant) and beauty (chocolate)!
- When Chef Assistant Meg created the Coconut Flan at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, she was inspired by a love of flowers, bright flavors and Surrealism. It’s a piece of edible art!
- The Sponge Cake at Sunshine Seasons in EPCOT was created by Chef Assistant Anna and inspired by Marie Curie. As a Polish woman, Anna was inspired by fellow Pole Marie Curie, the renowned physicist and chemist. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first woman to teach at a European university!
Check out the Women’s History Month Foodie Guide for even more delicious dishes to celebrate.
Savor Crafted Cocktails and Wines Featuring Women-Owned Businesses Across the Resort
The Ginger Whiskey at Tiffins Restaurant and Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park features Uncle Nearest Whiskey, which is both a Black- and woman-owned and operated business. Started in 2017, Uncle Nearest Whiskey has become one of the nation’s leading whiskey brands and made history as the first and only brand to commemorate an African American, Nathan “Nearest” Green, an emancipated slave who became the first master distiller on record in the United States.
At Disney Springs, City Works Eatery & Pour House has crafted a special beer flight with beers made by women-owned or women-led breweries.
Over at Magic Kingdom Park, you can discover the McBride Sisters Wine at Cinderella’s Royal Table. The McBride Sisters Wine Company is a Black-owned and female-led wine business. Select wines include:
- McBride Sisters Sparkling Brut Rosé, Hawke’s Bay
- McBride Sisters Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
- McBride Sisters Chardonnay, Central Coast
Indulge In Women-Inspired Treats at Disney Springs
Visit The Ganachery to discover a treat inspired by Ahsoka Tano. The “Ahsoka Pop” is a plant-based coconut and blueberry-swirled ganache, topped with 65% dark chocolate. The inside swirl represents the blue and white striped head tails of Ahsoka Tano. The outside is hand-decorated with the fulcrum symbol.
Learn More About the Women of Imagineering
The Play Disney Parks app will feature a special “Women of Imagineering” trivia game highlighting current and former female Disney Imagineers and the incredible contributions they have made to The Walt Disney Company.
Stay Tuned for More!
Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog to learn other ways to honor Women’s History Month. We hope you will join us at Walt Disney World this month to “Celebrate HER Story!” And be sure to follow along on the Disney Parks Blog to see more #CelebrateHERStory opportunities and learn about the amazing women we’ll be celebrating all month long.