As Disney prepares to reopen its theme parks in the coming weeks, announcements regarding new and modified protocols continue to roll in. Guests have been wondering if Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties will continue to take place this upcoming season. Today it was announced that they will in fact be cancelled for 2020.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an annual event that takes place on select nights during August, September, and October. Disney fans love to celebrate Halloween with Mickey and his pals for a not so spooky night of fun!
The event requires a separate ticket, and Guests who attend can enjoy trick-or-treating around Magic Kingdom Park, rare character meets, an exclusive Halloween parade, Halloween fireworks, and fun Halloween-themed entertainment.
One of the major draws for fans of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the unique fireworks show, Halloween parade, and the Hocus Pocus Villains Spooktacular stage show. With Disney’s social distancing and health and safety protocols, these types of events will be temporarily suspended.
According to Disney Parks Blog, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Parties will be cancelled for 2020.
While assessing another fall special event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, we determined that many of its hallmarks – stage shows, parades and fireworks – are unable to take place in this new, unprecedented environment. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Disney also shared in this update that Disney H20 Glow Nights would also be cancelled for the remainder of 2020.
Additionally, Disney H2O Glow Nights, the nighttime special ticket event at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, will not take place for the remainder of 2020. Guests who have already bought tickets to these events will be assisted with refunds over the coming weeks.
Disney recognizes that this will leave Guests wondering about celebrating other holidays in Walt Disney World, and shared the following update:
Looking ahead to the holiday season, this may spark questions about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, which includes the Candlelight Processional. We are monitoring our new environment closely, and will make a decision on these events as we continue to learn more from government and health officials. As always, our goal is to explore every option and look at ways in which we can still host events and festivals full of Disney magic, while still operating responsibly with the health and safety of our guests and cast members in mind.