Disney World will officially start reopening its theme parks on July 11th. And they have already revealed that a few experiences like parades and fireworks would be suspended when the parks reopen.
This left us questioning how Disney World would handle special ticketed events that offer special entertainment offerings like limited-time fireworks, meet and greets, and parades. Would they still happen? How would Disney modify the experience? Now, Disney has officially released information pertaining to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which was set to take place on select nights from August 13 – November 1, 2020, has officially been canceled.
According to Disney, “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.”
This may leave you wondering about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! Well, Disney has stated that they “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.”
Disney has shared that guests who have already purchased tickets to these events will be assisted with refunds over the coming weeks.
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Were you planning to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party this year? Let us know in the comments below!
I wonder if Disney would have lost more revenue being closed then opening. I completely understand the risk factors with everything that’s going on and I agree with certain protocols. At this point in my opinion they should have just stayed closed. I’m a disney guy through and through it’s literally and it saddens me to say that but they just need to stay closed. What’s the point of traveling that far for some and spending that amount of money to have nothing to do. I know of people going to Universal because they seem to be more organized and don’t have as many restrictions. I have been watching Disney vloggers trying to stay updated and they all seem to be frustrated and are telling viewers to reschedule. This is just a big mess .
I have to be honest. I’ve been going to WDW since 1981. I have seen everything Disney has to offer.
My children are grown. Although that is the reason we re-booked our May trip for September, to celebrate my daughters 24th. She’s a Disney kid through and through.
I’m not downplaying the ones who have not been or ones who had special celebrations planned. If I were you I’d wait till Disney was able to get back up to speed.
As for us, we are kind of hoping the crowds will be down to days of yesteryear. We are going for the rides and food.
We are also bringing our RV to Ft. Wilderness Resort for the first time. So that will be a new experience.
Wishing the best of Disney Magic to you all. Do what’s best for you and your family. Stay safe💕💗
Poor Gail says
Boooooo! Booooooooo!!! (And not Boo to You.) The Halloween party is my family’s favorite event of the year. We were looking forward to it as a way to wash away the stress of the last few months. We would have shown up in hazmat suits to watch the parade.
All I can say is that WDW needs to step up their game with things like making the special treats and merch that we enjoyed at the party available to regular park goers. Otherwise it would be a complete show of disrespect to those of us who are hanging in there to support the parks rain or shine.
I think what Ashton states above is absolutely perfect and well said. We go about 4X a year and now will go 0. Very sad indeed.
Shelley Larson says
Well I think that pretty much cements it for us. We had already purchased our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and now that is cancelled too, so we won’t be going until the magic returns in full. My daughter has worked hard to earn and save the money to take her family and without the full experience, there is no way we are wasting our money on anything less. And pictures with everybody in masks just isn’t going to cut it either. I guess we will just have to contain our excitement for another year!
Earl Sawyer says
Just curious what is going to happen to all the pins for the event.