Disney World just made some MAJOR announcements about some of their 2020 events.
We just learned that a modified version of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival will begin when the park reopens on July 15th (without the Eat to the Beat Concert series). And, in LESS fortunate news, Disney announced that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020 has been canceled and H2O Glow Nights have also been canceled.
These HUGE pieces of festival news have a lot of folks asking…what’s going to happen to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays (which features the Candlelight Processional)?!
The news is…Disney hasn’t made a decision about their winter seasonal events yet.
According to a post on Disney Parks Blog, Disney World is “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.”
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party was canceled, in part, because major parts of this event includes stage shows, fireworks, parades, and character meet-and-greets, and those things will not be happening initially when Disney World reopens. Those things are ALSO huge parts of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, but as the global health crisis is constantly evolving, so too are the decisions being made by Disney.
Tickets for these special events (and tickets for Disney World in general) have been suspended, and there are no dates announced for either MVMCP or Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays. But you KNOW the second there is news, we’ll fill you in on all the deets!
What do you think of Disney’s seasonal events upon reopening? Let us know in the comments!