Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will not be held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney announced Thursday.
The annual event at Magic Kingdom required an additional ticket for guests, with the big draws being the special Halloween-themed stage show, parade and fireworks. Disney determined those cornerstones of the event could not happen “in this new, unprecedented environment,” according to a post on the Disney Parks Blog.
The same post also announced that H20 Glow Nights, which are special nighttime events at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, will not be held for the rest of the year.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party typically runs on select nights at the Magic Kingdom from August through the early days of November. After a few days to change decorations, Magic Kingdom then hosts another seasonal, hard ticket event, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Disney said no decision has been made on the Christmas parties or Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays.
“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,” wrote Laurel Slater of Walt Disney World public affairs on the Parks Blog. “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 World theme parks are scheduled to begin reopening next month, having been shuttered since mid-March due to the pandemic.
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