BREAKING: 2020 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Canceled

by | Jun 18, 2020 | WDW Blog

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Tonight Disney fans received some news that really is so scary⁠—Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) has been canceled for 2020.

The official word from Disney Parks on the MNSSHP cancelation:

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. 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.

What is MNSSHP?

MNSSHP is loved for its villainous entertainment⁠—the parades, the castle show, and the fireworks are exclusive to the spookiest (and select) nights of the year at Disney’s Magic Kingdom.

If you haven’t been to MNSSHP and want to know what goes on check out our video from a party in 2018!

MNSSHP Canceled for Our Safety

This year Disney has had to cancel this special ticketed event because of the unavoidable closeness the entertainment would create during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The nature of the entertainment at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party depends on costumed guests gathering in crowds to watch the shows.

It will be the first time in 5 years that I won’t be going to MNSSHP, but I know this decision has not been made lightly. Disney’s priority right now is keeping their guests safe.

For the past 5 years, my best friend and I have been going to MNSSHP. We plan our costume for an entire year—Halloween is a big deal for us.

Although this is tough news for me (and many other WDW fans) to swallow, I know that it really is in our best interest.

Halloween Mickey Balloons

Photo by Brett Svenson

The good news is that you have an extra year to start planning and saving for your spook-tacular trip! But most importantly, you have extra time to make your spectacular costumes!

This isn’t the only special ticket event that has been canceled for 2020. Officials also announced that Disney H20 Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon have been canceled for this year as well.

Typhoon Lagoon h20 glow

Photo by Courtney Reynolds

Here is what you can look forward to enjoying at WDW now, including minigolf, Disney Springs shopping, and select dining experiences: Back in Business: Here’s What’s Open Now at Disney World

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Written by Alessandra Sferlazza

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Aly is the Social Media Coordinator for WDW Magazine as well as a contributing writer. For the past five years, she has worked with The Walt Disney Company and completed her BA, B.Ed, and a certificate in Journalism. Aly loves spending every second she can at Disney World with her best friends and family. Follow Aly on Instagram
Alessandra Sferlazza

Written by Alessandra Sferlazza

Aly is the Social Media Coordinator for WDW Magazine as well as a contributing writer. For the past five years, she has worked with The Walt Disney Company and completed her BA, B.Ed, and a certificate in Journalism. Aly loves spending every second she can at Disney World with her best friends and family. Follow Aly on Instagram