Back in June, Disney Parks made the following announcement regarding the fate of popular holiday events such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom and the EPCOT 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. 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.
If Disney follows a similar pattern as to what it did with the reopening events, they may decide to cancel Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, while keeping the Festival of the Holidays, albeit with a socially-distanced Candlelight Processional, or no Processional at all, given reduced operating hours. As was recently announced for the upcoming Halloween season, Disney is merely modifying select offerings typically available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, like the option to wear costumes, and allowing all guests to partake during normal park hours with no upcharge from September 15 through October 31.
We expect an announcement regarding these events to be once we’re closer to the holiday season, contingent on progress made during these past few reopening months at the parks.
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