Walt Disney World Resort has issued an update regarding the 2020 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom park.
The Disney Parks Blog just released a statement regarding the popular holiday event, posting:
Looking ahead to the holiday season, this may spark questions about Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays, which includes the Candlelight Processional. 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.
Mickey’s Christmas Party is a highly-anticipated event that many Walt Disney World Resort Guests attend year after year. Typically, the Disney Parks holiday event includes Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmastime Parade, character dance parties throughout the Magic Kingdom, and a spectacular firework show over Cinderella Castle.
With fireworks, parades, and character meet-and-greets currently suspended, Christmas decorations, holiday ride overlays, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party merchandise are all that would be allowed under Disney’s present restrictions.
As the Disney Parks Blog seasonal event update mentioned, Walt Disney Company executives will continue to monitor the global health situation and the situation in Florida specifically before making any concrete plans for Christmas events at Walt Disney World Resort.
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival has also been modified, with its start date coinciding with EPCOT’s July 15 reopening date.
Will you miss “snoap” on Main Street, U.S.A if this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is cancelled? Tell us your thoughts on what Disney officials should do in the comments!