Will Disney Decorate For Halloween Without MNSSHP?

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Walt Disney World made the difficult decision this year to not host Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — a popular after hours event that takes place every year at Magic Kingdom. It wasn’t long ago Disney World released the following statement:

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.

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But one popular question floating around is if Walt Disney World will still decorate Magic Kingdom or the rest of the resort with decorations despite this cancellation? Well, we at Inside the Magic decided to chat with Walt Disney World Resort Guest Services to find out!

When we asked Guest Relations Cast Member if Walt Disney World was still going to decorate for Halloween despite MNSSHP being canceled, they replied with the following statement:

So from what I’ve gathered, we do still decorate for the fall and the holidays, even without special events like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
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More on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

In case you aren’t familiar, Disney describes the annual event as:

Halloween with a Disney Twist!

Join some of your favorite Disney Characters for an evening of spirited fun at this spook-tacular celebration.Get your favorite costume ready and make your plans to live it up—collecting candies, sweets and delightful treats—all while Magic Kingdom park thrills and chills you electrifying entertainment and eerily fun activities.

  • Set your sights on a group of sinister sisters as they bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom park at the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular.
  • Don’t miss Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular*—a wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters.
  • Collect a bag full of candy as you roam the trick-or-treat trails in search of some of your favorite sweets.

Best of all: since this event is “not-so-scary,” children of every age can enjoy the fun!

Hopefully this popular after hours event will return next year. Until then, we can still look forward to the amazing fall decor Disney puts on display despite MNSSHP being cancelled.

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