Disney Cancels Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Starts Food and Wine Festival on July 15


It seems that we have some more changes to report for this fall. Walt Disney World has cancelled Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) but they will be modifying and extending the Food & Wine Festival at EPCOT. Now it will start when EPCOT reopens on July 15th.

According to the Disney Parks Blog:

“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.

Disney will instead extend the Food & Wine Festival:

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EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. Today, we’re pleased to share that not only have we cooked up a creative, modified festival experience, it will also be our longest festival yet – giving you plenty of time to enjoy “A Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival!

This year the festival will begin on July 15th, when EPCOT reopens and will run through the fall with over 20 global marketplaces.

Since the Flower and Garden Festival got cut short Walt Disney World is combining them a bit:

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And, if you’ve ever imagined a world where the floral fun of Flower & Garden is sprinkled in with the global goodies of Food & Wine, here’s your chance – guests will be able to see our newest topiary, Remy, in the France pavilion and find Flower & Garden merchandise. For scavenger hunt fans, Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak scavenger hunt returns. And stay tuned as Food & Wine merchandise joins the fun later on after the festival begins.

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series has been cancelled for this year, but you can still go to the America Gardens Theater to see “Mariachi Cobre, the JAMMitors and more. These fan favorites will spread out their performances throughout the day, giving audiences more options to enjoy them.

No word yet on Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays. Disney said:

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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.

Honestly this is a mixed bag for me. MNSSHP is my favorite event at Walt Disney World. I like Food and Wine, but Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween is just special. But that’s just me.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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