After much speculation, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party has been officially cancelled. In a post made by the Disney Parks Blog, Disney has just confirmed the cancellation of the holiday celebration.
The post made today highlights all of the holidays festivities that guests can look forward to this year. The parks will be decorated and will have special holiday cavalcades from November 6th – December 30th. Considering how much the parks have changed since the reopening, it’s no surprise that the holiday season at Walt Disney World will be much shorter this year.
After the cancellation of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, guests feared the same fate for the holiday parade spectacular. Unfortunately this has come true. In the Disney Parks Blog post it states, “Other holiday experiences that draw big crowds will be on hiatus this year as well, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. We know these experiences are a cherished part of holiday traditions that will be missed by guests and cast members alike, but we’re glad to be able to bring holiday magic in other creative ways.”
In addition to this, the traditional Christmas icicle lights that are usually strung on Cinderella’s Castle will NOT be hung this year. In place of the lights there will be various projections that will overlay on the castle for guests to take plenty of photos in front of. These projections will change throughout the night while guests are at Magic Kingdom.
Because of the cancellation of the beloved holiday party, Disney will be having holiday-themed cavalcades throughout each park, special holiday dining with characters, and various Christmas trees throughout Disney Springs. All of the resorts and parks will be feature their usual Christmas decorations. EPCOT will be bringing back the International Festival of the Holidays, which features traditional holiday food from around the world.
Despite the cancellation of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, it seems like Disney will still have all of their usual holiday cheer. More updates regarding the holiday season will continue to be posted through the Disney Parks Blog.
Click here for the full Disney Parks Blog post.