Walt Disney World will not be able to host a number of popular holiday events, but still hopes to bring the Christmas magic to its theme parks in 2020.
Weeks after revealing that Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party would not take place, Disney has followed up with the cancellation of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and EPCOT's Candlelight Processional. However, that won't stop Disney from celebrating the holiday season throughout its parks.
From November 6 through December 30, holiday-themed decor, entertainment, food and merchandise will be found all across the Florida parks and resorts. Special holiday pop-up parades will occur at all of the parks, featuring gingerbread men, Toy Soldiers, elves, reindeer and more. Santa Claus will even make unannounced appearances to share holiday greetings with guests.
Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom will host a new series of holiday themed projections, replacing the Castle Dream Lights for 2020. Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios will welcome Minnie Mouse, Goofy and other characters in their best holiday garb.
Disney resorts will receive a familiar holiday makeover, however gingerbread displays will not be presented this year to encourage social distancing.
Beginning November 27, EPCOT's World Showplace welcomes the International Festival of the Holidays with unique food offerings, gospel singers and more.