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Disneyland Calls off its Halloween Party for 2020

July 24, 2020, 4:40 PM · The Disneyland Resort has canceled its after-hours Halloween party for this year, too.

The decision comes the same day as Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood announced that they would cancel Halloween Horror Nights for the 2020 season. Previously, Walt Disney World had announced that it would not hold its Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party during what has become a very scary pandemic year.

Last year, Disneyland moved its annual hard-ticket Halloween party from Disneyland to Disney California Adventure and recast it as Oogie Boogie Bash. The plan featured unlimited, all-ages trick-or-treating in addition to special entertainment, such as the new World of Color - Villainous! show. Here is Disney's statement:

"As we continue to work toward a reopening plan for our theme parks and follow guidance from appropriate health and government officials, we have made the decision to not bring Oogie Boogie Bash—A Disney Halloween Party back this year. Given theme park guidelines have yet to be released by the state, and Oogie Boogie Bash requires a substantial amount of planning and coordination, we are unable to bring the event back at this time."

Without that guidance on a reopening timeline from the state, there's no word yet whether the Halloween Time festivities inside the parks will happen this year or not. Those typically run for all theme park guests from Labor Day through Halloween, with the Christmas season taking over almost immediately after that. Halloween Time has included Haunted Mansion Holiday (which runs through Christmas), as well as Halloween overlays on Cars Land, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout! and Space Mountain, in addition to a special fireworks show and themed decor throughout the parks.

Replies (3)

July 24, 2020 at 5:02 PM


July 25, 2020 at 11:49 AM

The right decision ... But a gut punch to Disney's bottom line. Begging Disney not to give up on the parks.

July 31, 2020 at 11:53 AM

This doesn't bode well for Haunt at Knott's

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