Both Walt Disney World Resort Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort have decided to cancel this year’s Halloween celebrations—Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween and Halloween Horror Nights due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood have made the difficult decision to not hold Halloween Horror Nights events this year. Universal Orlando Resort will be focusing exclusively on operating its theme parks for daytime guests, using the enhanced health and safety procedures already in place. Universal Studios Hollywood continues to face ongoing business restrictions and uncertainty around its opening timeframe.

The park said in press materials, “we know this decision will disappoint our fans and guests. We are disappointed, too. But we look forward to creating an amazing event in 2021.”

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights brings together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations—every year, the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.

The Walt Disney World Resort has also decided to cancel this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween. The park states on their website that, “We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.”

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