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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sunday's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Has Been Cancelled Along With Saturday's "Night of Joy" Event


by: guide4wdw - Collin

As Hurricane Irma draws closer, a few new closings have been announced, likely with more to follow. This weekend's Night of Joy event (an event featuring Christian artists, and special performances  for Saturday has been officially canceled. Guests with tickets to the event can trade them in towards a ticket to Friday night's event at ESPN Wide World of Sports which is scheduled to continue as planned at no additional cost. Tickets ca be transferred at the locations box office. For guests unable to attend the event Friday night, refunds will be issued. 

(Photo: Disney)

As perhaps the more surprising announcement, Mickey's Not-So-Scarry Halloween Party has been canceled for Sunday, September 10th. As compensation for the cancellation, guest will be given one of the following per request per ticket: 

-A ticket to attend another night's event. 
-A 1 day Magic Your Way Ticket with the park hopper option which can be used at any point in the next two years. 
-A ticket to one of the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (a favorite of mine).

Other notable closures in place are that Blizzard Beach will be closed September 8th and 9th. The large hot air balloon at Disney Springs has also already been closed to guests and will remain so until the high winds arrive and pass over the next few days. The balloon must be deflated a few days early in order to properly store it and prepare for the storm.  

Personally, I see this as a select few of many closings that may surface over the next 24 hours or so. Be prepared to alter plans if necessary and more than anything, stay safe throughout this entire circumstance. Make necessary preparations and be ready for what may or may not happen. Disney will likely release a broader statement about what will close and what will remain open soon. Until then, this is our latest update. 

Last time an event like this occurred, the campground, treehouse villas, and Polynesian bungalows, were all evacuated as a preventative measure. If the storm makes a turn towards the East coast, prepare for those announcements to potentially roll out as well. Park closings (if Disney choose to do so) will likely be announced less than 12 hours before the closures will occur.

If you or someone you know is trying to reschedule a party night or accept one of the alternatives, Disney is asking that you call (407)-939-7818    

Update: 9:20pm September 7th
-Fort Wilderness will close Saturday afternoon. 
-Hoop De Doo showings have been canceled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, along with the Saturday showing of the Polynesian's Spirit of Aloha dinner show. 
-The highway in the sky dine around event has also been canceled. It was originally scheduled for Saturday night.  
-Disney has frozen any new dining reservations from being added for this weekend. Any necessary cancellations are having fees waived as well.        

We are not local, so don't worry about us. Those of you who are local will be in our thoughts and we wish you the best no matter how the storm plays out. Stay safe.

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