Walt Disney World cancels this year’s Halloween celebrations at Magic Kingdom, as parks get ready to reopen

Walt Disney World announced Thursday that its popular Halloween celebration has been canceled for 2020.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an after-hours event that takes place at Disney’s Magic Kingdom park a couple of nights every week from late-summer until mid-fall.

This year, the traditional trick-or-treating fest was set to run from Aug. 13 until Nov. 1. But after assessing its viability, the park “determined that many of its hallmarks — stage shows, parades and fireworks — are unable to take place in this new, unprecedented environment.”

With that in mind, Disney made the “difficult decision” to cancel it, the company said in a statement.

Disney H2O Glow Nights, a nighttime special event at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, will also “not take place for the remainder of 2020.”

Refunds will be issued to guests who have already purchased tickets.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists queue to enter Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Visitors have their credentials checked as they enter Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists watch a show at Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists dine at a restaurant at Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists watch a show at Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists dine at a restaurant at Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Security guards are seen at Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Security guards are seen at Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Visitors have their credentials checked as they enter Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists queue to enter Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11: Tourists visit Shanghai Disneyland after its reopening on May 11, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Shanghai Disneyland has reopened its gates following months of shutdown, offering a potential model for other mass entertainment venues around the world to open for business during the pandemic. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
A woman wearing a face mask visits Disney Town in Shanghai on May 11, 2020. - Disneyland Shanghai reopened on May 11 to the public after being closed since January due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 05: Tourists at Disney town as Disneyland imposes social distancing measures on May 05, 2020 in Shanghai, China. After decades of growth, officials said Chinas economy had shrunk in the latest quarter due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The slump in the worlds second largest economy is regarded as a sign of difficult times ahead for the global economy. While industrial sectors in China are showing signs of reviving production, a majority of private companies are operating at only 50% capacity, according to analysts. With the pandemic hitting hard across the world, officially the number of coronavirus cases in China is dwindling, ever since the government imposed sweeping measures to keep the disease from spreading. Officials believe the worst appears to be over in China, though there are concerns of another wave of infections as the government attempts to reboot the worlds second largest economy. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 05: Tourists at Disney town as Disneyland imposes social distancing measures on May 05, 2020 in Shanghai, China. After decades of growth, officials said Chinas economy had shrunk in the latest quarter due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The slump in the worlds second largest economy is regarded as a sign of difficult times ahead for the global economy. While industrial sectors in China are showing signs of reviving production, a majority of private companies are operating at only 50% capacity, according to analysts. With the pandemic hitting hard across the world, officially the number of coronavirus cases in China is dwindling, ever since the government imposed sweeping measures to keep the disease from spreading. Officials believe the worst appears to be over in China, though there are concerns of another wave of infections as the government attempts to reboot the worlds second largest economy. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11, 2020 - At noon, there are a lot of people in the business street of Disney Town, Shanghai, China, May 11, 2020. This is the first Disneyland in the world to be reopened after the park closed on January 25.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Costfoto / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 11, 2020 - At noon, there are a lot of people in the business street of Disney Town, Shanghai, China, May 11, 2020. This is the first Disneyland in the world to be reopened after the park closed on January 25.- PHOTOGRAPH BY Costfoto / Barcroft Studios / Future Publishing (Photo credit should read Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - MAY 05: Tourists at Disney town on May 05, 2020 in Shanghai, China. After decades of growth, officials said Chinas economy had shrunk in the latest quarter due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic. The slump in the worlds second largest economy is regarded as a sign of difficult times ahead for the global economy. While industrial sectors in China are showing signs of reviving production, a majority of private companies are operating at only 50% capacity, according to analysts. With the pandemic hitting hard across the world, officially the number of coronavirus cases in China is dwindling, ever since the government imposed sweeping measures to keep the disease from spreading. Officials believe the worst appears to be over in China, though there are concerns of another wave of infections as the government attempts to reboot the worlds second largest economy. (Photo by Hu Chengwei/Getty Images)
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Neighboring Epcot is set to reopen next month with its traditional food and wine festival. However, its Eat to the Beat concert series has also been canceled for 2020, according to park officials.

In March, Disney officials closed all of its parks in Florida and California amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On May 27, the company announced plans to reopen its theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in July.

Both Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are set for a phase reopening on July 11, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.

Guests will have to follow social distancing guidelines and participate in a series of wellness measures, such as having their temperatures screened, and committing to wearing facial masks.

On Friday, Florida’s Department of Health confirmed 3,822 new COVID-19 cases, setting another daily total record high since the start of the pandemic.

The state now has a total of 89,748 confirmed cases, including 3,104 deaths.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, blames the surge in cases in increased testing. However, the data also shows a higher percentage of tests that come back positive.

Just over a month ago, 2.27% of people who tested turned out to have the virus. According to the latest numbers, 4.2% of those who tested have turned out positive.

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