Hurricane Irma: Disney cancels Saturday’s Night of Joy, Sunday’s Halloween Party

Hurricane Irma is forcing the cancellation of two sessions of Walt Disney World events. The resort will not hold neither the Saturday evening edition of Night of Joy, its two-day Christian music festival, nor the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party that is scheduled for Sunday, the company announced Thursday.

Friday’s Night of Joy concerts set for the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex will go on as originally planned.

Folks with Night of Joy tickets for Saturday can attend Friday’s event instead by exchanging their tickets at the Wide World of Sports box office starting at 4 p.m. Friday. Requests for a full refund for either event night will be honored, Disney says.

On the Not-So-Scary front, Sunday’s guests may instead opt to attend one of the upcoming parties (it runs on select nights through early November), an evening of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, obtain a one-day Magic Your Way ticket (with park-hopper option) that must be used within two years, or receive a full refund.

As of Thursday afternoon, Disney World’s theme parks are scheduled to operate on their normal schedules for the weekend.

The company has a wide-ranging hurricane preparedness plan for the effects that hurricanes can have on its employees, guests and property, a Disney World spokeswoman said.

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