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When a Special Ticketed Event Is Cancelled

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Will you lose your money if your event is cancelled? 

I will often recommend the special ticketed events at Walt Disney World. Things such as Disney After Hours and Mickey’s Parties offer you a chance for some extra magic, and you can see a park in a whole new light. Often you need to buy your ticket well in advance for these events. What happens if the event is cancelled because of weather, such as a hurricane?

First off, let me state that it is rare for any of these events to be cancelled. They will not be cancelled because of normal storms or rain. Disney will try their best to make sure that your event will take place, and that you will be able to experience it to the fullest. The first time I went to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party it rained a good part of the evening. They still held the parade and the fireworks, but just when it was safe to hold them. We still had a fantastic time, even in the rain.

In the event that your event is cancelled (pun in intended), you will not lose your money. Disney will instead give you options. I will use Disney After Hours as an example, since as I write this it has been cancelled for Hurricane Dorian. People who had tickets for the event can instead transfer their ticket to another Disney After Hours date. They can exchange them for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets. They can exchange them for a one day Park Hopper theme park ticket that can be used through the end of 2020. If none of these work, they can also receive a refund.

When Hurricane Irma hit in 2017, I remember that a Halloween Party was cancelled. It was the same type of thing. Those who had tickets were offered a ticket for another date, a ticket for the Christmas Party, a theme park ticket, or a refund.

No one expects to miss out on part of their vacation because of a storm, but it does happen. If you’re considering buying Special Event tickets, don’t worry about losing money if it is cancelled. Disney has you covered.