Disney After Hours BOO BASH coming to Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

May 07, 2021 in "Disney After Hours BOO BASH"

Disney After Hours BOO BASH
Posted: Friday May 7, 2021 8:09am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced a new ticketed event for the Halloween season at Walt Disney World to take place in 2021 at the Magic Kingdom.

The new offering is a return of the Disney After Hours events with a Halloween twist. The news means there is no return of Mickey's No-So-Scary Halloween Party, which given the current uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, may not come as much of a surprise.

Disney After Hours BOO BASH will take place on select nights, Aug. 10 – Oct. 31, from 9pm to midnight, although some event nights in August and September will be from 9:30pm to 12:30am.

We don't have pricing yet, although when Disney After Hours were last offered, event tickets cost $129 + tax for advance purchase and $139 + tax for day-of purchase.

Spooky festivities will include Halloween-themed cavalcades, character sightings throughout the park, special performances by the Cadaver Dans, décor, lighting, music, treat stops with plenty of candy and more. Disney has said that more details will be announced later, which does leave the door open for the possibility, albeit remote, of fireworks and more entertainment.

“Disney After Hours BOO BASH” tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom Park as early as 7pm without the need for a day park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation, giving you time to enjoy even more of your favorites.

Like prior After Hours Events, the experience offers low wait times at more than 20 attractions from classics like the Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain, to newer favorites like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

Tickets will go on sale next month, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

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Animaniac93-98Nov 09, 2021

They're going to charge more no matter what they do. They could drop the Halloween cavalcades and still end up charging an extra $25/person if they thought they could get away with it. As outrageous as the price is for Very Merriest, I think paying $150 or so for what was basically Evening EMH was a bigger rip off.

MisterPenguinNov 09, 2021

Merriest certainly cost more.

Animaniac93-98Nov 09, 2021

There's no defending Boo Bash 2021 after tonight. Very Merriest is clearly a real party, despite the After Hours branding. If they do Boo Bash again it needs to be much better. There should be no holiday double-standard.

G00fyDadNov 08, 2021

Thank you for the "lightning" fast response. :) We just changed our dates to October 14th-20th next year and we want to do the MNSSHP but maybe not Boo Bash.

monothingieNov 08, 2021

I would bet that the new price point is a permanent replacement. You can't have More Magic and More Di$ney without $.

wdwmagicNov 08, 2021


G00fyDadNov 08, 2021

Has it been determined that this will be a permanent replacement for MNSSHP?

ne4nowOct 20, 2021

Exactly what we said! No genie reservations, no lightning lanes. Come in late, maybe grab a bite or catch a show, watch fireworks and then just be able to walk around and ride the rides and the parks without the huge crowds. Could make even more $ if they went "adult" after fireworks and started selling cocktails in the parks. Unfortunately I got hit for the park pass w/ hopper and then additional for boo bash this time.

MisterPenguinOct 20, 2021

If WDW did this for each park taking turns... I'd probably wouldn't buy any day tickets for most of my trip... maybe one day-ticket with a hopper to catch some shows that don't show at night. Sleep in. Catch all the long-line rides with almost no wait in the cool of the night. Yeah... I'm in.

ne4nowOct 20, 2021

Went last friday night 10/15. It was much more crowded than we expected but not over-crowded. Longer than expected lines for included snacks/beverages for the 1st hour then you could walk right up. Our group of 9 was able to ride Space mountain (twice), astro orbiter, Buzz's Star command, Prates of the Carib, Big Thunder Mountain, Splash mountain & the Haunted Mansion. All while stopping at the Trick or Treat spots that didnt have long lines (some did). The 2 cavalcades were few & far between and if there was anything at the castle we missed it. Other than the normal fall decorations there was nothing extra done. Pros: Short waits and some "free snacks" Cons: A lot Extra $$$, should run later, needs more theming (castle & main street projections would be good) & more cavalcades. The longest wait was the bus ride back to our resort (just over an hour) because they are running a lot of coach buses that have no standing and cant move as many people. I think I would like it if WDW did something like this every night at a different park - perhaps discounted for resort guests. We are night owls and would gladly pay for lower crowd level evenings. Stay at the resorts for the day then head to the parks. Imagine a relaxing WDW vacation...

Tony the TiggerOct 18, 2021

As long as it’s not “Come Sail Away.” Now, we can talk “Mr. Roboto!”

wdwmagicOct 18, 2021

If only WDW has thousands of entertainment CMs waiting to return to their roles that could provide some proper entertainment. Oh hang on..

Chi84Oct 18, 2021

If only there were such a thing . . .

dreday3Oct 18, 2021

....why, nothing screams Halloween like a good Styx song...🤣