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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MansionButler844 days ago

Halloween can’t occur if we are standing above the debt ceiling. FYI the remaining Mickey pumpkin wreaths were removed last night.

MisterPenguin4 days ago

Oh no! Congress is cancelling Halloween next year!!!

dreday34 days ago

For us that's fine, we've seen then so many times. Looking forward to seeing the carriages!

MansionButler844 days ago

About those Mickey pumpkins…apparently they’re gone until at least 2023.

Chip Chipperson9 days ago

Are the resort boats running at the end of the event for guests at Wilderness Lodge, Poly, and Grand Floridian?

Ben_since_19719 days ago

My .02: I have never done a MNSSHP, but several MVMCP. I attended the Boo Bash last Friday (9/10). I had a great time, enjoyed the short waits, and the free snacks (I honestly think I did eat $139 worth of ice cream sandwiches ;)). I saw Maleficent roll through Liberty Square, and did see the Mickey and Minnie cavalcade. I trick or treated at the goodie stations. I got the hitchhiking ghost and headless horsemen magic shots. Like I said - I had fun. But I doubt I will do it again next year. This truly was an after hours event with a nod towards Halloween, which was my expectations going in, and they were met. Now if they add some more Halloween to it, I might be tempted. But I get enough of the parks using my @lentesta plans during the day I don't really need an after hours event. FWIW - no way would I pay what they are asking for the Holiday AH event. Even though it appears to be more holiday than AH, I have 'been there done that' with MVMCP to justify spending what they are asking for this year.

durangojim10 days ago

Do we know if tickets have continued to be available the day of for each of the parties?

brettf2210 days ago

I actually did last Sunday’s Boo Bash, even though the previous week’s crowds were extremely low. I’m much more of a ride and ambience person at the parks. Entertainment is great, but not something I usually go out of my way to catch. With that preface in mind, I had an excellent time at Boo Bash. MK at night is spectacular. I got to the park around 7:30. I kept track, and was able to get on 17 rides from 7:30-midnight. To me, it was nice to see a bit of entertainment here and there. IMO, the biggest negative was the odd dance-party music choices. Was it worth the money? Well, the three ice cream bars and 4 sodas I consumed have an in park value of about $3,765, so that’s a positive. But, at the end of the day, it was worth it to me. Of course, this was a last minute splurge since I changed from on to offsite (since there was almost no incentive to stay onsite). At the end of the day, Disney got a lot less of my money this trip. I’m not sure that’s their intent. My single biggest issue with it continues to be the fact that I used to be able to have a similar experience without paying extra for it. When MK was routinely open until 1am, the park cleared out fairly soon after fireworks. The experience was almost identical to Boo Bash (minus the “free” ice cream and soda). But, that time is past. Disney has learned they can get folks (oh, sorry, I mean “friends”) to pay twice. Such is life.

Chi8410 days ago

Check out the Simpson's episode with Homer sailing down the River Styx in the underworld to the song Lady. "Ohhh, this truly is hell!"

MisterPenguin10 days ago

I didn't suppose you were looking for gloom. My point is simply that the most probably cause for no reports is because no one had complaints. That and the reduced capacity meant a lot less people actually experiencing it. There were livestreams from the usual suspects for the first few BOOdahs.

pdude8110 days ago

dreday310 days ago

You mean, you are scared of how awesome it will be! :D

Chi8410 days ago

We'll be there on 10/24. We already know the music will be scary.

dreday310 days ago

If you can wait until 10/22, I'll post how ours was. 😂