I think it’s safe to say many of us die-hard Disney fans have been at the edge of our seats waiting to see if Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party will be returning in 2021. It looks like Disney has made the decision to bring it back in a slightly different format.
This Halloween season, something special is brewing for Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney After Hours BOO BASH will be a three-hour event that begins when the park closes on select nights from Aug. 10 through Oct. 31.
What is a Disney After Hours BOO BASH?
This is a special three-hour event that begins when the Park closes! It’s going to be a ghostly good time! With party music, decorations, and character cavalcades galore, guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill of Halloween candy, exclusive culinary offerings, spooktacular entertainment, favorite attractions, and more. Disney After Hours BOO BASH runs select nights from August 10th through October 31st.
Guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill of Halloween candy. As an important reminder, costume masks are not permitted for adults; they can only be worn by children younger than 14. In addition, all guests are required to wear approved face coverings during the event. Before you arrive, check our Know Before You Go page and Costume Guidelines.
What is Disney After Hours?
In case you aren’t familiar with Disney After Hours, it’s a special event that’s open to a limited number of guests, after normal park operating hours. 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. It’s a ghostly good time for all!
BOO BASH Cost
Tickets go on sale starting June 15th. There is an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can book their tickets as early as June 8. The cost will be:
- $129 – $139, plus tax for August/September nights
- $159 – $169, plus tax for October nights
- $199, plus tax for Halloween.
Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members get a $10 discount for event nights in August and September.
Dates for Disney After Hours BOO BASH
- Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
- Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021
- Friday, Aug. 20, 2021
- Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021
- Friday, Aug. 27, 2021
- Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021
- Friday, Sept. 3, 2021
- Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021
- Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
- Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021
- Friday, Sept. 17, 2021
- Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
- Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
- Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
- Friday, Oct. 8, 2021
- Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
- Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
- Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
- Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
- Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021
- Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
- Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
- Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021
Arriving at Disney’s Boo Bash
When you enter for the After Hours event it’s just like it was in the past. You must enter using the far right turnstiles for the event. This entrance area will be marked with signage that says event only. You will only be able to enter the park with your Boo Bash ticket at 7 pm or later.
After getting into the park you will promptly need to get your wristband and then once on Main Street USA they had the event guide maps ready for you to pick up as well as your starter trick or treat bags. If you are already inside the park once 7 pm hits you can also pick up your wristband by Stitches Greatest Escape in Tomorrowland.
Boo Bash Guide Map
Just as with other events there is a special guide map for Boo Bash.
What Is Open for Disney Boo Bash?
Decorations on Main Street, U.S.A., will receive a magical transformation during event nights in October. Walt Disney Imagineering, in partnership with the Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Services team, will blend a fall look with the enchanting story of Cinderella by creating special pumpkin coach decorations. This new décor will add to the park’s sparkling EARidescence during “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” that begins Oct. 1, honoring the 50thanniversary of Walt Disney World.
Mickey’s Happy Halloween Cavalcade
Special cavalcades will pop up throughout the night including “Mickey’s Happy Halloween Cavalcade,” with Mickey Mouse and friends dressed up for the occasion.
Disney Villains Halloween Cavalcade
In the “Disney Villains Halloween Cavalcade,” villains will take to the street and celebrate their favorite time of the year.
Jack’s Nightmare Cavalcade
“Jack’s Nightmare Cavalcade” will feature Jack Skellington, Sally and Oogie Boogie riding down the parade path to “This is Halloween.”
Maleficent will also make an appearance in the form of a fire-breathing dragon.
Some of your favorite friends will be lurking about. A Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween favorite of the lovely Miss Carlotta at the Haunted Mansion tops our list! You will also be able to catch Goofy and Chip ‘n’ Dale in their Halloween best, with other surprise characters popping up across the park, too.
You can even stop and listen to the Cadaver Dans during their special comeback (from the dead) performance.
Just as with other After Hours events you will be able to get select complimentary snacks like ice cream novelties and popcorn, along with select beverages, which are included in the cost of the event.
A variety of specialty food and drinks will be available for purchase including an Apple Ginger Dale frozen drink (frozen apple cider mixed with ginger ale and topped with whipped cream) and a Foolish Mortal Funnel Cake.)**
After the park closes to day guests, enjoy less time waiting in line for more than 20 attractions including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Haunted Mansion attraction, Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, Space Mountain, and more. The night we went to the party we didn’t wait more than 15 minutes for any attraction and most were a complete walk on.
The full list of attractions that are open:
- Swiss Family Treehouse
- The Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Jungle Cruise
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Splash Mountain
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Haunted Mansion
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- “it’s a small world”
- Under the Sea — Journey of The Little Mermaid
- The Barnstormer
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Mad Tea Party
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- Space Mountain
- Astro Orbiter
- Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Trick or Treating
Just like with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party you will also be able to trick or treat during party hours. There is a trick or treat location in each land and it is marked by a candy wrapper on your guidemap. I was hoping these each would be like a treat trail where you would get more than one handful of candy. We were able to loop one location in order to fill up our bags without having to criss cross the park which was handy.
Disney PhotoPass will also be available to take your magical and spooky shots throughout the night. The photo opporunites are marked by a camera on the guide map.
Conclusion on BOO BASH
“Disney After Hours Boo Bash” tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom Park as early as 7 p.m., giving you time to enjoy even more of your favorite Magic Kingdom Park haunts before the event begins. These dated event tickets do not require an additional day theme park ticket or Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.
While this doesn’t compare to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween and sits at a higher price point it’s all we got for a special Halloween party this year. I am personally looking forward to going and checking it out before I make any official conclusions on the event. Let us know in the comments below if you planning on attending BOO BASH this year.
I have been visiting the parks annually since my parents first brought me at just a year old. Recently I was able to fulfill my life long dream of being a Florida local and moved from the wintery Northeast to the sunshine and fun of central Florida. Now I am hoping to share my Disney knowledge with you so you can have the best vacation possible!
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