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BOO BASH – Disney After Hours Halloween Event

Disney After Hours BOO BASH is an all-new Halloween Party taking place at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World this Fall.

This special three-hour After Hours event will replace the long-running Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) for the 2021 season. 

As we anticipate the potential return of MNSSHP in 2022, After Hours BOO BASH is a fair compromise as we continue to navigate the un-chartered (and choppy) COVID waters.

For those unfamiliar with Disney After Hours events, they are extremely popular with Disney fans and when offered, sell out quickly. They originally debuted in 2016 as a very limited capacity, separate ticketed event taking place three hours after park closing. Guests had access to select attractions, which automatically meant much shorter wait times to all of your favorite rides, exclusive shows, entertainment, character meets and unlimited select snacks throughout the park. BOO BASH will follow in these party footsteps.

Let’s dive in and get to all the details!


BOO BASH – THE BASICS

Disney After Hours BOO BASH will be available on select nights beginning August 10th through October 31st, 2021 from 9:00pm – midnight (with some events in August and September taking place from 9:30pm to 12:30am).

The special hard ticket event will include exclusive entertainment, food & beverage, merchandise, and more.

BOO BASH tickets will provide entry to the Magic Kingdom as early as 7:00pm. Guests can take advantage of an additional 2-hours in the park.


TICKET SALES & PRICING

Purchase tickets online or call 407-939-4240. A limited number of tickets are available.

  • August / September dates: tickets start at $129 – $139, plus tax
  • October dates: tickets start at $159 – $169, plus tax
  • October 31, 2021 – Halloween night: tickets are $199, plus tax
  • Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $10 discount for event nights in August and September. 

You do not need a day park ticket and park reservation for the special event.


EVENT DATES

August 2021

  • August 10, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

September 2021

  • September 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24

October 2021

  • October 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31

BOO BASH HIGHLIGHTS

Here are some of the activities and entertainment you can expect to see and do throughout the evening event:

  • Special cavalcades will pop up throughout the night including:
    • Mickey’s Happy Halloween Cavalcade
    • Disney Villains Halloween Cavalcade
    • Jack’s Nightmare Cavalcade
    • Maleficent, the beloved fire-breathing dragon, will make an appearance on Main Street
  • Socially Distanced Character Meets will be available throughout the park:
    • Miss Carlotta will be waiting for you at the Haunted Mansion
    • Goofy, Chip ‘n’ Dale, and others will be in their Halloween best scattered around the park
    • The Cadaver Dans will make a special comeback performance
  • Select complimentary snacks are included in the cost of the event
  • Guaranteed shorter wait times 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
  • 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.
  • Disney PhotoPass will also be available to take your magical and spooky shots throughout the night

BOO BASH COSTUME GUIDELINES

Guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill of Halloween candy. Costume masks can only be worn by children 14 years and younger, and are are not permitted for adults. Before you arrive, be sure to become familiar with Disney’s Costume Guidelines.

As per Disney Park guidelines, all Guests must wear approved face masks during the event.


MY THOUGHTS ON BOO BASH

Honestly, it’s very difficult to criticize this years Halloween event replacement. With the ongoing pandemic, and forever changing environment, Disney had no choice but to create a different Halloween experience for 2021. It is the hope of all Disney fans that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (or something of the like) returns next year. But in the interim, this After Hours event is a solid replacement for the season. It sure beats not having anything, as was in 2020. The party vibe is different, and the full spirit of Halloween is a bit lacking in the way we are used to, but as the old saying goes, it is what you make it. Dress up, trick-or-treat, enjoy the attractions, and HAVE FUN!! There is still no better place to celebrate Halloween than Walt Disney World. The magic is still there!

Marnie Raimondo
Hi there! I'm Marnie, Disney blogger and writer. My passion is helping people plan magical Walt Disney World vacations. I love sharing Disney tips and advice based on my personal experiences from many, many magical trips over the years. I hope through my writing I can help you navigate your way through Disney news, the parks, dining, resorts and so much more! Happy planning!

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