We have some great news for all of the Halloween fans! After not being able to host Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic, Walt Disney World Resort has announced that, instead, a brand-new Disney After Hours event will be debuting at Magic Kingdom in 2021 called Disney After Hours BOO BASH!
In 2020, Walt Disney World Resort had to make the decision to cancel Disney After Hours and ticketed events that had been planned for 2020, including the Magic Kingdom events Villains After Hours, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and the ever-popular Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. These decisions were made as part of Disney World’s phased reopening process in order to keep both Guests and Cast Members as safe as possible as the theme parks operate during the ongoing pandemic.
But as we continue to move forward, and with more and more people becoming vaccinated and COVID-19 cases lowering, many have been wondering if Disney would bring back Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2021. Disney has stated that they would continue to evaluate park operations amid the pandemic, and it looks like 2021 will continue to bring good news for Disney Parks fans.
Well, now we know that, unfortunately, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will not be returning for 2021. But don’t fret because instead, Walt Disney World is bringing Guests an all-new special ticketed event called Disney After Hours BOO BASH!
Disney After Hours BOO BASH!
Walt Disney World is bringing Guests a brand-new Disney After Hours event to celebrate the spooky season as the theme parks continue to offer Guests magical experiences while navigating operations during the pandemic.
Disney After Hours BOO BASH will be a special three-hour event and begins when the theme park closes! Guests will experience party music, decorations, and character cavalcade to celebrate Halloween. But that’s not all because Guests of all ages will be able to dress in costume for the occasion and even get their fill of Halloween candy, exclusive food offerings, spooktacular entertainment, experience favorite attractions, and more!
This year, Disney After Hours BOO BASH will run select nights from August 10 through Halloween night, October 31, 2021.
Disney Parks Blog shared:
“Disney After Hours BOO BASH” will take place on select nights, Aug. 10 – Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. to midnight*. 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 so much more!
“Disney After Hours BOO BASH” tickets will grant admission to Magic Kingdom Park as early as 7 p.m. 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.
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.
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!
Tickets will go on sale next month, with an early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Click here for more information and stay tuned for more details to come. We’ll share additional information about “Disney After Hours BOO BASH” as it becomes available, so keep checking Disney Parks Blog for more tricks and treats.
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More on Fall 2021 at Disney World
In October 2021, we are going to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World! Disney doesn’t take milestones like this lightly and that is exactly why Disney World is bringing a party to all of its Disney theme parks later this year — making this Walt Disney World’s biggest celebration yet!
Known as “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” Disney World will begin its anniversary festivities on October 1, 2021, to commemorate exactly 50 years since Magic Kingdom first opened its gates in 1971. And the best news of all is that this celebration isn’t just going to last one day — In fact, it’s going to be going on for a total of 18 months!
If you want to visit Disney World in 2021 to celebrate, make sure to begin planning your magical vacation today. Our friends at Academy Travel can help you every step of the way. Get started by clicking here!