Now that we’re halfway to Halloween, it makes for perfect timing that Disney dropped a new announcement for an all new event! Called “Disney After Hours BOO BASH”, this new Halloween event will take place at Magic Kingdom.
Following the cancellation of other After Hours events in 2020 like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Villains After Hours, it’s exciting to see an entirely new ticketed event for the spookiest holiday out there. With Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party most likely not returning this year, we’ve pulled together the info you need to know and some of the key differences between Magic Kingdom’s Halloween events!
Need To Knows
“Disney After Hours BOO BASH” will take place on select nights from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Note: Some BOO BASH nights will have the event running from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Tickets for BOO BASH will go on sale starting in June. There will be an “early purchase window available to guests of select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.
Let’s Talk Similarities!
Let’s look at what all is similar and different to Disney Halloween events of years past!
Disney promises the event to: “ …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!”
And alongside the spooky decor, lighting, and treat stops, BOO BASH will also have low wait times thanks to the limited number of guests at this ticketed event. With rides in operation like the Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Space Mountain, it’s a great time to enjoy your fave rides with shorter lines.
Like other After Hours events, ticket holders will be able to get into Magic Kingdom “as early as 7 p.m.” without needing a day park ticket or a Disney Park Pass theme park reservation.
Just like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, at BOO BASH, all guests, no matter the age, can wear costumes. But only kids under the age of 14 can wear costume masks. For more info on costumes, check out Walt Disney World’s guidelines.
What’s New This Year
What’s new this year? There doesn’t seem to be any plans for a full-on Halloween-themed parade like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party usually features. Expect several seasonal cavalcades to fill the parade void here!
The next big difference between BOO BASH and other Halloween events of the past is that all guests will need to wear face masks or coverings during the whole event. This is to keep in line with Disney World’s health and safety requirements due to COVID-19.
With all that in mind, we think BOO BASH is going to be a great new event to check out during Halloween! Let us know your thoughts on the new event.
And you can keep up to date on BOO BASH here!