If you’re like us frogs, it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween! Something about fall, particularly at Walt Disney World, materializes memories of giant Mickey-shaped jack-o'-lanterns, spooky-special character appearances and TREATS! When Disney World announced an all-new Disney After Hours Boo Bash event, Tad and Lily ran to do a costume inventory. This all-new, Halloween-themed version of the popular After Hours events will take place select nights from Aug. 10 to Oct. 31, 2021, at Magic Kingdom Park. Boys and ghouls of all ages can enjoy after-hours access to the park, as well as special entertainment, candy stops, character sightings and more! Tickets are available now (and your favorite frogs can save you some green when you purchase through Undercover Tourist!). What a treat!
Disney After Hours Boo Bash
Disney After Hours events de-booed in 2016 as a limited, separately ticketed event taking place three hours after the park closed for regular hours, with access to select attractions — which means short wait times for all of your favorite rides! While we've gotten to enjoy a special villains theme in the past, this is the very first Halloween-themed After Event!
At Disney's Boo Bash, Magic Kingdom Park will scare up some special surprises. The park itself will have lighting, music and decor just for the occasion! It wouldn’t be Halloween without dressing up in frogtastic outfits. Guests of all ages can wear costumes, so everyone from tadpoles to grown frogs can join in the Halloween festivities. (Just remember to abide by healthy and safety guidelines — costume masks are not permitted for adults; they can only be worn by children younger than 14. In addition, face mask policies still apply at the event.) Even better? You'll likely spy some of your favorite characters in their Halloween costumes too!
Disney After Hours Boo Bash Dates
Boo Bash will take place on select dates from Aug. 10 to Oct. 31, 2021. The event will hoppen from 9 p.m. to midnight (with some events taking place from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.). While the event itself takes place after the park has closed (y'know, after hours), Boo Bash guests can enter Magic Kingdom as early as 7 p.m. without needing a day ticket or Disney Park Pass reservation! New event dates have just been added to the lineup.
The event takes place from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on the following dates:
- 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
The event takes place from 9 p.m. to midnight on the following dates:
- Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 (NEW)
- Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021
- Friday, Sept. 10, 2021
- Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 (NEW)
- Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021
- Friday, Sept. 17, 2021
- Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 (NEW)
- Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
- Friday, Sept. 24, 2021
- Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
- Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 (NEW)
- Friday, Oct. 8, 2021
- Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
- Friday, Oct. 15, 2021
- Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 (NEW)
- Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021
- Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
- Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021
- Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
- Friday, Oct. 29, 2021
- Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021
Disney After Hours Boo Bash Tickets
Our frog fam can’t believe we are getting closer to the first Halloween event! Tickets for Disney After Hours Boo Bash are on sale now, while select Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests could book early beginning June 8. Annual passholders and Disney Vacation Club members can receive a $10 discount on select dates in August and September. Generally, tickets will be more expensive in October, and Tuesdays will be cheaper than Fridays or Sundays. But guess what? Your favorite froggies have discount tickets available for Boo Bash (that means more towards your Halloween treat budget, right?)!
Disney After Hours Boo Bash Entertainment and Activities
While no announcements have been made about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year, we are excited to celebrate Halloween at Magic Kingdom. 2020 brought us some scaled-back Halloween festivities and the themed character cavalcades are returning for Boo Bash!
- Mickey’s Happy Halloween Cavalcade: Dressed for the spooky season, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and pals show off their best Halloween costumes as they parade through the park.
- Disney Villain Halloween Cavalcade: It's not just sweets and treats — your favorite Disney villains, including Gaston, Dr. Facilier, the Queen, Jafar and more, star in their own sinister cavalcade and celebrate their wicked ways.
- Jack’s Nightmare Cavalcade: Keep an eye out for the Pumpkin King! Jack Skellington, along with Sally and Oogie Boogie from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," share a nightmarish procession.
- Maleficent will also make a special appearance in the form of a fire-breathing dragon!
We can't wait to see the spooky cavalcades parade down Main Street, especially at night. In the meantime, you can see last year's cavalcades in the video below!
Other character sightings throughout Magic Kingdom will include:
- Chip 'n' Dale
- Miss Carlotta, Miss Renatta and Broome the Butler at the Haunted Mansion
- Foulfellow and Gideon
And don't froget to catch special performances from the Cadaver Dans!
Special decor, lighting and music will keep guests in the spooky spirit. You'll find many Disney characters in full costumes, and Cinderella Castle will glow with themed lighting. Since Cinderella Castle is decorated for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Imagineers will blend the season and the castle by creating special pumpkin coach decorations. Bibbidi, bobbidi, boo! The festive decorations will be a perfect backdrop for photos. PhotoPass photographers will be there to capture your spooktacular memories with Halloween-themed Magic Shots.
Disney After Hours Boo Bash Food and Beverage
It wouldn't be Halloween without some sweet treats. Trick or treat spots will be available through the park (with allergy-free options, as well). As with previous Disney After Hours events, unlimited complimentary ice cream treats, popcorn and select beverages will be available — all included in your ticket price!
Select themed items will also be available for purchase, like the Apple Ginger Dale Frozen Drink (frozen apple cider mixed with ginger ale and topped with whipped cream) and the Foolish Mortal Funnel Cake. Yum!
Disney After Hours Boo Bash Rides
Thanks to the limited attendance, enjoy scary-short wait times throughout the night. Some of the many attractions that will be open include:
- Dumbo the Flying Elephant
- Jungle Cruise
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Haunted Mansion
- Peter Pan's Flight
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin
- Space Mountain
Do you plan on attending Disney After Hours Boo Bash this fall? Let us know in the comments below! And don't froget that you can save some green on your Boo Bash tickets when you purchase through Undercover Tourist!