Boo Bash Dates and Pricing Announced
Two weeks ago, Walt Disney World revealed its Halloween party plans for the year.
To the surprise of few, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is off the menu due to lingering COVID-19-related safety concerns.
Disney lined up a more than adequate replacement, though. In 2021, Disney After Hours – Boo Bash will earn a spot in Magic Kingdom lore.
This after-hours ticketed event will be the de facto temporary substitution for MNSSHP, and we just learned pertinent details about the event.
Here’s what you need to know about Boo Bash ticket prices and party dates!
Disney had previously confirmed that Boo Bash will start on August 10th, which is earlier than recent Halloween parties.
Here are the official dates that you may attend this after-hours event:
- August 10, 17, 20, 24, 27, and 31
- September 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, and 24
- October 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, and 31
I have several notes about operating hours. All August dates plus September 3rd will feature event hours of 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Park officials had indicated that Boo Bash would start and end a half-hour later on some dates. We now know which ones those are. They’re the ones before Labor Day!
The Boo Bash will operate from 9 p.m. until midnight on the other, post-Labor Day dates I’ve listed here.
On all event nights, you may enter Magic Kingdom at 7 p.m. when you purchase a Boo Bash ticket for that date.
Importantly, you will not need a regular admission ticket or Park Pass for the day of the event.
So, you just buy a Boo Bash ticket then show up at 7 p.m. Everything else takes care of itself.
I know that the Park Pass question had confused some DVC members. Thankfully, we have clarity now.
As long as you possess a Boo Bash ticket, you’re good!
Okay, you may feel a slight pinch when you hear the ticket pricing. It’s more than previous MNSSHP events had been.
To wit, the 2019 version included tickets starting at $79 for advance tickets.
Disney had also announced 2020 pricing before the pandemic occurred. Those tickets started at $85. Much has changed during the pandemic.
In August and September, guests will pay $129 per adult for Boo Bash tickets.
Annual passholders and card-carrying DVC members receive a $10 discount off that price, though.
In October, the price increases to $159 per adult. On Halloween, the cost goes up to $199 per person.
So, if you want to spend Halloween at Magic Kingdom, you’ll pay an upcharge of sorts.
In 2019, the highest possible ticket price was $135. Also, you may recall that Magic Kingdom offered a 35-night MNSSHP season pass for $299.
Paying $199 for one night is pretty steep comparatively. Also, please understand that the $10 discount isn’t available for October dates, either.
Tickets go on sale for all Boo Bash nights on June 15th. However, if you have already booked a room for an applicable night, you can buy tickets starting on June 8th.
We don’t know what capacity limits will remain in place this fall. That early week for ordering could feasibly mean the difference in booking Boo Bash on Halloween vs. missing out.
I know that my family has had to escalate our fall travel decisions based on this information. I would strongly encourage you to do the same.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Boo Bash will combine its festive decorations with the 50th anniversary lighting effects debuting on October 1st.
If you visit at any point during October, you’ll receive a slightly different backdrop compared to those who travel in August and September.
Conversely, crowds are almost certain to be larger due to the 50th birthday events and the debut of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
So, you face a decision about which one you prefer, a less crowded Boo Bash or one with more amenities.
Still, let’s not bury the lede here. We WILL have a Magic Kingdom Halloween party in 2021, and tickets go on sale in a matter of days!
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