Here's What Disney World's New Halloween Event Will Cost

June 2, 2021, 2:05 PM · Tickets go on sale June 15 and will run between $129 and $199 for the new after-hours hard-ticket Halloween event at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

Disney has announced last month that it would be replacing its Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party this year with a Halloween-themed Disney After Hours "Boo Bash" event. The Halloween party had run annually from 1995 through 2019 but was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Boo Bash will continue the party's tradition of all-ages costumes and trick-or-treating, but it will not include the Halloween fireworks or parade.

In their place, Disney will be offering three character cavalcades, featuring Mickey and friends, Disney villains, and characters from "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Disney also will haul out the steampunk, fire-breathing Maleficent dragon float for the event.

Maleficent

Characters will appear for meet and greets throughout the park, and the Cadaver Dans will be singing, as well. Disney Photopass downloads also are included in the price of admission.

In addition to the free candy, Disney will be handing out free ice cream novelties, popcorn, and select drinks - as is custom for Disney After Hours events. Special Halloween-themed food and drinks will be available for purchase, including a "Foolish Mortal Funnel Cake."

While the three-hour event starts at 9pm or 9:30pm, depending upon the date, ticket holders may enter the Magic Kingdom on with their party ticket as early as 7pm. No park reservation is required. The big attraction at Disney After Hours events has been the limited number of tickets sold, allowing rides to become walk-ons once the park closes to day guests and the event officially begins. Disney said that more than 20 attractions will be open for the event, including Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Peter Pan’s Flight, and Space Mountain.

Disney After Hours Boo Bash runs select nights from August 10th through October 31st. Tickets are $129 - $139, plus tax, for August and September nights and $159 – $169, plus tax, for October nights, except for Halloween, which will be $199, plus tax. AP and DVC members can get $10 off August and September tickets.

Tickets will be available via the Walt Disney World website.

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Replies (8)

June 2, 2021 at 2:09 PM

Shorter and lesser event than MNSSHP at a 40-50% increase in price?

No thank you!

June 2, 2021 at 2:48 PM

I'll bet it sells out ... which is a good thing.

June 2, 2021 at 3:46 PM

If it sells out, guests better hope Disney significantly reduces the number of tickets they sell each night than they used to for MNSSHP, because they're paying a LOT more for significantly less park time (minus those free drinks and popcorn being offered here that weren't part of MNSSHP). If the park is as crowded as it was during MNSSHP, that price will seem obscene, and what was one of the better seasonal events on the calendar will quickly become one of the worst.

June 2, 2021 at 3:53 PM

To be a Di$ney fan you sure must be a fan of abusive relationships to freely get ripped off lol. Disney is doing the minimum and the fans deserve it.

June 2, 2021 at 4:04 PM

I wasn't ever planning to visit this year, but even if I was, all but the cheapest tickets are more per hour than I make so this would be a hard pass from me. The fact that this event costs more than a full day at Magic Kingdom (which starts at $109) renders it a bad deal all around unless you're really into the special offerings and willing to pay a premium just for those.

June 2, 2021 at 4:30 PM

An event that cost more than a regular day at any WDW park? No thank you. I’m sorry but I don’t care if I get free candy or some nice photo-ops but if you’re charging more for less hours, it ain’t worth it. Glad I’m not a Disney Die-hard.

June 3, 2021 at 10:52 AM

The fact that Disney is so committed to these after hours events just is a perfect example of what I have come to hate about the industry, and the world in general, over the past couple decades. The parks keep getting more and more crowded so instead of expanding hours they decide to close it earlier and do upcharge events so people willing to pay more can have a better experience.

And its not only Disney you can't go to any park/concert etc without constantly running into this. Six Flags has so many tiers of "members" with so many different perks it takes away any little fun visiting these parks have to begin with. Even concerts nowadays when you buy a floor spot they upsell the chance to get in 10 minutes earlier than everyone else, and then sell an unlimited amount of them so basically you have to buy it or you will be in the very back. This may come across as an old guy rant but I miss the days back when you could visit a park and not have to think about this kind of stuff.

And lets not forget Universal's dynamic pricing for express which is probably the most ruthless and hilarious thing i've ever seen at a park. Sometimes the price is $350 per person for one day!

June 6, 2021 at 1:38 PM

I'm in the minority here for sure, but I think our family of four will try to get tickets for the first night of the Boo Bash, which coincides with our vacation at WDW. With no fast passes and park capacity increases occurring steadily now, the ability to ride favorite rides more than once and with limited wait times is really appealing to us, as are the special photo ops and character opportunities. As our oldest recently graduated with her master's degree (this trip to Disney is to celebrate that, and my and my husband's 30th anniversary) and has moved to NY with her significant other, we are pretty certain this will be our last trip with just us. The cost is worth it to us for a one-time thing. Robert, if you need an event report, let me know :) (if we are able to get tickets that is!)

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