2021 will see a return of after hours events at Walt Disney World starting this Halloween season, but it looks like those hoping for Disney to bring back Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will have to keep waiting. Instead this year Disney has announced the limited time "After Hours Boo Bash" at the Magic Kingdom, which is a new special-ticket event, that will run select nights August 10-October 31.
Like previous Halloween events, Disney After Hours Boo Bash will feature special decor at Magic Kingdom, special performances from the Cadaver Dans, attractions, themed food offerings, trick-or-treat candy stops, and special character appearances throughout the park, which will include cavalcades and villain appearances like Dr. Facilier and Captain Barbosa who will be "lurking about". Guests of all ages will also be able to dress up for the festivities by wearing costumes during this limited time evening event.
Unfortunately as of right now, one of the big changes between this event and the former Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the After Hours Boo Bash will not include parades or fireworks, which have been unable to return to the park since last year's reopening.
Guests who purchase tickets to this event will not need a Disney Parks Pass reservation to visit the Magic Kingdom during the After Hours Boo Bash and Disney has confirmed that all guests will be required to wear face coverings during the event. Pricing has not been announced yet, but tickets are set to go on sale sometime next month. You can learn more at Disney's official site here.