Disney has announced its plans for this Halloween, with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party being replaced by the new Boo Bash at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Boo Bash will run certain nights from Aug. 10 until Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. until midnight, Disney said Friday.
The three-hour ticketed event will take place after the park close and include special themed music, decorations, food offerings and entertainment. Attractions and rides will be open for the after-hours event, with adults and kids permitted to wear costumes for the Halloween party.
Trick-or-treating should be making a return, with Disney saying guests will "get their fill of Halloween candy," while character cavalcades will be featured throughout the park as parades continue to be pushed back due to social distancing requirements around the. The annual Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party was canceled in 2020 at Magic Kingdom due to COVID-19, and with the theme parks still subject to public health restrictions, Boo Bash appears to be a safer way of celebrating.
As Disney celebrates the halfway point to Halloween this year, it's also unveiled new merchandise including toys, Haunted Mansion accessories and Disney Villain clothing. Disney will also be hosting a halfway to Halloween live TikTok event on May 8.