Boo Bash Doesn’t Seem To Be Worth The Cost

(Photo Credit @lareinacreole)

Last night was the inaugural night of Disney’s new Boo Bash event that they replaced the popular Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party with. Guest overall seem not too impressed with the stripped down event that carried a massive price hike.

Unlike the previous party of the past this was considered an “After Hours” event that gave less time to guests, no parade, and no fireworks.  Most tickets ended up being marked up around $50 per ticket.

For that price increase guests expected low crowds, low wait times for attractions and lots of Wow.  The crowds and wait times for rides were lower than the party events, but overall the entertainment was down, the amount of special, exclusive merchandise and treats were also lacking.

Disney did the cavalcades, during the day, for all guests last year and these seem very similar. Not really worth the price increase.

As you can see the cavalcade from last year is pretty much what was run last night:

There was no Headless Horseman either. That and the Boo-To-You Parade are some of my favorite Disney events ever.

I’m sorry just adding free ice cream treats to the event doesn’t make it worth the $50 price increase per person even with Trick-or-Treating.

(Photo Credit @lareinacreole)
(Photo Credit @lareinacreole)

There was a great TikTok video by waltdisneyworldparks DisneyWorldTom That kind of shows us what was there.

I did notice he mentioned that he overheard a lot of people talking about how disappointing it was.

@waltdisneyworldparksLet’s talk Boo Bash #boobash #disneyafterhours #disneyhalloween #disneyparks #magickingdom #disneyworld50 #disneyparksblog♬ original sound – DisneyWorldTom

Here’s what people have been saying:


This was a nice post that broke it down a bit (and had super fun music)

This poster had fun but mentioned the lack of merchandise. Not even an event pin!

The missing exclusive merchandise is a sticking point for many.

Pretty much


I just don’t get the justification for the huge mark up. Yes the crowds / wait times are lower but there wasn’t even exclusive merchandise.  I’m also waiting to see how the crowd levels are after the first night. The other nights all had availability replenished except for opening night when all the bloggers would be out.

Maybe next year it will be better, but it’s possible they don’t return to parties until after the 18 month, 50th Anniversary celebration is over.  Even then, if they make more money with this stripped down event they will probably keep doing it but add more people. At least the price won’t likely go down again even if they make it a “party” event with larger capacity.  It rarely goes backwards after they increase the cost on something.

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