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Could Disney After Hours Boo Bash Return Next Year?

Even though Walt Disney World was open in the second half of 2020, Disney made the decision to cancel both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. In 2021, the parties didn’t return. Instead, we were given themed Disney After Hours events. Even though many Guests were disappointed, it made sense to hold events that had a limited number of tickets available. That way, if Disney needed to cut back on capacity due to rising COVID-19 numbers they wouldn’t have to cancel the events.

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What about 2022? While we hope that next year will see a return of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, that just might not be on the table. The Disney After Hours Boo Bash page is still up on the Walt Disney World website. There is one very interesting line. It simply states:

The 2021 Boo Bash season is complete.

The wording seems to imply that there could be another season. If another season wasn’t a possibility, wouldn’t it state that Boo Bash is over? More likely, if there wasn’t a possibility of a 2022 return, the page would just be gone from the Walt Disney World website.

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Another place where Disney After Hours Boo Bash is still mentioned is on the Special Events Tickets page. This does mention 2021, and the link to Boo Bash isn’t clickable. Still, it’s interesting that it is still listed under Disney Very Merriest After Hours. If there was no possibility of a return you would think that it would have been removed by now.

This doesn’t mean that Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will not return in 2022. Chances are that the decision makers at Walt Disney World still have no idea what Halloween will look like next year. If we’ve learned anything in 2020 and 2021, it’s that everything can change in an instant. When we have some solid information, we will let you know.

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About Paula K

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.