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Disney After Hours BOO BASH

mattpeto

Well-Known Member
Re: Boo Bash:

Full disclosure: I have never been to any of the nighttime Halloween or Christmas events. I know this one is different than years past; and I've heard stories from past years where sometimes it was packed and sometimes it was wonderfully, er, dead.

Having read the description, I have little to no interest in any of the holiday-themed stuff (meet & greets, cavalcades, whatever.)

But some of our favorite times at WDW have been at MK at night when it's not very busy. That can still happen once in awhile, but not very often and you can't count on it.

Since I'm in the unusual position of not having and not being able to buy an AP, and going for 4 nights from 8/27 to 8/31, I'm looking at it this way: if a day pass is $100+ and this event is $139 for 7pm to 12:30 (long enough for us and probably as long as we'd stay during the day) and we have spare Chase Disney points to play with, we'd be very happy with just a less crowded park. Let everyone else do the meet & greets and the trick-or-treats, and we'll mostly walk on (I hope) the attractions and just generally enjoy the emptier park.

Knowing we can't predict (?) some nights will be packed and some won't, the 27th isn't sold out yet. That's our arrival day. It means we can leave the pup at Best Friends Pet Care later than usual. So maybe we do a late lunch/early dinner, hit the event at 7PM (or maybe it's 7:30 if the event goes 9:30-12:30 that night?) and we'll make up for a little bit of that extra $40 each in popcorn and drinks.

We may then get the Florida 2-day discounted passes for Sunday and Monday, skip the parks on Saturday (crowded - enjoy the resort and a nice meal) and go home on Tuesday.

The hesitation: right now, if we wanted to cancel because things seem unsafe, we could get a refund on our room. The 2-day park tickets can be purchased at the last minute (I should double-check that, but I think so.) These tix may or may not be able to be put towards something else. And of course, if I wait too long, it might sell out.

If the attractions are not busy, it could be a fun kickoff to my bday weekend trip!
I booked Boo Bash for Sunday, Labor Day weekend because I wanted to see HEA one last time. It also gives me some relief that the party will have less people outside the viewing of HEA. I’d be coming as a family of 5, and my daughters are not old enough to vaccinate. It’s just a quick 3 day trip and I talked myself into a park ticket for our arrival day (Epcot or DHS). But if delta/covid numbers continue to rise, all options are on the table including cancellation. Also if fireworks go away, I 100% won’t be coming.

I do think Disney will work with us, and it’s also not hard to get a refund for the one day ticket. Boo Bash and flights might be tougher, so I did get insurance.
 

MotherofaPrincessLover

Well-Known Member
I booked Boo Bash for Sunday, Labor Day weekend because I wanted to see HEA one last time. It also gives me some relief that the party will have less people outside the viewing of HEA. I’d be coming as a family of 5, and my daughters are not old enough to vaccinate. It’s just a quick 3 day trip and I talked myself into a park ticket for our arrival day (Epcot or DHS). But if delta/covid numbers continue to rise, all options are on the table including cancellation. Also if fireworks go away, I 100% won’t be coming.

I do think Disney will work with us, and it’s also not hard to get a refund for the one day ticket. Boo Bash and flights might be tougher, so I did get insurance.
I'll be at that same party!
 

wdwmagic

Administrator
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Pumpkins arrive at the Magic Kingdom​


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Disstevefan1

Well-Known Member
Has anyone pointed out that Uni finally released multi-night tickets for HHN, and you can get 16 nights of a much, much more elaborate and unique Halloween event for less then the cost of 1 night of this scaled down Very Scary?

If someone has pointed this out, sorry to repeat info.
HHN will be interesting this year. I haven’t gone in a few years, but it used to be seemingly endless queues with countless switch backs and almost a conga line into the houses. Talk about super spreader events!
 

Casper Gutman

Well-Known Member
HHN will be interesting this year. I haven’t gone in a few years, but it used to be seemingly endless queues with countless switch backs and almost a conga line into the houses. Talk about super spreader events!
And a young crowd that may tend not to be vaccinated. That is a concern.

Frankly, Uni should absolutely mandate masks, which they aren't doing. But they shouldn't cancel the event. An effective vaccine is available. Uni should mandate it, but they absolutely won't.
 

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