With the coming of autumn, Walt Disney World and Disneyland are preparing to reintroduce their after-hours Halloween-themed activities.

Last year, both theme parks cancelled their traditional Halloween festivities. Because of COVID, Disneyland was closed in the fall of 2020, while Disney World skipped its annual after-hours Halloween celebration, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, in 2020.

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This year, here’s what to see from each theme park.

Disney World’s After Hours Boo Bash
Last month, Disney World revealed plans for a new Halloween-themed event called “Disney After Hours Boo Bash” at its Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. Guests are encouraged to dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the park.

The family-friendly event will take place on various nights from 9 p.m. to midnight between August 10 and October 31. During the event, guests may enjoy lower wait times at 20 attractions, including the Haunted Mansion, as well as complimentary refreshments and themed parades featuring characters such as Jack Skellington from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”.

The event is ticketed individually and has a restricted attendance. Tickets, which start at $129 and can be purchased online, also include entrance to the Magic Kingdom at 7 p.m.

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Disneyland’s Halloween Time
According to a news release issued on Thursday, “Halloween Time” events will return to Disneyland this year. The Anaheim, California-based amusement park returned in April after being closed for more than a year.

Oogie Boogie Bash, a separate ticketed event, will be presented this year at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park on certain evenings from September 9 through October 31.

Character appearances, trick-or-treating, parades, food and beverage options, and other activities will be available after hours. Guests are welcome to come dressed up for Halloween.
Guests may also visit Disney California Adventure, including the new Avengers Campus, with their tickets. During the Oogie Boogie Bash, most parts of the theme park will stay open.

The event starts at 6 p.m., but attendees can arrive as early as 3 p.m. to access Disney California Adventure. Tickets are limited and will be available for purchase on July 13 at Disneyland.com/OogieBoogieBash.

Plaza de la Familia will also be returning to the park from September 3 to November 2. The festival commemorates the Day of the Dead with entertainment, cuisine, crafts, and interactive activities, including a street performance inspired by the Pixar film “Coco.”

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Between Sept. 3 and Oct. 31, Disneyland will also offer the projection and special effects spectacular “Halloween Screams” every night.

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