Exciting Oogie Boogie Bash Details and 4 Tips and Tricks For The Best Party Experience

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Disney fans, mark your calendars! Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will run September 1 – October 31, 2023 – earlier than ever!

Disneyland's Oogie Boogie Bash – a specially ticketed Disneyland Halloween Party event for guests of all ages – is coming to Disney California Adventure Park this fall.

The party runs on select nights in September and October 2023 and features exclusive unique entertainment, rare characters, food, and merchandise.

Time to start planning your costume!

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Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, will officially return to Disneyland Resort this upcoming Halloween season. This separately-ticketed, limited-capacity, after-hours event at Disney California Adventure park is a seasonal guest-favorite, and will be returning on select nights in fall 2022. (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort)

Is Oogie Boogie Bash Worth It?

The cost of Oogie Boogie Bash might make you question your sanity. It sounds like fun, but is Oogie Boogie Bash worth it? That's a lot of money to shell out – especially for our family of six. Here's what we thought.

Yes! Oogie Boogie Bash is absolutely worth the cost.

Highlights of Oogie Boogie Bash Disneyland

Please note that Oogie Boogie Bash is not at Walt Disney World.

Early Admission to Disney California Adventure Park

On the day of the event, guests can utilize early admission to Disney California Adventure Park beginning at 3:00 PM—no theme park reservation is required.

Immersive Treat Trails

Collect goodies—M&Ms, SKITTLES, SNICKERS, and other Halloween favorites—along trails offering Halloween-inspired music, fun decor, and the Villains themselves, as they oversee the festivities from their thrones. You may even spot more familiar faces.

Character Experiences

Seize the chance to meet some of your favorite Disney characters all decked out in their Halloween costumes.

Your favorite Disney Villains coming to Oogie Boogie Bash include:

  • Avengers Campus- Ancient Sanctum featuring Agatha Harkness
  • Cars Land- Bountiful Valley Hideaway featuring Madam Mim
  • Hollywood Land- Disney Animation featuring Oogie Boogie
  • Hollywood Land- Hollywood Backlot featuring Cruella De Vil
  • Hollywood Land- Hyperion Theatre featuring Ernesto de la Cruz
  • Pixar Pier – Near The Pixar Pal-Around featuring Sid
  • Grizzly Peak Airfield featuring Judge Doom (new for 2023)
  • Grizzly Pass featuring Mother Gothel
  • San Fransokyo Square featuring Yokai (new for 2023)

Special Decor and More

Enjoy unique decorations, lighting, music, and effects sure to set a not-too-spooky, family-friendly tone.

Limited-Capacity Admission to Disney California Adventure Park

As a special ticketed event, the Park closes to the general public at 6:00 PM. This event lets a limited number of Guests explore the park after it closes, allowing you to skip long lines and offering shorter wait times at some favorite attractions. Plus, no theme park reservation is required for the park mix-in and event with your event ticket.

Frightfully Fun Parade

The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow leads the way, arriving on his ghostly black steed at the start of the parade and carrying his flickering jack-o-lantern. A cavalcade of Disney characters and mischievous villains follow, ready to stir up some toil and trouble!

Mickey’s Trick and Treat

Watch Mickey and Friends as they headline a live show filled with not-so-scary Halloween tales.

Villains Grove

Explore Redwood Creek Challenge Trail like never before as the worlds of Disney Villains unfold via ethereal scenes replete with hauntingly beautiful color, sound, light, and shadow.

Carthay Circle

Hold onto your hats as clouds of black bats coil ‘round Carthay Circle’s Bell Tower while spellbinding effects transform the building.

Oogie Boogie Bash
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort)

Commemorative Keepsakes

Receive a souvenir credential and event guide, and unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken during the party. (Credentials and guides are limited to one per ticketed person.)

Scan your event admission ticket into the Disneyland app to access Disney PhotoPass digital photos captured during the event. Photos can be downloaded from your Disney account as often as desired, up to 45 days after initial capture. Online registration is required. Disney PhotoPass photos must be linked to your Disney account to be downloaded.

Where Is Oogie Boogie Bash?

Oogie Boogie Bash is located in Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

What Are Oogie Boogie Bash Dates and Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets Prices?

The Halloween Party is on select nights from September 5 through October 31, 2023. The dates and prices for Oogie Boogie Bash are:

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
$134
Thursday, September 7, 2023
$144
Sunday, September 10, 2023
$159
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
$134
Thursday, September 14, 2023
$144
Sunday, September 17, 2023
$159
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
$134
Thursday, September 21, 2023
$144
Sunday, September 24, 2023
$159
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
$144
Thursday, September 28, 2023
$144
Sunday, October 1, 2023
$169
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
$159
Thursday, October 5, 2023
$159
Sunday, October 8, 2023
$169
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
$159
Thursday, October 12, 2023
$159
Sunday, October 15, 2023
$169
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
$159
Thursday, October 19, 2023
$159
Sunday, October 22, 2023
$169
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
$169
Thursday, October 26, 2023
$169
Sunday, October 29, 2023
$189
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
$189
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Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, will officially return to Disneyland Resort this upcoming Halloween season. This separately ticketed, limited-capacity, after-hours event at Disney California Adventure Park is a seasonal guest favorite and will be returning on select nights in fall 2023. (Christian Thompson/Disneyland Resort)

What Time Does Oogie Boogie Bash Start?

Oogie Boogie Bash is from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Guests can enter Disney California Adventure Park beginning at 3:00 PM.

How Much Are Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets?

General admission tickets start at $134 per person and go up to $189 per Guest (ages 3+).

The tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash went on sale June 27 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT) for Magic Keyholders.

They went on sale to the general public on June 29 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT).

Tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash sold out within days this year.

What Characters Will I See At Oogie Boogie Bash?

Disney characters include Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck. Guests may encounter unexpected characters at this Halloween party, ready for photos and interactions. In years past they have included several villain character sightings including The Evil Queen, Mad Hatter, Jack Skellington, Yokai, Judge Doom, and Agatha Harkness.

What Areas of Disney California Adventure Are Open During Oogie Boogie Bash?

 In addition to taking in all the spooktacular sights and trick-or-treating experiences, guests attending Oogie Boogie Bash will also be able to explore areas inside Disney California Adventure that remain open during the party, including Avengers Campus. 

At sunset, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout will transform into the even more blood-pumping Guardians of the Galaxy: Monsters After Dark.

In Cars Land, enjoy two Halloween overlays – Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-o-Ween.

Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party

All Dining Packages Include:

  • A delicious selection of desserts
  • An alcoholic beverage for adults, ages 21 and older, with a valid form of government identification required.
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water; plus, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate
  • Reserved seating in front of Sonoma Terrace for Frightfully Fun Parade on Oogie Boogie Bash party nights

The Menu Includes:

  • Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Pumpkin Bundt Cake
  • Cookies & Cream Tart
  • Caramel Cheesecake
  • Orange Dreamsicle Krispy
  • Salted Caramel Macaron
  • Gummy Worms

Beverage Offerings:

  • Hot Cocoa
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Coke, Sprite, and Diet Coke
  • Bottled Water
  • Non-alcoholic Specialty Beverage
  • A complimentary alcoholic beverage for Guests 21 and over, including:
    • Beer
    • Wine
    • Specialty Cocktail

Pricing

  • $89 per Guest (Full pre-paid price is due upon booking)

I would probably skip this dessert party so it wouldn't take up too much of your party time, but if you're going to multiple parties or just love a good dessert party, I wanted to share the info!

How Do I Plan A Trip To Oogie Boogie Bash?

Guests planning to experience Oogie Boogie Bash can extend the magic by staying at one of three Disneyland Resort hotel properties, just a short walk away from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure parks and the Downtown Disney District. Guests may find the latest offers and vacation packages online at (affiliate link) GetAwayToday.com/Halloween.

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Planning a Trip to Disneyland in September or October?

If you don’t have a park hopper ticket then you will be forced to leave California Adventure early in the evening and have nowhere to go but back to your hotel or home. Disney will close Disney California Adventure early for the party and force any non-party guests to exit at least an hour before the party begins.

4 Oogie Boogie Bash Tips and Tricks

These tips and tricks will help you get the most bang for your buck during Oogie Boogie Bash. As a family of six, I knew we wanted to experience everything (which is never possible) and not waste a lot of time. Learn from our mistakes so you can have the best Oogie Boogie Bash experience.

1. Enter Disney California Adventure at 3:00 pm.

Honestly, try to get there earlier than that because a lot of people do the same thing. You can attempt going through Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to enter the park through their DCA entrance but that doesn't always work. It's worth a try though!

2. Eat Before The Event

Please, for the love of Disney Halloween candy, do not take time out of your Oogie Boogie Bash experience to sit down and eat a whole meal. If you must eat inside the park, grab something to eat right after you enter at 3 p.m. There will be plenty of time during the event to eat snacks and, of course, candy!

3. If You See A Long Line For A Must See Character, Come Back

My biggest regret is standing in a forever-long line to see Kingdom Hearts Goofy and Mickey. My boys will tell you that it was absolutely worth it because you can't see them every day.

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But that was a huge time suck.

Make a list of your must-see characters and prioritize them. I absolutely had to see Mad Madame Mim and The Sanderson Sisters. Prioritize high-demand character meet & greets and NOT a Villain Treat Trail so you can get those checked off. You can usually see lines starting to form around 5:30.

Don't forget to factor in the rare characters around Carthay Circle. It is a tricky spot but the characters are all rare. You just don't know who will be there as they change each event. Some of the rare characters include Merlin, Blue Fairy, Hades and Meg, Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, Sheriff of Nottingham, Hans, the Hag, and I'm sure others.

4. Walk Through Villains Grove At The End

We absolutely loved walking through Villains Grove but I'm glad we waited until we had completed our must-do's for the night. There aren't candy trails or characters to meet but it was still awesome to walk through.

What do you think? Will you attend Oogie Boogie Bash? What questions didn't I answer?

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