Oogie Boogie Bash: Everything You Need to Know

Boo to you, dear reader, and welcome to our spook-tacular guide to one of Disneyland’s most ghoulishly delightful events – the Oogie Boogie Bash! If you’re a fan of tricks, treats, and all things Halloween, then you’re in for a real treat (and maybe a few tricks too)!

Imagine Disneyland, the Happiest Place on Earth, transformed into the ‘Happiest Haunting on Earth’. That’s right, during select nights in October, the iconic Disneyland Park sheds its fairy dust for a bit of eerie magic. Enter Oogie Boogie, our beloved burlap sack filled with creepy-crawly bugs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” who swoops in to take over the park with his band of merry monsters.

Oogie Boogie Bash is a separately ticketed, Halloween-themed event at Disneyland’s California Adventure Park. From spook-tacular shows and parades to character meet and greets that are more sweet than spooky, this event is packed with Halloween fun for all ages. And the best part? You don’t have to wait until October 31st to celebrate Halloween – Oogie Boogie has you covered!

So, whether you’re a die-hard Disney fan, a Halloween enthusiast, or a parent looking to create some un-boo-lievable memories with your little ones, this guide is for you. Grab your broomstick, put on your Mickey ears (extra points if they’re Halloween-themed), and let’s dive into the wonderful world of the Oogie Boogie Bash! After all, we’re all a little mad here… especially during Halloween time. Bwahahaha!

Stay tuned, dear ghost and ghouls, as we unravel the mysteries of Oogie Boogie’s Halloween extravaganza. Don’t be scared, we promise it’s all in good fun. After all, as Oogie Boogie himself would say, “Life’s no fun without a good scare!” So, are you ready for a spook-tacular adventure? Let’s get started, if you dare…

Dates, Tickets, and Entry for Oogie Boogie Bash

The Oogie Boogie Bash 2023 haunts Disneyland’s California Adventure Park on select nights in October. Pre-sale tickets for Magic Key Holders have sold out. Sales for the general public begin on June 29, 2023

Prices vary depending on the date you choose, but it’s safe to say that the experience you get is worth every penny. After all, where else can you party with Disney villains, watch spine-tingling shows, and trick-or-treat around one of the most magical places on Earth? The popularity of the Oogie Boogie Bash is no Halloween trick, and tickets do tend to sell out faster than you can say “boo!” But don’t let that scare you away.

  • 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

Once you’ve got your tickets in your hot little skeleton hands, you might be wondering when you can enter the park. Well, here’s a treat: Ticket holders can typically enter the park a few hours before the event starts, giving you some time to enjoy the regular Disneyland attractions before the Bash begins. It’s like getting the witch’s broomstick and her candy too!

Entertainment at the Oogie Boogie Bash

There are a variety of shows, parades, and spectacles to experience at the Oogie Boogie Bash. Let’s dive into the ghostly delights that await!

Frightfully Fun Parade

The Frightfully Fun Parade is a nighttime spectacle featuring an array of spooky spirits from the deepest bayous of New Orleans to Halloween Town and beyond. The parade starts with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow setting the mood as he arrives on his ghostly black steed, carrying a flickering jack-o-lantern as a warning to everyone along the parade route.

Next comes The Nightmare Before Christmas Unit, where Zero leads the way, with the Mayor of Halloween Town announcing the arrival of Jack Skellington the Pumpkin King and Sally. Then, you’ll encounter The Haunted Mansion Unit, where grim, grinning ghosts come out to socialize with swirling ballroom dancers, ominous gravediggers, and a trio of hitchhiking ghosts.

The Dr. Facilier Unit follows, where Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog calls on mystical powers, summoning his Shadow Men from the bayou to loom large over his strange and twisted Voodoo parlor.

The parade concludes with the Finale Unit, where the sinister Disney Villains appear out of the darkness, ready to stir up some trouble. A dark, dungeon-like lair takes over the parade route, bringing with it a wicked gathering of villainy, including Maleficent in her dragon form, Hades, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, Drizella, The Evil Queen, Jafar, Frollo, and Cruella De Vil.

Watch the Frightfully Fun Parade in full here.

Mickey’s Trick & Treat Show

Mickey’s Trick & Treat Show is a fun-filled, interactive stage show featuring Disney characters in Halloween costumes. Perfect for little ones, the show includes dancing, spooky stories, and candy, and stars familiar faces such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy.

Check it out!

Villainous! (World of Color)

Villainous! is a past special Halloween version of the popular World of Color show, though it hasn’t been confirmed for the 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash. This show provided a wickedly fun twist on the classic water spectacle, featuring a whirlwind tour through some of the most infamous Disney villains’ stories.

Relive the magic of Villainous! World of Color on YouTube.

Villains Grove

Villains Grove is an immersive and interactive trail experience that transforms Redwood Creek Challenge Trail into a unique, villain-inspired dreamscape. Take a virtual tour here!

Character Meet and Greets

If a chance encounter with your favorite Disney character gives you more goosebumps than a haunted house, then you’re in for a treat—no tricks involved! At the Oogie Boogie Bash, there are several opportunities to meet and greet with a variety of Disney characters. And we’re not just talking about your everyday Mickey and Minnie (though they’ll be there too). We’re talking about some seriously rare appearances and bewitchingly unique costumes that you won’t want to miss.

  1. The Sanderson Sisters (aka Daisy, Clarabelle, & Minnie Mouse) from Hocus Pocus: Head on over to Hollywood Land, where our favorite Disney ladies have taken a page out of the Sanderson Sisters’ spell book. Be warned, they may put a spell on you with their charm!
  2. Bruno from Encanto: Don’t worry, we’re not afraid to talk about Bruno. In fact, you can meet him in person at Grizzly Peak. Just remember not to ask about any visions!
  3. King Mickey and Donald Duck from Kingdom Hearts: Ever wanted to venture into the world of Kingdom Hearts? Here’s your chance. Find King Mickey and Donald Duck at Paradise Gardens Park, ready to embark on a new adventure.
  4. Rare Characters at Carthay Circle: If you’re a die-hard Disney fan, then Carthay Circle is the place to be. You never know which rare characters might make an appearance. Will it be Figment? José Carioca? You’ll have to drop by to find out.
  5. Marvel Super Heroes at Avengers Campus: Super heroes need Halloween fun too! Swing by the Avengers Campus to catch your favorite Marvel heroes. Just be careful not to get caught in any web-slinging action.
  6. Classic Animated Friends at Pacific Wharf: For a nostalgia trip, make your way to Pacific Wharf. Here, you can hang out with some classic animated friends. It’s like stepping into your favorite childhood movie!
  7. Pixar Pals at Pixar Pier: If Pixar characters make you as giddy as a kid in a candy store, then Pixar Pier is the place for you. Come see your favorite Pixar pals in all their animated glory.
  8. Radiator Springs Residents at Cars Land: If you’ve ever wanted to take a road trip with Lightning McQueen and Mater, now’s your chance. Visit Cars Land to meet the residents of Radiator Springs.

Now, meeting these characters is a blast, but to make the most of these experiences, make sure to check the schedule as soon as you arrive at the park. Times can vary and you don’t want to miss out. Remember, some characters are more popular than others, so lines can get long. However, with a little bit of planning, you can make sure to meet all your favorite characters. And don’t forget to bring your camera – these are moments you’ll want to remember!

Treat Trails

No Halloween party would be complete without the quintessential Trick or Treat experience. But we’re not talking about your average neighborhood candy spree. At the Oogie Boogie Bash, you’ll embark on a journey through enchanted Treat Trails where you’ll not only score some delicious goodies, but you’ll also encounter some devilishly delightful Disney villains!

  1. Oogie Boogie at the Animation Building: Who better to start with than the host of our spooktacular bash? Make your way to the Animation Building where you’ll find Oogie Boogie himself. Just keep your fingers crossed that he doesn’t pull any tricks!
  2. Cruella at Stage 17: If you’re a fan of high fashion and mischievous plots, you won’t want to miss Cruella at Stage 17. Let’s just hope she leaves those poor Dalmatians at home!
  3. Maleficent by Soarin’: Don’t be surprised if you feel a chill in the air as you near Soarin’. That’s just Maleficent, waiting to greet you with her sinister smile. And no, she won’t turn you into a dragon—probably.
  4. Dr. Facilier by The Little Mermaid: Take a stroll by The Little Mermaid to visit the charismatic Dr. Facilier. He might not have a treat for you, but he’s always got a trick up his sleeve!
  5. Madam Mim at the Hyperion Theater: If you’re not afraid of a little magic (and a lot of mischief), pay a visit to Madam Mim at the Hyperion Theater. Just be sure to watch out for her transformations!
  6. Mother Gothel by Grizzly River Run: A trip to Grizzly River Run will lead you to the enchanting Mother Gothel. Don’t worry, she promises not to keep you locked in a tower.
  7. Ernesto De La Cruz by the Avengers Campus entrance: Last, but certainly not least, you’ll find the legendary Ernesto De La Cruz greeting guests near the entrance of Avengers Campus. No bones about it, this is one meet and greet you don’t want to miss!

Just remember, these are Treat Trails, so don’t forget to bring your trick or treat bag! These villains may be up to no good, but they’ve got plenty of goodies to share. So get ready to collect your candy—and some unforgettable memories—along the way!

Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party at Sonoma Terrace

For those who want to add an extra layer of sweetness to their Halloween adventures, the Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party at Sonoma Terrace has traditionally been a highlight of the event. While it hasn’t been officially announced for 2023 yet, we’re keeping our fingers crossed (and our sweet tooths ready) for its return!

The Dessert Party has been a cherished part of the Oogie Boogie Bash for many years, and if it’s back in 2023, it’s sure to bring the same level of delectable delight. In the past, guests have enjoyed an array of Halloween-themed desserts and drinks in a cozy, intimate setting at Sonoma Terrace.

From sinfully sweet cupcakes and cookies, to ghoulishly good gummies and candies, there’s something for everyone at this spooktacular soiree. And let’s not forget the bewitching beverages! You can wash down those decadent desserts with a selection of specialty drinks, both spirited and non-alcoholic options.

The Dessert Party also offers fantastic views of the Frightfully Fun Parade – a perfect treat while you enjoy your, well…treats! But remember, this is an additional cost to your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket, so plan accordingly.

We’re dying to find out if this deliciously decadent dessert party will be a part of the 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash, and we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we hear anything. Until then, keep those Halloween appetites at bay and stay tuned for more ghoulishly good news!

So, keep your eyes peeled for the official announcement, and remember, a ticket to the Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party is like the cherry on top of an already fantastic night of Halloween fun!

Preparing for Your Visit

Ready to embark on a spooky adventure at the Oogie Boogie Bash? Excellent! We’ve compiled a few tips to help you plan for your visit. From the nitty-gritty on dress code to helpful advice on what to bring, we’ve got you covered!

Dress Code and Costume Guidelines

Everyone’s encouraged to get into the Halloween spirit, but there are a few guidelines to keep in mind. You can absolutely wear costumes to the Oogie Boogie Bash, but they need to be family-friendly and can’t obstruct your vision or have any parts that stick out excessively. And remember, while it’s fun to pose as your favorite Disney villain, you can’t sign autographs or pose for photos as if you’re the real deal. We wouldn’t want any confused kiddos, would we?

Park-Hopping Possibilities

If you’re wondering about park-hopping during the Oogie Boogie Bash, here’s the deal: your ticket to the Bash gives you access to Disney California Adventure Park starting three hours before the event begins. However, it does not grant you access to Disneyland Park, so if you’re hoping to bounce between the two, you’ll need a separate ticket for Disneyland.

What to Bring

Even ghosts and ghouls need to stay hydrated and energized! Be sure to bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the night, and maybe a few snacks to keep those hunger monsters at bay. While there’s plenty of hauntingly delicious food at the event, having a few snacks on hand can be a lifesaver during those long lines for the trick-or-treat trails.

Tips for Attending with Children

If you’re planning on bringing your little monsters along, here’s a few tips to make the night smoother. First, consider bringing a stroller for the little ones—it’s a big park and there’s a lot to see. Second, don’t forget to pack a few essentials like baby wipes, extra clothes, and maybe a favorite toy to keep them entertained during downtime. Lastly, plan your night ahead of time. Decide which attractions and characters are must-sees to ensure you get to everything on your list.

There you have it, ghouls and boys! With a little planning, you’ll be all set for a night of Halloween fun at the Oogie Boogie Bash. Don’t forget to pack your sense of adventure, and maybe an extra bag for all that candy!

The Value of Oogie Boogie Bash

Now, let’s get down to the big question, the one that’s been lurking in the shadows: is the Oogie Boogie Bash worth it? Well, let’s break it down.

Is It Worth the Price of Admission?

Like a candy corn, this question has layers. Yes, the Oogie Boogie Bash is a separately ticketed event, meaning it’s an extra cost on top of general park admission. But consider what you get: access to unique Halloween-themed entertainment, rare character sightings, trick-or-treat trails, and more. Plus, you’re stepping into a Halloween wonderland with all the Disney magic sprinkled on top. For many Disney fans and Halloween enthusiasts, these special experiences are worth every penny.

Crowd Levels and Wait Times

If you’re thinking about wait times, you’re thinking smart! The Oogie Boogie Bash typically sees lower crowd levels than a regular park day, which often means shorter wait times for attractions. And with everyone busy meeting characters and collecting candy, you might just find yourself strolling onto that ride you’ve been dying to try. However, tickets for the Bash do sell out quickly, so if you’re planning to attend, don’t wait too long to get yours!

Comparisons with Other Disneyland Events

Now, how does the Oogie Boogie Bash compare to other Disneyland events? The truth is, it’s like comparing apples to… well, caramel apples. Each event at Disneyland has its unique elements and allure. If you’re a fan of all things spooky and love the fun and thrill of Halloween, then the Oogie Boogie Bash is likely to be your pumpkin-spiced dream come true.

Remember, the value of any event is subjective, and the Oogie Boogie Bash is no exception. If you’re all about Halloween and can’t wait to meet some of your favorite Disney villains, then this spooky soirée might just be the highlight of your season. So take a chance, grab your broomstick, and fly over to Disney California Adventure Park for a Halloween bash you won’t forget!

Well, boils and ghouls, we’ve reached the end of our bone-chilling journey through the Oogie Boogie Bash. Let’s unearth the highlights one more time before we put this post to rest:

  • From the Frightfully Fun Parade to the Villainous World of Color show, the Oogie Boogie Bash is packed with exclusive, Halloween-themed entertainment that’s sure to send shivers down your spine.
  • The event offers a host of meet-and-greet opportunities with your favorite Disney characters, all dressed up in their Halloween best, and even some rare sightings, like Bruno from Encanto and King Mickey from Kingdom Hearts.
  • The treat trails are not only filled with candy, but also feature Disney villains like Oogie Boogie himself and the sassy Cruella.
  • A variety of spooky and delicious food options are available, including Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries and the Mistress of Evil Chocolate Cake. Yum!
  • And let’s not forget the possible Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party at Sonoma Terrace. Fingers crossed that this treat-filled event makes a return in 2023!

Whether you’re a Halloween fanatic, a Disney enthusiast, or both, the Oogie Boogie Bash offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Yes, it’s an additional cost, but the magic and memories you’ll create are priceless. We all deserve a little extra fun after a year of toil and trouble, don’t we?

So, grab your broomsticks, dust off your costumes, and mark your calendars. The Oogie Boogie Bash is a Halloween extravaganza you won’t want to miss. Hope to see you there, if you dare!

Until then, happy hauntings, everyone!

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