Canceled: Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash 2020

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Disneyland’s Halloween Party, Oogie Boogie Bash canceled for 2020. What that means for you and your Disneyland Plans. 

A Disneyland Resort confirms, as we continue to work toward a reopening plan for our theme parks and follow guidance from appropriate health and government officials, we have made the decision to not bring Oogie Boogie Bash—A Disney Halloween Party back this year. Given theme park guidelines have yet to be released by the state, and Oogie Boogie Bash requires a substantial amount of planning and coordination, we are unable to bring the event back at this time.

Oogie Boogie Bash is an after-hours, trick-or-treat event at Disneyland Resort in September and October. It debuted to rave reviews in 2019. And sadly, it’s only one year we’ll get—for now. 

The Disneyland Resort Halloween party hosted by Oogie Boogie from from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will not return in 2020. Keep reading for all the details.

Disneyland Halloween Party Canceled 

Mickey’s Halloween Party concluded in 2018. And for the time being, Oogie Boogie Bash concluded in 2019. When Oogie Boogie Bash tickets didn’t go on sale Spring 2020 as usually, most of us still had hope for the event.  
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Mickey's Halloween Party costumes share a coke
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Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Dates

Oogie Boogie Bash replaced Mickey’s Halloween Party in 2019. In 2019 Halloween Party dates were on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday for a total of 20 Oogie Boogie Bash dates during Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort. 
2020 throws us for a loop in more ways than one. My predictions based off my own information and speculation is totally wrong because there won’t be ANY Oogie Boogie Bash dates in 2020 at all. 
If you’re hoping for a 2021 return of Oogie Boogie Bash, the bottom line is there are usually 2-3 parties each week. Plan your trip to span several days so you can be sure to hit at least one Oogie Boogie Bash. 
2020 Oogie Boogie Bash CANCELED prediction dates: September 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and October 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31.


Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party 2021

Tickets to California Adventure’s Halloween Party sold out in 2019, but then additional tickets were released in early October. If you’re planning for 2021, these details are for you!

When do Oogie Boogie Bash tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale to the general public April or May, but this year we saw those dates slip away with many other things on our minds. For Annual Passholders, Disney Reward Visa holders and Disney Vacation Club members can buy on one week earlier than the general public. 


Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort


Is my Disney Halloween Party ticket good for theme park admission? 

Your ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash includes admission to California Adventure Park for three hours before the event starts on weeknights nights or four hours on weekend nights and Oct. 31.

How much are Disneyland Halloween Party tickets?

Oogie Boogie Bash ticket prices range from $100-150 and are only sold through Disney, but you can book your hotel stay here and use promo code DisneylandPlan.Book Halloween

Oogie Boogie Bash is sold out, what should I do? 

Read up on what to do if Oogie Boogie Bash is sold out here

Can I buy Disney Halloween Party tickets on eBay? 

No. Buying Oogie Boogie Bash tickets on eBay or anywhere other than Disneyland Resort itself (app, online or in person) is illegal. 

Disneyland Halloween Party dates 2020 | Oogie Boogie Bash prediction dates: September 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and October 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29, 31.

Halloween decor and attraction overlays run at Disneyland Resort from (anticipated start date) September 11 – October 31, 2020.

  • Hours for Oogie Boogie Bash are listed here; be sure to check your specific date for accurate times.
  • Remember, you can get in California Adventure Park 3 or 4 hours before party start time, check your ticket for details.
  • Ticket prices range from $100-$150.
  • If you plan on going to Disneyland Resort before 3 or 4 pm, you will need separate theme park admission.
  • Tickets are required for everyone 3 and older. There are no child prices. 

Disneyland Halloween Party Costumes

All guests are encouraged to dress in costume and trick or treat at various treat stations during Oogie Boogie Bash. Adults and kids dress in a variety of costumes. My family went as “Share a Coke” bottles. There are certain “Share a Coke” labels you can only find in Disney Parks, so we re-created them for a unique costume idea that was both comfortable and weather appropriate.




 Remember to keep your costume simple if riding attractions is your goal. You want something you can move around in and that’s cool enough for warm Southern California weather, even in the fall. Bring hoodies for the evening hours.

Oogie Boogie Bash PhotoPass

Take advantage of all the free photos with PhotoPass photographers during your visit to California Adventure. I’ve listed some of my favorites here, but there will be so many great spots during the party!

Oogie Boogie Bash DescenDANCE Party

Will DescenDANCE Party return in 2021? My guess says there will be some type of dance party for teens and tweens, but whether it is Descendants is yet to be made public. 


DescenDance party


Only during Oogie Boogie Bash. “A pulsing party in the Backlot area of Hollywood Land is inspired by the popular “Descendants” franchise from the Disney Channel. As the DescenDance begins, a spell is cast, summoning the greatest dance crew from the Isle of the Lost to throw down and lead everyone in moves that are set to the biggest hit songs from the “Descendants” films.”


DescenDance Party times


DescenDANCE Party Times, hosted on nights of Oogie Boogie Bash at 6:15, 7:30, 8:45, 9:45 and 10:30.

Mickey’s Trick and Treat Show

Exclusive to Oogie Boogie Bash. “‘Perfect for young guests, this new, interactive stage production invites kids of all ages to join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they throw a one-of-a-kind Halloween party!”




Mickey’s Trick and Treat Show Times, hosted on nights of Oogie Boogie Bash at 6:25, 7:10, 7:55, 9:25 and 10:15. This show runs about 12 minutes long. See a preview of the show here.


Mickeys Trick and Treat times


These are super late times for the young target audience. If your little ones can take a late nap, you’ll see much lower crowds during later shows. If you want to see earlier shows, arrive at least 15 minutes prior. 




Trick or Treat Trails

Let’s talk candy and trick or treating at Disney California Adventure! Yes, you can trick or treat during Oogie Boogie Bash. Everyone is encouraged to trick or treat, even adults. My husband wasn’t on board for trick or treating at first but I told him it skipping it wasn’t an option. Joining in the trick or treating fun seriously has everyone giddy and feeling like a kid again.


Oogie Boogie Bash trail


Trick or treating is only during Oogie Boogie Bash. Stop to trick or treat at marked trails throughout the park. Trails are clearly marked on the map you pick up when you arrive.




Each trail has several trick or treat spots where you will pick up candy and snacks along the route. We found that the first stop usually gave candy or chocolate (Butterfinger, Hershey, Starburst, etc.) and the other few along the trail gave out snack items (Cheez-Its, Goldfish Crackers, Apple Slices, etc.). 




New in 2019, iconic Halloween characters such as Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” and even Oogie Boogie himself will be on call for the festivities at the trick or treat trails. 




There are 10 treat trails this year and 5 of them are immersive experiences. 

  1. Buena Vista Street trick or treat trail
  2. Animation Academy trail features Oogie Boogie in Hollywood Land (immersive)
  3. Hyperion Theater trail features Mad Hatter in Hollywood Land (immersive)
  4. Stage 17 in Hollywood Land features Dr. Facilier in Hollywood Land (immersive)
  5. Soarin’ trail features Maleficent in Grizzly Peak (immersive)
  6. Grizzly Peak trail features The Evil Queen in Grizzly Peak (immersive)
  7. AP Trick or Treat trail by Goofy’s Sky School in Paradise Gardens Park
  8. Jumpin Jellyfish trail leads into Silly Symphony Swings in Paradise Gardens Park
  9. Radiator Springs Racers, near Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land
  10. Filmore’s Taste-In in Cars Land


Dr. Facilier shadow man


Frightfully Fun Parade

Halloween at Disneyland is a delightful sight with fall decor everywhere you look. In addition to Disney characters in seasonal costumes, Halloween inspired attractions and trick or treat stations, guests at Oogie Boogie Bash will enjoy a huge assortment of fun and frights. The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (from “The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad”) will ride through the center of it all starting with the pre-parade.

Frightfully Fun Parade Time, hosted on nights of Oogie Boogie Bash at 8:15 pm.


Headless Horseman Disneyland


You can only see this parade during Oogie Boogie Bash. Mickey and Minnie Mouse are among the first Disney characters to join the parade and it gets increasingly scary as it goes along. The parade route at California Adventure is extensive and you should be able to get good viewing wherever you decide to watch. 


Halloween Parade Disneyland


Back from 2019, the whimsical favorite Cheshire Cat joins the parade! I can’t wait to see that mischievous smile make its way down the parade route. 

Villainous! World of Color

Only during Oogie Boogie BashA new Halloween version of World of Color where you’ll hear a Halloween tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie while exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us.


Halloween World of Color


Villainous! World of Color Times, hosted on nights of Oogie Boogie Bash at 9:00 and 10:45 pm, no need to secure a FASTPASS since this is a special after-hours event. The show is about 20 minutes long. 


Villainous world of color


Looking for the best viewing options? Stay out late and catch the second show for fewer crowds. 


Disneyland Halloween Party Villains & Disney Characters

There are tons of character meet and greet opportunities, but the name “Villains Grove” is deceptive. Villains Grove is a walk through experience in Redwood Creek Challenge Trail that begins at dusk. It does not, however have any Villains to meet and greet there. 


Villains Grove


Villains Grove typically had the longest line during the first few nights of Oogie Boogie Bash. It’s appropriate for all ages, but no strollers are permitted. You’ll find tons of interactive projections and photo ops inside this creepy corner of California Adventure. 


Oogie Boogie villains


To meet rotating Disney Villains during Oogie Boogie Bash, find their locations on the special map distributed for this event only. 


Monseigneur Claude Frollo Hunchback


You can interaction with more Disney Villains on the interactive treat trails listed earlier in the article. 


Disneyland villains


Oogie Boogie Bash Dining Packages

Oogie Boogie Bash dining packages is for Frightfully Fun Parade reserved viewing. Dine at Wine Country, but check in early to secure your Oogie Boogie Bash dining upgrade. 


Wine Country Trattoria overlooks the parade route at California Adventure.


Disneyland Halloween PartyLast Minute Tips

When you arrive, you can enter California Adventure Park with your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket. You will get a wristband and trick or treat bag once you enter for the first time. If you’re already spending the day in the park, no need to exit and re-enter. Wristband distribution will take place at the main gates, Grand Californian gates and Blue Sky Cellar. 




Another last minute thing that not too many people have mentioned is Animation Academy has the perfect opportunities to draw your favorite Disney Villains during Oogie Boogie Bash!




Will you need a locker during Oogie Boogie Bash? I sure did. We brought hoodies, pants and other items at park opening to secure a spot. Even Princess Ana needed a locker to stash all her chocolate as the night went on. Read about locker options here. And remember, if your hotel is close by like when staying at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, it makes bringing all your goodies home so much easier. 


Princess Ana locker


Remember, you can’t do it all during one night of Oogie Boogie Bash. Despite lower crowd levels, there’s so much packed into one night it’s truly impossible to do everything! Pick your favorites, do those first and everything else is icing on the cake.Book Halloween

Bonus tip: save trick or treating for last on your list, the candy doesn’t run out but the long lines do! Then you won’t have to lug all your candy around either. 


Mickey lights Halloween


There’s so much to do and see! Will you be joining us at Oogie Boogie Bash? 


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