If You’re Going to Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash 2024

Disneyland Halloween Party—Oogie Boogie Bash returns in 2024! Tickets are now sold out. If you’re going to Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash this article has everything you need to know.

Oogie Boogie Bash party

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 we can’t wait to welcome it back again in 2024.

The Disneyland Resort Halloween party hosted by Oogie Boogie from from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will return in 2024. Keep reading for all the details.

Disneyland Halloween Party Dates 

Oogie Boogie Bash replaced Mickey’s Halloween Party a few years ago. In 2024 Halloween Party dates are hosted on select dates during Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort. 


All ticket sale dates are listed here:

  • June 25 Inspire Magic Key Holders
  • June 25 All Magic Key Holders
  • June 27 All Guests
Oogie Boogie California Adventure

Save the date for CONFIRMED Oogie Boogie Bash dates here:

  • August 25, 27, 29
  • September 3, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
  • October 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31
  • My predicted dates for 2024 were 95% correct making my predictions for the last several years something you can rely on.

On party dates guests can enter the park as early as 3:00 pm, with the actual party beginning at 6:00 pm. 6:00 pm is the regular closing hour for non-party guests. 

How to Get Tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash

Just like last year, tickets go on sale at the end of June and we had about one week’s notice. Tickets go on sale no earlier than 9:00 am PT. As of July 1, 2024 select dates are still available so you should be able to purchase without any delay right here.

Here is what to expect when tickets go on sale to the public, based on my experience during the Magic Key presale:

  • Log into the Disneyland website and navigate to the appropriate Oogie Boogie Bash sales page
  • After the start time you’ll see a message saying you’re in the queue and expected wait time is often “more than an hour”

Oogie Boogie Bash email notification

  • People are put into the queue to actually purchase tickets randomly—you could log in at 9:15 am PT and beat someone who logged in at 9 am PT, it is not first come first serve
  • NEW in 2024, consider adding your email. I did and the process worked! You’ll get an email when it’s your turn and you have 10 minutes to make a purchase from when the email was sent.Oogie Boogie Bash email option
  • Once your countdown is less than one hour it may hop back and forth between times like “30 minutes, 24 minutes, 30 minutes” and the actual time may be longer but seeing something like this is a good sign
  • When it’s your turn to purchase tickets you will have a limited amount of time to buy, yes this means you must keep checking your device or email to see if your time has arrived—don’t miss it
  • Screenshot your purchase as you go along just in case there are errors
  • Confirmations make take a while to come to your email, do not repeatedly enter your credit card information or you may end up with duplicate charges

In 2024 I have to say it was the best, quickest process to purchase tickets ever. I had my tickets secured in 30 minutes and they were in my Disneyland app instantly. 

What’s Included at Oogie Boogie Bash

Oogie Boogie Bash is a Halloween Party for the Disney-loving fan of all ages. It’s not nearly as spooky as neighboring theme park events. 


Family Costume Oogie Boogie Bash


Last year ticket prices started at $134 and included the following:

  • Admission to Disney California Adventure Park at 3:00 pm, three hours before party kick-off
  • Most Disney California Adventure attractions
  • Treat Trails themed to favorite Disney Villains where you collect candy, snacks and treats
  • Frightfully Fun Parade starring Mickey, Minnie and some of your fave Disney Villains
  • Mickey’s Trick & Treat, a toddler friendly show featuring Mickey and friends
  • Appearances by Villains and Disney friends like Mickey and Minnie in their Halloween outfits
  • Villains Grove, a walk through world with spooky lighting, projection and sound
  • Unlimited digital downloads of Disney PhotoPass photos 
  • Tons of Halloween decor, lighting, music and effects

Keep reading as we deep dive into many of the highlights of Oogie Boogie Bash below. 

Halloween 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. Joining in the trick or treating fun has everyone giddy and feeling like a kid again. You’ll need these cute, compact travel bags for your trick or treat haul


Disneyland Halloween party trick or treat


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.

And to help you better plan your visit, I have listed all the trick or treat locations below. BUT if you want my exact Disneyland Plan strategy for Oogie Boogie Bash you can print off an Oogie Boogie Bash plan as a step by step guide to your Halloween Party.



Ernesto de la cruz Oogie Boogie Bash


Each trail has several trick or treat spots where you will pick up candy and snacks along the route. Lines may seem long but move quickly. Lines are longest at the beginning of the party. If you want to meet say, Ernesto de la Cruz don’t go there first, save it for a bit into the party so lines die down.

We found that the first stop usually gave candy or chocolate (Snickers, chocolate, Starburst, etc.) and the other few along the trail gave out snack items (pretzels, Goldfish Crackers, apple slices, etc.). From my experience, there were no specific allergy lines, but every trail had something allergy friendly to offer. 


Oogie Boogie Bash candy


Iconic Halloween characters and new villains are on call for the festivities at the trick or treat trails. 


oogie boogie trick or treat


There are 10 immersive treat trail experiences in 2023. You can visit and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters and villains as you pass by!


Mad Hatter Oogie Boogie Bash


The list below is not the order I recommend for best use of time, but is certainly one type of itinerary you could follow.  To get my exact itinerary click here.

But first, be sure to bring your compact reusable tote. These travel well and help keep everyone’s candy separate with their unique prints and colors. I love how it folds up into itself when not in use. 

  1. Cruella de Vil at Hollywood Backlot Stage in Hollywood Land (outside)
  2. New location for Ernesto de la Cruz in Hollywood Land between the Hyperion and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout (outside)
  3. Agatha Harkness in Avengers Campus (outside)Agatha Oogie Boogie Bash
  4. New location for Mad Madam Mim from The Sword and the Stone near entrance to Avengers Campus in Bountiful Valley Hideaway (outside)
  5. Oogie Boogie in Animation Building in Hollywood Land (inside)evil queen disneyland
  6. New- Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (scary!) near Soarin in Grizzly Peak (outside)
  7. Mother Gothel from Tangled behind Grizzly River Run in Grizzly Peak (outside)
  8. Dr Facilier from Princess and the Frog near Golden Zephyr (outside)Sid at Disneyland Toy Story
  9. Sid on Pixar Pier (outside)
  10. New- Yokai from Big Hero Six in San Fransokyo Square

You can get my complete Oogie Boogie Bash itinerary here which details not only which order to do the trick or treat trails but when to fit in other exclusive party events! It will be updated for 2024, so don’t buy yours just yet.

OBB Plan Graphic

How much candy and treats will you get this season?! A lot! We went to every trail one time and had a full carry on of candy and snacks to take home. Plan to bring your own trick or treat back and consider getting a locker to put it in if you’re exploring more of the party offerings.Get discount Disneyland tickets

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 parade runs each night of the party at 7:45 pm and 10:00 pm.


frightfully fun parade float


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 twice of nights of Oogie Boogie Bash. The second showing is often less attended and offers more viewing areas. 


haunted mansion float parade


Tips for the parade:

  • Watch the first showing if you have little ones who won’t be awake very late. 
  • Watch the second showing if you plan to stay until closing. 
  • Upgrade to a dining package or dessert party for prime viewing with less waiting and saving spots. More on that below.


oogie boogie bash parade


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. 


dancers Halloween parade disney


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


cheshire cat parade


VIP Oogie Boogie Bash Experience. Do you want to enjoy the parade and feel like a VIP at the same time? Disney knows how to make those upgrades super tempting, and these two are no exception.

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


oogie boogie dessert party


Choose from two viewing options for your Frightfully Fun Parade:

  1. Wine Country Oogie Boogie Bash Dining Parade Package includes a special 3-course meal. Then return later to a seperate Frightfully Fun Parade reserved viewing area. Pricing is around $55 for adults and $40 for children (ages 3-9). The kids package even comes with an Oogie Boogie popcorn bucket! Make your reservation here
  2. Sonoma Terrace Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party includes sweets, treats and drinks to top off the night. You also enjoy seating at a table along the parade route and remain in those comfy spots for the duration of the parade. Pricing is about $89 per guest ages 3 and up. Make your reservation here

We tried the Dessert Party which was a huge hit with my kids. We all loved having the actual seats to enjoy the best view for the parade. The dessert platters were filled with goodies. We also ordered a fruit platter which is available on request and as an allergy option. 


Oogie Boogie Bash dessert party fruit platter


If you have a large group, I suggest ordering one fruit platter instead of all desserts, trust me you’ll have plenty to enjoy. Plus, just look at those Halloween vibes on that fruit tray!


dessert party non alcoholic drink


During the Dessert Party you also have access to drinks like soda, adult drinks and this non alcoholic punch pictured above. Be sure to ask for a box (or two!) before you go and take those goodies home with you. 

Mickey’s Trick and Treat Show

In 2024, Mickey’s Trick and Treat show is no longer exclusive to Oogie Boogie Bash! Anyone with a valid theme park ticket and reservation during Halloween Time can attend! 

“Perfect for young guests, this 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 runs about 12 minutes long. See a preview of the show here.


Mickeys Trick and Treat times


If you want to see this show, arrive at least 15 minutes prior. 




Meet 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. See a sneak peek of Villains Grove here


Villains Grove


Villains Grove typically had the longest line during the first few nights of Oogie Boogie Bash, be sure to check the Disneyland for wait times or print your Oogie Boogie Bash plan here.

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. 

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


Cinderella step sisters


Cinderella’s stepsisters are my favorite. Someday I want to dress up like one of them for Oogie Boogie Bash, now that would be so fun! You can interaction with more Disney Villains on the interactive treat trails listed earlier in the article. 


Disneyland villains


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.


PNK scare games costume


You can wear your costumes to the park beginning at the 3 pm mix-in hours. Kids can wear their costumes all day!

Whether you go all out with wigs and face paint and detailed costumes or do a simpler version, here’s some ideas for Oogie Boogie Bash:

  • One year 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.
  • In 2021 I brought my dad with me and the kids. We went as ROR and PNK from Monsters University. 
  • In 2022 my family, my sisters, some nephews, my brother in law and my dad came. We went as Lifeguards, I mean someone has to watch over Pixar Pier and Paradise Bay. 


Family Oogie Boogie Bash costume





 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.

Bonus! 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!OBB Plan Graphic

Villainous! World of Color

Villainous World of Color is no longer part of Oogie Boogie Bash. Guests can enjoy the classic version of World of Color on non-party nights. 

Only during Oogie Boogie Bash in 2019, it has not returned since that debutA new Halloween version of World of Color where you’ll hear a Halloween tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie.

We’ll see her 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 Disneyland Halloween Party


Villainous! World of Color Times, hosted on nights of Oogie Boogie Bash at 9:00 and 10:45 pm, no need to secure a virtual queue 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. 


Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Q&A


Tickets to California Adventure’s Halloween Party sold out in 2019, but then additional tickets were released in early October. But in 2021, no additional tickets or dates were sold after they were sold out. In 2022 and 2023, no additional dates or tickets were released. 

Can I use regular tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash?

No. Regular theme park tickets, even ones with new expiration dates cannot be used for this after hours event. 


When do Oogie Boogie Bash tickets go on sale?

All ticket sale dates are listed here:

  • June 25 Inspire Magic Key Holders. The Inspire Magic Key Holder presale sold out in less than 3 hours. 
  • June 25 All Magic Key Holders. TheMagic Key Holder presale sold out in 2 hours. 
  • June 27 All Guests

Oogie Boogie Bash dates here!

August Oogie Boogie Bash dates:

  • Sunday, August 25 $134, first party is usually quick to sell out
  • Tuesday, August 27 $134
  • Thursday, August 29 $134

September Oogie Boogie Bash dates:

  • Tuesday, September 3 $154, runDisney 9/5-8, some participants may plan their trip to attend
  • Tuesday, September 10 $154, runDisney 9/5-8, some participants may plan their trip to attend
  • Thursday, September 12 $154
  • Sunday, September 15 $169, Sundays tend to go quickly
  • Tuesday, September 17 $154
  • Thursday, September 19 $154
  • Sunday, September 22 $169, Sundays tend to go quickly
  • Tuesday, September 24 $154, my birthday so you should go that day and think of me 🙂
  • Thursday, September 26 $154
  • Sunday, September 29 $169, Sundays tend to go quickly

October Oogie Boogie Bash dates:

  • Tuesday, October 1 $169
  • Thursday, October 3 $169
  • Sunday, October 6 $179, Sundays tend to go quickly
  • Tuesday, October 8 $169
  • Thursday, October 10 $169
  • Sunday, October 13 $179, Sundays tend to go quickly
  • Tuesday, October 15 $169
  • Thursday, October 17 $169
  • Sunday, October 20 $179, Sundays tend to go quickly
  • Tuesday, October 22 $179
  • Tuesday, October 22 $179
  • Thursday, October 24 $179
  • Sunday, October 27 $189, Sundays tend to go quickly
  • Tuesday, October 29 $189
  • Thursday, October 31 $189, last party is usually quick to sell out

Dates for this year’s party were released May 6, 2024. Get on my email list for more Oogie Boogie Bash updates..



Disneyland Oogie Boogie Bash


Which dates sold out first last year?

  • In 2024 all parties were sold out by July 6th which gave everyone ample time to find a date and purchase tickets
  • In 2023 all parties sold out in record time, no remaining dates were sold after that.
  • In 2022 the party on 10/29 sold out on the first day of public sales followed by 10/20 and 10/9.
  • In 2021 the first 24 hours of ticket sales saw the cheapest party dates sell out first, along with many Saturday nights including Sept 28, Oct 19, 30.

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

Your ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash includes admission to California Adventure Park beginning at 3 pm.

What time can party guest enter California Adventure?

On party dates guests can enter the park as early as 3:00 pm, with the actual party beginning at 6:00 pm. 6:00 pm is the regular closing hour for non-party guests. The party ends at 11:00 pm.

How much are Disneyland Halloween Party tickets?

Oogie Boogie Bash ticket prices start at $134 and are only sold through Disney, but you can get my promo code for hotel stays delivered to your inbox now.Get discount Disneyland tickets

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 Facebook? 

No. Buying Oogie Boogie Bash tickets on Facebook, eBay or anywhere other than Disneyland Resort itself (app, online or in person) is not permitted. 

Can I use Lightning Lane during Oogie Boogie Bash?

No, Lightning Lane is only for use during regular park hours and not during Oogie Boogie Bash.

Can I buy two different party dates for Oogie Boogie Bash?

Yes, you can choose to attend multiple dates and you will remain in the queue for purchasing tickets as long as you complete your transaction in the allotted time.

When do Halloween decorations go up?

Halloween decor and attraction overlays run at Disneyland Resort from August 23 – October 31, 2024.

  • Remember, you can get in California Adventure Park 3 hours before party start time, check your ticket for details.
  • Ticket prices start at $134.
  • If you plan on going to Disneyland Resort before 3 pm, you will need separate theme park admission.
  • Tickets are required for everyone 3 and older. There are no child prices. 

Halloween Party Last 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 across from 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


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.

Print your Oogie Boogie Bash Guide here.


Mickey lights Halloween


If you’ve been to Mickey’s Halloween Party or  Oogie Boogie Bash, you might be ready to make it an annual tradition.
From planning costumes to spooky food, getting Halloween treats, snacks and watching unbeatable entertainment, plus rides and more rides.
We are so excited Oogie Boogie Bash comes back to Disneyland Resort. There’s so much to do and see! Will you be joining us at Oogie Boogie Bash? 

Oogie Boogie Bash DescenDANCE Party

NOTE: DescenDANCE Party ran in 2019 only. No replacements have been announced.


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. NOTE: DescenDANCE Party ran in 2019 but did not return. 

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