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The new Disneyland Halloween Party is Oogie Boogie Bash hosted at Disney California Adventure in 2019.
Oogie Boogie Bash is an after-hours, trick-or-treat event at Disneyland Resort in September and October. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Disneyland Halloween Party.
Mickey’s Halloween Party ended in 2018; keep reading for details on the NEW Disneyland Halloween Party hosted at Disney California Adventure Park in 2019.
Disneyland Halloween Party Oogie Boogie Bash
Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Dates
- September 17, Tuesday
- September 19, Thursday
- September 22, Sunday
- September 24, Tuesday
- September 26, Thursday
- September 29, Sunday
Oogie Boogie Bash dates for October are:
- October 1, Tuesday
- October 3, Thursday
- October 6, Sunday
- October 8, Tuesday
- October. 10, Thursday
- October 13, Sunday
- October 15, Tuesday
- October 17, Thursday
- October 20, Sunday
- October 22, Tuesday
- October 24, Thursday
- October 27, Sunday
- October 29, Tuesday
- October 31, Thursday
Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Tickets
When do Halloween Party tickets go on sale? Remember, tickets to Mickey’s Halloween party will not be sold in 2019. The new Halloween Party is Oogie Boogie Bash and tickets are on sale now.
When do Oogie Boogie Bash tickets go on sale? Tickets go on sale to the general public April 30, 2019. For Annual Passholders, Disney Reward Visa holders and Disney Vacation Club members can buy on April 23, 2019. This is 2 months earlier than 2018!
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 Tuesday and Thursday nights (excluding Oct. 29 and Oct. 31) or four hours on Sunday nights, plus Oct. 29 and Oct. 31.
How much are Disneyland Halloween Party tickets? Oogie Boogie Bash ticket prices range from $100-145 (a $5 increase from Mickey’s Halloween Party).
Oogie Boogie Bash is sold out, what should I do? I can’t tell you how many emails I get every year from people frantic and upset that the party is sold out. My first suggestion is to call Disneyland and see if they have any to offer over the phone.
Rumors are rampant that Disney reserves some party tickets for Disneyland Resort hotel guests to buy the day-of the event but Disney has since said this is no longer an option. Whatever you do, do not buy from eBay or online classifieds, or even someone you know. It is considered illegal. See official Disney response below.
Can I buy Disney Halloween Party tickets on eBay? 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 2019
Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 22, Sept. 24, Sept. 26, Sept. 29, Oct. 1, Oct. 3, Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 10, Oct. 13, Oct. 15, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, Oct. 22, Oct. 24, Oct. 27, Oct. 29 and Oct. 31.
- Halloween decor and attraction overlays found at Disneyland Resort September 7 – October 31, 2019.
- 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-$145.
- 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.
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Costume guidelines have been updated; always check the official Disneyland Resort guidelines first. All guests may dress in costume for this special event but they must be child-friendly and must follow the guidelines here.
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 Halloween Party What’s Included
Disneyland Resort’s Halloween Party is indeed a family event. Including all the rides being open, you’ll find so many entertainment and trick or treat options it will be hard to fit in everything on your list.
For younger crowds, be sure to have a nap before the party begins. There’s so much to do and see, especially for kids and tweens at Oogie Boogie Bash. Read what Disney Parks Blog had to say about two new events joining the line up at Oogie Boogie Bash.
Only during Oogie Boogie Bash. “A new 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.”
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! Enjoy dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales, and candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.”
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.
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 characters such as Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” or even Oogie Boogie himself will surprise and delight. Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for all guests to enjoy.” -Disney Parks Blog
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.
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.
Villainous! World of Color
Only during Oogie Boogie Bash. A 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.
Disneyland Halloween Party Villains & Disney Characters
There are tons of character meet and greet opportunities. If this is your thing, plan on some longer wait times. The rare characters who only come out for the party are very popular.
If you want to up the spook-factor, you definitely want to utilize the Disneyland App and Oogie Boogie Bash guide upon entry to locate your favorites. We saw Maleficent and Hades (from Hercules) who was seriously SO massive and scary!
Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Unknowns
Now that the Halloween Party is switching over to California Adventure, we still have a few unknowns about Halloween Time in general and specifically Oogie Boogie Bash. Let’s highlight some of those questions here, along with my predictions. I will continue to update this article as information is released.
Oogie Boogie Bash Pre-Party
When the Halloween Party was hosted at Disneyland Park, guests kicked off the party in Mickey’s Toontown for exclusive character meet and greets and trick or treating.
No word yet if a pre-party like those in past years will happen. Stay tuned for details.
Pre-party kicks of in Mickey’s Toontown a couple hours before the official start time. We skipped this and opted for a sit down dinner instead. If you do go to Mickey’s Toontown you can expect characters in Halloween attire like Mickey, Minnie, Donald and more.
Halloween Screams Fireworks
Will there be fireworks at Halloween Time at Disneyland? In the past, Halloween fireworks were limited to Halloween Party nights only. Now that the party is being hosted at California Adventure, we’re still waiting on news for fireworks in 2019. No fireworks have been announced for 2019. Stay tuned for more updates.
Halloween Screams fireworks light up party nights at Disneyland Park at 9:35 pm. While many people camp and squeeze together in front of the castle, I suggest viewing from Main Street, U.S.A. where you can see both fireworks and projections with fewer crowds. Here’s my list, in preferred viewing order, of Halloween Screams fireworks spots: Main Street, U.S.A.- arrive here just after the first parade for fireworks and projections on Sleeping Beauty Castle and Main Street buildings, standing room only, medium to heavy crowds. “it’s a small world” viewing area- arrive here after the first parade for fireworks and projections on “it’s a small world”, standing room only, medium crowds. Rivers of America- arrive here just before fireworks for a display above Rivers of America, no projections, standing room only, low crowds. Sleeping Beauty Castle- I find this area to be too cramped and too close to fireworks for comfort. It also requires more time to “camp out” and secure spots.
Disneyland Halloween Party Cadaver Dans
Will we see Cadaver Dans roaming during Halloween Time? No word if we can still hear from Cadavar Dans at Disneyland Park during Halloween Time in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates.
You’ll hear Halloween music all night long in this area of Disneyland Park, including recorded music from Cadaver Dans, but what you really want to see is a “live” performance of gruesome tunes as the Cadaver Dans float across a foggy Rivers of America at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:45 pm.
Disneyland 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 a location TBA.
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.
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.
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.
- Incredicoaster (during pre-party events, we opted to ride attractions a California Adventure Park instead of Disneyland)
- Memory Refreshers at Bing Bong’s Sweets (a new favorite treat)
- A Musical Celebration of Coco at Plaza de la Familia with the Mariachi Divas
- Radiator Springs Racers (single rider 10 minute wait)
- Facebook live video via Disneyland with Kids
- Enter Disneyland Park for wristbands and trick or treat bags
- Dinner at Carnation Cafe
- Halloween photos with PhotoPass photographers
- Trick or treat trail inside Golden Horseshoe (love the decor, probably my favorite spot)
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (walked on)
- Trick or treat trail near Hungry Bear Restaurant
- Splash Mountain (with ponchos!)
- Trick or treat trail in Critter Country
- Haunted Mansion Holiday (ride complications made this a LONG wait, even for a normal day)
- Trick or treat trail along Rivers of America
- Indiana Jones Adventure (about 20 minute wait)
- Break time at Jolly Holiday for drinks and snacks
- Secure parade seats for second parade
- Kids do trick or treat trail in Pixie Hollow while we wait
- Watch fireworks
- Watch parade
- Pixar Pals Halloween Dance Party in Tomorrowland
- Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
- Astro Orbitor
- Shopping on Main Street, U.S.A.
- Villain spotting in Town Square
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