Oogie Boogie Bash 2019: New Mickey’s Halloween Party

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Oogie Boogie Bash is the new Mickey’s Halloween Party. An after-hours, trick-or-treat event at Disneyland Resort in September and October. Here’s everything you need to know about Disneyland Resort’s Halloween Party. Mickey’s Halloween Party ended in 2018. Keep reading for details on the NEW event coming to Disneyland Resort this halloween.

Ooogie Boogie Bash Disneyland Halloween

Oogie Boogie Bash the new Mickey’s Halloween Party 

Mickey’s Halloween Party concluded in 2018. Welcome Oogie Boogie Bash in 2019 at California Adventure Park! Tickets on sale now!
 
Mickey's Halloween Party costumes share a coke
 
I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun my family had at Mickey’s Halloween Party and I know Oogie Boogie Bash will bring even more fun and excitement to this spooky time of year. I am ready to make it an annual tradition. From costumes to food, treats, snacks and entertainment, plus rides and more rides, Disneyland Resort knows how to make a special event feel truly extraordinary. Let’s dive into the basics first and then day-of preparation.
 

Oogie Boogie Bash the new Mickey’s Halloween Party Tickets & Dates

Mickey’s Halloween Party will not run in 2019. Dates for Oogie Boogie Bash are: 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. 
 
Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween Party sell out and we expect the same to be true for Oogie Boogie Bash, especially weekend nights and Halloween night.
 
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Tickets to Mickey's Halloween Party do sell out, be sure to grab your tickets in advance.

When do Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets go on sale? Tickets to Mickey’s Halloween party will not be sold in 2019.

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 Oogie Boogie Bash 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 Oogie Boogie Bash 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 Oogie Boogie Bash tickets on eBay? Buying Oogie Boogie Bash tickets on eBay or anywhere other than Disneyland Resort itself (app, online or in person) is illegal. One of my Disneyland with Kids co-owner contacted Disneyland Resort directly regarding selling and buying tickets; here is their response:

 

Sell Mickey's HalloweenParty tickets

Buy Mickey's HalloweenParty tickets

Oogie Boogie Bash 2019 are: 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 at Disneyland will be September 7 – October 31, 2018.
  • 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. 

Oogie Boogie Bash Party Costumes

All guests are encouraged to dress in costume and trick or treat at various treat stations throughout the park. 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.

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 for Families

This is a family event, and while kids might be nervous about some new encounters, there’s so much new things for kids and tweens to explore during Oogie Boogie Bash. Read what Disney Parks Blog had to say about two new events joining the line up at Oogie Boogie Bash:

DescenDance – 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 – Only during 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.

Halloween Candy

Halloween Party Disneyland

Let’s talk 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 at first but I told him it wasn’t an option. Joining in the trick or treating fun seriously has everyone giddy and feeling like a kid again.Disneyland candy haul

Trick or Treat Trails are located throughout the park, clearly marked on the map you pick up when you arrive. Each trail has several kiosks to stop at 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.). At the end of the night you will likely end up with a large assortment of candy and snacks. I brought a small carry on bag to fill with our loot. 

Haunted Golden Horseshoe

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. 

Headless Horseman Disneyland

Frightfully Fun Parade shows during Oogie Boogie Bash nights only. 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

Villainous! – World of Color

A new Halloween version of World of Color will be shown during Oogie Boogie Bash nights only. 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 Screams – A Villainous Surprise in the Skies Fireworks

No fireworks have been announced for 2019. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Halloween projections Disneyland

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:

  1. 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.
  2. “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.
  3. Rivers of America- arrive here just before fireworks for a display above Rivers of America, no projections, standing room only, low crowds.
  4. 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.

No fireworks have been announced for 2019. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Cadaver Dans

No word if we can still hear from Cadavar Dans at Disneyland Park during Halloween Time in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Halloween Rivers of America

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.

No word if we can still hear from Cadavar Dans at Disneyland Park during Halloween Time in 2019. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Halloween Dance Party

Halloween Dance Party Disneyland

DescenDance – 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.

Villains and 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. Malelifcent Disneyland

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!

Hades Disneyland

Oogie Boogie Bash Report

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. trick or treat bags

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

Oogie Boogie Bash Pre-party. 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. Mickey lights Halloween

Remember, you can’t do it all. Despite lower crowd levels, there’s so much packed into one night it’s truly impossible to do everything! Pick your favorites and then do your best, our family did the following during the event:
  • Incredicoaster (during pre-party events, we opted to ride attractions a California Adventure Park instead)
  • 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
There’s so much to do and see! Will you be joining us at Oogie Boogie Bash—continue the conversation on our Facebook page
 

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