Oogie Boogie Bash sold out! It happens every year and 2023 is no exception. Oogie Boogie Bash sold out in record time. But what do you do if Oogie Boogie Bash tickets are sold out for the party at California Adventure?
I’ve got answers! And 2023 ticket sales turned out to be a huge disappointment for many. Some guests spent hours online without the option to ever buy a ticket. Then some hear about the party too late to buy. I get emails and messages every year. “Oogie Boogie Bash sold out, how do I get a ticket?” Answers to that and how to make the most of your Halloween Time visit to Disneyland Resort in this article.
Oogie Boogie Bash Sold Out Tickets
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Oogie Boogie Bash Sold Out Info
Oogie Boogie Bash replaced Mickey’s Halloween Party in 2019 and has made a big name for itself at Disneyland Resort.
To attend Oogie Boogie Bash you will need a separate ticket. Regular admission does not apply.
Oogie Boogie Bash sold out, how can I get tickets?
Tickets for 2023 events are sold out. Once tickets are sold out for Oogie Boogie Bash, there are no tickets held for any additional guests. Sold-out means exactly that. But don’t worry–there is still so much happening at Disneyland Resort during Halloween! Keep reading for all the spooky offerings.
Can I get tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash if I stay at a Disney hotel?
Maybe. When I originally published this article in 2019 I said no. But, a member of my Disneyland with Kids group said differently which prompted further investigation.
She’s talking from first-hand experience in 2018 and years past. The problem is, it is not always guaranteed. I would hate to suggest you spend $400-600 for a night at a Disneyland Resort hotel, only to find out you will not be able to go to the party after all.
DisneylandToday (the now retired official Twitter account of Disneyland Resort) has this to say:
UPDATES & BOTTOM LINE
- 2023 All Oogie Boogie Bash tickets sold out the first day of public sales.
- 2022 First two weeks of Oogie Boogie Bash, reports say you can line up at your Disney owned hotel at 5:00 am, there are a very limited number of tickets left for guests stying on property to buy day-of.
- 2021 First week of Oogie Boogie Bash, reports from my colleagues and co-owners of Disneyland with Kids staying on site said the Disney hotels do not have tickets this year.
- 2020 No Oogie Boogie Bash.
- 2019 My colleagues and co-owners of Disneyland with Kids stayed at Grand Californian on the day of the first Oogie Boogie Bash 2019 and tickets were available that morning. The 3 hotels share a small pool of tickets. If you must get a ticket, you must be a guest of the hotel and try your luck.
Can I get tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash online?
No, tickets being resold on Facebook, eBay, craigslist or any other online classifieds are monitored and even if valid, can be canceled by Disney. The terms and conditions explicitly say tickets may not be resold.
I have an extra ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash, can I sell it?
No, selling Oogie Boogie Bash tickets is prohibited. I suggest inviting a friend to come along instead. Even if you bought the ticket, Disney can cancel any resold ticket without notice or refund.
In 2022, a public Facebook post also claimed their entire OBB tickets and Magic Keys were canceled with NO refunds because they sold ONE ticket in an online classified. DON’T let that be you.
Which Oogie Boogie Bash Nights are Sold Out
In 2023 all Oogie Boogie Bash nights are now sold out.
I know how disappointing it can be to plan a trick or treat session at California Adventure and find out it’s not going to happen this year. But I promise, there’s so much to look forward to, you’ll still get to experience all the Halloween fun at both parks with these tips.
A lot of people don’t want to”waste” their park ticket when California Adventure park closes so early on party dates. However, you may find lower crowd levels during the day. You can still enjoy eight or more hours of park time and even more with Park Hopper tickets.
Lower Crowd Levels on Oogie Boogie Bash Days
It’s true, you might experience lower crowd levels by visiting either park on party days. Disneyland will indeed fill up as the party progresses, but both parks are still worth visiting.
April B. says,
“We found it to be lighter at [California Adventure] the day of the party. The lines were all super short! We went a couple weeks ago.”
Another thing I like about going to California Adventure before the party is you get to see everyone arrive in costume and do some massive people watching. This picture is from D23 Expo, and would be perfect to recreate for Oogie Boogie Bash. You’ll be amazed by the creativity some guests put into their costumes.
Kids Wear Costumes Any Day of the Year
While we’re on the topic of costumes it’s true that kids can wear costumes any day of the year at Disneyland Resort. Disneyland costume rules state,
For Guests Ages 13 and Under, costumes and some masks may be worn, as long the mask does not cover the entire face and eyes are visible. For Guests Ages 14 and Older, capes may be worn if the length does not go below the waist. Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are acceptable. Acceptable accessories include: transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus. Headwear may be worn as long as it does not cover the face. Masks of any kind may not be worn, except for medical purposes.
World of Color on Non-Party Days
The regular version of World of Color will be showing on non-party days at California adventure park. In fact, non-party days are the ONLY time to see World of Color during Halloween Time.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos
Disneyland and California Adventure both celebrate seasonal experiences inspired by the spirit of Día de los Muertos. My favorite is exploring the Day of the Dead tribute in Frontierland at Disneyland. It’s such a gorgeous sight!
Plaza de la Familia and A Musical Celebration of Coco at Disney California Adventure is another colorful, musical and lively celebration of the season.
In California Adventure, kids can color, meet Miguel from Coco and families will enjoy live performances from the Mariachi Divas.
Halloween Rides & Decor at Disneyland Resort
You can still see all the Halloween decorations and ride overlays at California Adventure park even if you’re not going to Oogie Boogie Bash.
California Adventure Halloween Highlights:
- Bats fly high above Carthay Circle Restaurant and projections are displayed each evening on the iconic tower.
- Headless Horseman holding his jack-o-lantern head right on Buena Vista Street as you enter the park.
- Radiator Springs transforms into Radiator Screams in Cars Land.
- Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz and Red in car-stumes.
- Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree adds new songs to this kid favorite attraction.
- Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, twist and turn to new Halloween tunes.
- Every night, Guardians of the Galaxy switches to Monsters After Dark.
Disneyland Halloween Highlights:
- Pumpkin Festival and beautiful fall décor on Main Street, U.S.A
- Giant Mickey Mouse jack-o’-lantern
- Haunted Mansion Holiday celebrates the collision between Halloween and Christmas as Jack Skellington decks the halls of the Haunted Mansion.
Halloween Screams Show
One of the most exciting announcements to come out for Halloween Time includes this from Disney Parks Blog,
And for the first time in nearly a decade, all guests visiting Disneyland during the Halloween season will get to enjoy a version of the supernatural projection and special effects show – “Halloween Screams.” This nighttime spectacular, a fan favorite most recently shown at after-hours Halloween parties at Disneyland, adds to the spooky fun on most nights of the season, hosted by “Master of Scare-omonies” Jack Skellington. On select nights, “Halloween Screams” will go sky high when the show is enhanced with the addition of fireworks.
Halloween Screams with Fireworks dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in September and October. 9:30 pm. Be sure to check the official Disneyland app for times as they may be altered.
Halloween Screams with Projections and NO Fireworks: Monday through Thursday nights in September and October. 8:30 pm. Be sure to check the official Disneyland app for times as they may be altered.
Meet Halloween Disney Characters
There are so many Disney characters to meet this Halloween Time! In 2023, Mickey and friends get new costumes! Here’s what they wore in years past just to give you an idea of how extra sweet Halloween Time is at Disneyland.
- Hitchhiking Ghosts in New Orleans Square
- Constance the bride from Haunted Mansion
- Jack Skellington & Sally
- Cruella deVil
- Mickey & Friends in costumes
Now instead of worrying about sold out tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash, the real question becomes how are you going to squeeze in all the amazing Halloween offerings and so little time? Read more about Halloween food, treats and other not-so-spooky info here.