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Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland — Dates, Details and Some Tips!

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One of our Frog Family's favorite parts of Disneyland Resort's Halloween Time is the after-hours Halloween party. In 2019, Mr. Oogie Boogie took the Disneyland Halloween Party and turned it into an all-new event, the Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure (replacing Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland Park). Since then, Oogie Boogie Bash has taken place at Disney California Adventure! It will return in fall 2023 — we'll update once we know the dates!

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Oogie Boogie in his treat trail

The Halloween decorations at Disney California Adventure are toadally awesome, and they make a nice backdrop for the Disneyland Halloween party. On party nights, those decorations are kicked up a notch with cool projections.

Hop back for the official dates and details for 2023! The Oogie Boogie Bash runs on select nights — most likely from early September through Oct. 31, 2023. You can usually expect the return of the Frightfully Fun Parade, more immersive treat trails, Villains Grove Trail, costumes, decor and characters. You can also enjoy short ride wait times that come with limited capacity and special food and treats.

We hopped by opening night 2022 to bring you our best tips and tricks. We were frogcited for the new immersive treat trail villains — they did not disappoint — and the magical Villains Grove! There were three new villains in immersive treat trails, and everyone was talking about the Bruno meet and greet.

Overview of Oogie Boogie Bash Disneyland Halloween Party

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Mickey heads up the parade

The Oogie Boogie Bash is a separately ticketed event that takes place inside Disney California Adventure Park after hours. The party runs mostly on select Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights — from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Party ticket holders can get the party started early by mixing in with Disney California Adventure daytime guests three hours early, beginning at 3 p.m. That means you may want to carefully choose your theme park reservations this fall, whether you're attending the party or not.

The park is all decked out for Halloween with daytime decor, plus special party decorations and lighting at night. Oogie Boogie from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is the monster of scare-a-monies, and he’s calling upon all of his ghoulish villain friends and fiends to help him set the scene. You can see your party ghost host inside his immersive treat trail in Hollywood Land. The Headless Horseman returned to Buena Vista Street, and you'll see beautiful projections across the street from him on the Carthay Circle bell tower. At times, the tower comes to life. Many classic Disney characters are in costume party attire, and rare characters are out greeting guests. You’ll find plenty of entertainment — both new and returning. And guests of all ages get to wear costumes and trick or treat!

Follow along with our YouTube video, which includes hopful tips for attending.

Oogie Boogie Bash Dates

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash-Projections on Carthay Circle

The Oogie Boogie Bash takes place from early September through Oct. 31. Most nights fall on Tuesday, Thursday and either Saturday or Sunday, plus Oct. 31. Last year, there were 24 party nights and one D23 Member exclusive party on Sept. 10, 2022.

Oogie Boogie - Dates Infographic

Best Dates to Attend

The best dates to attend are when you can go! The most popular dates sell out right away, but all dates sell out in advance — in fact, last year's event sold out right away. So if you are interested, buy as soon as they go on sale. We like to attend on the first night of the season, but some people like to visit on weekend nights or on Halloween itself. It's possible that some party merchandise will sell out early and won't be available for all party dates, so keep that in mind if it's important to you.

Also, keep in mind that we usually experience very hot nights early in the season. If you have an elaborate costume planned, you might want to wait until the nights cool off a bit.

Oogie Boogie Bash Entry Procedures

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - 2022 bag and map

You'll want to arrive early to this event — lines can grow scary long! You can enter the park as early as 3 p.m. and we recommend that you do. If you are entering the party early, you may see two separate entrance areas, one for daytime guests and one for party guests. Party guests are funneled to an area to collect a wristband, map and bag. The colored wristband has the day and party date as well as a QR PhotoPass code to link to the Disneyland app.

The wristband allows you to stay in the park once it closes. Guests without wristbands are unable to move about the park once the park closes to the public and the party officially starts. Cast members check wristbands throughout the night and rope off areas to check wristbands. As the regular park hours come to a close, cast members will begin ushering out guests without wristbands. If you will be in the park all day, you do not need to exit to get your wristband (we recommend you do NOT leave or you'll face long lines to get back in). You can check-in at Blue Sky Cellar. If you do need to exit the party, take your ticket with you so you can get back in.

Some major entertainment times are on the Disneyland app, but not all. The event guide has all of the showtimes and locations for character sightings and trails.

The cast members wear party clothes for this event. The treat holders vary. Sometimes they are cauldrons and sometimes rectangular carts. The treat trail markers look like taller Oogie Boogie ghosts. Besides a ton of candy, we got carrots, healthy snacks and even glow-in-the-dark temporary tattoos! That candy sure gets heavy!

Oogie Boogie Bash Entertainment

The Frightfully Fun Parade at Oogie Boogie Bash

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - evil Queen on Villains float of parade

Hoppy news! The Frightfully Fun Parade could be back in 2023. Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman from Sleepy Hollow lead the way about 15 minutes before the parade. Mickey and Minnie lead a cavalcade of characters and villains who will be scaring up fun along the parade route. Keep your eyes open for an appearance from the Cheshire Cat bringing up the rear!

Parade times may be about 7:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. Both parades travel in the same direction. The parade begins down by Silly Symphony Swings and ends near Guardians of the Galaxy. Decide where you want to watch the parade and be ready to hop in place when you see people claiming spots about 45 minutes early. The parade makes it to the Hyperion Theatre about 20 minutes after it begins.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Ursula in parade

If you have seen this parade already, this might be a good place to save time by skipping since the party is so short. Spend your time on new experiences rather than waiting for the parade. On other hand, there are fewer shows to compete with your time, so this may be the year to watch! The Hitchhiking Ghosts are back on the front of the Haunted Mansion float. Constance Hatchaway (the bride) is on the backside of the float.

There is a Frightfully Fun Parade dining package available as well as a dessert party. We'll get into the details later.

Mickey’s Trick & Treat Show

Oogie Boogie Bash - Mickey and Donald on Stage

The tadpoles have a not-so-scary interactive stage show starring Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Goofy and Donald. It takes place in the Disney Theatre (where you can catch the daytime Disney Jr. Dance Party during normal operations). There’ll be dancing, age-appropriate scary tales, candy and bubbles. This party is a great addition for toddlers and small children. The show is short and sweet. Sounds like the perfect party to me!

Showtimes are usually 6:15 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 9 p.m. and 9:50 p.m.

Villains Grove

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Cheshire Cat in Villains Grove

Travel through a special walkthrough of Villains Grove Trail at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. This villain-inspired, dreamlike journey is unlike anything you've seen before. It has magical special effects, spooky sounds, shadows and lighting. You'll want to visit this grove when it's very dark. There are no actual live characters or candy along this trail.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Tunnel in Villains GroveHere were the bewitching worlds in the Villains Grove in 2022:

  • Frollo’s Sanctuary — Enter an otherworldly cathedral of trees infused with incense smells and chanting voices (Guilty!).
  • Maleficent’s Will — Roam through a region of eerie ravens, thorny vines and a seemingly spellbound waterfall of cascading color!
  • Cheshire Cat in Wonderland — We took a swirling trip "over there."
  • Queen of Hearts Garden — Wander through a charming garden of roses that paint themselves red right before your eyes!
  • Scar’s Elephant Graveyard — Descend into a vast expanse. Can you hear the echoes of hyena laughter and see shooting flames?
  • Dr. Facilier’s Friends on the Other Side — Summoned by the great beyond, shadowy hands and colorful spells lure you deeper into the grove’s dark corners.
  • The Wicked Queen’s Lightning Forest — Experience the forest awakening as an electrifying storm flashes from branch to branch.
  • Home of the Wisps — Winged caretakers guide you to safety amidst endless magical light.
  • Dawn — Follow flickering lanterns toward a brilliant sunrise and your escape from this mythical trip!

We heard scary tales of long lines, but when we visited, the line moved quickly. You might time your journey during a parade or before the park closes. Our wait and time spent on the trail equaled about 45 minutes.

Oogie Boogie Bash Character Greetings and Rides

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Blue Fairy

Your favorite characters, including the villains you may love to hate, will be out. With character meet and greets returning, you can once again take photos together and even get hugs, if the villain is willing. Some classic characters appear in Halloween costumes. Other characters, such as Oogie Boogie, Maleficent, Tim Burton's The Mad Hatter, the Evil Queen and others, oversee the candy distribution from thrones along their themed trick-or-treat trails.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Bruno meet park guestHere's where you could find characters in 2022. Characters and locations may change throughout the season. Hop back for the 2023 deets!):

  • Minnie, Daisy and Clarabelle Cow as the Sanderson Sisters — Hollywood Land
  • Bruno — Grizzly Peak near The Little Mermaid — Ariel's Undersea Adventure
  • Sinister Step and Repeat: Grizzly River Run Water Wheel
  • Disney Duos (characters from the same movie or show): Carthay Circle (We saw Cinderella with her stepmother and wicked stepsisters, followed by characters from Hercules last year.)
  • Mickey and Minnie: Paradise Park in front of the water
  • Heroic Encounters: Avengers Campus
  • Classic Animated Friends: Pacific Wharf
  • Swashbuckling Sidekicks: Pacific Wharf (We caught Captain Hook and Smee as well as King John and other villains from Robin Hood last year)
  • Incredibles: Incredicoaster
  • Pixar Pals: near Poultry Palace
  • Residents of Cars Land: Near Cozy Cone Motel

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash-Vampire Mater in Cars Land

Here's the scoop: The longest lines of the night in the past have been to meet characters. The characters in Carthay Circle had the shortest lines and were the easiest to visit. You will want to identify which characters you want to see before the party starts just in case lines do form. If you do decide to hop in line to see the Sanderson Sisters before the party, cast members may cap the line if it gets too long. You can try checking back later in the night.

Rides and Attractions at Oogie Boogie Bash

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Short wait time for Radiator Springs Racers

The ride wait times are historically shorter during the former Mickey’s Halloween Party and Oogie Boogie Bash. Crowds are limited and there is so much other fun to explore. All rides are open during the party but check the Disneyland refurbishments schedule before your visit. You may enjoy the screamin’ ride overlays that take place every night of the season, including Oogie Boogie Bash nights.

After 3 p.m. daily, including party nights, the story you experience during the daytime at Guardians of the Galaxy —  Mission: Breakout! continues as Rocket Raccoon breaks back in to save Groot during Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Dark. (The regular Guardians of the Galaxy ride closes at 2 p.m. to transition to the Monsters After Dark version, so the ride is closed for about 30 to 60 minutes each day.) With a heavy metal soundtrack and terrifying creatures, you’ll be howling with excitement on this thrilling nighttime ride. During party time Genie+ will not be available for use (and with shorter wait times, you won't need it!).

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Clown Fire Truck in cars land

Hop over to "Radiator Screams" to enjoy the mesmerizing Halloween décor and lighting, plus the ride overlays of Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. The costumed cars will be crashing the party too, so drive in to meet your favorite "Cars" characters! In addition to all of the party entertainment and ride overlays, you can also enjoy the Halloween décor. Oogie Boogie decorated the park more bewitching than ever before. The treat trail in Cars Land has a particularly "bootiful" view.

These are the rides and attractions that were open during Oogie Boogie Bash in 2023:

  • Animation Academy — sessions start at 6 p.m. and run every half hour until the last session at 10:30 p.m. Artist choices on the nights we visited were different Sanderson sisters. The schedule is posted out front.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Dark (opens at 3 p.m. daily)*
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic
  • Monster's Inc.
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Luigi's Honkin' Haul-O-Weem
  • Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree
  • Mickey's PhilharMagic (closes at 10 p.m.)
  • Incredicoaster
  • Jessie's Critter Carousel
  • Pixar Pal-A-Round (closed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on party nights)
  • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Jumpin' Jellyfish
  • Goofy's Sky School
  • Golden Zephyr
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Grizzly River Run (open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail (closes at 4:30 p.m. and reopens at dusk as the Villains Grove)
  • Soarin' Around the World
  • WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure at Avengers Campus is open for the party.

*Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission Breakout! closes daily at 2 p.m., then reopens by 3 p.m. for Monsters After Dark.

Oogie Boogie Bash Costume Information

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - A family dresses up as Frankenstein

One of the exciting parts of the Oogie Boogie Bash is that frogs of all ages can wear family-friendly costumes and get to trick or treat. Use good judgment and keep safety in mind when choosing a costume.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Family poses in photo op

Costume guidelines for all guests:

  • Guests who dress as Disney characters cannot pose for pictures or sign autographs.
  • Costumes cannot have sharp or pointed objects and cannot have materials that could strike another guest.
  • Costumes may not drag on the ground (no full-length princess dresses).
  • Layered costumes and costumes that surround the entire body are discouraged and may be subject to additional screening.
  • Costumes may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain weapons that could be mistaken for actual weapons.

Costume guidelines for guests 13 and under:

  • Kids can wear some masks — eyes must be visible and the mask cannot cover the entire face.
  • You may not have props that look like real weapons. Plastic lightsabers and plastic swords are OK.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Santa Jack and Oogie Boogie arrive to the Bash

Costume guidelines for guests 14 and up:

  • Capes cannot go below the waist.
  • Themed T-shirts, blouses, sweatshirts and hats are allowed.
  • Acceptable accessories include transparent wings, plastic light sabers, toy swords and tutus.
  • Headgear cannot cover the face.
  • Costume masks are not allowed.
  • Face coverings for medical purposes and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are allowed.
  • Guests may only wear costumes to the event for which they have valid tickets (daytime guests without party tickets cannot dress up).
  • Full face paint is OK.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - A family of pirates poses for a picGuests who do not adhere to the costume guidelines may be refused entry unless they can modify the costume to meet the standards.

Of course, there is Oogie Boogie Bash apparel to purchase if you aren't the type to dress up. With new Oogie Boogie Bash ears, a spirit jersey, shorts, sweatshirts and sippers, you can still be wickedly stylish even if you don't want to wear a Halloween costume.

Our biggest tip is to check the weather. It was very hot the entire night on opening night in 2022. That made my Loki Variant jacket feel like a really bad idea. We recommend dressing in layers in case it cools off at night or in case you need to shed a layer. Later in the season, it could get chilly.

Trick-or-Treating at Oogie Boogie Bash

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Cast members with a candy cauldron

Our whole family enjoys trick-or-treating in the parks. Trick-or-treaters can collect candy from cauldrons along the trick-or-treat trails throughout the park. Besides candy, you can collect healthy goodies such as carrots, apple slices and Pirate’s Booty from the regular treat trails.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Madame Mim in her treat trailWhen you enter the park, a cast member will hand you a bag to collect candy, but you might want to bring your own larger and sturdier bag to haul your loot around. If it gets heavy, store it in a stroller or locker (along with sweatshirts or rain gear).

You might want to save trick-or-treating until later in the night when lines tend to go down. That way you do not have to carry the candy all night. The lines are longest in the beginning and disappear as the night goes on, so do not waste early party time waiting in candy lines. There is so much candy and it's not going anywhere. All of the candy we received in 2022 was from Mars Wrigley. We also received grapes, carrots, apple slices, crackers, Pirate's Booty, pretzels and non-food items. You can let a cast member know if you have allergies.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Ernesto de la Cruz take the mic

There were nine villain-themed trick-or-treat trails in 2022. These trails are immersive with eerie music, characters and themed scenery. Every immersive trail has a villain! Here's a look at the 2022 villain treat trails:

  • Madame Mim — Hyperion Theatre Courtyard
  • Mother Gothel — Behind Grizzly River Run
  • Ernesto de la Cruz — To the left of the main entrance to Avengers Campus (across from the waterfall)

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Cruella has a fashion show on stage in a treat trail in Hollywood Land

There were six returning villain treat trails:

  • Oogie Boogie (inside Disney Animation — this is the only indoor trail)
  • Maleficent (by Soarin')
  • Dr. Facilier (By Golden Zephyr)
  • Agatha Harkness (Avengers Campus) — Find her in the Sanctum casting spells.
  • Sid (Pixar Pier) — Check out the Sid Show Circus and Sid's toy creations.
  • Cruella (Hollywood Backlot) — She sets the stage for a fashion show, and Cruella is the future.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Sid shares his toys

Other Treat Trails may be found here but without characters:

  • Cars Land (It has a gourd-geous Halloween backdrop.)
  • Buena Vista Street (We got full-size candy bars at this location that pops up in the middle of the party)

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Agatha conjures up spells in the Sanctum

The villains talk to you as you pass by, but are generally up on stages and not available to pose with you for pictures. You might be able to snap a selfie. It keeps the crowds moving. But they are very entertaining to see and hear, so we highly recommend finding their trails. You have several candy stops along the way to visit them. Cruella, Agatha Harkness and Sid were new in 2021, and we are so hoppy they returned in 2022. They are wicked good fun!

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - People in Rapunzel and Flynn costume take a selfie with Mother Gothel.

We hit Madame Mim, Agatha and Mother Gothel early with very short lines. Then after the first parade, we hit Ernesto de la Cruz, Cruella and Oogie Boogie with much-shortened lines as well. We went through Buena Vista Street, stashed our loot in a locker and later hit Cars Land, Sid and Maleficent trails. Both Dr. Facilier and Ernest de la Cruz are closed down during the parade.

Oogie Boogie Bash Food and Merchandise

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Treats and drinks at Dessert PartyTwo dining packages in 2022 provided reserved viewing for the Frightfully Fun Parade: The Wine Country Trattoria Oogie Boogie Bash Parade Dining and Sonoma Terrace Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party. Here are the delicious details for the 2022 packages.

Wine Country Trattoria Oogie Boogie Bash Parade Dining is a three-course meal with a starter, entree and dessert. The package costs $59 for adults and $36 for children ages 3 to 9, plus tax and gratuity (discounts do not apply). There is a $10 upcharge for ordering rib-eye steak.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Menu for Parade DiningYou'll dine between 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. before or during the early entry time in the park. (You'll need a daytime ticket that gives you access before 3 p.m. if you reserve before 3 p.m. After 3 p.m. your Oogie Boogie ticket will get you in, but be sure to arrive early.) You will let your server know you'd like to upgrade to the package. We like that you can dine before the party so you don't waste any party time, and you start your party with a full belly.

The food is a starter of salad or soup with a main course and a dessert. The dessert is a Mistress of Evil Black Forest Cake. Tadpoles get a choice of chicken breast, whole-grain pasta with marinara and meatballs, salmon or cheese pizza with two sides (fruit, broccoli or roasted potatoes) and Lava Gravestone Cake.

We were unable to make an advance reservation, but we joined the Walk-Up List and upgraded to the parade dining package. We liked that the food was good. We started the party with full bellies, and we did not waste party time with a big meal. We had an area to watch the parade. We arrived 30 minutes before the parade started. The viewing area was near the waterfall across from the main entrance to Avengers Campus. You'll want to angle yourself to see the parade coming from the Pixar Pier area.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash-Parade Dining dessert

The viewing area is separate from the dining area. Before parade time, you'll make your way to a separate reserved standing viewing area to witness the magic and mayhem of the Frightfully Fun Parade during Oogie Boogie Bash party nights. You can make reservations now for the day of your party ticket. (Walk-ins may be accommodated until 6 p.m., if available.) Upon arrival, you'll request an upgrade to the dining experience. You'll need to show your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket to get the experience. Packages are subject to availability.

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Dessert Party menuSonoma Terrace Oogie Boogie Bash Dessert Party offers "ghoul-inary" delights including hauntingly scrumptious desserts and two beverages (plus a bottle of water) along with reserved seated viewing of the parade in front of Sonoma Terrace The Little Mermaid. Adults may choose drinks with alcohol. Reservations can be made for the dessert party up to 60 days in advance. This experience is available in two sessions per night, with reservation times beginning at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. during party nights. Note that our dessert party photos are from 2021, so the selection may be different from this year's menu.

You'll be able to check in up to 45 minutes before the first parade (which starts at 7:50 p.m.) and up to 30 minutes before the second parade (which starts at 10:05 p.m.). Seating is first-come, first served, so we highly recommend arriving earlier than recommended for the best seat. You may be seated with other guests or in a back row. The dessert party begins 30 minutes before the parade starts and can be enjoyed up until the parade ends. The front row is low tables and the back rows are high tops.

Tickets for the dessert party are paid for when you reserve. It's $89 per person (ages 3 and up) and includes tax and gratuity. Children age 2 and under may attend free of charge, but they must be seated on the lap of an adult. You'll need to have Oogie Boogie Bash tickets to book. If the parade is canceled due to technical issues or weather, your dessert package will not be refunded.

We like that this gives you a seat to watch the parade, but you can save money by hopping in place on the parade route around the same time you might check in for the dessert party without spending any extra money. And you are already going to be loaded up on trick-or-treating sweets. Use them to make your own dessert party!

Other Dining Options

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Halloween Candy Funnel Cake Fries from Award Wieners

Besides the parade dining, other themed eateries are open during the event. The following restaurants are open, and some close early (restaurant hours are subject to change). You can look up each restaurant listed below on the Disneyland site to see the hours for the date you plan to visit:

  • Smokejumpers Grill
  • Fiddler, Fifer & Practical
  • Angry Dogs
  • Award Wieners (closes at 9:30 p.m.)
  • Corn Dog Castle
  • Cocina Cucamonga (closes at 8 p.m.)
  • Cozy Cone Motel
  • Flo's V8 Cafe mix of Melon, Peach and Mint Liqueurs and Orange and Pineapple Juices, topped with a Glow Cube — Look for Oogie Boogie Bash – exclusive loaded fries with buffalo chicken, loaded gravy or loaded gravy
  • Pacific Wharf Café
  • Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.
  • Poultry Palace
  • Lamplight Lounge (5:05 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Lamplight Lounge Boardwalk Dining (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Lucky Fortune Cookery (closes at 7 p.m.)
  • Studio Catering (closes at 9 p.m.)
  • Hollywood Lounge — Look for Oogie Boogie Bash–exclusive drink, The Witches are Back (mix of Melon, Peach and Mint Liqueurs and Orange and Pineapple Juices, topped with a Glow Cube)
  • Wine Country Trattoria (dinner is 4 p.m. to 5:55 p.m.)
  • Paradise Garden Grill (closes at 7 p.m.)
  • And more (check online for hours)

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Special Gravy Fires from Flo's

The party goes by so quickly. You might not want to stop for food. We recommend filling up before the party starts. You might want to make stops for the strawberry-flavored Pain Churro and the raspberry-flavored Panic Churro.

If you dine at Wine Country Trattoria during the party, go to the dark side with delicious Mistress of Evil Chocolate Cake. It comes with the parade dining package.

Event Merchandise

You can purchase Oogie Boogie Bash-themed shirts, tumblers and pins while supplies last. Oogie Boogie Bash items sell out in a scary fast way and may not be available for all party dates. Of course, there's spooktacular Halloween merch available outside the party, as well, in both parks and Downtown Disney. You can find spirit jerseys, shirts, a festive Minnie Mouse ear headband, a Mini Loungefly backpack and more. Plus there are a lot more Halloween items to put you in the Halloween spirit.

Oogie Boogie Bash Tips

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Maleficent in her treat trail

Here are a few tips for the Oogie Boogie Bash — a Disneyland Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure.

  • Tickets sell out quickly. Buy early in 2023.
  • Plan a fun costume. People of all ages dress up!
  • Follow the costume guidelines.
  • Dress for the weather. Make sure your costume is comfortable in heat or rain. We saw some sweltering little Oogie Boogies on opening night.
  • Arrive at the park entrance up to three hours before the party starts, depending on your night. We recommend arriving by 3 p.m. to skip the later lines and get a jump on the fun.
  • Collect a map and look it over to seek out character greetings and treat trails (although the 2022 map did not offer specific character information).
  • A couple of attractions have limited hours (noted above in our ride list).
  • Check the Disneyland app and site for some showtimes and ride wait times.
  • Note showtimes for Mickey's Trick & Treat and the Frightfully Fun Parade (mentioned above).
  • Take advantage of free PhotoPass downloads during the party. Ask for Halloween Magic Shots. Scan the PhotoPass QR cost on your wristband.
  • Are you a new Magic Key holder? Your Magic Key pass unlocks a very special experience at Oogie Boogie Bash this year. You can enjoy a special Hocus Pocus photo-op near Silly Symphony Swings. It's a backdrop and does not include any live characters. There is a special gift for Magic Key holders as well.
  • Save trick-or-treating for after the lines go down, but definitely hop into some immersive trails with characters at some point.
  • Get a locker for sweatshirts, water bottles, bags of candy or anything else you do not want to carry all night.
  • Visit the Villains Grove when it's very dark outside.
  • Find your favorite character locations before the party starts.
  • Watch the projections on the Carthay Circle Bell Tower.
  • Stay hydrated!

Disneyland Resort's Oogie Boogie Bash - Family dresses in characters from the Little Mermaid

What About Halloween Time in Disneyland Park?

Just because the party has left Disneyland Park doesn’t mean the Halloween fun is leaving too. Disneyland is still decorated with pumpkins, and guests with Disneyland tickets will still get to take a spin on Haunted Mansion Holiday, where Jack Skellington takes over the Haunted Mansion. You can meet Jack Skellington and Sally in New Orleans Square, and costumed classic characters on Main Street, U.S.A. Disneyland has brought back Halloween Screams for all guests most nights of the Halloween season. On most nights, the show has just projections, music and special effects. Fireworks light up the show on select nights (mainly Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

If you are hungry for details on frightfully fun treats, there are plenty of fun, themed treats in both parks. Hop over to our foodie guide to Disneyland Halloween Treats for some ideas for tasty treats that are available throughout the season, as well as during the party.

Have questions about Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disneyland Halloween Party? Drop us a line in the comments below! Don't froget to check out our Guide to Disneyland Halloween Time to see what’s hoppening in Disneyland Park for Halloween.

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May 17, 2023 at 12:33 p.m. Els Says...

HELP! Ok so we are coming over from the UK and doing two days at Disneyland - Thurs Oct 26th and Fri 27th 2023. I've been worrying about whether to do park hoppers and also whether to do genie + but now I'm also very confused about the halloween events! SO, could you advise on best ticket option for us if we don't want to do the halloween party in CAD? Would you recommend we just do Disneyland on the Thurs and then CAD on the Friday on the assumption that the party will happen on the Thurs? We're a family of 5 so the cost of is just crazy so I really don't want to pay for hoppers or genie + if we can't make the most of it due to the party at CAD. Any help would be wonderful thank you!

May 22, 2023 at 4:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Els!

We still don't know the official Oogie Boogie Bash dates for 2023, but if we are to assume that the party will be on Thursdays like last year, then we would recommend Disneyland on Thursday and DCA on Friday.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 13, 2022 at 6:31 p.m. Teresa Smith "Missy" Says...

If you lost your wrist band, is there a way to find photos that were taken at the Oogie Boogie Bash?

Oct 13, 2022 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Missy!

We'd recommend reaching out to Disneyland PhotoPass Service here, and hopefully they'll be able to help you find your photos. It usually helps if you know the PhotoPass location(s), an approximate time of when the photo(s) was taken and what you were wearing.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 30, 2022 at 12:57 a.m. Carey Says...

Hi, we got two day passes for Disneyland/CAP for October 11&12. I know the Oogie Boogie is happening at CAP on the 11th & we don’t have tickets so will have to leave at 6. We currently have our reservations for CAP the 11th and Disneyland the 12th (when i originally made the reservations this was the only option, but now the calendar shows both parks available both days)- would you suggest keeping this way or switching days since the park closes early for oogie boogie?

Sep 30, 2022 at 9:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carey!

If you don't have Park Hopper tickets, then we'd recommend you switch reservations so you can maximize your time at Disneyland during the party night at DCA. But if you do have Park Hoppers, then it's more up to you, as you'd have the flexibility to leave DCA and hop over to Disneyland at 6 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 24, 2022 at 7:26 p.m. Missy Says...

What fun!

Sep 22, 2022 at 10:51 p.m. Caroline Craft Says...

When will tickets for 2023 be on sale

Sep 23, 2022 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Caroline!

We'd expect around June. For this year's event, tickets went on sale to the general public on June 30, 2022.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 2, 2022 at 3:07 a.m. Barbara Ganschow Says...

I’m 70 years old and still excited about attending Oogie Boogie Bash Oct 10

Sep 1, 2022 at 6:36 p.m. Rose Matovina Says...

This makes me even more excited to attend Oogie Boogie Bash and go in costume.

Sep 1, 2022 at 3:43 p.m. Christine Classick Says...

I would absolutely LOVE to take my grandkids to this and maybe see our favorite Undercover Tourist Girl Amy!

Sep 1, 2022 at 3:17 p.m. CarlaDisney82 Says...

I love this time of year!

Sep 1, 2022 at 10:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

We sure do too, Carla!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 29, 2022 at 5:08 a.m. Kat W Says...

What time would you recommend getting to the entrance for the 3pm entrance time?

Aug 30, 2022 at 2:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kat!

We'd recommend arriving around 2:30 p.m.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 25, 2022 at 4:12 p.m. Myro Says...

In past years are you able to take pics with characters on the immersive treat trails? Also when do the exclusive characters for the oogie boogie bash tend to come out for pics (at 3pm or 6pm after the party officially starts)?

Aug 26, 2022 at 10:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Myro!

You can snap a quick distanced selfie or photo of them but they don't pose with you. The characters are often on a stage and are speaking to the crowd so they want to keep the line moving so people can get through. Characters come out at 6 p.m. once the party officially starts.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 24, 2022 at 8:02 p.m. Nelly T. Says...

Do you know if animation academy will be open from 3-6 for guests without Oogie boogie tickets? We weren't able to get tickets to this years party but my son is obsessed with Oogie Boogie. I just want to know if we'll be able to see the "real" Oogie Boogie at animation academy or if that area is blocked off for OBB ticket holders?

Aug 26, 2022 at 10:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nelly!

Animation Academy will be open and you can double check class times here. However, Oogie Boogie will not appear until the official party time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 24, 2022 at 1:13 a.m. Daron Says...

Are we allowed to do like a funny nose or chin glue on prosthetic. I am assuming even a cheap plastic hook would not be allowed. I have an amazing Hook Costume but will prob leave the Hook at home.

Aug 24, 2022 at 9:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daron!

Honestly, we're not toadally sure! We would think prosthetic noses/chins would be fine (as it's not covering eyes or the entirety of your face), but it's ultimately up to security's discretion. As for the hook, we're a little bit on the fence about this one too — on one hand, items that resemble (or could easily be mistaken for) an actual weapon and sharp/pointed objects are not allowed, but on the other hand, toy swords are allowed. If it obviously looks like plastic, you may get away with it, but again, it's up to security on this one!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 20, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. Growing family Says...

Are there places to find people with extra tickets? My family of 6 was lucky enough to get tickets to the bash but Thursday I was given custody of a foster child. Need to find 1 extra ticket for September 22 but don’t know where to look.

Aug 23, 2022 at 2:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Growing Family!

For you, we think the best place to check is Guest Relations at (714) 781-4636.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 25, 2022 at 6:25 p.m. KD Says...

If we buy right away on June 30th - will be able to get tickets? There are only 2 nights during out trip and one of them is the D23 night. The other night is the second Tuesday so I'm hoping we can grab some.

Jun 29, 2022 at 9:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KD!

We think you should be able to grab some tickets! The earlier week nights in September are generally not the first ones to sell out. The Saturday before Halloween is going to sell out faster, as well as the most affordable dates in early October.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 24, 2022 at 11:53 a.m. Chris Says...

Do Disney do a special ticket or special price for a Disneyland Ticket alongside the Oggie Boogie Bash ticket? Would like to visit DL before DCA or would we need to get a normal one park, one day ticket? Thanks

Jun 24, 2022 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

If you wish to visit Disneyland before attending Oogie Boogie at night, you would need a regular one-park, one-day ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 16, 2022 at 1:39 a.m. Bre Says...

Is Disneyland less crowed during the Oogie Boogie nights, since the party is in California adventure? Are all the ride open during Oogle Boogie? Are the lines sort during Oogle boogie nights?

May 16, 2022 at 1:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bre!

Disneyland isn't necessarily much less crowded since a lot of park hoppers and Magic Key holders will hop over to Disneyland once DCA closes for Oogie Boogie. All rides are typically open during the event. Plus you can look up rides via the app/website, and see their hours a few weeks in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 12, 2021 at 7:45 p.m. Marie Says...

Thanks for the info! I know that adults can wear costumes to the party, but can they come in their costume for the 3-6 time in the park before the party starts?

Oct 12, 2021 at 2:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marie!

Yes, you should be fine in costume during those early entry hours!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 1, 2021 at 9:44 p.m. Agent 86 Says...

Is there a waiting list for tickets in case a group cancels their tickets? I know there are no refunds but I am sure that must be situations like family emergency when a party is unable to attend and are able to get a refund or future credit?

Sep 23, 2021 at 5:46 a.m. Cole Bruce Says...

I’m not going to the bash but I’m going to Disneyland on one of the nights. I know it’s happening in California adventure but I will be in Disneyland will then park close early when the party is happening or will they both be open

Sep 27, 2021 at 9:46 p.m. Tami Says...

Hi Cole,

I wanted to add that California Adventure DOES close early for Oogie Boogie Bash. They begin ushering guests who are not specially ticketed for the party out at 6p and usually have the park completely cleared by 7:30p, so if you are at Disneyland, you may see an influx in guests in that park who have "hopped" over from DCA at DCA's end of normal operating hours on Halloween party days at 6p.

Sep 27, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for chiming in, Tammy! You are absolutely correct :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 23, 2021 at 9:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cole!

On Oogie Boogie Bash nights, Disneyland Park operates with its normal park hours and does not close early.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 22, 2021 at 10:36 p.m. John Says...

Silly question:

"Guests who dress as Disney characters cannot pose for pictures or sign autographs."

Does this mean the PhotoPass photographers won't take your picture if you are dressed as a Disney character?

Sep 23, 2021 at 9:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

No, you can take PhotoPass photos in costume — that's toadally fine! That policy is there so other guests don't mistake you for a Disney character nor could someone pretend to be a Disney character.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 14, 2021 at midnight TC Says...

Will kids under 3 receive a wrist band too? My 2 yr old is tall, so don't want the staff mistaking her for a 3 year old and asking for a ticket.

Sep 14, 2021 at 1:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi TC!

It's likely your tadpole will not need a wristband, but anyone walking through the check-in area can get one or may be told they don't need one. Kids 2 and under do not need a ticket so she will be fine.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 10, 2021 at 6:03 p.m. Kristyn Says...

Hi Mommy Frog,

I do not have tickets to the bash but a ticket and a reservation to California Adventure that day. Will I get kicked out of the pack at 6? I was really hoping to grab some dinner around that time.

Also, is it possible to buy tickets from a third party vendor?

Thank you!

Sep 10, 2021 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristyn!

Disney California Adventure closes to non-party guests at 6 p.m. (Party guests will receive a wristband that lets them stay in the park; those without wristbands are unable to move about the park once it closes.) Unfrogtunately, we do not have Oogie Boogie Bash tickets on sale, as parties are sold out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 13, 2022 at 6:40 p.m. Melissa Says...

On non boogie nights for California Adventures do they still kick you out at 6pm?

Sep 13, 2022 at 1:59 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

Only on party nights, daytime guests without a party ticket would need to leave at 6 p.m. On non-party nights, Disney California Adventure has normal park hours.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 25, 2021 at 6:18 a.m. Kristyn Says...

Thank you! Very helpful to know. I ended up scoring tickets to the bash. I have a ticket for the park before the event - can I check in to get my wrist band before 3?

Sep 27, 2021 at 2:27 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristyn!

There is a check-in station near the waterfall across from Avengers Campus. We're not toadally sure if it opens before 3 p.m. but you can certainly stop by anytime after 3 p.m. to get your wristband without having to exit the park.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 11, 2021 at 7:08 a.m. Allan Says...

Hi and thanks! No one seems to know when the Frightfully Fun Parade starts each evening and if there are 2 parades per night or just one. The fact Sonoma has 2 dessert parties per night is confusing people, like me. I am going there from Canada and Disneyland just sprung this announcement on everyone and reservations start in a few hours to try and get a table for your Oogie Boogie Bash day. And the Disneyland web page for the parade info is a broken link.... Do you know what time the parade starts and if there is more than one per night? Thank you!! Desperate for an answer lol

Aug 28, 2021 at 1:36 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allan!

We have updated news on the Frightfully Fun Parade times. They are at 7:50 p.m. and 10:05 p.m.

Hoppy planning!


Aug 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allan!

We don't know the exact times yet, but there will be two parades. We'll update our guide as soon as we know the schedule!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 10, 2021 at 3:14 p.m. Virginia Johnson Says...

What dining options are available during Oogie Boogie Bash? Can dining reservations be made at the restaurants?

Aug 11, 2021 at 10:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Virginia!

Table-service restaurants are not generally open during the party (choices are more limited outside of the special dining packages just released), so we recommend grabbing a bite before the event officially starts!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 19, 2021 at 3:07 a.m. Jared Says...

Hi so if I take my family to Oogie Boogie then

I can buy tickets only for the night at California Adventure $149 each that day. I don’t have to additionally buy Disneyland admission tickets for that day right? Thx!

Jul 19, 2021 at 8:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jared!

If you're only looking to attend the party in the evening, you would just need Oogie Boogie tickets. If you'd like to get into California Adventure for the day, you'll want to look for base tickets (which don't allow park hopping over to Disneyland) in addition to the party ticket. If you're hoping to hop between California Adventure and Disneyland Park during the day, you'll want to look for a park hopper ticket plus an Oogie Boogie Bash ticket. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 14, 2021 at 5:50 p.m. Rashaun Says...

I’m planning on getting a two day hopper pass in October for Disneyland. Does the park still close at 9pm for regular daytime guests? Can I stay in the park til it closes?

Jul 14, 2021 at 4:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rashaun!

On Oogie Boogie Bash nights, Disney California Adventure closes at 6 p.m. for daytime guests without an event ticket. Since you're planning on getting Park Hopper tickets, you could hop back to Disneyland Park until it officially closes, but you can only stay at Disney California Adventure until 6 p.m. if you aren't staying for the party. Note that park hours are subject to change, and usually those park hours are released about six weeks in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 13, 2021 at 3:34 a.m. Deb Says...

What time will Calif Adv close on boogie bash nights to gen public? What time will cal adv close on non party nights? Trying to decide whether to boogie or not.

Jul 13, 2021 at 5:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deb!

The park should close at 6 p.m. for daytime guests, but it may feel more crowded from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. when party guests start to filter in. However, fewer people may purchase tickets to California Adventure that day knowing the park closes early, so it’s hard to gauge crowds. On normal nights, the park has been closing at 9 p.m. recently. We're not sure if that will change after the summer ends, but you can usually see park hours up to six weeks in advance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 13, 2021 at 1:13 a.m. Belinda Says...

Hi! I'm curious do I have park tickets and Oogie tickets? I recently bought 4 day park hoppers for Oct.29th-Nov.1st. Now I'm worried I didn't need to buy tickets for the day I'd like to go to the party (the 31st) Any help would be great. Thanks

Jul 12, 2021 at 9:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Belinda!

Oogie Boogie Bash is a separately ticketed event, and those tickets go on sale tomorrow (July 13), no earlier than 9 a.m. Pacific time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 12, 2021 at midnight Lenore Says...

I’m wondering how they will handle Web Slingers during the event? Any insight on if it’ll be open and if there will be a virtual que reservation for Halloween ticket holders? Thank you for your very helpful post!

Jul 12, 2021 at 2:01 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lenore!

WEB SLINGERS will be open during Oogie Boogie Bash, but we're not sure yet if it will utilize the virtual queue.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 9, 2021 at 10:32 p.m. Alyson Says...

We are wanting to get tickets for Halloween night, which I'm worried will sell out fast. Is it better to purchase on the website (desktop) or from the app (iphone)? Also, what time on the 13th will tickets go on sale (i.e. midnight)?

Jul 12, 2021 at 1:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Alyson!

All of the recent ticket sales have put us into a randomized lottery system, rather than on a first-come, first-served basis. We usually try to join the queue with our desktop and phone at the same time, and watch all of the screens. It's been a different device that gets access first each time. You can usually get into the waiting room a little early, so we'd suggest checking if you can join it before 9 a.m. (tickets are supposed to go on sale no earlier than 9 a.m. PT).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 13, 2021 at 8:09 p.m. Chris Says...

The website says no app sales. It must be a browser to purchase tickets

Feb 27, 2020 at 6:15 p.m. Monica Says...

Hello, Is the Oogie Boogie Bash only held at California Adventure or both locations? are Season Holders notified first of when to purchase? Can a season pass holder purchase and give to a non-season holder to go on date, or does season holder need to be with the group? Does Military get discounts for this event? Thank you

Feb 28, 2020 at 9:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Monica!

Last year, Oogie Boogie Bash was only held at Disney California Adventure (so your party ticket will only get you access to the host park). The on-sale dates are announced to everyone at the same time, and sometimes passholders get to purchase early and they can purchase tickets for others. (They do not have to enter with them.) We do not know about any military discounts for the special parties, unfortunately, but others in the Frog Pond may be able to weigh in! We've got our eyes and ears open for updates! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 22, 2020 at 2:45 a.m. Erica MacDonald Says...

Is there any way to know when the dates of the party will be released? Looking forward to Disneyland this Halloween and want to be one of the first to know!

Feb 24, 2020 at 2:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

There isn't unfortunately - we will keep you posted in this post as soon as we hear more! In 2019, tickets were released at the end of April.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 30, 2020 at 8:36 p.m. COURTNEY Shropshire Says...

I am going to be coming to disneyland this year for halloween and I'm wondering if its best to stay at a hotel close by because of crowds or if its ok to stay somewhere not as close because of crowds and shuttles. Im going to attend halloween night the party.

Jan 31, 2020 at 10:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

Don’t worry about the crowds right around Halloween. It is not that crowded. We say stay wherever works best for you! We are big fans of staying within walking distance if it fits our budget, but shuttles are nice too :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 6, 2020 at 11:20 a.m. Lee Brown Says...

Can you please tell me if the dates for Oogie Boogie bash has been released. We are trying to organise a holiday and want to get tickets



Jan 6, 2020 at 8:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lee!

The date's for Oogie Boogie Bash 2020 haven't been released just yet - we'll be sure to update as soon as we know more!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 11, 2019 at 6:48 a.m. Stela Ejova Says...

Amazing tips!! We got tickets on time and so excited to enjoy it all! This is so detailed. Thank you for doing the leg work!

Oct 3, 2019 at 2:01 a.m. Marlee Says...

We are going to the Oogie Boogie Bash on Halloween but will be spending time in Disneyland during the day before heading over to DCA. Can we wear our costumes to Disneyland during the day or should we wait and change into them before going to DCA? It will be just 2 adults. Thank you!

Oct 4, 2019 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marlee!

Disneyland Park will allow costumes that fit the special event costume dress code on party days, so you can wear your costumes!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 29, 2019 at 4:34 a.m. Brooke Aguiar Says...

Do you think that Disneyland will be more crowded on Oogie Boogie Bash days? We’re doing 1 park per day with a toddler and no Bash tickets so planning on Disneyland for the Bash day (10/24)

Sep 30, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brooke!

There will definitely be people hopping over there who have to leave DCA, but we've heard that things aren't too bad on weeknights! That day should see low crowd levels as it is, so we wouldn't be too concerned.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 10, 2020 at 3:50 a.m. Randi Perry Says...

Hi there. So, does this mean if I'm there on a night when the Halloween party is, and I don't have tickets to that party for that night, I am still able to go to Disneyland when they kick us out of California Adventure?


Jan 10, 2020 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Randi!

As long as you have park hoppers, that is correct! Disneyland remains open; Disney California Adventure closes a bit early for the party.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 26, 2019 at 10:32 p.m. Jackie Says...

Hi. Does anyone know if Disneyland will be more busy or less busy on the evenings that we can’t go to ca adventure without the special ticket? I was planning on doing the park hopper for tue 10/1 but now I’m worried Disneyland will be swamped after 3/6pm???

Sep 30, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie!

There will definitely be people hopping over there who have to leave DCA, but we hear there was a line to get in about 6, but that it dissipated and the park did not seem terribly crowded. Being a weeknight and that there are no fireworks can keep the nighttime crowds lower than weekend nights.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 25, 2019 at 11:20 p.m. kim Says...

Is there anyway to be on a waitlist if someone wants to sell or can't use their Halloween Party tickets. We went one year and LOVED it, I looked too late this year and are sold out. We will not make the trip to CA unless we can attend the Halloween party on Oct. 31. I looked on eBay, but people are selling their tickets for $680!!

Sep 26, 2019 at 12:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim!

Unfortunately, we don't know of any wait lists. We're keeping our eyes and ears open for next year's even though!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 24, 2019 at 7:36 p.m. TIFFANY Says...

Does California Adventure close early for the general public on the nights of the halloween parties?

Sep 24, 2019 at 2:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tiffany!

They do, but Disneyland Park will remain open for normal business hours :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 18, 2019 at 5:09 p.m. Melissa Says...

Did you and your family attend last night? If so, What tips can you share? Going to October party!

Sep 19, 2019 at 8:58 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Melissa!

We sure did - it was so much fun, but there is definitely a lot to do, so make sure you prioritize ahead of time and go in with a plan! If meeting characters is important, be prepared for long lines. Arrive early and hop in line for your must-meet character before the party gets started. Save the trick or treating for when the lines go down, but definitely do some of the immersive character trails. The treat lines are longer in the beginning, but drop off. Don’t miss the magical Villains Grove at night when it gets dark! Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 9, 2019 at 3:48 a.m. Jeannie Says...

Do you know if Mickey's Halloween Party will be returning to Disneyland in 2020, or is this new Oogie Boogie event replacing it permanently?

Sep 9, 2019 at 10:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeannie,

We aren't sure just yet, but will be sure to update as soon as we do know for certain!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 25, 2019 at 6:22 a.m. aracelia Says...

I want to go to the party on halloween night only. What park will that be? what time do we have to be there? and we need to buy the party tickets only, correct? whichever the party will be at, is that where the parade be too? I guess I just want to know what will be happening on the party night. thank you.

And we buy the tickets from you? sorry this is my first time on your site and going for halloween

Aug 27, 2019 at 9:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aracelia!

The Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party only takes place at California Adventure this year. The specially themed parade will also be taking place at California Adventure during Oogie Boogie Bash. A party ticket grants you access to California Adventure for the party beginning at 2 p.m., though the party itself begins at 6. It unfortunately looks like the tickets are sold out for Halloween night this year, though! Disneyland Park will still be open on Halloween and will have a spooktacular fireworks show, as well, but you won't need a separate party ticket to hop in. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 19, 2019 at 8:40 p.m. Cecilia Aguila Says...


If we get into DCA 3 hours before our party starts, can we go in wearing our costume?

Two adults with 11 and 9 yo girls.


Aug 19, 2019 at 5:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Cecilia!

As long as you're following the park's costume guidelines, you sure can!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 14, 2019 at 5:05 a.m. Britney Says...

Will you be offering any discounted tickets to this party on your site this year?

Aug 20, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Britney,

Not this year. You can get them directly through Disneyland.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 26, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. Divya Says...

Thank you for this post. We are visiting Disneyland for the first time from Sept 23 to 26th. We are a family of 4, with kids aged 7 and 5. We aren't planning on going to the party, so would you recommend day of the party we do DCA as it will have lower crowds during the day or stick with DL? We don't have park hopper tickets, and plan to stick to one park a day.

Jul 26, 2019 at 9:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Divya!

We'd suggest heading to Disneyland Park on the party days, since you'll get a few extra park hours in and crowds will thin out when the party starts at California Adventure :) Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 2, 2019 at 3:52 p.m. Janet Says...

What are the normal operating hours for Disneyland park while the Oogie Boogie Bash is going on at California Adventure? We will have hopper park passes, and I understand that the Oogie Boogie Bash is a separate ticket...but will we still be able to go to Disneyland park that night...what time does it close? Specifically, looking at Thursday night, Oct. 3rd.

May 2, 2019 at 12:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Janet,

This the first year of the party, so we don't know how late Disneyland Park will be open. Check our Crowd Calendar a month or two before then to see if park hours have been released!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 30, 2019 at 10:35 p.m. Nik Says...

Excited for the new party but the changes are causing a lot of confusion. Should we expect more ticketed Halloween events to go on sale in the future, such as for Mon-Wed-Fri nights?


May 1, 2019 at 12:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nik!

As far as we know, the current dates that have been released are the only ones that will be available this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 30, 2019 at 3:32 p.m. Deanna L Robertson Says...

Looking forward to our first Halloween bash this year. We have teenagers, will both parks be open during the bash, even though no parties will be going on there? Thanks Derby

Apr 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Derby!

We are super excited for Oogie Boogie this year, too! It sounds like so much fun :) Disneyland will be open normal operating hours while the Oogie Boogie Bash is going on at Disney California Adventure, but it looks like the party ticket is only good for Disney California Adventure that night. You would need a separate admission to enter Disneyland that day.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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