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Oogie Boogie Bash To Replace Mickey’s Halloween Party

Oogie Boogie Bash To Replace Mickey’s Halloween Party

Trick or treat! Disneyland® Resort is bringing a new event to Guests of all ages this Halloween season: Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure® Park. This separate-ticket party treats Guests to multiple new experiences that are fun for the entire family, from the new “World of Color” spectacular – “­Villainous!,” to an interactive “Descendants”-inspired dance party, a stage show with Mickey Mouse, and a mysterious Disney villains walk-through experience.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will add to the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, celebrated from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019.

Highlights of the new separate-ticket event include:

  • “Villainous!” – The new “World of Color” show weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, 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.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Transformed into a wondrous and ethereal world of Disney villains unlike anything seen before, Redwood Creek will be tricked out in a dreamlike environment. This new experience unfolds in a series of scenes, each creating a hauntingly beautiful dream-space of color, sound, light and shadows, as stories emerge from the darkest night to create an enchanting world.
  • Immersive Treat Trails – Enjoy trick-or-treating at the new, wonderfully wicked treat trails throughout the park. 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.
  • DescenDance – 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.
  • “Frightfully Fun Parade” – The Guest-favorite parade is coming to Disney California Adventure Park for the first time! The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow starts the procession, followed by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who lead the cavalcade of characters and many mischievous Disney villains who are ready to stir up some trouble along the parade route.
  • Mickey’s Trick and Treat show – 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.
  • Character encounters – Meet beloved Disney characters ­– and villains, too. You may be surprised at who you discover at this Halloween party, ready for photos and greetings!

Is Oogie Boogie Bash Replacing Mickey’s Halloween Party?

Yes. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is being replaced by Oogie Boogie Bash at California Adventure Park for 2019. This means that no Halloween Event will take place in Disneyland Park though there will still be decorations and treats to enjoy in both parks.

When Can I Buy Tickets?

Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 30, 2019. Please note tickets will be available for Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa card holders on April 23, 2019.

What Are The Bash Dates?

Oogie Boogie Bash 2019 will take place on the following dates: 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

How Does The Party Work?

Entry to Disney California Adventure Park before the party is included with an Oogie Boogie Bash ticket. The after-hours party begins at 6 p.m. PT and Guests will have the opportunity to play in the 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.

Tickets for the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party* are available by calling 714-781-4636. Parking is not included in the ticket price, and parking fees will apply. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change without notice.

*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for a commercial purpose. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines athttps://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress for restrictions. Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.

‘Cars’ Characters In Car-Stume For Haul-O-Ween!

‘Cars’ Characters In Car-Stume For Haul-O-Ween!

Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort is expanding into Disney California Adventure® Park, bringing the first-ever Haul-O-Ween in Cars Land. The residents of Radiator Springs are getting into the spirit, decorating each of their establishments and even donning their own car-stumes!

Lightning McQueen is already a super hero to race fans, and his car-stume reflects that. Here he is next to the scare-car which makes its Haul-O-Ween debut this year.

Cars Land

CARS LAND HAUL-O-WEEN – Everyone’s favorite Cars characters have transformed Radiator Springs into their own Halloween celebration during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. For the first time, the Cars characters will be donning their Halloween “car-stumes” as they greet guests and prepare to go “trunk-or-treating.” Lightning McQueen is dressed as a super hero. Cruz Ramirez, Red the Fire Truck and DJ get dressed up as a pirate, a clown and a punk rocker, respectively. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)



Mater may not have a trunk, but that won’t stop him from trunk-or-treating in his vampire costume.

Cars Land

Since the Disneyland Resort began celebrating Halloween it’s always been in Disneyland Park. Moving over to California Adventure Park is a big step in allowing all guests to join in on the fun. The Cars Land Halloween celebration is going to Spook-tacular. Be sure to read up on our Guide to Mickey’s Halloween Party for 2017.

(Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Your Guide to Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017

Your Guide to Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017

Your Guide to Mickey’s Halloween Party 2017

This is your 2017 guide to the Disneyland Resort’s Mickey’s Halloween Party. In it you’ll find all the available dates to attend, activities available to guests attending a party, where to start your trick or treating, costume guide, and how to meet all your favorite villains! Get ready for some serious candy too!

For those who have never attended a Mickey’s Halloween Party here’s a brief description: Trick or Treating in Disneyland Park with amazing Halloween decorations, rare villain meet and greets, a special fireworks show, and, to repeat ourselves, pounds and pounds of candy per person.

Tickets and Dates

For 2017 there are several dates that you can attend a Mickey’s Halloween Party. Some are later and some are shorter. Some offer special discounts on tickets and some don’t. Typically the Oct. 31st Halloween Party is the busiest followed by any weekend parties (Friday night mostly). Prices are the same for all ages 3 and Up. Kids under 3 are free.

September Halloween Parties: 20th ($95) (Sold Out), 22nd ($105) (Sold Out), 25th ($95) (Sold Out), 27th ($95) (Sold Out), and 29th ($105) (Sold Out).

October Halloween Parties: 3rd ($105) (Sold Out), 6th (Sold Out), 10th ($105) (Sold Out), 13th (Sold Out), 17th ($105) (Sold Out), 20th ($120) (Sold Out), 24th ($105) (Sold Out), 27th (Sold Out), 31st ($120) (Sold Out).

You’ll see that several October dates are already sold out. They do this every year which is why it’s a good idea to buy your tickets as soon as possible! Before that though here are a few other things you need to know about tickets:

  • Tickets only get you into Disneyland Park during the hours of the Halloween Party. On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night parties your Halloween Party tickets are valid from 6PM to 11PM. On Friday night parties they are valid from 7PM to 12AM.
  • Buying your tickets in advance vs. same day can save you money on some parties.
  • To enter the parks before the parties start you’ll need separate paid admission. Check-out Park Savers for discount Disneyland tickets to help you save on regular park admission.
  • Guests can enter the parks 3 hours before the start of the Halloween Party. So if the party starts at 6PM you can actually enter the park at 3PM. Just be aware that you’ll need to get a wristband as you enter the parks with your Halloween ticket. This is what allows you to trick or treat and stay in the park during the party.
  • ….which means that if you don’t have a wristband at the start of the party, you’ll have to leave the park. California Adventure Park is always open later for guests who are not attending a Halloween Party.
  • Lastly, Sold Out events are only sold out online. Disney always reserves a certain amount of tickets for same day sales to Halloween Parties. These can be purchased same-day at a box office. Get there early! If you’re staying at one of the 3 Disneyland Resort property hotels, they also have same day tickets available for hotel guests. Stop by the lobby desk for purchase of tickets.

Changes to 2017 Halloween Parties

The biggest change to this year’s parties is that the 3 hours leading up to the Halloween party (when your Halloween ticket is valid for entry) now gives you access to both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park (DCA)! Each will offer unique Halloween-themed activities leading up to the actual Halloween Party at Disneyland Park. 

What this means is that you can enter both Disneyland Park and DCA Park 3 hours before the start of your Halloween Party. Then, when the actual Halloween party starts, you’ll need to go over to Disneyland Park to trick or treat, see the fireworks show, etc. 

This is the first year DCA Park has taken part in the Halloween Parties and we’re excited to see how it turns out!


The following activities are available for Mickey’s Halloween Party guests:

  • Ride of the Headless Horseman: Feel the fear mount as this chilling figure rides out of the night, advancing with grim purpose down Main Street, U.S.A.
  • Frightfully Fun Parade: Behold a creepy cavalcade starring Jack Skellington and a grim, grinning gaggle of Disney’s most beloved characters, chilliest villains and coolest ghouls!
  • Halloween Screams Fireworks: Treat yourself to a spooky spectacle as the night comes alive with dazzling sights and haunting melodies!
  • Trick or Treat Stations: Dress in costume or come as you are—then grab a bag, search out our treat locations and start “goblin” down yummy sweets and healthful snacks.
  • Disney Villains at Villain’s Square: Dare to share a handshake, hug or photo with these horrible, hiss-able baddies!
  • Cadaver Dans: At Halloween time, these stylish singers are changing their tune. And this barbarous-shop quartet is sure to slay you with their razor-sharp wit and AAAHH!-cappella harm-onies.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday: Come see the Haunted Mansion at its cheeriest and feariest—just in time for the horror-days.
  • Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy:Catapult through the haunted cosmos aboard a rocket ride that races to the phantasmic far reaches of deep space—returns Sep 15 to Oct 31, 2017!

The attractions including Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy are available to all guests attending the parks. The rest of the listed activities are for Mickey’s Halloween Party guests only.

Trick or Treating

The part we’ve all been waiting for. Earlier we said “pounds and pounds of candy.” We weren’t lying. BYOB rules apply if you want to load-up on candy. That’s Bring Your Own Bag. Disney does give you a small bag to fill up as you enter the park but most people bring their own bags and pillow cases as you can make as many rounds as you want for candy. It’s unlimited!

Typically the set-up for candy stations includes several big crates full of candy and Cast Members giving out gracious handfuls of candy. Upon entering the park for your Halloween Party you’ll be given a map that shows all the locations of the candy stations. Most people start at the front of the park so try heading to the back and working your way to the front. We’ve always had success with this strategy.

You can visit a candy station as many times as you want…so grab some candy and get back in line! It never ends!

The best time to trick or treat is during the parade and the fireworks show. Most people aren’t in the candy lines anymore so expect a short line. You’ll have enough candy to last you months and then some!


This is your chance to dress up as your favorite Disney characters and enter the parks! Typically Disney doesn’t allow guests over a certain age to dress up in the parks but these parties are the exception.

There are a few rules Disney wants you to follow however:

  • All Guests may dress as their favorite character, but may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Costumes may not contain any weapons that resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another Guest.
  • Layered costumes or costume props that surround the entire body are strongly discouraged and may be subject to additional security screening.
  • Costumes may not reach or drag on the ground (e.g., full-length Princess dresses)

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.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, the event, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards.

As long as you adhere to these guidelines you’ll be just fine! Get creative and have fun!

Meeting the Villains

This is your chance to see some rare Disney villains! They come out once a year for Halloween and give you the opportunity to meet them…if you dare! Characters in the past have included Hades, Cruella Deville, Grimhilde, Maleficent, and Jafar. Who knows who will be there this year! Get their autographs and a picture with them in Town Square in front of the Train Station.

In summary:

  • Buy your tickets in advance! If it’s sold out they do have same day ticket sales in limited quantities. Regular park admission is required to enter the parks before the parties. Check-out Park Savers for discount Disneyland tickets.
  • You can arrive and enter the parks 3 hours before the start of your Halloween Party including entrance into DCA Park.
  • There’s a lot of candy to be had. Bring your own bags if you want to go beyond what Disney gives you. You can visit candy stations as many times as you want.
  • You can dress up in a costume, just be sure to follow Disney’s guidelines.
  • There are tons of fun activities happening during the party. Be sure to stop and see them including meeting some rare villains!

Happy Halloween everyone!