By Jennifer Stuart
Oogie Boogie Bash is a new Halloween Party offering at the Disneyland Resort for 2019. We take a look at what you can expect from this new and exciting party, how it is different from previous years and our insider tips from our visit.
We visited the Oogie Boogie Bash on Sept 22, 2019 and the information and impressions are based on our experiences.
What is the Oogie Boogie Bash?
The Oogie Boogie Bash is a hard ticketed event that is offered on select nights in September and October at the Disneyland Resort in Disney California Adventure. This is a new party for the 2019 Halloween season, replacing Mickey's Halloween Party in Disneyland.
What can we do at the party?
There are lots of offerings at the Oogie Boogie Bash this year. So many things to do that we didn't even have time to do half of the things that we wanted to do.
Event Highlights Include:
characters, such as the Blue Fairy and Pinocchio, or Chip and Dale as Rescue Rangers. If you really want to meet villains they will be set up near the wheel for Grizzly River Run.
What about costumes?
You certainly don't have to wear a costume to the Oogie Boogie Bash but many people will do so as it is the only opportunity adults have to wear costumes at Disneyland Resort. Costumes can range from bought costumes, home-made costumes to elaborate costumes that look shockingly professional. You will also see many guests who aren't in full costume but are wearing a Halloween or Disney themed shirt or accessories. If you are planning to wear a costume, make sure to read Disneyland's Costume guidelines to ensure that your costumes comply with entry rules. You can click here for a link and scroll to the bottom to Know Before You Go.
Can you explain the tickets?
Oogie Boogie Bash is a hard ticket event, which means that you need a separate ticket rather than a park pass to attend the party. Party ticket holders are allowed to enter California Adventure several hours in advance of the party (mix-in) start time. This gives party goers time in the park in advance of the party in order to enjoy rides or eat or just enjoy the park before the party starts. When the party officially starts regular park day guests will start to be ushered out by Cast Members.
What to do when you arrive
When you arrive at the gates to California Adventure, after clearing security bag check, you will be asked to provide your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket (either a print out or a digital ticket in the app). You will then be given a paper party ticket that is scanned and your picture is taken (remember these tickets are non-transferable). After you enter the park you will be directed to grab a wristband, a party map and a trick or treat bag. You are then free to enjoy the party.
Look for our post on our top tips for the Oogie Boogie Bash coming soon.
If you are wondering what the new Villains Grove looks like check out our full walkthrough video on our YouTube Channel.
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Photos by Jennifer Stuart and Kim Stuart
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