Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland

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Are you going to the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland? Or just looking for info on the Oogie Boogie Bash party? This article is for you! The Oogie Boogie Bash is coming back to the Disneyland Resort and I couldn’t be more excited!

This is my favorite event hosted by the Disney theme parks! It’s filled with so much fun, it really makes the Halloween season complete! If you’re visiting the Disneyland Resort during Halloween Time, you’ll want to consider attending the Oogie Boogie Bash.

You’ll need a separate Oogie Boogie Bash ticket for the party. Tickets for the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland went on sale late June in 2022. I will update this when we have a ticket sale date for 2023.

I’ve attended the Oogie Boogie Bash for the last few years and absolutely love it! The whole event is very well done. I’ve been so impressed. Disneyland knocked this one out of the park!

Are you going to be attending the Oogie Boogie Bash or thinking about going next year? Let’s talk details, tips, what you can expect and my recommend schedule for the evening.

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Oogie Boogie Bash

Party/Ticket Info

The Oogie Boogie Bash is held at Disney California Adventure Park on select nights in September and October. You can find more info here. This event is hosted by Oogie Boogie (from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas) and the Disney Villains. A special event party ticket is required. The party is from 6pm-11pm, but you can enter the Disneyland California Adventure Park beginning at 3pm.

Oogie Boogie Bash Ticket Dates

2022 Dates and Ticket Prices. Ticket dates for 2023 have not been released yet. I left 2022 dates up to give you an idea of what you can expect for dates and prices in 2023. I will update this section as soon as we have more information.

  • Tues, Sept 6th – $129
  • Sat, Sept 10th(D23 Member exclusive night)- $179
  • Tues, Sept 13th- $129
  • Thur, Sept 15th- $139
  • Sun, Sept 18th- $149
  • Tue, Sept 20th- $129
  • Thur, Sept 22nd- $139
  • Sun, Sept 25th- $149
  • Tues, Sept 27th- $129
  • Thur, Sept 29th- $139
  • Sun, Oct 2nd- $159
  • Tues, Oct 4th- $139
  • Thurs, Oct 6th- $149
  • Sun, Oct 9th- $159
  • Tues, Oct 11th- $139
  • Thur, Oct 13th- $149
  • Sun, Oct 16th- $159
  • Tue, Oct 18th- $139
  • Thur, Oct 20th- $149
  • Sun, Oct 23rd- $159
  • Tues, Oct 25th- $159
  • Thur, Oct 27th- $159
  • Sat, Oct 29th- $179
  • Mon, Oct 31st- $179

Your separate ticket to the Oogie Boogie Bash includes your entrance into the park during themix-inn portion(3 hours before the party starts) and for the event itself. Because of this, I don’t recommend buying a park ticket that day, unless you’re really pressed for time.

Use the day to sleep in, spend time at your hotel pool and enjoy Downtown Disney. You’ll be nice and rested for the party that evening. Park guests who are not attending the Oogie Boogie Bash will be asked to leave when the actual event begins, at 6pm. If you don’t have park hopper tickets and are not attending the event, you may want to visit Disneyland that day instead.

If you are visiting California Adventure during the day and attending the party that evening, you don’t have to leave and re-enter the park at party time. Visit the Blue Sky Cellar across from Cars Land. You can show them your event ticket and get your wrist band, trick or treat bag and party map. If lines look crazy entering DCA, you can also enter the park using the Grand California entrance.

The Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland includes lots of things that are exclusive to the Oogie Boogie Bash. I’ll talk more about them below and share a recommended schedule for the party.

Parking/Genie Plus

Parking is NOT included in the ticket price. Disney Genie plus is not available and will not be running during the event.

Photo Pass

Photo Pass is included with your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket, so make sure you have the Disneyland app on your phone! Take advantage of all the photo ops and photographers around the parks.

Event Highlights

Here is a list of the special events you can enjoy while you’re at the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland. Rides will also be available, most with a shorter than normal wait time.

Mickey’s Trick and Treat

Kids will enjoy this interactive show with Mickey and his pals at Disney Theater in Hollywood Land. Everyone will laugh, dance, enjoy a spooky-but-fun story filled with special effects and fun Halloween songs. This is a must if you have young children! It shows 5 times each evening. Check the app or the sign in front for showtimes.

Villains Grove

Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is transformed into Villains Grove for the party!

From the Disneyland website:

“Meander through scenes that reveal the bewitching worlds of popular Disney Villains—including Dr. Facilier, Frollo, Scar, the Wicked Queen and others. Make your way through the woods’ misty twists, turns and curves to see what moonlit magic awaits for adventurers of all ages!”

This was my favorite experience of the entire night! I was impressed with the immersive magic around every corner and the attention to detail. Don’t miss this! Villains Grove opens when it gets dark. Around 7:10 pm- 7:30 pm. There’s usually a long line for this, but it moves quickly.

I don’t recommend lining up early and waiting for it to open. This wastes precious party time and since the line moves quickly, it’s not necessary. Be aware, that strollers are not allowed unless they have a red tag. They need to be parked before you enter the grove.

Here’s a peek at what you can expect from Villians Grove:

  • Frollo’s Sanctuary – Head into an otherworldly cathedral of trees infused with incense smells and chanting voices.
  • Maleficent’s Will – Roam through a region replete with eerie ravens, thorn-spiked vines and a seemingly spellbound waterfall of cascading color!
  • Queen of Hearts Garden – Wander ‘round a charming garden of roses that paint themselves red right before your eyes!
  • Scar’s Elephant Graveyard – Descend into a vast expanse that echoes with hyena laughter!
  • Dr. Facilier’s Friends on the Other Side – Summoned by the great beyond, shadowy hands and colorful spells lure Guests deeper into the grove’s darkest corners.
  • The Wicked Queen’s Lightning Forest – See the forest come alive as an electrifying storm flashes from branch to branch.
  • Home of the Wisps – Watch these winged caretakers guide Guests to safety amid a magical bastion of endless light.
  • Dawn – Escape in the nick of time as flickering lanterns lead the way toward a brilliant sunrise and the conclusion of this mythical trip!

Treat Trails

Treat trails are located throughout the park. You’ll find oodles of treats and sometimes a villain to interact with! I find the Mad Hatter particularly delightful! A cast member will make sure they never run out of candy, so don’t worry about that!

Most stations have a healthier option and some stations only have a healthy selection of apples, grapes, or carrots. I appreciated the attempt to balance out the candy a bit with some healthier options!

You will receive a lot of treats! You get a small trick-or-treat bag when you arrive, but it’s very small. I recommend bringing an empty backpack to put all your treats in or plan on getting a locker if you don’t want to carry it around all evening. If you need more room to hold your candy, you can ask a cast member in any shop for a bag. You’ll need a bag of some sort for the treat trails. Cast members won’t just hand you the candy. They must put it in a bag of some sort.

Here are the villains you’ll find along the treat trails this year.

  • Madam Mim
  • Ernesto de la Cruz
  • Mother Gothel
  • Maleficent
  • Oogie Boogie
  • Cruella
  • Sid
  • Agatha Harkness
  • Dr. Facilier

Frightfully Fun Parade

The Villains have taken over the parade and the result is nothing short of incredible! The Headless Horseman will begin his walk down the parade route at about 10 minutes before the parade begins. You won’t want to miss this!

The crowds are lower and the parade route is long, so you won’t need to grab a spot until about 20-25 minutes beforehand. The parade begins near Paradise Gardens Park. I recommend finding a spot near there so you can see the parade right as it begins and you won’t have to waste time waiting for it to arrive.

Parade Route

Character Sightings

Get ready for some amazing character sightings! You’ll see villains of all kinds(the Evil Queen is my favorite!), but also many others. Mickey Mouse and his pals are dressed up in their Halloween costumes! Make sure to keep your camera ready. You never know when they’ll pop up! Here’s a list of character meet and greets:

  • Minnie, Daisy & Clarabelle as the Sanderson Sisters
  • Bruno Madrigal
  • Disney Duos
  • Marvel Heroes
  • Halloween Mickey & Minnie
  • The Incredibles
  • Pixar Pals
  • Swashbuckling Sidekicks
  • Lightning & Mater
  • Sinister Step and Repeat (Villains)
  • Classic Animated Friends

Special Decor

Halloween decor at the Oogie Boogie Bash is amazing! Unique decorations combined with lighting, music and special effects set the perfect “not so spooky” family friendly tone. The atmosphere at the party is like nothing I’ve experienced before! I almost felt like I was in a Disney movie myself.

Make sure you check out Radiator Screams(Carsland)! It is especially delightful and you won’t want to miss it. I prefer it at night when it’s all lit up!


Dressing up isn’t just for kids! Party guests are encouraged to wear costumes to this Disneyland Halloween party! Lots of people choose to dress up for the party and many of them bring their A-game! It’s fun to see all of the great costumes people have! While anyone can dress up, there are some rules that need must be followed. Here are the guidelines from the Disneyland website:

  • 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.
  • May not contain any items that resemble (or could easily be mistaken for) an actual weapon.
  • Costumes may not contain sharp/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 may be worn as well as some masks, as long as the entire face isn’t covered 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 permitted.
  • 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.
  • Costume masks of any kind may not be worn, except for medical purposes(Covid Masks are fine).

Suggested Schedule

I want you to make the best use of your time while you are at the Oogie Boogie Bash! Lines for rides are shorter, but I recommend doing all the things exclusive to the party before you hit any rides. Here’s what I suggest:

During the “Mix In”

Arrive about 30-40 minutes early before the mix-in time begins to get a spot in line. Scan your event ticket into the Disneyland app so you’ll be ready to go! Upon entering the park each person gets a wristband and a trick or treat bag.

Check the app and pick out rides with reasonable wait times. If you want to experience Guardians of the Galaxy- Monsters After Dark save it until later. It doesn’t change over until 4 pm and will be very busy until after the regular guests have left for the day.

I recommend eating dinner during the mix-in period so you are free to eat all the candy and don’t have to waste party time eating dinner.

When the party begins

I recommend the activities in this order, but feel free to skip whatever you don’t want to do. Hit all the treat trails you find along the way to each event! Fill in extra time with, picture taking and a ride or two.

  • Mickey’s Trick and Treat(if you have younger kids)
  • Start on treat trails
  • Frightfully fun parade- two show times: 7:45pm and 10:00pm. Hit the earlier parade if you can.
  • Villains Grove
  • Hit any treat trails you missed
  • Ride a few rides(Especially Guardians of the Galaxy- Monsters After Dark!)

Free Printable

I’ve got a free printable for the Oogie Boogie Bash that shows you where everything is located. This will really help you not to miss anything! You can check things off as you go along. Find the printable link here.

Have a wonderful time at the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland! If you didn’t get tickets this year, keep it in mind for next year! It’s a wonderful experience.

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