Oogie Boogie Bash- The Best Guide About California Adventure’s Halloween Party

This year Disneyland’s California Adventure will be hosting the coveted Halloween Party! The Oogie Boogie Bash will take place on select dates through Sept. 6th- Oct. 31st at Disney’s California Adventure. This party will run in conjunction with the Disneyland Halloween season. The party consists of fun entertainment, attractions, and candy, all while you wear your Halloween costume inside California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort.

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The Halloween parties at Disneyland are some of the most popular events of the year and our full guide to the new Oogie Boogie Bash aims to provide readers with information on dates, hours, ticket prices, overview of activities, and tips on how to maximize your time at this spooky event.

You can read all about the entire Disneyland Halloween season here. This other article includes all of the information on the various aspects of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort that isn’t just a part of the Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween party. You can also see our list of the top 13 Disneyland Halloween Experiences you can’t miss.

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Oogie Boogie Bash Party Dates

Oogie Boogie Bash logo

See ticket information below!

All of the dates, prices, and hours for the Oogie Boogie Bash can be seen in the list of party dates below.

See information below on buying tickets for this new Halloween party at California Adventure.

Dates and TimesAP, Disney Vacation Member, and Visa Card Holder PriceRegular Ticket Price
Tues, Sept 17, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$100$110
Thurs, Sept 19, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$100$110
Sun, Sept 22, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Tues, Sept 24, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$100$110
Thurs, Sept 26, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$100$110
Sun, Sept 29, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Tues, Oct 1, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Thurs, Oct 3, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Sun, Oct 6, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$145$145
Tues, Oct 8, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Thurs, Oct 10, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Sun, Oct 13, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$145$145
Tues, Oct 15, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Thurs, Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Sun, Oct 20, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$145$145
Tues, Oct 22, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Thurs, Oct 24, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$120$120
Sun, Oct 27, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$145$145
Tues, Oct 29, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$145$145
Thurs, Oct 31, 2019 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM$145$145

The tickets will go on sale for  Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa card holders on April 23rd. Tickets go on sale to the general public on April 30th. 

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 you 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.

All of the tickets to the Halloween Party must be purchased directly from Disneyland, as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4636. There are no available discounts for Halloween party ticketed events .Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event and parking is not included in the ticket price. Children two years of age and under don’t require a ticket.

In the past, Disneyland’s Mickey’s Halloween Party has been a local favorite and always sells out quickly. I am sure that the Oogie Boogie Bash will be no different. Get your tickets ASAP so you don’t miss out!

This is an important point for all guests visiting during September and October: If you don’t have a park hopper ticket then you will be forced to leave California Adventure early in the evening and have nowhere to go but back to your hotel or home. Disney will close California Adventure early for the party and force any non-party guests to exit at least an hour before the party begins. Make sure to get a park hopper ticket if you don’t plan on attending the ticketed event so you can hop over to Disneyland when the party starts!

Oogie Boogie Bash Party Events

frightfully fun parade

Here are all the things to see and do at the Oogie Boogie Bash party at California Adventure:

  • “Villainous!” –This new “World of Color” show tells a Halloween Tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie as she goes on a journey exploring the villainous side of Disney characters.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Redwood Creek will be transformed into a ethereal world of Disney villains offering 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 – Trick-or-treating is coming to California Adventure with new wicked treat trails with iconic characters such as the Mad Hatter or Oogie Boogie surprising guests. Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for all guests to enjoy.
  • DescenDance –This dance party will take place in the Backlot area of Hollywood Land and is inspired by the “Descendants” franchise from the Disney Channel featuring the biggest hit songs from the films.
  • “Frightfully Fun Parade” – This well loved parade is coming to California Adventure for the first team led by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow followed by Mickey and Minnie leading a cavalcade of characters and Disney villains.
  • Mickey’s Trick and Treat show – This interactive stage production is great for younger guests as guests join Mickey and his friends as they throw a Halloween party. Featuring dancing, not-so-frightening tales, and candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.
  • Character encounters – Meet a variety of Disney characters and villains! At Halloween parties in the past guests have met characters that you don’t often see out and about!

Stay tuned as we will update this page with tips, tricks, and information. This event will likely be similar to what we have seen offered at Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland in the past but this time with a new Oogie Boogie themed twist as it moves over to Disney’s California Adventure!

Halloween Costume Rules

Mickey and Minnie halloween costumes

When it comes to basic costume rules, these rules apply to any Halloween party offered at the Disneyland Resort.

Here are the rules right from Disneyland’s website: 

While we encourage creativity, we also value safety and good judgement. Please take a moment to read over our latest rules and regulations:

  • Costumes must be family-friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive, objectionable or violent.
  • Guests who dress like characters may not pose for pictures or sign autographs for other Guests.
  • 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.

Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into, and/or removed from, unless his or her costume can be modified to meet the above standards. Read more on the official Halloween page here.

Tips and Tricks for Oogie Boogie Bash

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Since this party is new, we can only predict how things will go! But I also feel confident that the tips and tricks that have served us well in the past for Mickey’s Halloween Party will also apply for the Oogie Boogie Bash!

Here is some advice to prepare for this anticipated event: 

  • This party will also offer trick-or-treating but just like at Mickey’s Halloween Party in the past, this can be a time consuming activity of waiting in line that is better spent enjoying all the Halloween entertainment options and attractions. You can always buy a bag of candy at the store!
  • It is likely that this party will also use the ‘bracelet’ method that the Disneyland Halloween used. Upon check in you will be given a bracelet and it mus be worn once the party starts otherwise you will be asked to leave with the other guests that do not have a party ticket!
  • Disneyland’s one-day tickets are priced on expected popularity, the Halloween party ticket prices also reflect the crowd levels that Disney is expecting. The most expensive dates you see in the chart are likely to be ones that have been crowded in the past.
  • We recommend not buying a park ticket for the day you are attending the party since your party ticket includes access to the park. Make the most of your time spent before the party starts as California Adventure will let you in three hours prior. In the past, Disneyland would be less crowded on party days since most guests without tickets avoided it- we assume California Adventure will follow a similar pattern. Use that first three hours enjoying the low wait times for the rides.
  • Half the fun is being able to wear a costume! See the costume rules above to make sure yours fits the bill.
  • Make sure to get a map when you enter so you know where to find all the characters and trick-or-treat trails. If you want to see a certain character, you may want to line up to meet them before the party starts so you’re at the front of the line.

We will keep updating this list once the party starts and we can offer first hand experience and advice for this new Halloween event.

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7 comments add yours

  1. Thank you for the great info Lindsay! I am excited to see this new party and the Villainous World of Color show.

    • It’s hard to say, we’ll know more after the first party and we will update the guide!

  2. Does this mean, we don’t get access to the nightmare before Christmas ride with the Halloween ticket? You used to be able to go into Cali Adventures and Disneyland on party night? Are they going to even redo the mansion ride this year?

    • It appears like they are limiting access to just California Adventure before the party this year- I assume this is to help control crowds for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge over at Disneyland. I am sure they will still theme the Haunted Mansion especially since it coordinates with the Christmas theme too.

  3. Thank you so much the information is inspiring especially as it will be our first time we can’t wait so excited

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