Disney California Adventure hosts the annual Halloween Party at Disneyland – the Oogie Boogie Bash 2022. The party runs at the same time as the Disneyland Halloween season. This special ticketed event features Halloween entertainment, attractions, trick or treating, Halloween costumes and rare characters!
Oogie Boogie Bash has replaced the Disneyland Halloween Party, Mickey's Halloween Party, for the foreseeable future so for now this remains the yearly party at Disneyland.
2022 Oogie Boogie Bash dates have not yet been released but in previous years the party has on select nights in September and October. The party dates should be announced sometime this summer. We will share the news IMMEDIATElY with our over 100K subscribers on our FREE newsletter. Join below to be notified when we get the dates and to receive the important Disney news and tips.
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Oogie Boogie Bash 2022 Dates & Party Info
All of the dates, prices, and hours for the Oogie Boogie Bash can be seen in the list of party dates below.
2022 dates have not been released yet but here are last year's dates for reference.
- Select nights September 9 through October 31
- Party 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Disney California Adventure Park mix-in begins at 3:00 PM
- General Admission tickets available July 13, 2021—starting at $114 per person
Starting July 13, tickets can be purchased online.
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.
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.
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 Entertainment
Here are all the things to see and do at the Oogie Boogie Bash party at California Adventure including a spooky Halloween parade, nighttime entertainment, and more!
Frightfully Fun Parade
This well loved parade is led by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow followed by Mickey and Minnie leading a cavalcade of characters and Disney villains. For guests interested in reserved viewing, you can opt for a dining package that includes a ticket to a reserved viewing spot so you don't have to worry about scoping out a parade spot for too long in advance.
Dining packages aren't necessary to get a good parade spot since the event is only sold to a limited amount of people so that way it's not too overly crowded. But for some guests that are looking to prioritize their time, it may be a good choice so you don't have to reserve a spot as early and spend more time enjoying the party.
The Frightfully Fun Parade runs once each party at 8:10pm. The parade starts from the area of Pixar Pier near the Symphony Swings and continues down through the park ending at the Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: BREAKOUT! attraction.
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is transformed into a ethereal setting 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.”
During this adventure into Villains Grove you can expect to see these featured villains and settings:
- Frollo’s Sanctuary
- Queen of Hearts’ Garden.
- Scar’s Elephant Graveyard
- Dr. Facilier’s Friends on the Other Side
- The Queen’s Lightning Forest
- Home of the Wisps
You can see our live action Facebook video walk through from the Villain's Grove here from the previous Oogie Boogie Bash:
Trick-or-treating is a part of the Oogie Boogie Bash party with 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.
The Treat Trails featuring favorite villains include:
- Oogie Boogie – Animation Building
- Maleficent- by Soarin’
- Wicked Queen – by Grizzly River Run
- Dr. Facilier – Stage 17
- Mad Hatter – Hyperion Theater
The lines for these did get long the first night- make sure to prioritize your favorites!
Mickey’s Trick and Treat Show
Mickey's Trick or Treat show is a great stage show for younger kids at the Oogie Boogie Bash party with the classic Disney characters throwing a Halloween party. This stage show is not scary and features dancing plus candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.
There will be multiple showtimes during the party giving guests a few different opportunities to see the show with the later shows being the least crowded.
Rare Character Meet and Greets
One of the biggest highlights for Disney fans are the rare characters you can meet at Oogie Boogie Bash! You don't often see these characters out and about. Oogie Boogie Bash usually features a variety of characters including:
- Immersive experience with characters such as Oogie Boogie, the live-action Mad Hatter, and Dr. Facilier
- Kingdom Hearts characters like Donald Duck and Goofy
- RARE Disney Villains like Frollo, Governor Ratcliffe, Sheriff of Nottingham, etc.
- Cars characters like Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruiz
- Pixar characters like the Incredibles, etc.
- Anna & Elsa
- Classic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, etc.
- Marvel characters
- Disney Channel characters
These meet and greets are extremely popular and the lines can get long so make sure to spend your time wisely to see everything!
“Villainous!”- World of Color
This Oogie Boogie Bash themed World of Color show tells a Halloween story about a young girl named Shelley Marie as she goes on a journey exploring the villainous side of Disney characters.
This World of Color show features animation for new characters and a narrative storyline of a young girl deciding if she'd rather be a Princess or a villain for Halloween. All of our favorite Disney villains make sure to give her input on these decisions along the way.
World of Color Villainous plays twice a night at 9:00pm and 10:45pm. The second showing is always less crowded than the first so that's something to keep in mind. No FastPass is offered for the show since the limited attendance of the party makes FastPass unnecessary!
Oogie Boogie Bash Treats and Merchandise
And of course, you can find an abundance of Halloween treats themed after Oogie Boogie throughout the park including speciality drinks, desserts, and more!
You can also find exclusive Oogie Boogie Bash event collector pins, special event merchandise and more at Elias and Co.
Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Costume Rules
When it comes to basic costume rules, these rules apply to any Halloween party offered at the Disneyland Resort including Oogie Boogie Bash.
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.
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