This year, a NEW Halloween offering (Disney After Hours Boo Bash) will bring Halloween fun to Disney World, but we’ve been waiting to hear news about whether Oogie Boogie Bash would be returning to Disneyland Resort. And now we’ve FINALLY got an update!
Well, well, well, what have we here? Disneyland has officially announced that Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Party will be returning to Disney California Adventure Park in 2021!
Oogie Boogie Bash will be held on 25 select nights starting on September 9th and ending on October 31st. Here’s a full look at the dates when Oogie Boogie Bash will be offered:
- Thursday, Sept. 9;
- Saturday, Sept. 11;
- Sunday, Sept. 12;
- Tuesday, Sept. 14;
- Thursday, Sept. 16;
- Sunday, Sept. 19,
- Tuesday, Sept. 21;
- Thursday, Sept. 23;
- Sunday, Sept. 26;
- Tuesday, Sept. 28,
- Thursday, Sept. 30;
- Sunday, Oct. 3;
- Tuesday, Oct. 5;
- Thursday, Oct. 7;
- Sunday, Oct. 10;
- Tuesday, Oct. 12;
- Thursday, Oct. 14;
- Sunday, Oct. 17;
- Tuesday, Oct. 19;
- Thursday, Oct. 21;
- Sunday, Oct. 24;
- Tuesday, Oct. 26;
- Thursday, Oct. 28;
- Saturday, Oct. 30; and
- Sunday, Oct. 31, Halloween night.
Note that online and mobile purchases are NOT available on the day of the event. Also, parking is not included in the ticket price, but you will be able to purchase a parking voucher in advance if you want to.
What will you be able to see and do during this unique after-park hours event? Well, Oogie Boogie Bash will start each day at 6PM PT and last through 11PM, but guests will be able to enter and enjoy Disney California Adventure Park 3 hours before the party starts.
During this limited-capacity event, you’ll get to explore lots of areas in the park, including Avengers Campus. In Avengers Campus, you may encounter Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Disney notes that most areas inside the California Adventure will actually stay open during Oogie Boogie Bash, so you’ll get to enjoy attractions and more during the party.
In addition, during the party, kids of all ages will be able to trick-or-treat their way through the park in their very best Halloween costumes. There will be immersive treat trails where guests will be able to grab their candy (provided by Mars Wrigley confectionery products) “under the watchful eyes of favorite characters, some familiar — some new!”
There will also be character sightings and encounters (both spooky and fantastic). Disney has shared that Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck will all be around, plus the villains too! Disney has also noted that guests might be surprised at who they’ll discover at this Halloween Party. Ooooo! We can’t wait to see who will be there!
Looking for more spooky fun? Then you’ll want to check out the “Frightfully Fun Parade.” The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow leads this parade, and guests will get the chance to see all kinds of Disney characters and villains stirring up trouble in this special offering.
Next, it’s time to head to Villains Grove at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. In Villains Grove, you’ll find imagery inspired by the Disney villains. There will be special lighting, projections, sounds, and special effects that will immerse you in an enchanting world.
You’ll also get to enjoy Halloween magic on the facade of Carthay Circle Restaurant; seasonal decor, lights, music, and effects; and unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads. And Disneyland has shared that guests will be able to see “Mickey’s Trick & Treat” show, and more during the event.
Keep in mind this is a separate ticketed event (like Boo Bash) where you’ll need to purchase a unique ticket to attend (a.k.a. you won’t be able to attend with just your ordinary park admission).
We’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more information about this event and we’ll let you know what we find. In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendars so you can grab those tickets when they become available!