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The Big List Of Oogie Boogie Bash Tips For 2023

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Going to Disneyland’s Halloween party for the first time? Confused on how Oogie Boogie Bash compares to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World? Looking for hashtag ALL THE TIPS? You’re in the right place. Here’s the big list of Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash Tips for 2023. Find out what to skip, what NOT to skip, and where the best characters can be found.

Oogie Boogie Bash tips at Disneyland. Map and guide booklet.

What Is The Oogie Boogie Bash At Disneyland?

Great question.

This is the Disneyland Halloween Party that happens annually in Disney California Adventure Park (DCA for those that like Disney abbreviations).

It’s only been happening for 3 years (2019, 2021, and 2022) but is coming back for a 4th in 2023!

We don’t talk about 2020, no no no…

Bruno from Encanto Photo Opp at Disneyland Oogie Boogie Bash.

Previously, Mickey’s Halloween Party happened at Disneyland Park and had a totally different vibe to it.

What makes Oogie Boogie Bash so special?

  • Trick or Treating in DCA
  • Special Oogie Boogie Bash party treats
  • Photo Ops only available at the party
  • Villains Grove- a party-exclusive trail with beautiful colors, sounds, lights and shadows
  • Live show: Mickey’s Trick and Treat in the Disney Theater
  • Unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass
  • Everyone can wear costumes – yes, even the adults!

The Big List Of Oogie Boogie Bash Tips For 2023

If you’re familiar with Walt Disney World’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, but heading to Disneyland Halloween for the first time, this post is for you.

Here’s everything you need to know about going to Oogie Boogie Bash at DCA in 2023.

Tip #1. I Love Halloween. I Love Disneyland. Where Can I Get Tickets?

Reach out to your travel agent or head to disneyland.com to purchase your tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash.

And bring your credit card for the heavy price tag ($134 to $189 depending on the date).

The good news: it’s not too late for 2023! Mark your calendars and be prepared because these tickets WILL sell out within a few days.

When Do 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets Go On Sale?

The tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash go on sale June 27 (no earlier than 9am PT) for Magic Keyholders, and to the general public on June 29 (no earlier than 9am PT).

This is a frightfully good time, so do NOT miss out on your chance to score the Oogie Boogie Bash tickets at Disneyland this year!

tips for oogie boogie bash. Sold out party sign.

What Are The Oogie Boogie Bash Dates and Prices For 2023?

You’ll be able to enjoy this special event on the following dates in September and October 2023.

The 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash will be held on:

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – $134
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023 – $144
  • Sunday, September 10, 2023 -$159
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – $134
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023 – $144
  • Sunday, September 17, 2023 – $159
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023 – $134
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 – $144
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023 -$159
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023 – $144
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023 – $144
  • Sunday, October 1, 2023 – $169
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – $159
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 -$159
  • Sunday, October 8, 2023- $169
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 – $159
  • Thursday, October 12, 2023 -$159
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023 – $169
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – $159
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023- $159
  • Sunday, October 22, 2023 – $169
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023 – $169
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023 – $169
  • Sunday, October 29, 2023 – $189
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 – $189

How Can I Get Into A Sold Out Oogie Boogie Bash Party?

As we mentioned, this event will sell out. If you’re reading this and that has, indeed happened: We always say- it never hurts to ask!

Check with the ticket booth or guest relations windows at Disneyland when you arrive on the morning of the party. In the past, military members were ALWAYS able to buy tickets to sold-out events, but we are not sure if this rule came back post-pandemic.

Protip: if you are staying onsite at any of the Disneyland Hotels during the party season and still want to go, check with the front desk concierge. They may be able to get you into a sold out Oogie Boogie Bash party.

We hear that each hotel has up to 50 “extra” tickets they can sell the day of to hotel guests starting at 5 am on party mornings.

And yes, Oogie Boogie Bash is worth it!

oogie boogie bash tips: check in early

Oogie Boogie Bash Tip #2: Arrive Early

Your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket will get you into the park starting at 3 pm.

The party itself doesn’t start until 6 pm.

You’ll have 3 full hours to take in everything non-party related at DCA.

Our tip: Get your money’s worth and ride some rides. Don’t make the mistake of standing in photo op lines because they won’t open until exactly 6 pm.

When the party starts, you probably won’t be focused on the attractions, so use this time wisely!

Protip: If you don’t care about riding any rides (and hey, that’s totally ok!), then go ahead and pick a photo op you feel you really need and wait patiently for it to open. These lines will get long, but if you want to knock a popular one out right away, pack your patience and queue up.

Oogie Boogie Bash tips: get in line early for characters you must have like the Sanderson Sisters (Daisy, Minnie and Clarabelle)

Tip #3 Know Where The Villainous Characters Are

If you want to see amazing villains and experience incredible character interactions, the Oogie Boogie Bash is the party for you.

They are simply unmatched!

There are traditional character photo ops and immersive candy treat trails with characters. The character treat trails make Oogie Boogie Bash stand apart from Not-So-Scary.

Be sure to check this list of Oogie Boogie Bash Character locations.

You’ll want to know just where to find the Sanderson Sisters this year or where you can listen to Ernesto de la Cruz sing “Remember Me” while you’re trick or treating.

Ernesto de la Cruz sings Remember Me.  oogie boogie bash tips and guide.

Oogie Boogie Bash Tip #4: Watch The Second Parade

There are tons of great locations to watch the Frightfully Fun Parade in DCA.

We like the view from the area near Pixar Pier (the beginning of the parade) or the area between Hyperion Theater and Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout (the end of the parade).

The middle areas seem to fill up quickly and can get congested.

For the best viewing locations, go ahead and skip the first parade.

What Time Is The Parade At Oogie Boogie Bash?

The parade runs two times a night:

  • 7:45 pm
  • 10:00 pm
Frightfully Fun Parade- Disneyland Oogie Boogie Bash tips

Tip #5 – Visit Avengers Campus For Rare Character Pop-Ups After 7 pm

Taking some time to stroll through Avengers Campus after dark may really pay off for Marvel fans.

Do you dream of meeting Thor and Loki together?

How about getting a picture with Mr. Knight from Moon Knight?

The catch? The characters have a limited time for their meet and greet.

If you see one walking by, you’ll want to follow and get in their line immediately.

Most of these kinds of characters don’t start showing up until after 7 pm, so don’t expect to find them out until all the regular day guests have been cleared out of the park.

Oogie Boogie Bash Tip #6: Where Can You See The Halloween Fireworks? It’s Complicated

Look, we know Disneyland is synonymous with parades and fireworks, so of course, you’d expect both of them to happen at the Oogie Boogie Bash.

But you won’t get the Halloween fireworks during the Oogie Boogie Bash.

This is one of the biggest differences between Disney World and Disneyland Halloween parties.

The good news is that you won’t spend time staking out the best fireworks view, however. Because that view is over in Disneyland Park. And your party ticket doesn’t give access to Disneyland on party night.

disneyland halloween fireworks.

Tip #7: Do Not Miss These Treat Trails at Oogie Boogie Bash in 2023

We hit up every treat trail and truly loved them all.

But if you’re short on time or have to make choices, we feel these are the top 3 Character Treat Trails you simply cannot miss!

Madam Mim From Sword in the Stone

She’s loud and brassy, and absolutely hilarious.

You may not remember the show (hey, she’s a character from a mid-level 1963 movie!) but in person, she does not disappoint.

Ernesto de la Cruz From Encanto

This costume and interaction are simply amazing.

Be sure to stick around for his rendition of “Remember Me.”

Candy and a show- don’t miss it!

Sid From Toy Story

He’s located way in the back of Pixar Pier in the bandshell, so you may think he’s not worth making the trek for.

But trust us: Sid is HILARIOUS.

Don’t skip Sid if you like an immersive character experience with some sass.

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