Halloween Time and the Oogie Boogie Bash 2023
One of the most popular times of year is coming! As part of Disney’s Halfway to Halloween celebration this week, they confirmed that Oogie Boogie Bash will officially be returning to the Disneyland Resort in 2023. Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will run September 1 - October 31, 2023 - earlier than ever! Although we don’t have dates, knowing that a Halloween party is coming to the Disneyland Resort this year is so exciting! And we're sure you have questions. We've answered all of your questions about the Oogie Boogie Bash below. If we missed anything, let us know and we'll add it to the article.
What is the Oogie Boogie Bash?
The Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party is just that, an incredible Halloween party that only Disney can throw. It is a private event on select nights that requires a separate ticket. The ticket includes evening theme park admission, including access to attractions, exclusive entertainment and activity options.
Will the Oogie Boogie Bash replace Mickey's Halloween Party?
Yes. If you have previously attended Mickey's Halloween Party, be aware that the Oogie Boogie Bash has replaced this event. There will not be a separate Halloween Party inside Disneyland. However, classic Halloween Time events and attractions will take place as usual throughout the resort. In fact, Halloween Screams, which used to be exclusive to Mickey's Halloween Party, is now part of Disneyland's nighttime line up and will be available to all guests in the park. Fireworks will be part of the show on most weekend nights through Halloween Time, and the other nights will feature the music, projections and other special effects without fireworks.
Where is the Oogie Boogie Bash?
The Oogie Boogie Bash will be held at Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort. Your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket includes access to the park three hours before the party begins. In 2023, the party began at 6 pm, which means if you had a party ticket, you were able to get into Disney California Adventure Park as early as 3 pm. The party lasted until 11 pm.
Although Disney California Adventure Park will likely be closing at 6 pm to guests not attending the Oogie Boogie Bash, Disneyland Park will remain open to those who have a Park Hopper ticket. Additionally, Downtown Disney and the restaurants of the Disneyland Resort Hotels will also remain open later to accommodate guests who do not have a party ticket and may or may not have a Park Hopper ticket.
When is the Oogie Boogie Bash? How much are tickets?
Although dates and prices for 2023 have not yet been announced, last year the Oogie Boogie Bash was held on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights, plus a couple of Saturday nights beginning on September 5 and culminating on Halloween night, Monday, October 31, 2023.
Prices started at $134 per person and went up to $189 per person. There are no separate prices for children, however kids ages two and younger do not need a party ticket. Below is a complete list of all 2023 party dates with accompanying Oogie Boogie Bash Ticket prices below. Please note that last year all Oogie Boogie Bash tickets SOLD OUT within days of going on sale. As soon as tickets are released, we recommend buying ASAP.
- Tues, September 6, 2022: $129
- Sat, Sept 10, 2022: $179 (D23 Member exclusive night)
- Tues, Sept 13, 2022: $129
- Thurs, Sept 15, 2022: $139
- Sunday, Sept 18, 2022: $149
- Tues, Sept 20, 2022: $129
- Thurs, Sept 22, 2022: $139
- Sun, Sept 25, 2022: $149
- Tues, Sept 27, 2022: $129
- Thurs, Sept 29, 2022: $139
- Sun, Oct 2, 2022: $159
- Tues, Oct 4, 2022: $139
- Thurs, Oct 6, 2022: $149
- Sun, Oct 9, 2022: $159
- Tues, Oct 11, 2022: $139
- Thurs, Oct 13, 2022: $149
- Sun, Oct 16, 2022: $159
- Tues, Oct 18, 2022: $139
- Thurs, Oct 20, 2022: $149
- Sun, Oct 23, 2022: $159
- Tues, Oct 25, 2022: $159
- Thurs, Oct 27, 2022: $159
- Sat, Oct 29, 2022: $179
- Mon, Oct 31, 2022: $179
How long is the Oogie Boogie Bash?
If the Oogie Boogie Bash follows the precedent of previous years, the actual party will begin at 6pm and continue until 11pm PT. However, in years past, you were able to get into Disney California Adventure at least three hours prior to the party beginning. That's up to eight full hours of Disney Halloween fun included with your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket! And with limited capacity during the party, you'll be able to do a LOT.
What exclusives are part of the Oogie Boogie Bash?
This is the most exciting part of all. The Oogie Boogie Bash has so many exclusive offerings available at the party. Here is a quick breakdown of what to expect:
- Immersive Treat Trails- Fill your trick-or-treat bags with all sorts of sweets along spooktacular trick-or-treat trails. You'll love the Halloween-inspired music, decor, and may even encounter a villain or two!
- "Frightfully Fun Parade" - This hit parade from Mickey's Halloween Party has now found a new home at Disney California Adventure Park as part of the Oogie Boogie Bash. The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow leads the parade followed by Mickey and Minnie, Disney villains and much more. It's a frightfully good time! And what's more, it's the FIRST officially announced parade returning to Disneyland Resort!
- Mickey's Trick & Treat show - This show is perfect for the tiniest trick-or-treaters and is held inside the Disney Theater in Hollywoodland. It is interactive and candy is involved. What's not to love?
- Villains Grove- If you think you know Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, the woodsy area of Disney California Adventure Park, think again. It will be completely transformed into a Halloween dreamland with colors, sounds, lights and shadows. You'll find Frollo's Sanctuary, Maleficent's Will, Scar's Elephant Graveyard, The Wicked Queen's Lightning Forest, and so much more.
- Character Encounters - Not only will the villains be out in scores, you'll also find some of your favorite classic Disney Characters dressed in their Halloween best. You'll want to have your camera ready to say "cheese!"
What rides are open during Oogie Boogie Bash?
Most of the attractions at Disney California Adventure Park will be open for the party if they are also open during the day. However, in the past, there's one attraction that was only open at night during Halloween Time and only at Disney California Adventure Park. Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark will most likely be coming back this year and if so, will be part of Oogie Boogie Bash. If returning as we expect, it will also be included as part of the regular Halloween Time during non-party nights.
In addition to Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark, Cars Land will become the town of Radiator Screams. The Oogie Boogie Bash is a great time to ride Luigi's Honkin' Haul-O-Ween and Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree, as well as your other favorite DCA attractions.
How do I get tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash?
Starting June 27 (no earlier than 9:00 AM, Pacific Time), Magic Key holders have the opportunity to purchase from a select amount of pre-sale tickets ahead of the general public. General admission tickets go on sale June 29, 2023 and start at $134 per Guest (ages 3+).
Tickets can be found exclusively on disneyland.com.
Will tickets sell out for Oogie Boogie Bash?
Yes, tickets for the party will sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets as soon as they go on sale.
Can I wear a costume to the Oogie Boogie Bash?
Yes! Costumes are allowed and even encouraged at the Oogie Boogie Bash. Keep in mind that there are costume guidelines that must be followed. No costume masks, no posing as actual Disney characters, no capes, no weapons and other restrictions may apply. And as always, Disney reserves the right to deny admission or remove anyone who is wearing a costume that they deem inappropriate. Be sure to check the official guidelines when purchasing your Oogie Boogie Bash tickets and you'll be good to go!
How do I book my Halloween Time vacation?
We would LOVE to help you book your Disneyland vacation for Halloween Time. There is still plenty of time to book a September or October getaway, but you'll want to do it soon. Theme Park Reservations are required and can be made up to 120 days in advance. That means you can start making your theme park reservations for Halloween Time NOW! We can help you book your vacation online or over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY. Either way, you're in for a spook-tacular time!
Join the Conversation!Leave A Comment
Get Away TodayOctober 18 2022
Hi Victoria, great question! You will need a Park Hopper if you want to Park Hop once Disney's California Adventure Closes. If you want to upgrade, you will need to make new Park Reservations with your new ticket numbers. You can give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY and we would love to help you!
VictoriaOctober 16 2022
If we have a ticket for California Adventure the day of Oogie Boogie Bash, can we park hop with that after the park closes for the event? Or do we have to buy a park hopper? Seems like we should be able to switch since we do not get the full day. If not, is there a way to upgrade to a park hopper if we already have tickets?
Get Away TodaySeptember 29 2022
The Oogie Boogie Bash is for party ticket holders only. Disney's California Adventure Park will close early for the event. We recommend purchasing a Park Hopper ticket so you can go over to Disneyland Park during the party. Have so much fun!
AnonymousSeptember 27 2022
If I have a Disney California Adventure ticket for the day, can I stay for the Oogie Boogie event? Even for a little while??
Get Away TodaySeptember 09 2022
Get Away Today does not sell Oogie Boogie Bash tickets. Tickets for 2022 are sold out. When 2023 tickets become available, they must be purchased directly through Disney and we are unable to purchase them for you. Please give us a call at 855-GET-AWAY if you have any questions!
EmSeptember 08 2022
If we book through Get Away Today, do you grab the Oogie Boogie Bash tickets for us when they come available? We're looking at our first trip in 2023 and would like to attend the party.
AnonymousSeptember 04 2022
Hi, are there any OOGIE BOOGIE BASH tickets left for purchase??
JoeSeptember 02 2022
Hello. Does Get Away Today sell tickets to Oogie Boogie bash?
Get Away TodayAugust 17 2021
Hi Diana! The Oogie Boogie Bash ticket is only good for entrance into California Adventure for the party. If you are wanting to visit Disneyland and California Adventure earlier in the day and to hop, you will need to purchase a regular park ticket.
Get Away TodayAugust 17 2021
Hi Mary! Great question. California Adventure will close early each day of the party, and guests will be required to show proof of their party ticket in order to stay in the Parks during the party hours.
Diana August 16 2021
You me mentioned about a hopper pass… I want to attend the bash but on the site it doesn’t give you an option for the two parks other than just the ticket for the party. How would I go about having access to both parks (as a package) without having to buy two completely separate tickets??
MaryAugust 13 2021
Its my first time visiting Disneys California Adventure and I only purchased tickets for my family for the day. I was completely unaware of the Oogie Boogie Bash. Does this mean at 5pm staff will go around asking guest to provide proof that they paid for to the special event? Are those who didn't purchase tickets to the special event allowed to linger past 6pm? - Thank you
Get Away TodayAugust 10 2021
Hi Jenn! Only Disney California Adventure closes early for the party. If you have a Park Hopper, you can hop over to Disneyland for the remainder of your day. :)
Get Away TodayAugust 10 2021
Hi Bre! The Oogie Boogie Bash is a separately ticketed event. You don't need to have a Park Hopper if you are attending the Oogie Boogie Bash as your party ticket allows you to get in to Disney California Adventure for the party the night of your ticket.
Jenn in AZJuly 09 2021
Hi! I may have missed this info, but do both parks close early for the bash? He are planning to be at Disneyland on one of the nights the bash is held and only have a single park ticket. TIA!!
BreJuly 08 2021
Hi! If I’m spending the day at Disneyland, should I purchase a park hopper ticket so I can attend the oogie boogie bash? Or do I need to purchase two totally different tickets for each? What’s the best way to go about attending both parks. I’ll be going on a Thursday in October.
Get Away TodayOctober 14 2019
Lynda- This is a great question! If you enter Disney California Adventure Park before 6pm and you plan to stay with your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket, you will need to get a wrist band. To do so, enter DCA with your regular theme park admission. Then, look for a a spot at Blue Sky Cellar or nearby to get your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket scanned. You'll then be issued a wrist band that will allow you to stay in the Park from 6 - 11pm during the Bash. If you have Park Hopper tickets and start the day in Disneyland, you will do the same process; hop over to DCA, scan you tickets and then scan your Oogie Boogie Bash ticket and get a wrist band for the party.
LyndaOctober 12 2019
Are you given the wrist band when you enter CA, or do you have to leave the park and reenter at 6:00 pm?
Get Away TodaySeptember 10 2019
Anonymous - When tickets sell out, you can contact Disney directly over the phone: 714-781-4636. We initially wrote this article in the Spring, when more tickets were available. Since republishing last week it's possible more dates have sold out. Hope this helps!
AnonymousSeptember 09 2019
I noticed you wrote this a few days ago. I can’t find tickets for October first.
Get Away TodayJuly 18 2019
Alece- When tickets sell out, there's not much you can do! You are welcome to contact Disney directly over the phone to see if there's a chance they any tickets: 714-781-4636
AleceJuly 18 2019
They sold out on the one day I need a single ticket. Any suggestions for getting a ticket when they've sold out?
Get Away TodayJuly 15 2019
Melissa- Oogie Boogie Bash tickets do need to be purchased directly from Disney. Enjoy the party!
melissa youngfieldJuly 13 2019
can I add the tickets on to my trip that is planned? or do I ha e to purchase them through Disney
Get Away TodayApril 29 2019
Anonymous- We haven't yet seen that info, but start checking 8am Pacific on their website!
AnonymousApril 27 2019
Do you know what time on the 30th tickets go on sale?
Get Away TodayApril 24 2019
Anonymous- You can visit Disney's website at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/events/ or call them directly at 714-781-4636.
AnonymousApril 23 2019
What if I already got my park tickets? Who do I call to get the Oogie Boogie tickets with the Disney Visa discount?
Get Away TodayApril 23 2019
Melissa- You're right that the tickets are supposed to be available today to Annual Passholders, Disney Visa card holders and Disney Vacation Club members. We're not sure why, but the only link working as of right now (noon MST) is the Annual Passholders link. We advise you keep checking the website to see when Disney gets those links working! https://disneyland.disney.go.com/tickets/events/
MelissaApril 23 2019
Any idea how the Disney Visa cardholders buy tickets? The link isn't live on their website even though they went on sale today.
Get Away TodayApril 19 2019
Anonymous- Disney hasn't released information about the Oogie Boogie Bash tickets being Park Hoppers; right now all their information indicates that tickets to the Bash will give access to Disney California Adventure Park only. We'll update the article if anything changes!
Get Away TodayApril 19 2019
Leslie- According to Disney, the limit is 8 tickets per person, per event date.
LeslieApril 19 2019
How many tickets can an AP ticket holder buy? Is there a limit?
AnonymousApril 18 2019
Will the Halloween special event tickets be Park hoppers like previous years?
Get Away TodayApril 18 2019
Anonymous- Please do call us at 855-GET-AWAY on April 30 when Oogie Boogie BASH tickets go on sale. We would love to help you with your purchase!
AnonymousApril 18 2019
Can we purchase tickets for the oogie boogie bash through getaway today?