Maximizing Your Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party – in 2023

Maximizing Your Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party – in 2023

The insider's guide on how to make the most out of your spooky soirée

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Congratulations! You’ve scored tickets to the exclusive Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure Park on select nights in September and October 2023. It’s time to turn this enchanted evening into an unforgettable adventure. Welcome to the insider’s guide on how to make the absolute most out of your spooky soirée.

Pre-Party Magic: Early Admission

Before the witching hour strikes and the main event begins, you’ve got the golden opportunity of early admission to Disney California Adventure Park starting at 3:00 PM. That’s a full three hours of pre-party fun! No (additional) theme park reservation is required during this time, so make the most of it.

Craft Your Ride Strategy

Let’s dive into the tips that will help you create your best night!

  1. Arrive Early, Skip the Lines: The most significant secret of the night – don’t roll in at 6 PM when the lines are at their longest. Beat the rush by arriving at 3:30 PM during the early admission period. Your reward? Shorter queues and more time for spooky enchantment.
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Monsters After Dark: If this intergalactic adventure is on your must-do list, plan your evening around it. Lines for this thrilling attraction can get wild, so either hop in line early or make it your grand finale for the night.
  3. Radiator Racers Illumination: While riding Radiator Racers, keep an eye out for a special lighting spectacle. However, know that the ride experience itself remains unchanged, so you can skip it for other activities if the lighting doesn’t move you.

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The Trail of Treats

Embark on a candy-filled journey through immersive treat trails. Along the way, you’ll collect all your Halloween candy favorites. But, it’s not just about the sweets; these trails offer character interactions that are nothing short of magical. You’ll get more candy than you can imagine and meet some iconic Disney villains overseeing the festivities from their thrones. It’s a photo opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Spectacular Sights and Entertainment

Frightfully Fun Parade

The Halloween spirit comes alive in a spirited masquerade cavalcade starring beloved Disney characters, including Mickey and Minnie, alongside some of your favorite Disney villains. The parade is a must-see, and here’s a pro tip – opt for the later parade; it’s less crowded and less stressful.

Mickey’s Trick and Treat

Watch Mickey Mouse and friends as they take center stage in a live show filled with not-so-scary Halloween tales. It’s a captivating performance that’s perfect for the whole family.

Villains Grove

Venture into the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, where the worlds of Disney villains come to life. Explore ethereal scenes filled with hauntingly beautiful colors, sounds, lights, and shadows. It’s an immersive experience you won’t find anywhere else, and one of our favorites!

Character Encounters

Meeting Disney characters decked out in their Halloween costumes is a highlight of the evening. Prioritize a couple of characters you really want to see, as the interactions are worth every second. Don’t spread yourself too thin though; focus on quality over quantity.

Special Decor and Atmosphere

Throughout the park, you’ll be surrounded by unique decorations, captivating lighting, mesmerizing music, and special effects that create a not-so-scary, family-friendly atmosphere. Take it all in and capture those magical moments to make the most of the spooky season.

Limited-Capacity Admission

One of the perks of the Oogie Boogie Bash is limited-capacity admission to Disney California Adventure Park after closing. This means shorter wait times for some of your favorite attractions, which is a major perk!


Your event ticket includes a commemorative event guide and offers unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos captured from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM during the party. Be sure to take advantage of this perk if you prefer posed photos.

Now that we’ve covered our top tips, let’s break down the basics:

Event Details

Event: Oogie Boogie Bash, 2023
Location: Disney California Adventure Park
Select Nights: September 5th through October 31st 2023
Party Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Now, go forth and make your Oogie Boogie Bash the most unforgettable night of your Disney adventures. Enjoy every moment of this enchanting event, and may your night be filled with magic, fun, and just a hint of spookiness!

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