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2022 Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion Information

2022 Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion Information

2022 Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Guide

Oogie Boogie Bash is a Disney Halloween Occasion at Disneyland Resort’s California Journey (DCA) theme park in September and October. This technique information affords 2022 dates, data & suggestions, find out how to save time throughout the occasion, and whether or not it’s well worth the cash. (Up to date July 4, 2022.)

The after hours occasion might be held on 23 choose nights starting September 6, 2022 and operating via October 31, 2022. Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion is a limited-capacity, individually ticketed occasion that provides family-friendly enjoyable for friends of all ages the chance throughout Halloween Time.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion affords a chance to benefit from the park’s points of interest, distinctive leisure, character sightings and extra, whereas dressed of their favourite Halloween costumes. Disneyland has already confirmed some leisure and experiences for the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion, however there are additionally a number of unknowns. Right here’s a fast rundown of what we all know to this point…

July 4, 2022 Replace: Tickets to the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash at the moment are offered out. This got here solely 4 days after they went on sale to most people and fewer than every week after pre-sales started for Magic Key Annual Passholders and D23 Members. That is far and away the quickest Halloween Occasion tickets have ever offered out at Disneyland Resort.

Lately, Oogie Boogie Bash tickets have offered out shortly–normally for all dates earlier than the primary social gathering evening. Nonetheless, they normally take over a month to promote out, and have by no means beforehand been gone in below every week. Consequently, some readers have requested if we predict Disney will launch extra tickets or if the ‘offered out’ standing is an error.

Whereas extra tickets being launched nearer to occasion dates is feasible (particularly if Disney ups the leisure to extend capability), the probability of this being an error is exceedingly low. Disneyland proactively up to date textual content on the Oogie Boogie Bash occasion web page, which might not occur if tickets had been mistakenly exhibiting as offered out.

With that stated, listed here are dates and ticket costs for the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion:

Highlights of the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash embody immersive deal with trails, “Mickey’s Trick and Deal with” present, the “Frightfully Enjoyable Parade,” Villains Grove on the Redwood Creek Problem Path, and extra. All lands will stay opening throughout the Halloween Occasion, together with Avengers Campus.

Sadly, nonetheless nothing about World of Coloration – Villainous, which wasn’t introduced final yr because of the World of Coloration refurbishment. It ought to be again this yr, however Disney omitting it from the announcement is regarding.

In 2022, Oogie Boogie Bash will doubtless be similar to the inaugural occasion. Most leisure and every part else could have returned–and been expanded upon.

As for final yr’s occasion, we attended and share ideas on the expertise in Photographs & Assessment: 2021 Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion Report. That covers what we had been capable of accomplish, highs and lows of the social gathering, what was new, and extra photographs along with what’s right here.

Right here we’ll provide Halloween social gathering technique, a evaluation, photographs, and reply “is Oogie Boogie Bash well worth the cash?” Earlier than we get to all of that, let’s begin with an occasion overview and a few fundamentals…

For starters, buying admission to this particular occasion permits you to get pleasure from Disney California Journey for as much as 3 hours earlier than Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Occasion begins. The social gathering itself runs for five hours, with particular Halloween-themed leisure, points of interest, character greetings, and extra.

Parking could be bought upon arrival, or upfront. We advocate budgeting about 90 minutes for the time it’ll take to get parked, over to DCA, and thru the turnstiles. There are strains for actually every part, from the parking garages to park trams to getting wristbands for the occasion. All of this ready provides up and takes time–arrive early to make sure that doesn’t reduce into the occasion time.

When you’re unable to attend Oogie Boogie Bash or are merely questioning how this particular occasion compares with normal Disneyland and DCA park admission throughout the fall months, seek the advice of our Final Information to Halloween Time at Disneyland.

The excellent news is that there’s a ton of Halloween enjoyable in each parks that’s included with common admission. In reality, if it comes right down to visiting Disneyland throughout the day or doing Oogie Boogie Bash, we’d most likely advocate the previous. That means you’ll expertise Haunted Mansion Vacation, Halloween Screams Fireworks, decorations, and characters all through the park. In an excellent world, we’d advocate doing each Disneyland and Oogie Boogie Bash throughout the Halloween Time season.

Oogie Boogie Bash Leisure Information

Let’s begin with the flagship leisure throughout Oogie Boogie Bash: the Frightfully Enjoyable Parade. This debuted throughout Mickey’s Halloween Occasion at Disneyland, and we actually get pleasure from it. Frightfully Enjoyable Parade is just like Boo to You Parade at Walt Disney World, albeit it shorter and a tad darker.

Regardless of the shorter period, Frightfully Enjoyable Parade could be very sturdy, and it does a ton with an economic system of parade items and floats. What’s featured right here is actually good and has direct ties to Halloween. There are additionally some notable variations within the characters featured.

Frightfully Enjoyable Parade begins with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hole carrying his flickering jack-o-lantern. He heralds the arrival of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who lead the cavalcade of characters.

After that, the spotlight of the parade seems: Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, who brings greetings from Halloweentown, as characters from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas” seem. Following that, Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize and convey Disney’s iconic Haunted Mansion attraction to life.

From there, Dr. Facilier makes use of his mystical powers to summon the Shadow Males from the bayou to loom massive over his unusual and twisted Voodoo parlor in one of many parade’s spookier items. Lastly, the mischievous Disney Villains seem out of the darkness, with a dungeon-like lair and a depraved gathering of villainy together with Hades, Evil Queen, Jafar, Cruella, and extra.

Subsequent up, World of Coloration – Villainous! was not proven throughout final yr’s Oogie Boogie Boo Bash. This was because of the platforms and different present infrastructure being refurbished. That undertaking is now completed and regular World of Coloration has returned.

Anticipate World of Coloration – Villainous or one other Halloween incarnation of World of Coloration to be included within the 2022 Oogie Boogie Boo Bash Halloween Occasion. As such, we’re retaining its description and data for posterity.

The Halloween incarnation of World of Coloration is unique to Oogie Boogie Bash, and doesn’t run on non-party nights. On this nighttime spectacular, Oogie Boogie is host, and a brand new authentic theme park character named Shelley Marie is the star.

In World of Coloration – Villainous!, Shelley Marie is a nine-year-old lady making an attempt to resolve whether or not to decorate up as a princess or a villain for Halloween. This free narrative framework is used to take Shelley Marie on a darkish journey, encountering the Depraved Queen, Ursula, Dr. Facilier, Hades, and ending with Maleficent.

As with all variations of the present, World of Coloration – Villainous makes use of dancing water fountains, lights, lasers, projections, and particular results. It’ll be acquainted to anybody who has seen the opposite variations of World of Coloration, albeit with a extra story-driven strategy.

Whereas these are the flagship leisure choices for Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion, there are a number of different noteworthy additions. First, the Mickey’s Trick and Deal with present.

This interactive stage manufacturing in Hollywood Land is geared toward young children. It affords them the possibility to hitch Mickey Mouse and associates as they throw a Halloween social gathering with dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales, and sweet.

One other fascinating addition is Redwood Creek Problem Path, which turns into Villains Grove. This can be a wondrous and ethereal world of Disney villains, fully remodeled with lighting, projections, sounds, and particular results, making a haunting, dreamlike (or does that make it nightmare-like?) setting.

Villains Grove is one facet of Oogie Boogie Bash that Disney is actually hyping, and it’s principally Disney’s twist on a typical Halloween walk-through maze you would possibly discover at different theme parks in Southern California. The first distinction right here is that the environments are achieved completely by way of ‘flip of a swap’ know-how that creates a dramatic day/evening distinction at Redwood Creek Problem Path.

As traditional, there are deal with trails all through Disney California Journey, the place friends could get pleasure from trick-or-treating. The principle DCA deal with trails function the next iconic characters:

  • Agatha Harkness (WandaVision)
  • Cruella (Cruella)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Magnificence)
  • Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Oogie Boogie (Nightmare Earlier than Christmas)
  • Sid (Toy Story)
  • Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland)

When you’re already planning forward for the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion, anticipate the character record to be totally different. Specifically, Agatha Harkness and Cruella had been included this yr as a result of these are the recent Disney+ properties. That may be the case once more for the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion, or different new issues could also be huge on Disney Plus.

Deal with trails provide outsized cauldrons filled with sweet, wholesome snacks, and extra. We aren’t notably eager on sweet, so we grabbed the apple sauce, carrots, cranberries, and different choices every time we handed via the paths. If we needed sweet, we may’ve completely cleaned up, as every path affords a number of distribution factors.

There are additionally character meet & greets with Disney characters, together with villains. Anticipate to come across some uncommon characters and seldom-seen costumes for fan favorites.

Notice that these are modified for this yr’s Oogie Boogie Bash, as bodily distanced character encounters. Anticipate regular meet & greets to return for the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion.

Lots of people don’t appear to grasp how these particular occasion ticket events work, so to be crystal clear: a daily park ticket is not going to grant you admission to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion.

It’s essential to buy the particular occasion tickets to remain in Disney California Journey as soon as Oogie Boogie Bash begins. Sure, this implies probably shopping for two tickets for a similar day if you wish to keep from park opening till closing.

However, a celebration ticket alone does grant you admission to Disney California Journey a number of hours earlier than the occasion formally begins. It’s additionally cheaper than a 1-day park ticket for a number of dates.

This can be a huge motive why the Halloween Occasion is so widespread with locals in Los Angeles and Orange County–it’s a cheaper approach to see the Halloween choices with decrease crowds and at a less expensive worth. Regardless that it’s not the entire day, it’s a superb worth when you’re a neighborhood who doesn’t desire a full day at DCA.

The draw back to this all is that the occasion is in DCA as an alternative of Disneyland, and early entry is barely in DCA. This implies you can’t expertise Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge with simply an Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion ticket, or any of the opposite Disneyland classics, together with Haunted Mansion Vacation or House Mountain Ghost Galaxy.

This can be a huge loss, and one we predict will trigger a whole lot of locals to balk at social gathering tickets this yr. However we’re getting forward of ourselves–extra on this within the “Is Oogie Boogie Bash Value It?” part beneath…

One of many cool parts of Disney’s Halloween Occasion for a lot of friends is the chance to decorate in costume. There are limits to the costumes you possibly can put on, but it surely’s principally frequent sense stuff like ‘no weapons or sharp objects’ and nothing offensive. When you want additional steerage, I’d advocate studying Disneyland’s costume guidelines.

You additionally ought to understand that in contrast to Florida, Southern California can get cool at evening this time of yr. We’ve worn heavier costumes to Disney’s Halloween Occasion–the sort that might be insufferable in Florida–and had been completely snug due to night breezes. We’ve got a Suggestions for Disney Parks Halloween Costumes submit that covers some concepts for what to put on…and what to not put on.

When you’re studying this after the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion is offered out on-line, word that it’s typically doable to attain last-minute or same-day tickets even when the social gathering is offered out on-line by calling Disneyland at (714) 781-4636. Your luck could fluctuate with this technique, but it surely doesn’t damage to attempt. (When you want common park tickets, take a look at our Information to Shopping for Low cost Disneyland Tickets to economize.)

Visitor Companies on the three official Disneyland motels sometimes have same-day tickets for friends staying at these resorts. Take into account that each of those methods are very hit and miss, so don’t financial institution on both working. Prior to now, we’ve had good luck and dangerous luck with each strategies. As soon as, I purchased a last-minute ticket on Craigslist, which I might by no means advocate to anybody else. Thankfully, I didn’t get scammed, however your mileage could fluctuate with that.

Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion Technique

One factor you’ll need to bear in mind is that it’s unlikely that you simply’ll have the ability to do every part there’s throughout Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion. We’re speaking simply the particular leisure and character greetings, not to mention the common Halloween attraction overlays like Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Darkish or Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-ween or Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree.

That is very true when you plan on doing a number of meet and greets, as characters can devour a number of hours of your social gathering time. When you don’t plan on assembly any characters–or plan on doing the much less widespread ones–you’ll have far extra flexibility.

Right here’s our Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion Itinerary based mostly upon what labored (and didn’t) for us on the social gathering we attended…

  • Enter Disney California Journey 3 hours earlier than the occasion, and do points of interest at your leisure. Prioritize Guardians of the Galaxy — Monsters After Darkish and the Vehicles Land “Haul-O-Ween” seasonal attraction overlays if you’d like some Halloween enjoyable.
  • If Halloween character meet & greets are a precedence, do those round Carthay Circle beginning 1 hour earlier than the official Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion begin time.
  • Line up for the Mickey & Minnie meet & greet in Paradise Backyard Park (the conventional World of Coloration viewing space) instantly earlier than the official social gathering begin time. That is the most well-liked character encounter throughout the occasion, and the lighting isn’t nice at evening–so getting there early is smart.
  • End character meet & greets thirty minutes earlier than the Frightfully Enjoyable Parade steps off.
  • Seize a parade spot close to Paradise Backyard Park for a low crowds location or going through Carthay Circle Theater for a photogenic spot.
  • After the Frightfully Enjoyable Parade, rush to the subsequent high-priority meet & greet you missed or Villains Grove Path at Redwood Creek.
  • Do the Deal with Trails, prioritizing Oogie Boogie, Mad Hatter, and Dr. Facilier (all of whom are in Hollywood Land).
  • Seize a entrance zone viewing spot for World of Coloration – Villainous by coming into close to Golden Zephyr roughly half-hour earlier than the second exhibiting.

Now, a number of notes about that technique for Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion…

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Frightfully Enjoyable Parade solely has one operating throughout Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Occasion because of the lengthy parade route at Disney California Journey. As with all parades at DCA, viewing areas are considerably busier on the entrance of the park in Carthay Circle and Hollywood Land.

Viewing from close to the place the parade steps off is good for seeing it. This additionally provides you the chance to bounce to your subsequent cease whereas most friends at Oogie Boogie Bash are nonetheless ready for Frightfully Enjoyable Parade to get to them. The draw back of this location is that the lighting is harsher and the backgrounds are boring, making it a much less photogenic location.

Meet and greet wait occasions are pretty constant all through the social gathering, with much less widespread characters seeing shorter strains on the finish of the evening. Uncommon characters could have persistently lengthy strains all through, which is why we’d advocate lining up for Mickey & Minnie Mouse of their Halloween costumes shortly earlier than the social gathering formally begins.

As soon as these characters come out, passers-by will queue up, and people strains will balloon. Different widespread character meet & greets embody the uncommon characters in Carthay Circle, and villains on the rear entrance/exit of Grizzly Peak.

Sights could have brief waits all through the social gathering. As soon as common day friends cycle via, you possibly can anticipate peak wait occasions to be round half-hour, and that’s for widespread rides like Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Darkish and Radiator Springs Racers.

When you’re going to do points of interest, take into account doing them throughout the parade.

Talking of which, World of Coloration – Villainous has two showings. It’ll have dramatically decrease crowds for the second exhibiting as only a few friends will need to see it twice. The second exhibiting ends as Oogie Boogie Bash concludes, making it a superb cease for the top of the evening.

Linger as you allow the World of Coloration – Villainous viewing space to seize photographs of the ambiance in Vehicles Land and Buena Vista Avenue.

Now, when you’re nonetheless questioning whether or not it’s best to you do the social gathering, we’ll attempt that can assist you reply that query…

Is Oogie Boogie Bash Value It?

Worth is all a matter of perspective. In case you have monetary means and gained’t really feel the sting of the ticket value, or simply actually love Halloween and need to splurge on Oogie Boogie Bash, go for it.

Regardless of some opening evening hiccups, we loved Oogie Boogie Bash and beforehand have had a blast at Disneyland’s different Halloween Events, and have by no means regretted attending. If the occasion is just not a splurge for you, it’s unlikely that you simply’ll remorse it.

When it comes to Oogie Boogie Bash itself, there are two flagship items of leisure, atmospheric enhancements to Disney California Journey, characters, and some minor leisure choices. You’re most likely taking a look at round 3-4 hours of Halloween-centric leisure that’s distinctive to this occasion.

Moreover, there are the core attraction choices of Disney California Journey that you would be able to expertise earlier than Oogie Boogie Bash begins. If you wish to break it down, we’d assign the next values to every part of the occasion: $25 for World of Coloration – Villainous, $25 for Frightfully Enjoyable Parade, $25 for different leisure and ambiance, and one other $25-50 (relying upon the evening you attend) for early entry to DCA. That’s assuming you are able to do round 6-8 points of interest in these 3 hours–or about $5-8 per trip.

As a complete sucker for World of Coloration and Halloween parades, I can justify a minimum of a few of these prices. You would possibly ascribe totally different values to every part of the occasion, or elect to not break the fee down on a ‘per unit’ foundation.

There’s additionally trick or treating, which lots of people actually appear to worth because it presents a secure and “Disney” setting for his or her children to trick or deal with. It’s robust to dispute this from a enjoyable perspective, and this yr, the interactive deal with trails with characters like Oogie Boogie are means extra enjoyable than the conventional ones.

Seeing these characters has worth to us, whereas Halloween sweet itself doesn’t have a very excessive worth. A bag of sweet from the CVS on Harbor Boulevard is ~$5 and you’ll deliver it to the park when you needed. However, the general expertise of those is enjoyable, and also you’ll get worth out of them a method or one other.

There are a whole lot of different eventualities the place the Halloween Occasion may be interesting. I already talked about the locals from Los Angeles and Orange County. Oogie Boogie makes full sense for this demographic, particularly those that love Halloween. It’s a good way to expertise a mixture of particular and common choices in DCA with out shopping for a 1-day ticket.

Past that, vacationers who solely have a single day to spend at Disneyland Resort get rather a lot achieved throughout the 8 hours that the Oogie Boogie Bash ticket supplies entry to Disney California Journey. You gained’t have the ability to do every part, however these 8 hours are going to have decrease than regular crowds, permitting you to perform extra points of interest (if that’s your precedence) than you may do in a traditional full day within the parks. Plus, that is cheaper than a 1-day ticket.

Once more, the draw back in each of the above eventualities is that Oogie Boogie Bash solely grants entry to the second gate. Not having the ability to expertise iconic points of interest in Disneyland, or step foot in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is an amazing draw back. We love DCA, but when we solely had ~8 hours to spend at Disneyland Resort in the future per yr, we’d need to spend actually each single hour of that point in Disneyland, not DCA.

When you’re visiting Disneyland and Disney California Journey for a number of days, you would possibly have the ability to justify Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion from the angle of 1 much less day on a multi-day ticket, doing one thing else within the morning (Downtown Disney or the seaside, maybe) after which heading to DCA for the occasion. On this situation, you’re paying a premium for the social gathering ticket, but it surely’s nearly prefer it’s discounted.

In an excellent world, we’d advocate getting a 3-day Park Hopper ticket and spending a minimum of 4 days at Disneyland Resort, with the morning of Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion spent doing the Goofy’s Kitchen character breakfast at Disneyland Resort adopted by lunch in Downtown Disney (or heading right down to Laguna Seashore for the whole morning). After that, head into DCA that afternoon and utilizing solely your Oogie Boogie Bash social gathering ticket that day. It’s a great way to stretch your trip {dollars} and make the price of the occasion somewhat extra palatable.

With all of that stated, we now have to confess that all the above is a take a look at whether or not Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion is price it on paper. An enormous draw is the ambiance and totally different vibe Disney California Journey takes on. There’s particular background music, distinctive lighting & results, and different friends wearing costumes give the Halloween Occasion a palpable vitality. This can be a true X issue.

After all, this doesn’t imply you’ll likewise have the ability to discover a approach to justify the price of Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion. With each single occasion date costing over $100, the value is definitely steep. Furthermore, there are a lot of Halloween choices at Disneyland Resort which are included in the usual worth of admission. If you have already got APs or common park tickets, there’s much less of a “want” to do that.

For us, particular occasions like Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion are a enjoyable splurge. Whereas we discovered the primary two Oogie Boogie Bashes that we’ve attended to be imperfect, they’re nonetheless “price it” to us. Even when we’d have a tough time breaking down the fee to justify it, the underside line for us is that the events are simply plain enjoyable, and we actually love doing them. Your mileage could fluctuate, however that makes the Halloween Occasion at Disneyland Resort well worth the excessive value to us. We hope it continues to enhance in its third yr–the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion ought to profit each from expertise and regular operations!

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Did you attend this yr’s Oogie Boogie Bash? Do you disagree with my evaluation of the Halloween Occasion? Already planning forward for the 2022 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Occasion? Favourite characters you hope are featured on the 2022 occasion? Have already got your costume made for it? Any questions? Listening to your suggestions–even once you disagree with us–is each fascinating to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas beneath within the feedback!

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