The Oogie Boogie Party – Disneyland Halloween 2021 Tips for Visiting & What to Expect!
Find 10 Things to Know About Halloween at Disneyland 2021, and information about Disneylands Halloween Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party changing to the Oogie Boogie Party 2021 and more!
10 Things to Know About Halloween at Disneyland 2021 – Disneyland Halloween Tips:
Halloween Time at Disneyland is one of the most popular times of year to visit and it changes a little bit each year. If you’re thinking about a trip to Disneyland this fall, and looking for Disneyland Halloween tips, here are 10 things to know about Halloween at Disneyland 2021.
This year things are changing up a bit. Disneyland released their Halloween dates for 2021! In addition to Halloween Time information, they released tons of information on the new Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure Park which will replace the previous Mickey’s Halloween Party. The biggest difference with this years party is that the Oogie Boogie Bash will be held in the California Adventure park, rather then over at Disneyland. You can still expect to find many of the same fun Halloween decorations that you are used to at Disneyland, but the separate party will be moved this year.
Here is the scoop on what to expect for this years Halloween festivities::
1 – Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will begin September 3 and run through October 31, 2021. Treats, décor, ride overlays and more will be showcased at both Parks.
Your Disneyland Resort ticket includes access to experiences like Haunted Mansion Holiday, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, “Radiator Screams” at Cars Land, costumed characters, festive decor and so much more! Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy “Halloween Screams” nightly at Disneyland Park, with fireworks on the weekends!
In addition to the holiday overlays, you can purchase separate tickets for the popular Oogie Boogie Bash.
2 – Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will take place in Disney California Adventure Park and replace Mickey’s Halloween Party this year (2021). This is modeled after Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
3 – You can get tickets for the Oogie Boogie Bash starting today – July 13.
This Disney Halloween Party takes place on select nights in September and October. During this separate-ticketed event, guests of all ages will be able to treat-or-treat their way through Disney California Adventure Park, encounter fan-favorite characters (including villains!), enjoy the “Frightfully Fun Parade” and more – all while wearing their favorite Halloween costumes. Guests will be able to enter California Adventure Park at 3:00 pm the day of their party and the party will go from 6:00 – 11:00 pm. Tickets for this event are sold directly through Disney, and go for $114 each (and sell out fast usually).
Crowds are normally a little lighter in September.
4 – The Oogie Boogie Bash will include the fan-favorite Frightfully Fun Parade and trick-or-treat trails as well as some new immersive entertainment and character encounters.
5 – Halloween Time includes photo ops that you won’t get any other time of year. Even the characters dress up in their costumes. You can also find seasonal menu items for purchase, like butterscotch flavored beignets and Mickey pumpkin caramel apples. The entire resort completely transforms and you can feel it in the air.
6 – Halloween Time is included with regular theme park admission, but the Oogie Boogie Party is not. It is important to note that the Oogie Boogie party will start in the California Adventure park at 6pm on most evenings, and at that time the park will be closed to everyone that does not have an Oogie Boogie Party ticket (but Disneyland park will be open to guests who do not have the Oogie Boogie Party tickets during this time).
Please keep in mind, you do NOT need to attend Oogie Boogie Bash to have an incredible Halloween Time vacation! Because California Adventure Park will close earlier on party nights, if you have a 1-Park per Day ticket, we would suggest making your reservations for Disneyland Park on Oogie Boogie Bash party nights. Or, consider upgrading to a Park Hopper ticket. Additionally, if you have a Park Hopper ticket, we would recommend making reservations to visit California Adventure Park first on Oogie Boogie Bash party nights and Park Hop over to Disneyland Park for the second half of your day.
7 – The Oogie Boogie Halloween Party tickets can get you into the park three hours before the party starts. The party lasts five hours, so you can get up to eight hours of Halloween fun at Disneyland. There are not any discounts for kid tickets, but you do not have to buy tickets for kids that are 3 or younger. Dates sell out quickly once they go on sale!
8- One of the first things that you’ll notice during Halloween Time is the Pumpkin Festival on Main Street U.S.A., spotlighted with the giant Mickey jack-o-lantern. What you may not know is that there are hundreds of hand carved pumpkins and no two are alike.
9 – Costumes are allowed, However there are many guidelines to what can and cannot be worn in. You can find the Disney costume guidelines here.
10 – Children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older for the duration of the event
More info on the Oogie Boogie Bash Specifically:
As we mentioned above, for the first time ever, the annual Halloween Party hosted by the Disneyland Resort will be located inside Disney California Adventure Park.
It will be held on select nights September 3- October 31, 2019. Though the party starts at
6pm, guests with Oogie Boogie Bash tickets will be able to enter Disney California Adventure
Park at 2pm on Sundays, as well as on October 29 and 31. Guests with Oogie Boogie Bash
tickets will be able to enter Disney California Adventure Park at 3pm. This means you will not
need to use a theme Park day if you wait to enter the Park until mid-afternoon on Oogie Boogie
Oogie Boogie Bash – Attractions
When you head to Oogie Boogie Bash, dress up and be ready for spook-tacular experiences
with new shows, villain encounters, trick or treating and more. Here’s a look at what you can
expect from Oogie Boogie, the “Master of scare-a-monies,” and his crew of “baddies” at the
● Villainous! – World of Color undergoes an all-new makeover during the Bash. This
mesmerizing water, projection and music show will feature an overlay of villains to
highlight the Disney Characters we all love to despise.
● Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Transformed – Experience the Challenge Trail as never
before! Disney Villains may be found roaming the haunted trail, which will be enhanced
with color, sound and lights during the Bash.
● Immersive Treat Trails – Another new element found at the Bash, Immersive Treat Trails
will feature Oogie Boogie himself and Mad Hatter. They’ll be seated on thrones while
guests collect treats along the trail.
● Trick-or-Treating – Halloween wouldn’t be complete without trick or treat! Visit cauldrons
throughout Disney California Adventure Park to scoop up candies during Oogie Boogie
● DescenDance – Groove to the beats of the Descendance franchise during an all-ages
dance party in the Backlot of Hollywood Land. You’ll be joined by the Isle of the Lost
dance crew while enjoying the music.
● Frightfully Fun Parade – This parade comes from the now-retired Mickey’s Halloween
Party and will feature Villains and Disney Characters in costume for the Bash.
● Mickey’s Trick & Treat – Experience a new show at the Disney Theater in Hollywood
Land. Mickey and pals will share not-so-scary Halloween stories live on stage that the
whole family can enjoy.
● Character Encounters – Halloween Time at both Parks is your chance to meet Disney
Villains and Characters in costume, and the Bash is no exception. Some Characters will
be exclusive to the Bash, such as Oogie Boogie, the Headless Horseman and Mad
Hatter. Look for them during the party!
● Carthay Circle – This iconic spot in Disney California Adventure Park will get a batty
makeover during Oogie Boogie Bash. Clouds of black bats will swarm the Bell Tower,
accompanied by spooky visual effects.
Oogie Boogie Bash – Tickets
The annual Halloween Time party has been known to sell out in the past, so don’t hesitate to
Oogie Boogie Bash tickets can be purchased directly via Disney, and you can plan
the rest of your vacation with Get Away Today. Act fast before hotels sell out on Bash nights!
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