Make Your Plans NOW for the Oogie Boogie Bash (A Disney Halloween Party)
Have you heard the news?! Disneyland recently announced that they are retiring Mickey’s Halloween Party and introducing a new Halloween event this year! My partners at Get Away Today have the inside scoop, which I’m thrilled to pass along to you.
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
You know how much I love sharing my tips for Disney Travel with you, especially when it comes to getting into the parks with a little extra money in your pocket. In years’ past, Mickey’s Halloween Party was hosted in Disneyland on select nights during Halloween Time at the Resort. Typically, it started mid-September and ran until October 31.
Well, move over Mickey! This year’s Halloween Time party will have a new host: Oogie Boogie.
Oogie Boogie Bash – What Is It?
That’s right- the baddest bash in town will be thrown by Oogie Boogie himself. Some of Mickey’s Halloween Party events will make an appearance at Oogie Boogie Bash, but you can also expect some new chills and thrills. Just like Mickey’s Halloween Party, the Oogie Boogie Bash is a separate ticketed event. You’ll still want to get Disneyland Park tickets (see savings details below) but make sure to check out the deets on the Oogie Boogie Bash as well!
The Oogie Boogie Bash will be a spooktacular family friendly party that includes the following:
- Character Encounters: Halloween Time and Oogie Boogie Bash will be your chance to come across all your favorite villains in the Resort. Additionally, some of your favorite characters will be decked out in costume.
- DescenDance: Learn some new moves and get down to songs from the hit show “Descendants.” This dance party will be hosted at the Backlot in Hollywood Land during the Bash.
- ”Frightfully Fun Parade”: An old favorite from Mickey’s Halloween Party, the parade will make its way to its new location in Disney California Adventure Park. Leading the way will be the Headless Horseman, followed by Mickey and friends in costume.
- Immersive Treat Trails: This is your chance for trick or treating during the Bash. Look for big cauldrons throughout Disney California Adventure Park, and stock up on treats! Oogie Boogie, the Mad Hatter and other creepy characters should be making appearances on the trail.
- Mickey’s Trick or Treat Show: Inside the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land, you’ll be able to catch this special Halloween show. We don’t know much about this show except that candy will be involved. Mickey and friends will be telling family friendly Halloween stories, presumably while in costume.
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail: The trail will get a monstrous makeover to transform it into a new experience during the Bash.
- ”Villainous!”: Not only is World of Color back, but it has a special Halloween Time overlay! The characters we all love to hate will be projected onto this water show, accompanied by lights, lasers and special effects.
To go along with these party attractions, there will also be Halloween overlays on some of your favorite Disney California Adventure Park rides. These can be enjoyed regardless of whether or not you attend Oogie Boogie Bash. Cars Land will make the spooky switch to Radiator Screams, and will feature Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. Plus, don’t forget about the overlay on Guardians of the Galaxy. In the evening during Halloween Time it will transform into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark. During the day it will revert back to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! That means you could experience both versions in one day if you’re headed to the parks during Halloween Time.
When is the Oogie Boogie Bash?
Halloween Time will start at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park September 6, 2019. That’s the earliest kick off date ever! Disney wants to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy all the Halloween overlays, treats and decorations at both parks. The Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will be hosted on select Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings in September and October 2019. The first bash will be held on September 17, 2019 and the last will be on October 31, 2019. On weeknights, the party will start at 4pm and go until 11pm. On Sundays, it will start at 3pm and go until 11pm.
Where is the Oogie Boogie Bash?
For the first time ever, the Halloween party will be hosted in Disney California Adventure Park. With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening in Disneyland, having the Oogie Boogie Bash in Disney California Adventure Park might help with crowds.
So, keep in mind a couple of things when planning a visit to the Disneyland Resort during Halloween Time. On the nights of the Oogie Boogie Bash, Disney California Adventure Park will close to guests who do not have tickets to the Bash. If you have a Park Hopper ticket, you can boogie on over to Disneyland and finish out your day there. If you have a 1-Park per Day ticket, make sure you head to Disneyland on the days of the Bash; if you’re in Disney California Adventure Park you’ll need to leave by 3 or 4pm, cutting your day in the park short.
Also, if you have a ticket to just the Oogie Boogie Bash, you will be able to get into Disney California Adventure Park up to four hours before it starts. So you’ll have lots of time to experience not just the Bash events, but Halloween Time additions to the park as well.
How to get Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets?
Since the Oogie Boogie Bash is a separate ticketed event at Disney California Adventure Park, ticket purchases need to be made directly through Disney. You can find that link HERE. In the past, Halloween parties at Disney have sold out fairly quickly, so if you’re interested in experiencing all the frightful fun, act fast! While there isn’t a way to save on your actual Oogie Boogie Bash tickets, you can purchase discount Disneyland tickets from my friends at Get Away Today to ensure you get the best deal on your theme park admission.
During Halloween Time, I recommend Park Hopper Tickets so you have one less thing to worry about. I know it can be overwhelming to keep track of which days are special event days when you’re in the parks. With Park Hopper Tickets, you won’t have to worry about having to leave early because you’ll be free to go between the two Disneyland parks as you please.
And while you may think it’s way too early to be planning for Halloween at Disneyland, there really is no reason to wait!
With Get Away Today you can book your vacation for just $175 down and make no-interest payments up until five days before you travel. You can see all the Get Away Today vacation packages at www.getawaytoday.com, or talk to an agent at 855-GET-AWAY. When you book, let them know SheSaved sent you, and use my exclusive promo code, SheSaved, for an additional $10 in savings.
AND don’t forget about the SUMMER 2019 Disneyland Ticket Sale!!
This Summer 2019 Disneyland Ticket Sale ends in just a few days (tickets must be booked by June 24th) but it’s SO good!
- $19 off each 3-day and longer Disneyland ticket
- Valid for travel now through September 5, 2019
- Valid on 1-Park per Day and Park Hopper tickets with and without Disney’s MaxPass option
- Must be booked by Monday, June 24, 2019
- Can be combined with Extra Night Free Hotel specials and our Layaway Plan
In addition to this amazing ticket sale, there are so many reasons to visit the Disneyland Resort this summer. Cast Members and many Annual Passholders are blocked for Disneyland admission, so Disney planners are expecting this summer to continue to be an awesome time to visit. And, the entire resort has so many new attractions and returning entertainment.
Here’s a quick highlight of some of my favorite happenings this summer:
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open and will begin using a virtual queue on June 24, 2019
Newly reimagined Sleeping Beauty Castle
Disneyland Forever Fireworks
Disney California Adventure Park:
Tale of the Lion King
Pixar Pier – including Jessie’s Critter Carousel and later this summer, the Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind
The return of World of Color
Don’t wait to book your tickets for the Summer 2019 Disneyland Ticket sale because as I mentioned, these must be booked by June 24th (and you’ll have through September 5th to use them!) Go here for more info on this sale!
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.