Well, well, well, what have we here? The Nightmare Before Christmas’s bug-stuffed sack is once again taking over the Halloween duties at Disneyland for Oogie Boogie Bash, an after-hours, specially ticketed seasonal event at Disney California Adventure Park.
Here’s the gist if you’ve never been to Disneyland’s previous seasonal parties: Halloween spirits begin to materialize around both parks by Labor Day with glowing decorations and spooky ride overlays, but this five-hour ticketed event (held on select nights in September and October) throws in a bunch of exclusive Halloween entertainment with the promise of considerably shorter wait times for select rides.
You’ll find a mix of longstanding Halloween fixtures and more recent additions at Disney California Adventure for the event: trick-or-treating trails, kid-friendly shows, the Headless Horseman-led Frightfully Fun Parade and the maze-like Villains Grove. The World of Color show “Villanous!” that debuted in 2019 doesn’t appear to be on this year’s lineup; instead, you can pick up a general admission ticket to Disneyland, which will shoot off its “Halloween Screams” fireworks show.
There perks of the after-hours event aren’t just Halloween-y: You’ll be able to venture through and hop on rides in most areas of the park, including at Avengers Campus (the Guardians of the Galaxy ride that predates the land will once again flip to its Monsters After Dark edition).
Tickets go on sale June 27 by 9am for Magic Key holders, and to the general public on June 29. Despite the steep ticket prices ($134–$189) expect them to sell out pretty much immediately.
Check out our video below of Oogie Boogie Bash’s 2019 debut.
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