Oogie Boogie Bash debuts at Disney California Adventure for Halloween 2019

by Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix, staff writer
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The long-awaited opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland will have an impact on all areas of park operations, from the brand-new parking structure now under construction to the way Fastpass tickets are issued and redeemed. For 2019, Disney will also move the after-hours Halloween parties back to Disney California Adventure.

The Disneyland Resort will celebrate Halloween Time September 6 through October 31, and an all-new Oogie Boogie Bash will take place at Disney California Adventure. This after-hours event replaces Mickey's Halloween Party previously hosted at Disneyland. Tickets are on sale now, so you can begin making your fall plans now.


Oogie Boogie Bash will debut at Disney California Adventure in 2019. Photo © Disney.

This after-hours Oogie Boogie Bash takes place on 20 nights in September and October, and requires a separate event ticket to attend.

Like Mickey's Halloween Party, Oogie Boogie Bash offers Disney fans young and old the opportunity to dress up and experience trick-or-treat stations, themed entertainment, the debut of the Frightfully Fun Parade and Ride of the Headless Horseman at Disney California Adventure, and meet Disney characters in their Halloween finery.

New for the 2019 event is an all-new World of Color show called "Villainous!," which is exclusive to Oogie Boogie Bash. From the show description, "Oogie Boogie weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl (and all-new character) named Shelley Marie. In “Villainous!,” Shelley has a decision to make about her Halloween costume for this year, and finds herself wondering if she could really be as strong and unique as some of her favorite Disney characters. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows guests that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us."

Also new is a world of Disney Villains at the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. A Disney press release says, "Redwood Creek will be completely transformed with lighting, projections, sounds and special effects, creating a dreamlike environment."

There is quite a bit of new entertainment planned for Oogie Boogie Bash, including Mickey's Trick and Treat show in Hollywood Land, designed for younger visitors, and a DescenDance DJ dance party in Hollywood Land, aimed at 'tween fans of the Descendants franchise from the Disney Channel.

Disney's announcement also speaks of enhancements to the Oogie Boogie decor on Buena Vista Street, with new projected show effects on the Carthay Circle Theater.

Tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash start at $110, with Halloween night tickets up $15 from 2018 to $145 per person. Annual Passport discounts apply to only four of the parties, all on weeknights (see the price calendar below).

Tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash include a three-hour early-admission period before the party kicks off to visit Disney California Adventure before the main event begins. The 2018 event included PhotoPass downloads of souvenir photos taken during the event, but this perk is not mentioned for 2019 and has likely been discontinued.

Advance purchase tickets for the Halloween Party are now sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa cardholders. Passholders can purchase tickets online by logging into their account on the Disneyland website, by by calling (714) 781-4636, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth. DVC members and Disney Visa cardholders should check their respective membership sites.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 30 to the general public. Tickets can be purchased from the Disneyland website, by by calling (714) 781-4636, or in person at a Disneyland Resort ticket booth.

Dates and prices are as follows:

  • AP – Discounted advanced-purchase price for Annual Passholders
  • Gate – Regular price
September
Sun 15 Mon 16 Tues 17 Wed 18 Thur 19 Fri 20 Sat 21
   

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 22 Mon 23 Tues 24 Wed 25 Thur 26 Fri 27 Sat 28

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $100
Gate: $110

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
    October
Sun 29 Mon 30 Tues 1 Wed 2 Thur 3 Fri 4 Sat 5

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 6 Mon 7 Tues 8 Wed 9 Thur 10 Fri 11 Sat 12

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 13 Mon 14 Tues 15 Wed 16 Thur 17 Fri 18 Sat 19

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 20 Mon 21 Tues 22 Wed 23 Thur 24 Fri 25 Sat 26

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $120
Gate: $120

Mix-in begins at 3:00 p.m.

   
Sun 27 Mon 28 Tues 29 Wed 30 Thur 31    

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

 

6:00–11:00 p.m.

AP: $145
Gate: $145

Mix-in begins at 2:00 p.m.

   

This announcement made no mention of Disneyland's Halloween Screams fireworks show, which in recent years was shown only during Mickey's Halloween Party. There's no word whether Disney plans to present the show at Disneyland during Halloween Time, or if the show has been retired.

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