Halloween

9 Best Things To Do At Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash, Ranked

We’re gonna talk about Bruno.

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Out of all the times of the year to visit Disneyland, Halloween is the best. That’s especially true with Oogie Boogie Bash happening at Disney California Adventure Park. Between the rare characters and exclusive menu items, this Disneyland Oogie Boogie Bash 2022 party guide highlights what activities are worth the extra ticket cost.

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Oogie Boogie Bash is a special ticketed event that happens on select nights at California Adventure throughout the Halloween season. It’s like an exclusive Halloween party in the park that includes trick-or-treat trails, special menu items, and rare Disney villain characters. If you have a ticket for this year’s festivities, here’s everything you need to do at Oogie Boogie Bash 2022 for the most spooktacular time at Disney.

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9. Shop For Oogie Boogie Bash Merch

It wouldn’t be a Disney trip without at least one souvenir to bring back home, right? The stores are open during Oogie Boogie Bash for you to shop for Mickey Mouse ears, Halloween spirit jerseys, and exclusive Oogie Boogie items.

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8. Ride Your Favorite Attractions With Shorter Wait Times

Sine the event has a limited capacity, crowds are much smaller and wait times are shorter. Take advantage of this perk to ride the Halloween version of the Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark attraction.

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7. Take Advantage Of Park Hours Before The Event

While the event begins at night, enjoy early admission to the park beforehand. This is your chance to grab dinner or ride your fave attractions before Oogie Boogie Bash begins. That way, you can focus only on what’s exclusive to the event, and make better use of your time later.

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6. Watch The Frightfully Fun Parade

The parade is a must-watch with floats featuring The Nightmare Before Christmas, Haunted Mansion, and your favorite Disney villains. It happens twice each night, so plan to see it at least once.

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5. Order Something Off The Menu

Disney has limited time snacks available for Halloween, but Oogie Boogie Bash has even more exclusive menu items. This includes a Witches are Back cocktail inspired by Hocus Pocus. It’s a mix of melon, peach, and mint liqueurs with orange and pineapple juice. It’s light, refreshing, and topped with a light up Life Potion vile.

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4. Dress Up In A Halloween Costume

A perk of Oogie Boogie Bash is that you can actually wear a costume in the park. Usually, you’re not allowed to wear costumes, so this is your chance to dress just like the characters while taking pictures with them.

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3. Get Pictures With The Rare Disney Characters

Speaking of pictures, Oogie Boogie Bash gives you a chance to see rare characters and Disney villains who aren’t normally out in the park and snap free PhotoPass pics with them. This year, new additions include Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle dressed like the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus and Bruno from Encanto.

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2. Visit Villains Grove

The most Insta-worthy thing to do at Oogie Boogie Bash is to walk through the Villains Grove. Just for the party, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail has been transformed into a totally immersive walkthrough experience inspired by the villains with lights, sounds, and even fun scents.

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1. Visit All The Trick-Or-Treat Trails

The Treat Trails at Oogie Boogie Bash are not only a chance to snap pictures and videos with some of those rare Disney villains, but you also get tons of free candy along the way. It’s a win-win, and the most fun thing to do during the party. Among the characters you can see this year include Agatha from WandaVision, Sid from Toy Story, and Ernesto de la Cruz from Coco.

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