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Disney Announces Official Dates for Oogie Boogie Bash 2023 & more spooktacular surprises: It’s time for Halloween at the Disney Resort!

Get your costumes ready and mark your calendars because Disney has officially announced the highly anticipated dates for the Oogie Boogie Bash event at the Disney Resort! From September 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023 guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the magic of Halloween Time at the Disney parks. Let’s explore all of the exciting updates on what you can expect during this spooktacular season together here on Disney Finds.

Oogie Boogie Bash – An After Dark Halloween Event

What is the Oogie Boogie Bash at Disneyland California Adventure Park?

The Oogie Boogie Bash is an exclusive after-dark event where guests can celebrate the spirit of Halloween at Disney. Experience the magic of wearing your Halloween costume to the park, enjoy shorter wait times for rides, indulge in themed food and beverages, and much more. This is open to all ages! You will also be able to do some trick or treating in the park too. The party begins at 6 pm and ends at 11 pm but you can enter Disney’s California Adventure Park starting at 3 pm.

When can I purchase tickets for the Oogie Boogie Bash for 2023 and how much do they cost?

Depending on the date you are planning on going the price tickets fluctuate! It can be up there in price but I will say it’s a lot of fun. Tickets start at $134 and go up to $189 with the highest being closer to Halloween time. I am a bit disappointed with the hike in prices but I still plan on attending this year.

Make sure to mark your calendars for because there are only 25 select evenings from September 5th through October 31st to attend this unforgettable event.

Oogie Boogie Bash tickets will be available for purchase starting June 29, 2023, for the general public, and Magic Key Holders will have early access on June 27, 2023. I am surprised that there is not a single Friday or Saturday available for this event so take this into account if you plan to attend. 

Below I have listed the dates to help you schedule this! If you like what you’re reading so far you’re in for a treat. Be sure to sign up with your email for your reminder when tickets go on sale and to get all of the latest Disney news and updates straight to your inbox for more magic!

  • September 5, 2023 (Tuesday) $134
  • September 7, 2023 (Thursday) $144
  • September 10, 2023 (Sunday) $159
  • September 12, 2023 (Tuesday) $134
  • September 14, 2023 (Thursday) $144
  • September 17, 2023 (Sunday) $159
  • September 19, 2023 (Tuesday) $134
  • September 21, 2023 (Thursday) $144
  • September 24, 2023 (Sunday) $159
  • September 26, 2023 (Tuesday) $144
  • September 28, 2023 (Thursday) $144
  • October 1, 2023 (Sunday) $169
  • October 3, 2023 (Tuesday) $159
  • October 5, 2023 (Thursday)$159
  • October 8, 2023 (Sunday) $169
  • October 10, 2023 (Tuesday) $159
  • October 12, 2023 (Thursday) $159
  • October 15, 2023 (Sunday) $169
  • October 17, 2023 (Tuesday) $159
  • October 19, 2023 (Thursday) $159
  • October 22, 2023 (Sunday) $169
  • October 24, 2023 (Tuesday) $169
  • October 26, 2023 Thursday $169
  • October 29, 2023 (Sunday) $189
  • Halloween night October 31, 2023 (Tuesday) $189

Buy your 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash Event Tickets for Disney’s After Dark Event Here

Go to the link here to purchase your Oogie Boogie Bash Event tickets this morning June 27, 2023 (Tuesday) if you are a magic key holder at 9 am PT!

Buy Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets 2023 here

This should be the image that appears while you’re waiting your turn in the queue to purchase. The wait time my fluctuate depending on when you join the queue.

If you aren’t a magic key pass holder don’t stress because these tickets will be available to you on June 29, 2023 (Thursday) no earlier than 9 am PT. Make sure you subscribe here for your personal email reminder so you don’t miss out on the fun and get a FREE ebook on how to navigate the Disney parks! I can almost guarantee that these will sell out fast for this year given the popularity from last year’s Oogie Boogie Bash in 2022 at Disneyland California Adventure. Hope to see you there!

Important Policies by Disney about attending for the Oogie Boogie Bash 2023

  1. Parking fees are not included as part of your admission to this event.
  2. Your tickets must be purchased online and you will not be able to get them on the day of the event.
  3. There is a limit 8 tickets per person, per event date, and no discounts apply at all. 
  4. For guests ages 2 and under, they will not require tickets for entry to this event.
  5. Costumes that you wear must follow Disney guidelines and “should not be obstructive or offensive”. Here is the link to review their special event costume guidelines for restrictions.
  6. These tickets are in no way refundable and it is against Disney’s policy for them to be resold or transferred for commercial purpose! 
  7. No refunds will be given if there are changes or cancellations because of “inclement weather or otherwise”.

What shows will there be at the Disney Parks during Halloween time in 2023?

Halloween Screams at Disneyland 

Watch last year’s Halloween Screams show here @disneyfindsofficial on Instagram

Prepare to be amazed by the spellbinding Halloween Screams, a breathtaking nighttime show that combines projections, special effects, and music. As you wander through Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rivers of America, and in front of “it’s a small world,” you’ll be captivated by the spooky ambiance that fills the air. This is always a fun show to watch and I love seeing it close by the Castle and on Main Street.

Wondrous Journeys

Before bidding farewell to Wondrous Journeys, make sure to catch its final performance of this year on August 31, 2023. This mesmerizing nighttime spectacular will take you on a magical journey through enchanting stories and dazzling visuals for Disney’s 100 Years of Wonder. It is one of my new favorites and I am sad to see it go so don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Will there be any special attractions or rides for Halloween time at the Disney Parks?

Haunted Mansion Holiday with Jack Skellington at Disneyland

Experience the ride through my POV on Instagram @disneyfindsofficial

One of the highlights of Halloween Time is the transformation of the classic Haunted Mansion into the Haunted Mansion Holiday. Guests can experience the whimsical layover created by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Marvel at the stunning decorations, eerie music, and the delightful combination of Halloween and Christmas. I love the switch during this time of year it’s always so fun. 

Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark at Disney’s California Adventure Park

Join the adventure and help save Groot from mischievous creatures running amok in The Collector’s Fortress. This fan-favorite attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, returns during the Halloween season. Brace yourself for an action-packed experience like no other!

Will there be special characters out at the Disney Parks for Halloween time for 2023?

For the first time ever at Disney’s California Adventure, guests will have the chance to meet Guido from the beloved Cars franchise. Dressed up in a Halloween costume, Guido will be waiting to greet you near Casa Della Tires. Don’t forget your camera to capture this magical moment!

This year, Mickey and Minnie Mouse will debut a different costume for Halloween time that looks inspired by the Haunted Mansion! I am so here for this look.

I can’t wait to watch the newest movie for the Haunted Mansion. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet check it out below here. 

I am a mega fan of Halloween and Disney so this is when I really enjoy spending time at the parks. In case you did not know, Disney does Halfway to Halloween! You can read all about it here in my other article if you are a ghoulie like me!

Me as Maleficent for the Oogie Boogie Bash @Disneyfindsofficial on Instagram

With the Oogie Boogie Bash this is where I feel you get your money’s worth with seeing rare characters that you would not normally see in the park. Last year guests who attended, myself included, were able to see Ernesto from Pixar’s Coco and wow did Disney outdo themselves on that character! I also loved spending time with Dr. Facilier from Princess and the Frog, seeing Mother Gothel from Tangled and of course Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.  

When does Dia De Los Muertos Celebrations start at Disney’s California Adventure Park?

From September 1st to November 2nd, Disneyland California Adventure will host Dia De Los Muertos celebrations at Paradise Gardens. Enjoy lively performances featuring Miguel from Pixar’s Coco, as you immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of this beautiful holiday. Also catch the live mariachi performances and eat some delicious Mexican food items.

Will there be any activities to do during Halloween time in Down Town Disney?

Embark on a fun search for Disney character-themed pumpkins hidden throughout the Downtown Disney District. From September 8th through November 1st, you and your loved ones can participate in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit. You can purchase the pumpkin pursuit guide at various participating locations and once you’ve completed the hunt, commemorate your achievement with a collectible keepsake.

Are there any delectable treats, sweets and food items to try that are special for Halloween time at the Disney Parks or Down Town Disney for 2023?

While information about the tantalizing treats and sweets during Halloween Time is yet to be revealed, make sure to subscribe for updates straight to your inbox. Stay tuned for mouthwatering announcements that will surely satisfy your cravings for spooky-themed delicacies.

Are you ready to book your visit to the happiest place on earth for Halloween time this year in 2023?!

If you shook your head yes, then I hope to help you plan your Disney dream vacation today! My partners at Get Away Today and I can help you to get extra savings on tickets and hotels and to increase the magical fun. 

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