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Halloweentime at Disneyland Resort is an amazing and festive time of year to visit!! The decorations are wonderfully spooky and the treats are not only adorable but delicious as well. This year, the Disneyland Resort moved it’s annual Halloween special ticketed event from Disneyland Park to Disney California Adventure and renamed it Oogie Boogie Bash. (We posted about Mickey’s Halloween Party a few years back.) My family and I were able to attend this year and I’m excited to share all of the fun we were able to experience at the Bash as well as Halloweentime at the Resort in general.
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Oogie Boogie Bash
You know how much my family loves a family costume!! (Our Coco costumes, other past costumes) The kids voted this year and Aladdin won! We ended up having a magic carpet, Dalia (Jasmine handmaiden), Jasmine, Aladdin and of course, the Genie! The easiest costume, by far, was the magic carpet and it was also the crowd favorite as we walked around the park!
One of the new events featured during Oogie Boogie Bash is the DescenDANCE Party with a live DJ and amazing dancers to dance along with! Fun for young and not so young alike!
One of the things that remains the same from Mickey’s Halloween Party is the multiple trick or treat trails found throughout the park. Each trail entrance was marked with this giant lit Oogie Boogie head.
We were also provided with treat bags but make no mistake, these bags are WAY too small to carry your candy haul! Be sure to bring a bigger bag to dump your candy into. This picture shows how many goodies you get after going through just one treat trail.
Moving the Halloween party to DCA allowed space for cool additions like interactive meetings with some of our favorite villains. Quite a few trick or treat trails had these villains waiting to put you in your place! We loved chatting with the Mad Hatter, the Evil Queen, Dr. Facilier, and Maleficent, although I don’t think they felt the same about chatting with us. 😉
We even got to meet the man himself, Oogie Boogie! He gave us quite the stare down to make sure we knew who’s party this was!
With purple twinkle lights in the trees and a ghoulish scene projected on the Carthay Circle building, we were feeling all the Halloween vibes!
There were also many opportunities to take pictures with your favorite classic Disney characters all dressed in their Halloween best as well as many villains, who are typically not in the normal character experience rotation. Also, PhotoPass is included in your special event ticket!!
My kiddos and I were lucky enough to score front row seats to the Frightfully Fun Parade!
Along with featuring the villains we love to hate, the parade also had a float dedicated to the Haunted Mansion which celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year!
Don’t forget that all the rides are open during the Bash and with so many exciting events happening throughout the park, the wait times for the rides and pretty short. Normally, Toy Story Mania’s wait time is close to an hour and the line winds all the way outside but you can see here, the line is pretty short! We probably waited around 10 minutes!! Little known fact about me… I am the TSM champ in my family! I always get the highest score! My husband loves that!
World of Color fan?? Yep, they have that too! But this twice-nightly show is a special Halloween version featuring a villain-full storyline.
Even CarsLand gets a creepy makeover! Loving those cone fangs!!
Another trick or treat trail…. look at all that candy, ready to be handed out!!
Another Oogie Boogie addition is the transformation of the Redwood Creek Trail to the Villain’s Grove, a haunted trail with special lighting and sound effects. The line for this was very long and while I thought it was cool, it wasn’t worth the wait in my opinion.
Candles lining the walkway in Villain’s Grove.
If you were curious, here is what one person’s candy haul looks like after hitting all of the candy trails, not including fresh fruit, carrot, and crackers snack bags that were also handed out at each trail. We weighed our haul one year and our family of 7 went home with 40 lbs of candy! Plenty of candy for everyone’s school Halloween parties, church trunk or treat party and Halloween night!
Overall, we loved attending Oogie Boogie Halloween Bash! The short ride lines, trick or treat trails, special shows and parades and access to our favorite villains made this a night to remember!
Halloweentime Highlights at Disneyland Park
This year, the Haunted Mansion is celebrating is 50th year of haunted rides! Check out the exhibit in the Lincoln theatre lobby!
Halloweentime also brings out villain character photo experiences. My Cheshire Cat lover was happy to get some face time with the Queen of Hearts!
You can’t celebrate Halloween at Disneyland without getting a picture in front of the huge Mickey jack-o-lantern found at the beginning of Main Street.
Now, it doesn’t look like Batuu celebrates Halloween but if you plan on visiting the resort during the season, don’t forget to visit for an out of this world experience. My little Star Wars fan was in heaven!!
Even the popcorn buckets are getting into the pumpkin spirit!
The Walt and Mickey statue garden enjoy a orange holiday facelift!
One of my favorite Disneyland Halloween holiday traditions is Jack Skellington’s Haunted Mansion take-over!
Every year, we can’t wait to see the Gingerbread house in the ballroom and the 50th anniversary miniature mansion didn’t disappoint!! I can still smell the sweet aroma of fresh gingerbread!
You can not forget the treats!! Here is a sampling of treats found in the different bakeshops found around the resort. Cupcakes, cake pops, candies apples, crispy treats and cookies, all decked out in their Halloween best!
Throughout each park and hotel are a variety of specialty food items. We were able to try a few! Here is the Maple Bacon Bread pudding found at Pacific Wharf Cafe in DCA. So good!!
Schmoozies! had a few options of specialty treats. We sampled the Carmel Apple Smoothie and the Minnie Witch Shake. The shake was yummy with mint oreo flavors. The smoothie was delicious but WAY sweet. You might want to share this treat as it might be too much sweetness for one person.
This amazing goodness is the Spicy Pepper Jack Cheese Stick found at Corndog Castle. This is actually my favorite Halloweentime treat, it’s that good!
Disneyland’s Galactic Grill has Loaded Fleet Fries and with pulled pork, coleslaw and chipotle ranch, you really can’t go wrong!
The Long Forgotten Duelist Tacos found at Rancho del Zocalo are two fry bread tacos topped with beef and chicken. My husband and I shared these and it was plenty of food!
Our last treats for this trip were the bride and groom churros found in New Orleans Square and Critter Country. The groom churro has a dark and milk chocolate dusting and the bride churro had vanilla powdered sugar. The bride churro was, by far, the favorite! SO good!
Halloweentime at the Disneyland Resort is one of my favorite times to visit!! The Oogie Boogie Bash tickets are all sold out for 2019 but make sure to watch out for ticket sales next year so you can attend. It is so fun! And be sure to check out the travel deals with Get Away Today if you plan to visit during Halloweentime, or during the Holidays or whenever! Let me know in the comments what your favorite part is about visiting during Halloweentime or if you have any questions.
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