Your Complete Guide to Disney’s Oogie Boogie Bash in 2023


Oogie Boogie Bash 2022

Oogie Boogie Bash is a Halloween-themed specially ticketed event that takes place in Disney California Adventure Park (at Disneyland Resort). The event is INCREDIBLY popular and tickets sold out FAST this year, so you’re lucky if you managed to score one! But even if you didn’t get a ticket, don’t stress. We’re attending the first night of this special Halloween event in 2023 and taking you along with us for the adventure so come with us to see what it’s like!


We made our way over to Disney California Adventure Park on September 5th for the first night of Oogie Boogie Bash in 2023. At the entrance to the park, you’ll find decor celebrating this special event.

Oogie Boogie towers over all the guests!

Remember that this is a separately ticketed event and tickets are now sold out. The party will take place on select nights in September and October 2023.

Sign for the Oogie Boogie Bash

Those with a ticket are able to enter the park up to 3 hours before the official event begins. The event then officially starts at 6PM and then lasts for 5 hours.


In terms of the crowd levels, we noticed a lot of people on this sold out night!

A sold-out crowd!

This is just the line to get through security.

Keep in mind that this is a sold-out event but only a limited number of tickets are sold for each night.

Tonight’s event was sold out!

There was quite a line to get in when we entered at 3PM.

Later in the night, we continued to see large crowds. Before you entered Pixar Pier it wasn’t too bad.

Entering Pixar Pier

But by the time you were actually at Pixar Pier it was pretty busy.

Crowds at Pixar Pier

The Treat Trail was very popular, of course.

Treat Trail crowds

And just in general, we saw some pretty large crowds. But remember this was a sold out event and things were still movie fast.

Moving fast

See more of the crowds and wait times here!


As you enter the park, be sure to grab a map for the party so you can plan your must-dos!

Specialty Oogie Boogie Bash park map

We’ll take our map with a view, thank you very much!

Inside it shows you all the special party spots exclusive to the Oogie Boogie Bash!

Inside the park map

Cauldrons represent the many treat trails at the event.

Get a FULL look at the 2023 map here!

Officially In

When you are officially inside the bash you’ll get your Oogie Boogie wrist band to show off you’re there for the party!

This makes it official, right?

And we got a bag to hold all our treats in!

It’s party time!!

The bag promotes the upcoming movie Wish on one side and Percy Jackson and the Olympians on the other.


Ice cream with a witch’s hat? Yes, please! This is the Halloween Scoop! You can choose your type of ice cream in a cup, add a chocolate witch’s hat cone, and get seasonal toppings! It’s $10.79

Get the Halloween Scoop!

It looks so yummy!

Pym Test Kitchen had a fun new snack available for the party! And by fun, we mean HUGE!  It is the Combustible Components Pizza and it is a gigantic slice of pizza with lots of toppings. It’s $15.49.

Combustible Components Pizza

If you don’t believe us when we say this is large, check out the video!

Treat Trails

One of the MAJOR highlights of Oogie Boogie Bash are the immersive treat trails. You’ll be able to walk through these to grab your candy (including M&M’S, SKITTLES, SNICKERS and more). But the real key here is that along each trail you’ll typically find a sinister Disney villain interacting with guests from their thrones!

Oogie Boogie at his bash 2022

Disney has teased that 2 NEW villains will be coming to the treat trails this year and we have confirmed those new faces are Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Yokai from Big Hero 6.


Judge Doom has officially been spotted!

Judge Doom!

He’s out here on the Treat Trails and was seen dipping toons! (If you’re not familiar with Who Framed Roger Rabbit, this is a big part of the plot from the movie!)

Judge Doom dipping a toon!

You can watch Judge Doom here!

And Yokai was seen in San Fransokyo Square!

Yokai from Big Hero 6

He was on stage with all the microbots!

Yokai and the microbots

We also found Sid from ToyStory on the Treat Trail, terrorizing toys of course.

Sid from Toy Story

Check out Sid here!

Along a Treat Trail, we ran into Madam Mim from The Sword in the Stone!

Madam Mim

You can see her on the look out for Merlin here!

Over near Avenger Campus we saw Agatha Harkness!

Agatha Harkness

Be sure to watch out for her!

Cruela de Vil was spotted out with her latest designs.

Cruella de Vil

Ladies and Gentlemen, Cruella.

Ernesto de la Cruz was seen singing on stage.

Ernesto de la Cruz

His performance was outstanding!

Mother Gothel was looking as young as ever on her Treat Trail.

Mother Gothel

She was staying as gorgeous as ever!


Keep your eyes peeled for all kinds of baddies along these trails!

Frightfully Fun Parade

Another thing you’ll want to make time for at this event is the Frightfully Fun Parade, a cavalcade starring Mickey, Minnie, and some iconic Disney villains!

Frightfully Fun Parade 2023

We saw the Headless Horseman to mark the start of the parade.

Headless Horseman 2023

Then we saw Mickey and Minnie is their adorable Halloween outfits!

Then we kept an eye out for characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas, ghosts from the Haunted Mansion, the Cheshire Cat, and more.

This was offered at 7:50PM and 10:05PM on the night of our visit. Check the times for your visit.

Mickey’s Trick and Treat

Looking for a live show full of not-so-scary moments? Check out Mickey’s Trick and Treat. Mickey and Minnie’s friends Goofy and Donald stop by the fun, but things really get “wacky” when their friend Parker gets into a “mad scientist” costume and brews up a potion.

Mickey’s Trick or Treat 2023

The show has 2 original songs, video projections, special effects, and more. On the first night, the show was offered at 6PM, 6:45PM, 7:30 PM, 8:45 PM, and 9:30 PM.

Things are getting scary!

Villains Grove

Another unique thing you can experience at Oogie Boogie Bash is Villains Grove. This takes place in the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. It seems some Disney villains have taken over and transformed the forest to be an enchanted grove, complete with interesting light effects, spooky sounds, and unique sights.

Villain’s Grove 2023

There are areas themed to Frollo, Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, Scar, Dr. Facilier, the Wicked Queen, and more.

Queen of Hearts in Villain’s Grove 2023

It’s a very unique space to walk through and experience a touch of spookiness!


All throughout Oogie Boogie Bash, be on the lookout for unique character meet-and-greets as well. In the past, we’ve seen rare characters like Bruno from Encanto pop up here so you’ll really want to be checking for special opportunities!

We recently spotted Lotso Bear from Toy Story 4, who was not on the Treat Trail.

He looks friendly, but watch out!

He might be a fluffy bear, but be careful!


We’ll be on the lookout for more characters!


While at the event, you can also shop for some special Oogie Boogie Bash merchandise.

For our first piece of merchandise, we snagged this gorgeous Black Poison Apple Mug! It’s a beautiful iridescent “poison” covering a black apple. You can get it for $20.69 with your choice of fountain drink!

Isn’t it pretty?!

Look how it glimmers!

We found a lot more merchandise featuring Oogie Boogie and other Disney Villains!

There’s a Loungefly Oogie Boogie sweatshirt for $69.99

Oogie Boogie Loungefly sweatshirt

Then there is an Oogie Boogie Bash tumbler featuring Oogie Boogie’s own dice. You can get one for $27.99.

Oogie Boogie Bash Tumber

We also saw an Oogie Boogie ceramic mug for $19.99.

Oogie Boogie mug

You can also get a Disney Villains t-shirt featuring Oogie Boogie and Maleficent for $39.99

Disney Villains T-shirt

And of course there’s an Oogie Boogie spirit jersey on sale for $89.99

Oogie Boogie Bash Spirit Jersey

And Magic Key Holders can get a fancy Disney Villains t-shirt with the official Oogie Boogie logo.

Magic Key Holders Oogie Boogie Bash T-shirt

Of course we spotted an Oogie Boogie exclusive Loungefly backpack! It’s $88 and has lots of neat details.

Oogie Boogie Loungefly backpack!

Check out those details!

We know we all love us some new ears! Here are some Loungefly Oogie Boogie ears for $44.99

Dice ears!

Check them out in this video!

Next we found three limited edition Oogie Boogie Bash pins! The first one is of Oogie Boogie at night for $19.99

Oogie Boogie with his pumpkins

Next we saw Oogie Boogie with his dice for $17.99

Oogie Boogie and his dice

Last it was a Disney Villains limited edition pin for $17.99

Disney Villains pin

We’ll be on the lookout for more Oogie Boogie Bash merchandise!


You can get unlimited downloads of Disney PhotoPass digital photos taken from 6PM to 11PM during the party so keep that in mind and take LOTS of cool pictures as you roam around!

We’ll continue to update this post with more about our experience so stay tuned!

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