June 22, 2024

Oogie Boogie Bash Disney Halloween Party 2024 Dates & Details

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Disneyland has announced dates and details for Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, which will be held starting in August and running through October 31, 2024. This post shares details of the announcement,




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Disneyland has announced dates and details for Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party, which will be held starting in August and running through October 31, 2024. This post shares details of the announcement, when tickets will likely go on sale, what else to expect, plus our commentary.

While Disneyland hasn’t released full details, we now have a pretty good picture of what this year’s Halloween season will entail (see our full 2024 Guide to Halloween at Disneyland Resort for everything beyond Oogie Boogie Bash), with spook season kicking off on August 23––the first time ever it has ever kicked off that early, and essentially two weeks earlier than normal.

As is typical, the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash won’t get going until a little after the rest of the Halloween Time festivities and fun. The good news–if you like the event, bad news if you don’t–is that Oogie Boogie Bash also starts earlier than ever and with a total of 27 event dates for Halloween 2024, which is 2 more nights than last year…

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will start in August for the first time in the Halloween party’s history. This year, the event will begin on August 25 (versus September 5 last year) and run through October 31, 2024. The limited-capacity, separately ticketed event will be held on 27 nights from late August through October, adding family-friendly fun for guests of all ages the opportunity during Halloween Time.

Here’s a full list of dates for each night of the Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party in August 2024:

  • August 25, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • August 29, 2024

Here’s a full list of dates for each night of the Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party in September 2024:

  • September 3, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • September 12, 2024
  • September 15, 2024
  • September 17, 2024
  • September 19, 2024
  • September 22, 2024
  • September 24, 2024
  • September 26, 2024
  • September 29, 2024

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party – October 2024 dates:

  • October 1, 2024
  • October 3, 2024
  • October 6, 2024
  • October 8, 2024
  • October 10, 2024
  • October 13, 2024
  • October 15, 2024
  • October 17, 2024
  • October 20, 2024
  • October 22, 2024
  • October 24, 2024
  • October 27, 2024
  • October 29, 2024
  • October 31, 2024

Disneyland has not released 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash ticket prices as part of Halfway to Halloween, but it’s possible the main Disneyland.com website updates shortly with date-by-date pricing. Or perhaps not. With no date set yet for when sales are going to begin (more on that in a minute), we aren’t expecting prices just yet.

Last year, the price range for Oogie Boogie Bash tickets was $134 to $189, which was an increase by $5 to $10 per night. As a general matter, tickets got more expensive closer to Halloween, with the cheapest dates at the beginning of September and the event getting progressively pricier the deeper dates got into October. It wasn’t a straight line, though; weeknights were higher than weekends. Expect more or less the same thing for the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash.

When it comes to all things Disneyland, price increases are a fact of life. Given the record-setting pace that all dates of last year’s Oogie Boogie Bash sold out, we honestly wouldn’t be surprised with a range of $149 to $199. Even then, every single date will probably sell out.

Don’t tell them we said this, but Disneyland could probably bump the range even higher: $174 to $249 would probably still sell out most (if not all) dates. The appetite for Halloween among Disneyland fans and locals is insatiable, and a lot of ex-Annual Passholders use Oogie Boogie Bash as a way to get their “Disney fix.”

The event is already obviously very expensive, but there was a lot of unsatisfied demand last year. We fear Disneyland Resort will push prices even more aggressively–but we had the same worry last year and it didn’t happen. The company does seems reluctant to (continue) raising prices too high and too fast. The reputational hit from the Chapek years has done lasting damage that they’re still working to undo. Anyway, we shall see what happens with 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash ticket prices.

As for when tickets will go on sale, Disneyland has provided no start date. Just that they’ll provide more details “in the coming weeks” about the event, including when ticket sales will start.

For reference, Magic Key pre-sale tickets went on sale for last year’s Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party beginning on June 27 (no earlier than 9 a.m. Pacific). General public ticket sales were supposed to start on June 29 last year. However, technical difficulties essentially pushed that back for a couple of weeks until mid-July.

However, it is worth noting that Oogie Boogie Bash dates and details weren’t even announced until late June last year, almost exactly one week before pre-sales started. With the announcement date moving forward, so too could the sales date. But we definitely don’t expect sales to start next week. Honestly, we’d be surprised if sales begin in May 2024.

It’ll probably happen consistent with last year (and the year before that), hopefully minus all the technical difficulties. Since the announcement did come over a month early, I wouldn’t be surprised if the sales dates moved forward by a couple weeks. But really, there’s not much sense of urgency–unless there’s a truly massive price increase, Disneyland will have zero issues selling out all dates of the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash.

To that point, expect difficulties buying Oogie Boogie Bash tickets. Not to scare you, but last year there was a multi-hour virtual queue during Magic Key presales, with all tickets during that exclusive window selling out before everyone in line had a chance to buy. The following week during the general public sales false start, there was also a multi-hour virtual queue–very few people were able to complete transactions before the queue closed due to technical difficulties.

Two weeks later, there was once again a virtual queue for the second attempt at general public sales. Every single night of Oogie Boogie Bash sold out on that day, and before everyone had a chance to buy. We know someone who was in all three of those virtual queues, wasting 12+ hours in the process, who was shut out of tickets completely. That’s massively bad luck, but it did happen!

We are expecting this year to go smoother because how could it not?! (Famous last words.) Nevertheless, there will be multi-hour virtual queues, of this much we are certain. Just hopefully not the technical difficulties…and maybe a tad less demand? Or at least a bit more supply thanks to 2 extra nights!

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It’s impossible to know what will happen with supply and demand, and we wouldn’t recommend gambling on a poorly-informed prediction about the event’s popularity this year. We will certainly be buying our 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash tickets ASAP, and strongly recommend you do the same if you know you want to attend this year’s event. Even if demand isn’t as strong this year, the Halloween parties will likely sell out during the first week of sales at the latest. That’s par for the course with Oogie Boogie Bash!

That’s why we were hoping for more party nights and, honestly, are a bit disappointed that Disneyland opted “only” for 27 nights of Oogie Boogie Bash. Yes, that’s the most ever…but it’s only 2 more nights than last year despite the Halloween season being 2 weeks longer. Our prediction was 30 nights of Oogie Boogie Bash in August, September and October 2024.

We also said that it wouldn’t surprise us if there are as many as 33 parties. In looking at the calendar, it seemed like 33 nights were possible if they really stretched and crammed in more dates during the off-season. Instead, they added August nights but took a random week-long break between the September 3 and 10 parties, which makes no sense to me.

Having 30+ parties could’ve really helped relieve some of the pressure on the high-demand event. It also seems very doable during the late August and early September off-season. I’m surprised Disneyland didn’t get more aggressive on that end of the calendar!

Otherwise, expect the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party to be similar to previous versions of the event. It’ll likely once again include early admission to Disney California Adventure beginning at 3:00 PM—no theme park reservation required.

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will also feature Immersive Treat Trails. Throughout these, you’ll be able to collect goodies—a lot of high-quality (and sizable) candy plus the occasional healthy-ish items—along trails offering Halloween-inspired music, fun decor and the Villains themselves, as they oversee the festivities from their thrones.

In addition to these walk-through encounters highlighted by villains, there will be other character meet & greets with popular and rare characters, some of whom will be dressed in their own Halloween costumes.

The headline entertainment for Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party is the Frightfully Fun Parade. This spirited masquerade cavalcade features Mickey and Minnie Mouse, plus popular Disney villains.

There’s also Mickey’s Trick & Treat–watch Mickey and friends as they headline a live show filled with not-so-scary Halloween tales. In addition to that, the popular Villains Grove will return–explore Redwood Creek Challenge Trail like never before as the worlds of Disney Villains unfold via ethereal scenes replete with hauntingly beautiful color, sound, light and shadow.

Although Disney hasn’t addressed it, our expectation is that World of Color – Villainous will not be presented during the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash. At this point, it’s safe to say that this Halloween nighttime spectacular has been permanently retired. It reportedly garnered very mixed reviews and low guest satisfaction scores.

In terms of changes for the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash, the typical trend is for 2 new characters in the Immersive Treat Trails. Last year, the newcomers were Yokai from Big Hero Six and Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The latter was incredible, the former was underwhelming.

Our hope is that Yokai ends up being retired, replaced with another new character, and Judge Doom makes a return. But it’s impossible to predict which characters will come and which will go. We never would’ve predicted some of the villains Oogie Boogie Bash has showcased over the years–lots of deep cuts.

There’s a pretty good chance that all of the changes are on the character front. New meet & greets and perhaps parade performers are also logical candidates. Disneyland does a pretty good job of refreshing Oogie Boogie Bash each year while leaving the core entertainment relatively untouched, and fresh slates of unique and rare characters are the secret sauce to the event. (For more about last year’s characters, see Villains Treat Trail Tips & Character Meet & Greet Spots at Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party.)

Ultimately, we’re looking forward to the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash. We’ve really enjoyed the first few years of this Halloween Party, and are still hoping that Disneyland will continue to build on that success and scale it up. But with last year selling out in record time–and probably enough demand to sell out the entire event 2 to 3 times over–there probably isn’t a ton of incentive to add anything else (unless it increases capacity, in which case…).

In our view, Oogie Boogie Bash is great–but still falls short as compared to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in every regard except characters (which are very, very good at Oogie Boogie Bash). In particular, fleshing out the parade and adding one more piece of cornerstone entertainment–ideally, a stage show or another new Halloween edition of World of Color–would really help elevate the event.

Of course, demographics differ between the California and Florida parks, so perhaps this is exactly what most Disneyland locals want from the event. There’s also the reality that Disneyland does more for Halloween as a whole, and most of that is included in regular admission.

If you’re thinking about attending this year’s event but are wondering whether it’s worth the money, what each piece of entertainment is like, or anything else, check out our 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party Guide.

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YOUR THOUGHTS

Did you attend last year’s Oogie Boogie Bash? Do you disagree with my assessment of the Halloween Party? Already planning ahead for the 2024 Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party? Favorite new or returning characters you hope are featured at this year’s event? Already have your costume made for it? Any questions? Hearing your feedback–even when you disagree with us–is both interesting to us and helpful to other readers, so please share your thoughts below in the comments!




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