Oogie Boogie Bash Is Back
Halloween at Disneyland just got a little bit better! The Happiest Place on Earth has confirmed the return of the beloved Oogie Boogie Bash.
Here’s what you need to know.
A Disney Halloween Party
On September 6th, Disneyland will bring back Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party.
This event will operate on 23 nights in September and October, ending on Halloween.
You’ll need to make your plans quickly, as tickets go on sale June 30th, less than two weeks from now!
However, you can (possibly) book a bit earlier if you’re a D23 Gold Member.
Disney will host an exclusive D23 Boo Bash evening on September 10th as part of the D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event.
Tickets for this event are available to book on June 28th, but that’s the only night that D23 Gold Members may book early.
I say this because there’s a second booking window that opens on June 28th as well.
Disney will allow Magic Key annual passholders to book a set allotment of Boo Bash tickets on June 28th.
Magic Key owners can book any of the nights (except the D23 exclusive). Disney’s wording indicates limited availability, though.
I realize it’s a bit confusing. So, here’s the TL:DR:
- June 28th – booking window opens for Magic Key owners (subject to ticket availability)
- June 28th – D23 Gold Member booking window opens for D23 exclusive event
- June 30th – Boo Bash tickets go on sale for everyone else
Disney has also added some language to clarify how the booking process works. Tickets will go on sale on these dates “no earlier than 9 a.m. PT.”
You may recall that Disney has suffered several recent fiascos with its announced reservation system.
As such, you should expect to spend an hour or two trying to connect before you actually manage to buy your Oogie Boogie Bash tickets, especially on June 30th.
The Rest of Disneyland’s Halloween Events
Halloween season begins on September 2nd. That’s when Disney will add the decorations and possibly open the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay as well.
I’m just guessing on the second half of that, but it fits the recent timeline.
Also, Disney will bring back Halloween Screams, its digital light projection and fireworks presentation. It’ll operate from September 2nd through Halloween.
Oogie Boogie will also “loom over the entrance” at Disney California Adventure, and various Cars Land sets will gain Halloween themes.
The park will also add its holiday updates to Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween and Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. And yes, Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark will return!
Plaza de la Familia will host its Dia de Los Muertos display again. This one will remain until November 2nd, two days longer than everything else here.
Disney is also promising: “Vibrant seasonal décor will transform Main Street, U.S.A., with whimsical pumpkin displays, while ghouls and goblins of all ages will enjoy taking photographs with the iconic giant Mickey Mouse pumpkin.”
In other words, we’ll enjoy a full-fledged Halloween celebration at Disneyland Resort this year rather than the half-measures of the past two years!
Two Other Park Updates
As Disneyland fans know, Hyperspace Mountain is currently the roller coaster version right now.
Disney has confirmed that the regular version, Space Mountain, will return after the July 4th holiday.
So, you’re running out of days to catch the overlay this year. However, it’s all but certain to return in time for May the 4th in 2023.
Speaking of Star Wars, Darth Vader is currently meeting guests. You’ll find the dastardly villain at Star Wars Launch Bay…and you should act quickly.
Disney has brought back Vader as a nod to Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is currently airing on Disney+.
I suspect Vader leaves Disneyland soon after the series completes its season.
Finally, you may be shocked to learn that there’s another theme park in the greater Los Angeles area other than Disneyland!
Actually, there are several, but the one that matters today is Universal Studios Hollywood.
Park officials there have confirmed that Super Nintendo Land there will open early in 2023.
I don’t have an exact date for you yet and probably won’t for another six months or so.
Still, suppose you’re staying at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa during the second quarter of 2023. In that case, you might want to consider spending a day at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The Super Nintendo Land at Universal Studios Japan is really, really good.
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