This was my first time experiencing Oogie Boogie Bash. I had previously attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland, but once they changed it and moved it to DCA I have not attended. After the parks were closed in 2020-2021, I decided after having major fomo last year that I would be attending this year. With that being said, here is a run down of Oogie Boogie Bash and my experience at the party.
There are many treat trails scattered throughout the park that feature characters. They trails are so fun and interactive, and each trail is unique to the character it features. My favorites were Mim, Oogie Boogie, and Agatha. I was only Able to go through half of the trails due to timing, but I still came home with a full bag of treats.
One of the perks of attending Oogie Boogie Bash is the limited capacity, which translates to short ride lines. We were able to walk onto all the major attractions except for Radiator Racers and Toy Story Mania. I highly recommend, if you are willing and able, to do Guardians. For Halloween, it gets transformed into Monsters after Dark and it is such a blast. We had an awesome cast member who really made the ride fun.
The parade is the same from Mickey’s Not So Scary, so if you are willing to skip it, I would. We ended up wasting a lot of time by being at the end of the parade route, but the parade is short so we were able to squeeze in the interactive walkthrough before the party ended.
Located in the Redwood Creek Trail is Villains Grove. It is a Villian inspired interactive walkthrough experience. The line was continually long through out the party. I will say the line does move quickly and it is a really cool walkthrough. However, it is shorter than I expected and I am glad we did this last.
MUST DO’S AT THE PARTY
- Character Trails
- Vilian’s Grove Walk Through
WHAT I WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY
- Do the treat trails first instead of between rides
- Skip the parade
- Do rides after treat trails during the first parade
- Bring a backpack to put your candy bags in to go on rides
- If you’re in it for the candy, bring a tote bag to trick-or-treat with
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Eat before the party starts
I had a fun time at the party, but I still prefer the one that use to be at Disneyland. I definitely think it is worth the money for the low ride wait times and the fun character experiences. I probably won’t be going every year, but I do see myself attending again sometime in the future.