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Is Oogie Boogie Bash Worth It? | Our Review & Tips!

A ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash can now cost more than a full day ticket to California Adventure with the most expensive ticket priced at nearly $180.

With this hefty price tag in mind, there's a handful of factors to consider if Oogie Boogie Bash is actually worth it which we'll dive into in this guide!

Questions We'll Answer About Oogie Boogie Bash?

  • What's Included With Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets?
  • Is Oogie Boogie Bash Better Than A Normal Day At California Adventure?
  • Is Oogie Boogie Bash Worth It?

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What's Included With Oogie Boogie Bash Tickets?

Of course tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash will give you admittance to the event, but there's a lot more value in these tickets than access to just a special event!

While Oogie Boogie Bash officially begins at 6 PM every event day, you'll be able to enter California Adventure as early as 3 PM.

Not only are you getting access to Oogie Boogie Bash, but you'll also be able to enjoy normal operating hours at California Adventure for a few hours.

You are not however allowed to enter Disneyland Park with an Oogie Boogie Bash ticket!

Headless Horseman statue at California Adventure

Oogie Boogie Bash has exclusive experiences you won't find during a normal day at California Adventure as well as some other special benefits you may not even realize are available.

Special experiences at Oogie Boogie Bash include:

  • Exclusive Characters: You'll find characters like Ernesto De La Cruz, Maleficent, and Sid at Oogie Boogie Bash who seldomly ever make an appearance at Disneyland or California Adventure. You'll also see your favorite characters like Mickey and Minnie wearing their Halloween costumes.
  • Treat Trails: Treat trails are areas of California Adventure themed to various iconic Disney villains. Not only can you get some candy at these locations, you may just encounter one of your favorite Disney villains!
  • Frightfully Fun Parade: Exclusive to Oogie Boogie Bash, the Frightfully Fun Parade is a parade themed to all things Halloween with tons of performers, spooky songs, and appearances by tons of Disney characters.
  • Mickey's Trick & Treat: Another Oogie Boogie exclusive attraction is Mickey's Trick & Treat! This show puts all of your favorite Disney characters on stage for a Halloween celebration.
  • Villains Grove: One of the newest and coolest additions to Oogie Boogie Bash is Villains Grove! Villains Grove is a trail-like environment where you'll be immersed in fog, lighting effects, and intricate set pieces as you encounter the most iconic Disney villains in one place! 
  • Shorter Wait Times: With limited park capacity comes another huge benefit - reduced wait times for the rides at California Adventure! You can expect many of the rides to have wait times of 20 minutes or less including some of the most popular attractions like Radiator Springs Racers and Web Slingers!

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    Is Oogie Boogie Bash Better Than A Normal Day At California Adventure?

    If you're a Halloween fan or a big Disney villains fan then Oogie Boogie Bash is going to be much better than a normal day at California Adventure for you.

    While you may be spending less time in the park compared to a normal day ticket, you won't get to experience all of the exclusive Halloween offerings and encounters with Disney villains.

    Plus with the reduced park capacity you should be able to experience a huge chunk, if not all, of the most popular rides at California Adventure.

    If you're not a big Halloween or Disney villains fan then you may want to still consider Oogie Boogie Bash, but it's probably less of a value for you.

    Tow Mater Ride Themed To Halloween

    Oogie Boogie Bash tickets are often more expensive than a normal one-day ticket to California Adventure and a lot of value is baked into the exclusive offerings and experiences that come with the event.

    However, you could skip a portion of the Halloween experiences you aren't interested in and take advantage of the very low wait times for the rides at California Adventure which will be the same as what you'd experience on a normal park day.

    We aren't the biggest Halloween fans here at Theme Park Center but we'd still prefer a ticket to Oogie Boogie Bash over a normal day ticket to take advantage of the reduced park capacity and some of the Halloween experiences!

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    Is Oogie Boogie Bash Worth It?

    If you're a Halloween or Disney Villain fan then Oogie Boogie Bash is undoubtedly worth it despite the big price tag. 

    Even if you aren't the biggest Halloween fan but don't mind spending a bit of money and just looking for a non-scary Halloween-themed event then Oogie Boogie Bash is a great way to go about doing so as well.

    The less you care about Halloween or Disney Villains the less value Oogie Boogie Bash will have for you. 

    Oogie Boogie Bash Parade

    While there is still quite a bit of value to experience California Adventure with reduced capacity and shorter ride wait times, it's not going to be worth it if you frequent the park.

    If you don't visit California Adventure all too often and are looking for an excuse to visit the park then Oogie Boogie Bash's reduced ride wait times could make for a really enjoyable trip to the park. With a start time of 3 PM and an end time of 11 PM, you'll have a whole 8 hours to enjoy the park!

    If you're a Halloween fan then we recommend trying Oogie Boogie Bash at least once but if you don't care much for Halloween then you should take some time to think about if the increased price of admission into California Adventure is worth the much shorter wait times. 



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