How can I already be giving you a guide on Halloween 2019 when it’s not even Halloween time yet? Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort starts September 6th. There will be no Mickey’s Halloween Party this year. The new party is Oogie Boogie Bash, held at Disney’s California Adventure.
Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure Sept. 17,1 9, 22, 24, 26, 29. Oct. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, and Halloween. Prices vary depending on the date from $100-$145 per ticket. You will probably have to pay for parking if you do not have parking as an option on your pass. The tickets go on sale much earlier this year, on April 23rd for annual pass holders, while for the public tickets will be available April 30.
Let’s address Oogie Boogie Bash first since this is a ticketed event. I want to address prices people get upset about the prices. It’s $100 for the pass holder price for some nights when I went to these when my kids were little the tickets cost about $37. It is very expensive. For several years this was the only way I could bring my children to Disneyland. You are allowed to enter Disney California Adventure only three hours before the party.
Also, the Halloween parade is only for the Halloween party. I recommend going to the earlier parties in September and picking a school night. The last hour of the party you can walk on rides. My daughter held Cinderella’s hand and rode King Arthur Carrousel with her last year. We walked right onto rides. It was amazing.
The best advice I can give you is Arrive early. Make rope drop enjoy the decorations before gets crowded. Ride the Haunted Mansion Holiday later in the day the Haunted Mansion Holiday can be a 60 plus minute wait. If you are a fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas visit the Pieces of Eight Gift Shop in New Orleans Square. You can take your picture with Jack and Sally.
A beautiful Día de los Muertos display is small, but thoughtful is in Frontierland. Calaveras-style face painting is free but the line can get long.
Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy will also have a long line. If you use MaxPass book this one early or stop by before riding The Haunted Mansion Holiday and get a FastPass.
Ray Bradbury's inspired Halloween tree is a do not miss. The Halloween tree is in Frontierland near the Golden Horseshoe.
Disney took the Halloween theming up a notch last year when they decorated Radiator Springs. The theming is on point. Stop by Cars Land before it gets dark and then again at night. The lights make the decor even better.
Guardians of the Galaxy Monsters After Dark is a fun thrill ride. The Guardians must save Groot before monsters get him. This overlay takes place after sunset.
As to Halloween food and merchandise. A few familiar items came back. Like The Headless Horseman Straw Clip and the tire pumpkin straw. The 2019 food and merchandise should be announced before September of this year. A few fan favorites are usually updated or return. Like the Oogie Boogie Bucket and the poison apple Stein. Click here to see the new merchandise.
Disney released all the unique Halloween offerings this year that will include many flavored churros. There will also be many other sweet and savory treats. You can find out more here. Via Disney Parks Blogs.
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