When it comes to Halloween, Walt Disney World Resort is typically known to start the festivities extra early, with Disneyland Resort giving Guests an extra few weeks of summer.
At Disney World, we saw spooky decor fill Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom on August 2 as the theme park prepared itself for its first Disney After Hours Boo Bash event. In Disneyland, things may not be ghostly yet, but it seems that the theme parks are on their way to experiencing some frightful nights!
Oogie Boogie Bash is the Halloween Party that Guests who visit Disneyland Resort can experience during the Halloween holidays. The event occurs at Disney California Adventure and is back this year — the first annual Oogie Boogie Bash was held in 2019. Because the California Disney theme parks were closed last year due to the pandemic, it has been two years since Disneyland Guests have experienced the Halloween Time season.
This year, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will begin on September 3, with Oogie Boogie Bash beginning shortly after on September 9. One major way Guests often know it is Halloween at Disneyland is through the decor on display before Guests even enter the Park!
At Disneyland Park, we tend to see Disney character pumpkins on the top of the front gates, and at Disney Californian Adventure, Oogie Boogie looms over Guests in a ghoulish greeting as they walk in. The Oogie Boogie sign is a popular photo spot for many Guests and one that truly signifies that Halloween has begun.
Now, we may be just over two weeks away from the Halloween celebrations beginning, but Disneyland Resort seems to be already prepping its gates for spooky season. At Disney California Adventure, we can see that the Oogie Boogie signage is already beginning to go up thanks to Paul’s Theme Park Adventures (@paulsthemeparkadventures).
Looks like Oogie Boogie will be making a return to the top of the DCA sign soon.
Considering the pandemic has changed a lot at Disney World when it comes to Halloween celebrations, it is great to see this familiar detail popping back up at Disneyland, giving Guests a familiar feeling from the Halloween seasons of 2019 and before.
It is also interesting for Guests visiting, as it seems they will be able to see the beginning stages of Halloween at the theme parks. It’s been two years since we last got to experience Halloween at Disneyland, so this is the first time Guests have been able to see Halloween prep in quite some time. How exciting!
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