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Halloween in Disneyland 2024: Oogie Boogie Bash and More Halloween Fun!


The highly anticipated return of Halloween in Disneyland is set for 2024! Disney is preparing to immerse the entire Disneyland Resort in a festive Halloween atmosphere, offering families a fun and not-so-scary experience to share. Additionally, the popular Oogie Boogie Bash will make a comeback at Disney’s California Adventure Park, providing families with a ticketed event on select fall nights in 2024. With the opportunity to enjoy both Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure Park, families can look forward to a memorable Halloween season filled with magical experiences and exclusive entertainment. Don’t miss out on this exciting seasonal celebration!


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Planning a Disneyland vacation in 2024? Be sure to check out our guide to all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer this year including the return of the Disneyland Half Marathon, the grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and more!


Dates and Highlights

  • This year’s Halloween festivities at the Disneyland Resort will be held from August 23 through October 31.
  • The Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney’s California Adventure will be held on select nights from August 25 through October 31. General admission tickets go on sale soon. (In 2023, they went on sale at the end of June.)


Halloween in Disneyland Park

  • The “Main Street Pumpkin Festival” returns to Main Street, U.S.A., which includes a giant Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern and other carved pumpkins.
  • Disney characters will be seen in their Halloween costumes including Mickey, Minnie, Jack Skellington, and Sally.
  • The Haunted Mansion will be transformed in the Haunted Mansion Holiday with a Nightmare Before Christmas overlay.
  • Weekend nights will include fireworks.
  • A supernatural projection and special effects show will run each evening called “Halloween Screams.” This show also features fireworks and will occur at several different locations throughout the park, including Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, and in front of “it’s a small world.”


Halloween in California Adventure Park

Cozy Cone Motel at Night | magicintheplanning.comDisney’s California Adventure Park will be the home of the Oogie Boogie Bash, but it will also provide a lot of family Halloween fun for those who don’t choose to take part in the ticketed event.

  • Every Halloween, Cars Land transforms into Radiator “Screams,” and this year will be no different. The makeover will include decorations, your favorite characters dressed in “Haul-O-Ween” attire, and attraction transformations. Guests will be able to enjoy Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree and Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! will also see a transformation for the Halloween season. At night only, it will become “Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark.”
  • Mickey and his friends can also be spotted along Buena Vista Street in their Halloween costumes.


Día de los Muertos

Frontierland in Disneyland Park will be hosting a special tribute to Día de los Muertos. El Zócalo Park will feature iconic skeleton figurines as well as brightly colored flowers and decor items seen in traditional ofrendas on the Day of the Dead. Enjoy the decor as you dine at nearby Rancho del Zócalo Restaurante.


Plaza de la Familia

This special event inspired by Dia de los Muertos will return to Paradise Gardens from August 23 through November 2, 2024. It will feature live entertainment, festive foods, crafts, and interactive activities. A street show titled “A Musical Celebration of Coco” will feature Mariachi music at Paradise Gardens Bandstand several times a day. Also included in the festivities: a photo opportunity with a hand-animated figure of Miguel, the Arbol de la Vida (Tree of Life), and an art exhibit called “The World of Coco.”


Halloween in Downtown Disney

Downtown Disney will be decorated for the season and take part in the Halloween fun. Seasonal treats will be offered, and guests can once again take part in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit.

This family-friendly pumpkin scavenger hunt will be available for guests throughout the season. (Exact dates and prices have yet to be announced for 2024.) Whether you choose to hunt for pumpkins or not, you can return your game board to a redemption location for a prize.


Oogie Boogie Bash in California Adventure Park

Ariel's Undersea Adventure in California Adventure | Magic in the PlanningThis year, Oogie Boogie Bash, Disney California Adventure’s Halloween after-hours party, will be held on select nights throughout the season. This will be a separate, ticketed event that will take place after the park closes. In 2023, parties began at 6:00 PM and ran until 11:00 PM, and ticket holders were allowed entrance into the park as early as 3:00 PM. No theme park reservation was required for ticket holders entering the park after 3:00 PM.

Ticket prices will range from $134 to $189. The event dates for 2024 are:

August: 25, 27, 29
September: 3, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29
October: 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31

Tickets are not yet available but should be available soon *General admission tickets went on sale at the end of June in 2023.

Specific details and festivities have not been announced yet for 2024, but here’s a look at what was included in 2023:

  • Early Entry to Disney California Adventure Park – While the party starts at 6 pm and runs until 11 pm, guests will be given access to the park at 3 pm to enjoy and explore before the party.
  • Immersive Treat Trails – Collect treats along trails featuring Halloween-inspired music and decor. (You may also spot some Disney Villains along the way!)
  • Character Sightings – Some of your favorite Disney characters will be out in their Halloween costumes.
  • Halloween Decor – Enjoy family-friendly Halloween decorations, lighting, music, and special effects. (Even Carthay Circle will be transformed!)
  • Frightfully Fun Parade – This masquerade cavalcade will feature Mickey, Minnie, and some of your favorite Disney Villains.
  • Mickey’s Trick & Treat – This live show will feature Mickey and his friends as they share some not-so-scary Halloween stories.
  • Villains Grove – Redwood Creek Challenge Trail will be transformed allowing guests to explore the world of Ursula, Scar, and other Disney Villains.
  • Photo Ops – As always, Disney will be providing many photo opportunities for guests with PhotoPass photographers. Digital photo downloads will be included in the price of your event ticket.


Be sure to visit Disneyland’s official website for more information!


We hoped you enjoyed our guide to Halloween in Disneyland! If you’re looking to plan your next Walt Disney World vacation, be sure to visit my step-by-step guide to get started!


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