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Halloween in Disneyland 2022: Oogie Boogie Bash and More Halloween Fun!


Halloween in Disneyland is back for 2022! The entire Disneyland Resort will be transformed as Disney provides families a not-so-scary Halloween season to enjoy together. To top it all off, the Oogie Boogie Bash is back this season at Disney’s California Adventure Park! This ticketed event for families is quite popular and will run on select nights from September 6 – October 31.


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Planning a Disneyland vacation in 2023? Be sure to check out our guide to all that the Disneyland Resort has to offer this year including the reopening of Mickey’s Toontown, the Disney100 Celebration, and more!


Halloween in Disneyland begins September 2 and runs through October 31!


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 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.”
  • Buena Vista Street will be decorated with special decor including a 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman.
  • Mickey and friends can also be spotted along Buena Vista Street in their Halloween costumes.


Plaza de la Familia

This special event inspired by Dia de los Muertos will return to Paradise Gardens from September 2 through November 2. 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 to guests from September 9 through October 31 for $9.99 plus tax at select merchandise locations. Whether you choose to hunt for pumpkins or not, you can return your game board to a redemption location for a prize.

The scavenger hunt can be purchased at the following locations:

  • Acorns Gifts & Goods (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)
  • Disney Home
  • Disney’s Fantasia Shop (Disneyland Hotel)
  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • small world Gifts & Sundries (Disneyland Hotel)
  • The Disney Dress Shop
  • Wonderground Gallery
  • World of Disney

You can return your game board to redeem your prize at the following locations:

  • Disney’s Pin Traders
  • World of Disney

There is a limit of 5 game board purchases per guest, and game boards are valid for redemption through November 6, 2022, or while surprise supplies last.


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 23 select nights beginning September 6 through October 31. This will be a separate, ticketed event that will take place after the park closes. Parties will begin at 6:00 PM and run until 11:00 PM, and ticket holders will be allowed entrance into the park as early as 3:00 PM. No theme park reservation is required for ticket holders entering the park after 3:00 PM!

Here are the dates along with ticket prices:

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – $129
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022 (D23 Member exclusive night) – $179
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022 – $129
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 – $139
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 – $149
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2022 – $129
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 – $139
  • Sunday, September 25, 2022 – $149
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2022 – $129
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 – $139
  • Sunday, October 2, 2022 – $159
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – $139
  • Thursday, October 6, 2022 – $149
  • Sunday, October 9, 2022 – $159
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – $139
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 – $149
  • Sunday, October 16, 2022 – $159
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – $139
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 – $149
  • Sunday, October 23, 2022 – $159
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – $159
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 – $159
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 – $179
  • Monday, October 31, 2022 – $179

Festivities include:

  • 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 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.

Tickets go on sale on June 30 (no earlier than 9:00 AM PST) for the general public. A limited amount of tickets will go on pre-sale for Magic Key holders on June 28, and D23 members may begin to purchase tickets to their own exclusive 1-night special event on that date as well (no earlier than 9:00 AM PST).


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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