Oogie Boogie Bash returns to California Adventure

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The “Frightfully Fun Parade” at Disney California Adventure Park is one of the features of the new separate-ticket Oogie Boogie Bash being offered on select nights through Oct. 31. The evil Dr. Facilier from “The Princess and the Frog” (pictured) is one of several Disney villains featured in the parade that winds through the park during the party each evening. (Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort)

Isaiah Lonvelin

The Oogie Boogie Bash is back for the second year, and it is worth getting tickets for this one time event to party with all the Disney villain’s.

Starting out you can head to the park three hours early to do the normal stuff at California Adventure, and stay in the park as they kick out guest who do not have a ticket for the event.

Disney did a spectacular job with all the decorations around the park with lights, projections, and every land is decorated to match the Halloween feeling.

Photo opportunities are everywhere whether it be with little backgrounds like a Wanda Vision set up near Monster Inc. You can even take pictures in a line full of villain’s near the Grizzly Rapid ride.

Of course one thing you have to do is go around the 10 treat trails that is at the park, and a total of eight trails is dedicated to a Disney villain that should be fun for both adults and kids.

You can see characters like the Mad Hatter, Sid, Cruella, Maleficent, and many others along the way.

You should bring a backpack as the event does give you little bags, it will fill up after going through one treat trail. If you have a sweet tooth and want to take some candy home bring a bag.

The selection of this years candy’s is three brand of skittles, starburst, and three different types of chocolate. Along the trails are health choices like apples, grapes, cranberries, and applesauce.

A warning if you plan on eating at the park it is all mobile orders. Do not expect to go and order in person when you get to the park. If you want any food you will be told to go and download the Disney app.

The time that we went was on a Thursday, and wait times for food were 30 minutes-45 minutes. Desserts such as churros and ice cream were not that long as it was only five minutes.

A must try is the Oogie Boogie churros that was flavorful as it was rolled in crumbled chocolate cookies, green icing, and topped with gummy worms.

The annual parade was the same as the previous years before and not much has changed as your are still introduced to the same song and dance routine.

But it is always sight to see the headless horseman walk through the street, as the parade follows after.

One thing you should do before the night ends is walk through the Villain’s Grove as your are taken into another dimension with this walkthrough experience of immersive displays.

You will see lighting and other displays that represent a villain’s through this walkthrough and look out for Alice in Wonderland Cheshire cat.

Bring your walking shoes, as of now their are no trams for the Mickey and friends parking lot, and will have to walk from your car all the way to the entrances of both parks.

If you do not want to the walk from your car a suggestion will be to park at the Toy Story parking area as buses will take you to the park, but is always filled with long lines.

At the end of the day be prepared to wait in another long line to get on the bus back to your car if you happened to be parking at the Toy Story parking area.

All in all it was a good time to be at the bash with Oogie. Even though there are some flaws you are sure to have a good time with your friends and family.