Mickey’s Halloween Party moves from Disneyland to Disney California Adventure and becomes the Oogie Boogie Bash

(Disneyland Resort)

From the Orange County Register,

A new Halloween event at Disney California Adventure hosted by monster of scare-e-monies Oogie Boogie from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” will feature a villain-themed “World of Color” water show and “Descendants”-inspired dance party.

The Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween Party will take over Disney California Adventure on select nights in September and October.  Reserve tickets for the separate-admission event go on sale Tuesday, April 23 for annual passholders and April 30 for the general public.

Disney moved the former Mickey’s Halloween Party to Disney California Adventure in part to make room for the massive crowds expected to descend on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when the new themed land debuts May 31 at Disneyland.

The after-hours Halloween event is one of the few times of the year when older kids and adults can wear costumes in the theme park.

Oogie Boogie Bash will include a new “World of Color” nighttime spectacular, outdoor dance party, Disney villains walk-through experience, Halloween parade, Mickey Mouse children’s show and trick-or-treating trails.

‘World of Color: Villainous!’

The long-rumored Disney villains version of “World of Color” will headline the Halloween event now that the Disney California Adventure water show is up and running again after a long hiatus.

The new “World of Color: Villainous!” nighttime spectacular follows the twisted tale of a young girl named Shelley Marie on a journey exploring the villainous side of Disney characters.

The new nighttime show on Paradise Bay will be exclusive to the Halloween event.

In July, comedian Bobcat Goldthwait revealed on Instagram that he had just recorded the voice of Pain from “Hercules” for an upcoming version of the nighttime spectacular called “World of Color: Villainous!”

DescenDance Dance Party

The Hollywood Land back lot will once again be transformed into a pulsating night club with lights, music and dancing.

The DescenDance outdoor dance party will feature songs from the Disney Channel’s “Descendants” films and the Isle of the Lost dance crew.

Hollywood Land has previously hosted nighttime dance parties like ElecTRONica and Mad T Party that turned the backlot area into an outdoor rave with colorful cocktails.

Villains Trail

Disney villains will also pop up in ethereal dreamlike scenes complete with lights and music along the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

The villains found along the wilderness adventure play area trail will include Ursula, Scar and the Queen of Hearts.

Disney officials said the mysterious walk-through experience would not be a haunted maze. It remained unclear if the villain trail would include meet-and-greet photo opportunities.

‘Mickey’s Trick and Treat’

A new show geared to young kids finds Mickey Mouse throwing a Halloween party with dancing, not-so-scary tales and candy.

“Mickey’s Trick and Treat” show takes over the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land where the Disney Jr. Dance Party attraction is housed.

Frightfully Fun Parade

The Frightfully Fun Parade returns from Mickey’s Halloween Party with the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow leading the procession.

The masquerade march will include appearances by Mickey and Minnie in Halloween costumes, characters from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and a host of Disney villains.

Trick-or-Treat Trails

Candy will be handed out from cauldrons along trick-or-treat trails throughout the park.

Characters like the Mad Hatter from “Alice in Wonderland” and Oogie Boogie from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” will oversee the candy gathering from thrones but won’t partake in meet-and-greet photo opportunities.

Meet-and-greet photo ops will be offered with Disney villains and other characters in Halloween costumes throughout the park.

Elsewhere in the park, lighting effects will transform the bell tower of the Carthay Circle restaurant with dark clouds and black bats.

Universal Studios Hollywood recently debuted the villain-themed “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” projection show with aerial drones in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter themed land.

The Oogie Boogie Bash Halloween party at Disney California Adventure runs on select night from Sept. 17 through Oct. 31. The five-hour separate-ticket event runs from 6-11 p.m. with theme park mix-in beginning 3 to 4 hours earlier. Tickets cost $100 to $145 for annual passholders and $110 to $145 for general admission.

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