Tis the season for holiday events! Now that we are in September, Disney events are rolling through the months, beginning with Halloween. Disneyland Resort has transformed the Parks with fall foliage, autumn decor, and Halloween-inspired details. It’s not a Disney Halloween without a Mickey-shaped pumpkin; those are scattered all over for the festivities.
On select nights in September and October, Disneyland offers Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. At Disney California Adventure Park, Guests can become immersed in the Halloween experience with ghoulish delights, themed entertainment and attractions, and plenty more. Guests who were lucky enough to snag a ticket before being sold out can look forward to the Frightfully Fun Parade, Immersive Treat Trails, Villains Grove, and many more exclusive events throughout the evening.
Disneyland describes Oogie Boogie Bash as a “Grinning Good Time,” which is expected to be with many limited-time offers. The first line on the event’s site states, “Don your favorite costume for a frightfully fun night of Characters, tricks, and treats for Guests of all ages.” Although inclusive to all ages, some Guests are beginning to think it’s geared more towards adults.
Is Oogie Boogie Bash for Adults Only?
An adults-only Park, space, evening, event, option, you name it, it has circled the internet. Many Disney fans would love nothing more than an adult-only event at Disney Park. On the other side of the coin, plenty of Disney fans would highly disagree. Regardless of your thoughts, Disney has yet to confirm any changes for any age group. Some things in the Parks are age-specific, like certain height requirements for most thrill rides.
With all of that said the newest debate could be that Oogie Boogie Bash is leaning more towards adult-only with its newest release for the evening event. As New villains were introduced to the event, there is a potential to scare the younger Guests. The villains aren’t as well known as some of the other more classic villains. As Inside the Magic reported, “Young trick-or-treaters might know Mother Gothel, Sid, and Ernesto de la Cruz, but characters like Agatha Harkness, Judge Doom, and Yokai are geared more toward the adults at the party, especially given their more intense presence and persona.”
Judge Doom may be the scariest of them all, even though he is from a G-rated film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988). But I suppose one could argue that’s why Disney releases so much information prior to events, so Guests are aware of all to expect. If you are visiting with young children who may be fearful of certain characters, stay clear of Villains Grove or certain meet-and-greet options to avoid them.
Although a character from an older film may not be as well known to the younger crowd, introducing a new character to the Halloween event is another way to keep it fresh, new, and exciting. Disney Villains won’t keep all the younger Guests away from Oogie Boogie Bash; the late evenings and expensive ticket prices may be the real reason families don’t attend the event.
What are your thoughts on Oogie Boogie Bash?