Disneyland Resort Welcomes Fall with Halloween Time and Plaza de la Familia, Beginning Sept. 1, 2023; Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party Returns on 25 Select Nights
- Halloween fans can start the festivities early with family-friendly entertainment and limited-time offerings beginning in September
- Featuring Disney and Pixar’s “Coco,” Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure Park honors the traditions of Día de los Muertos
- Admission to the separately ticketed Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party goes on sale to the public June 29, with pre-sale for Magic Key holders June 27
ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 31, 2023) – As leaves begin to change color and the Halloween spirit creeps in, Disneyland Resort will revel in the arrival of fall with returning celebrations beginning Sept. 1, 2023 – featuring an assortment of fall fun and fare for family and friends.
Materializing Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2023, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will feature dozens of new and returning seasonal treats across the resort and debut bewitching outfits for Mickey Mouse and his pals at Disneyland Park. Haunted Mansion Holiday will continue its annual tradition with another deliciously diabolical gingerbread house on display in the ballroom.
Celebrating the spirit of Día de los Muertos, eternal love and the everlasting bonds of family, Plaza de la Familia at Disney California Adventure Park, Sept. 1-Nov. 2, 2023, will serve up mouthwatering Mexican cuisine and present beloved entertainment featuring characters and songs from Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning “Coco.”
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party returns to Disney California Adventure this year for more nights than ever before, bringing rare characters, villains and more on 25 select evenings between Sept. 5 and Oct. 31, 2023. Magic Key holders will have the opportunity to purchase from a select amount of pre-sale tickets beginning June 27, before tickets are available to the general public on June 29.*
Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort
Spirited seasonal décor and characters dressed in Halloween looks will appear in both theme parks, presenting countless photo opportunities. The Main Street Pumpkin Festival brings a horde of hand-carved gourds to Main Street, U.S.A., at Disneyland Park, including the giant Mickey Mouse Pumpkin. At Disney California Adventure Park, Halloween decorations and projections evoke an air of eeriness in Buena Vista Street. Plus, Cars Land becomes Radiator Screams, where the residents and establishments are decked out in their Haul-O-Ween best.
At Disneyland Park, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and some of their pals will cast a ghostly glow with new outfits made with luminescent fabrics and bat details. Jack Skellington and his friends from “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” will wreck the halls of Haunted Mansion Holiday once again. The attraction’s ballroom will showcase the latest rendition of the annual bespoke gingerbread house.
Each night through Oct. 31, the supernatural “Halloween Screams” nighttime spectacular will summon projections, special effects and music on Main Street, U.S.A., Sleeping Beauty Castle, Rivers of America and in front of “it’s a small world.” MagicBand+ adds another devious dimension to the show with ominous illuminations and shivering vibrations. On select nights, fireworks will conjure in the skies above. To make way for “Halloween Screams,” the nighttime spectacular “Wondrous Journeys” is scheduled to make its last performance of the year on Aug. 31.
At Disney California Adventure Park, three attractions will undergo seasonal transformations with Halloween spins – and drops. The family-friendly Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree in Cars Land opts for a happily hair-raising soundtrack to become Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. The nearby Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters takes guests on a wicked whirl as Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween. For the first time, the resident “car-acter” Guido will sport a ghoulish “car-stume” as he welcomes guests to the Casa Della Tires.
As the afternoon winds down each day, the thrills go up at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! in Avengers Campus. Unique to Halloween Time, the attraction transforms into Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, a scream-worthy adventure to save Groot from creatures running amok in The Collector’s Fortress.
From Sept. 8 through Nov. 1, Disney character-themed pumpkins will be hidden around the Downtown Disney District for Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit; with the purchase of a map from participating locations, guests can commemorate their search with a collectible keepsake.** Downtown Disney District will also feature fall décor, entertainment and special offerings from select locations.
Dining locations across the Disneyland Resort will serve up frightfully flavorful food and beverages, such pumpkin fritters and a Halloween cake. This year’s array of Halloween merchandise includes apparel, home décor and collectibles with in-trend designs.
Plaza de la Familia and tributes to Día de los Muertos
Honoring the Mexican traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the vibrant Plaza de la Familia cultural experience once again brings brilliant marigolds, heartwarming live entertainment and family crafts to Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure Park from Sept. 1 through Nov. 2. Paradise Garden Grill will present a celebratory menu inspired by Mexican cuisine.
Throughout the experience, characters and music from Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning “Coco” highlight the everlasting bonds of family. Several times per day, “A Musical Celebration of Coco” presents a talented company of Folklórico dancers, plus Mariachi singers and musicians, that recount Miguel’s adventure to the Land of the Dead. Guests can also take photos with Miguel, enjoy Mariachi music, add remembrance notes to the Memory Wall, and more.
Over in Cars Land, Ramone will honor Día de los Muertos at his detailing shop with an “ofrenda” celebrating the life and career of the town’s good friend, Doc Hudson.
Disneyland Park will pay tribute to Día de los Muertos with its traditional, vibrant display in Frontierland, adorned with marigolds and banners of papel picado. The colorful photo location also features a musical trio of larger-than-life skeleton figurines.
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
The separate-ticket, limited-capacity event Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party takes over Disney California Adventure on 25 select nights between Sept. 5 through Oct. 31. Kids and guests of all ages are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy a wickedly fun evening of attractions, special food and beverages, entertainment and more. Highlights include:
- Entrance to Disney California Adventure Park three hours before the party begins at 6 p.m. PT. Areas throughout the park, including Avengers Campus, will remain open during the after-hours event, with shorter wait times for select attractions.
- Treat trails and character sightings, where guests may encounter villains or rare characters. Favorite friends such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck join the fun too.
- Unique entertainment, including the not-so-scary “Mickey’s Trick and Treat” show and the “Frightfully Fun Parade.” Led by the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, the “Frightfully Fun Parade” features a procession of floats, Disney characters and villains.
- Redwood Creek Challenge Trail turns into the immersive Villains Grove. Inspired by Disney villains, this ethereal wonderland of imagery unfolds in the darkness of night through lighting, projections, sounds and special effects.
- Unique and themed photo opportunities, with unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital photo downloads from the party included with admission.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on June 29 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT). On June 27 (no earlier than 9 a.m. PT), a limited amount of Oogie Boogie Bash tickets go on pre-sale for Magic Key holders at Disneyland.com/OogieBoogieBash. Tickets are limited and guests may check out the website for important details and availability for the 25 nights: Tuesday, Sept. 5; Thursday, Sept. 7; Sunday, Sept. 10; Tuesday, Sept. 12; Thursday, Sept. 14; Sunday, Sept. 17; Tuesday, Sept. 19; Thursday, Sept. 21; Sunday, Sept. 24; Tuesday, Sept. 26; Thursday, Sept. 28; Sunday, Oct. 1; Tuesday, Oct. 3; Thursday, Oct. 5; Sunday, Oct. 8; Tuesday, Oct. 10; Thursday, Oct. 12; Sunday, Oct. 15; Tuesday, Oct. 17; Thursday, Oct. 19; Sunday, Oct. 22; Tuesday, Oct. 24; Thursday, Oct. 26; Sunday, Oct. 29; and Tuesday, Oct. 31, Halloween night.