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    Here Are 9 Tips To Know If You're Attending Oogie Boogie Bash At The Disneyland Resort

    Not a Disney Parks pro? No worries, we got you covered!

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    So as you're probably more than aware, this year the Disneyland Resort has moved its separate-ticket Halloween party over to Disney California Adventure, and turned it into a The Nightmare Before Christmas-inspired event called Oogie Boogie Bash.

    Joshua Sudock / Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

    And while, unfortunately, all the Oogie Boogie Bash nights are sold-out, we did get a chance to experience it for ourselves and wanted to give some helpful tips to anyone who is going to Oogie Boogie Bash — specifically, if this your first Disney Parks Halloween Party.

    Joshua Sudock / Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

    If this is your first time, you're in for a TREAT!

    1. Make sure you take advantage of the extra early hours you're allowed into DCA if you're planning on hitting all the Treat Trails, watching the "Frightfully Fun Parade", and World of Color: "Villainous!"

    Joshua Sudock / Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

    Oogie Boogie Bash starts at 6:00 p.m., but you are allowed into California Adventure starting at 3:00 p.m. (and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays). The extra three hours will allow you to get the rides out of the way before the party begins.

    2. Speaking of the "Frightfully Fun Parade," if you plan on watching it and want a good seat make sure you look for a spot at least 45 minutes before it starts.

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    Just like the parades at Disneyland, people start looking for spots very early into the evening and the parade route gets PACKED.

    3. If you don't mind skipping the parade it's a good time to hit up Villains Grove, which is arguably one of the most popular attractions at Oogie Boogie Bash.

    Joshua Sudock / Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

    This is a gram-worthy spot and it's really well themed, full of amazing effects. It did seem to have the longest line of anything going on that night (but the line does move fast though).

    4. If you don't want to campout for a spot to watch World of Color: "Villainous!" you can show up closer to show time and watch from the sides (like over on the bridge leading into Pixar Pier).

    Joshua Sudock / Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

    This is obviously not the best view of the show! But, if you're okay with seeing it from a not-so-great angle it'll save you from having to campout early for a spot.

    5. You don't need Disney MaxPass (for rides), but we recommend getting one for your group if you want to take lots of photos with the characters and at the photo spots.

    The rides have little to no wait, so you don't need a MaxPass for that. However getting it for the photos is worth it, the park seems extra dark and getting good photos with your phone can be a tricky. Using Disney's cameras will help ensure a nice, well lit, and blurry-free photo!

    6. Definitely make time to get photos with the characters! Especially since there are a lot of rare characters that you don't see regularly or ever at Disneyland or DCA.

    7. If you want a picture with Kingdom Hearts Donald and Goofy be prepared to wait in a VERY long line (this might have been the longest line of the night).

    8. There is a ton of Instagram-able foods — but the lines for them get long — so save time by mobile ordering.

    David Nguyen / David Nguyen/Disneyland Resort

    If you haven't used the Disneyland Resort Mobile App before for ordering food, it's super convenient and allows you to pre-order foods and drinks at a lot of locations through out the parks.

    9. And finally, every Treat Trail has several stops where you get candy, so make sure you bring a big trick-or-treat bag (especially if you plan on hitting all the Treat Trails).

    Joshua Sudock / Joshua Sudock/Disneyland Resort

    They hand out bags when you first check-in for the event, but they are on the smaller side. Of course, they also sell bags there too.

    Now that you know all you need to know, have a spooktacular time! 👻

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