Oogie Boogie Bash — A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure is always a good time but the characters and the treats are a big highlight.

During the after-hours event, guests can stuff their complimentary trick-or-treat bags with sweet treats (including healthier options like apple slices, carrots, and crackers) and also come face-to-face with a whole bunch of Disney characters — many of which can only be seen during the event!

We visited this year for the 2023 Halloween Time season and are happy to share our peek at the candy and characters we enjoyed during Oogie Boogie Bash! ENJOY!

Treat Trails

The Candy

When you check in for Oogie Boogie Bash, you are given your event wristband and a handy (little) bag to hold your candy. We brought an extra backpack which served as the perfect backup to hold even more treats once our bags got full! We saw other astute treaters filling pillow cases and merch bags throughout the night.

Don’t forget to grab an event map (or check out posting below) which highlights all the Treat Trails and there’s no limit to how many times you go through each one!

MORE INFO: Treat Trails and characters confirmed for 2023 OOGIE BOOGIE BASH

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The front and back of the 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash map.

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The Characters

Many of the Treat Trails pack an extra special treat with character appearances but you can also find characters around the park at dedicated meet and greets. This year, new characters (who you can only see during the event) include Judge Doom from WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, Yokai from BIG HERO 6, Lotso Huggin’ Bear from TOY STORY 3, and Prince Hans from FROZEN.

Untitled photoFavorites from last year have also returned including Ernesto de la Cruz from COCO, Bruno from ENCANTO, Mother Gothel from TANGLED, Mad Madm Mim from THE SWORD IN THE STONE, and of course, a special appearance by Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle dressed as the Sanderson Sisters.

And don’t forget, there’s a QR code on your event wristband which you can use to scan for complimentary PhotoPass downloads all night long!


Judge Doom is keeping to his name and dispensing terror all night long. You might even witness him take out his vengeance on a poor cartoon show just like in the film. Find him at the Grizzly Peak Airfield near Soarin’.

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Yokai bubbles in anger over his perceived injustices. Find him in San Fransokyo Square.

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Lotso Huggin’ Bear is ready for big big hugs… and yes he actually does smell like strawberries. Find him near Toy Story Midway Mania.


Prince Hans is surely up to no good across the Southern Isles and now at this event. Find him in Carthay Circle along with the Peddler Woman (aka Old Hag) from SNOW WHITE, as well as Captain Hook from PETER PAN, and Sheriff of Nottingham from ROBIN HOOD.


Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle Cow are dressed up as Sanderson Sisters! Find them near Hollywood Lounge.


Ernesto de la Cruz hopes you will remember him. Find him near the Hyperion Theater.


We don’t talk about Bruno! Find him near Grizzly Peak.


Mother Gothel knows best! Find her on the Grizzly Peak trail!


Mad Madam Mim wishes you a zim zaberim zim! Find her in the Bountiful Valley Hideaway.


Hey, neighbor! Love to see Agatha Harkness! Catch her in Avengers Campus.


Cruella lurks around like a spider waiting for the kill in Hollywood Land.


Sid once again brought all of his to blow up — play with safely — during the event in Pixar Pier.

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Kingdom Hearts Goofy alternates with Kingdom Hearts Mickey and Donald.

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Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz and Red are all dressed for Haul-O-Ween. Find them in Cars Land respectively dressed as a super hero, vampire, pirate, and clown.


Of course, as the namesake for the whole event, you better believe you can spot Oogie Boogie himself! Head into Disney Animation!

MORE INFO: Check out all of our photos from Oogie Boogie Bash 2023

Complete List of Characters


Here’s the complete list at a glance of all the characters you can see for the 2023 Oogie Boogie Bash from dedicated meet and greets and Treat Trails.

New This Year:

  • Yokai from BIG HERO 6
  • Lotso Huggin’ Bear from TOY STORY 3
  • Prince Hans from FROZEN

Favorites from last year:

  • Ernesto de la Cruz from COCO
  • Bruno from ENCANTO
  • Mother Gothel from TANGLED
  • Mad Madm Mim from THE SWORD IN THE STONE
  • Minnie, Daisy, and Clarabelle dressed as the Sanderson Sisters

Additional characters:

  • Agatha Harkness from WANDAVISION
  • Various Marvel characters including Scarlet Witch, Thor, Loki, Black Panther, and Spider-Man
  • Carl and Russel from UP
  • Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, Red and Cruz from the CARS franchise
  • Cruella from the live action film
  • Sid from TOY STORY
  • Peddler Woman (aka Old Hag) from SNOW WHITE
  • Captain Hook from PETER PAN
  • Sheriff of Nottingham from ROBIN HOOD
  • Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz, and Red dressed in cars-tumes

See it for Yourself

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party returns to Disney California Adventure in select nights from September 5 – October 31, 2023. Tickets for the event are sold out but you can always ask at the ticket booths or Guest Relations day-of for potential availability!

MORE INFO: More coverage and details about OOGIE BOOGIE BASH