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Oogie Boogie Bash

Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure has been a hit since it debuted. Tickets are a hot commodity and sell out before the first party of the season. The event runs on select nights in September and October with prices starting at $134 per person in 2023.  Tickets include admission starting at 3pm (party begins at 6pm,) specialty entertainment, treats and your Photopass photos from the night. There’s so much to see and do during the five hours the event runs, there’s no way to do it all so it is important to have a plan. The party really celebrates characters with four ways to see them. 1) Treat Trails are one of the most unique aspects of the party. They are trails that will take you to interact with the villains while also stocking up on candy and snacks. These are not meet and greets, but they are some of the best character interactions I’ve had. Ernesto De La Cruz singing Remember Me was incredible to see in person. 2) Traditional Character Meet and Greets are also av

Halloween at Disneyland

The Disneyland Resort in California really does the spooky season right in my opinion. Starting September 1st both parks and Downtown Disney transform into a fall and spooky paradise. There is décor galore, special food to try and seasonal overlays and entertainment. While Oogie Boogie Bash is a separately ticketed event, you can still get plenty of Halloween festivities without attending the party.  Let’s start with Disneyland Park . A giant Mickey pumpkin greets you as you enter the park, bunting and florals are all oranges and fall tones, and the fireworks and projection show are the Halloween version every night, no separate party necessary. There’s seasonal treats at numerous locations to try, but that’s not all. My personal favorite thing (and the queue length suggests it is a favorite for many) is the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay which inserts The Nightmare Before Christmas into the classic attraction.    Disney California Adventure Park  gets even more into spooky season, w

Tiana’s Palace & Mint Julep Bar

Tiana's Palace at Disneyland opened in September and has been drawing in the crowds to check out what this New Orleans princess has to offer.  The restaurant offers up favorites like house gumbo and shrimp and grits, and of course Tiana's famous beignets.  This is a quick service restaurant in New Orleans Square offering Mobile Order and walk ups as well. We found Mobile Order times to be snatched up quickly in the morning, so plan ahead if this is a must-do for you!   We ordered around 8am as we were getting ready for our day and the earliest time available was after 4pm, However, when we arrived we found no wait for walk up dining, but tables were very hard to come by.   Restaurant Interior  We decided to try a little of everything, and as the menu states, eat dessert first! We found a table while our Mobile Order was being prepared and then went to pick it up at the outside window.  Everything was packed in to-go containers which was surprising, no plates for us!  We tried o