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  • On Dec 30, 2022
    Ida from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If you are attending DCA in October and the oggie boogie bash is the same day you are there but you don't have a ticket. Do you have to leave DCA for the day when it starts? Can you go to DL at this time if you don't have a hopper?

    Hello, Ida! How lovely to see a fellow Washingtonian stop by planDisney! 

    I can already tell we share a few things in common, including planning ahead for a Disneyland Resort visit later this year! As you know, Oogie Boogie Bash - A Disney Halloween Party is a special after-hours ticketed event that typically takes place at Disney California Adventure Park during select nights in September and October. The event start time is currently listed as 6:00 p.m., which means that only Oogie Boogie Bash ticket holders would be able to remain in Disney California Adventure Park past that time on each of the 24 event dates. While I have not yet seen the schedule of dates released, I'm keeping my eye on the Disney Parks Blog for any forthcoming announcements.

    If you aren't interested or able to secure an Oogie Boogie Bash ticket on one of the event nights, you still have a couple of great options to make the most of your evening hours across the Disneyland Resort. First, as you noted, a Park Hopper ticket will allow you access to Disneyland Park anytime after 1:00 p.m. So, when Disney California Adventure Park closes to non-party ticket holders, only those Guests with Park Hopper tickets will be able to move over to Disneyland Park, as long as capacity allows. 

    If you have a 1-Park Per Day Ticket, you still have so many dining, shopping, and entertainment options available to you within the Downtown Disney District or at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels. One of my favorite family memories was taking my girls to dinner at Goofy's Kitchen inside the Disneyland Hotel on a day when we didn't have theme park tickets. They absolutely loved twirling their napkins while their favorite characters paraded around the restaurant - a classic character dining tradition at Disneyland Resort. For a more adventurous-yet-elevated experience, I love visiting Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar which has some absolutely delicious island-inspired specialty cocktails, mocktails, and small bites. It's a fairly popular dining location, so don't hesitate to grab an advance dining reservation if you see one available or use the Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability feature in the Disneyland mobile app. 

    I hope this is helpful advice, Ida, as you continue planning out your visit to the Happiest Place on Earth. Halloween Time is a wonderfully spell-binding season to visit and this year will be exceptionally exciting as the Disney100 anniversary celebration continues all throughout 2023. You are sure to be in for the most memorable visit, yet!

    Please feel welcome to send us another question anytime, Ida. I hope to see ya real soon here at planDisney!

    Magically yours,
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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