On Tuesday July 13th tickets for Disneyland’s ‘Oogie Boogie Bash’ went on sale. Seasoned veterans of Disney Parks ticketed events knew that the simple act of purchasing a ticket was going to be far from simple. The day was full of 5-6 hour waits, servers crashing, and multiple charges being applied to person’s credit card. Disney’s customer service phone lines were overloaded and people vented throughout the day on social media.
Longtime fans of Disney have become far too familiar with this terrible experience. The same thing happened when the parks reopened, for opening week tickets, and previous events at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World have had the same problems.
To be fair, the same issues plague popular events at the Universal theme parks. Which means the issues are not Disney specific, but as unquestionable leader of this industry, one would expect they would have some solution for this on going problem.
As the day turned into night, many who waited for more than 5 hours finally snagged tickets. In fact, last night around 9PM there was no wait and every day of the event was still available.
One day later, the wait times have dropped from endless hours to only a few minutes. However, as of publishing this article, three days are sold out. These dates are: Tuesday September 28th, Tuesday October 19th, and Saturday October 30th.
It is unclear if Disney will release more tickets for these days, or if they will remain sold out.
The Disneyland Resort’s ‘Oogie Boogie Bash’ takes place at Disney California Adventure and includes special treat trails, halloween overlays, costumed characters, photo opportunities, and villains grove, a fabulous walk through experience in the space usually used for Redwood Creek Challenge Trail,.
You can find tickets for this event over at Disneyland’s website.