Trick or Treat and Character Meet
Last night, I attended my first-ever Oogie Boogie Bash. Though I've gone to a few Mickey's Halloween Parties before, I missed out on the only previous instance of O.B.B. at Disney California Adventure a couple of years ago. But after seeing some of the great photo ops that my friends had when they attended the event, I decided that it would be worth checking out this year--especially after the parks' closure for well over a year!
Oogie Boogie Bash offers many of the amenities that Mickey's Halloween Party featured, including character meet-and-greets and candy-filled Trick or Treat Trails. At the Bash, Disney has smartly combined the two together so that the trails become more of an attraction than just getting treats (if you really wanted to do that, just go to Costco--way cheaper). By pairing the trick or treat experience with a character photo op, this event incentivizes the trails for guests to check out. It also makes for great opportunities to practice character portrait photography, since the villains at each trail totally ham it up for the camera with their charisma and pizzazz.
Here are photos from the eight of ten Trick or Treat Trails that I made it to last night. In addition to the ones below, there are two other locations--on in Cars Land, and one on Buena Vista Street close to the park entrance. Enjoy!
|The Evil Queen from Snow White can be found past the waterfalls at Grizzly River Run. Enter the trail off the rapids ride queue entrance.|
|Maleficent is tucked off a side road in Grizzly Peak Airfield, between the Soaring Around the World and Grand Californian Hotel buildings.|
|Dr. Facilier can be found on the walkway just past Carthay Circle and before the entrance to Avengers Campus.|
|Oogie Boogie kicks it up a notch inside the Animation Academy in Hollywood Land.|
|The Tim Burton Mad Hatter can be found in the waiting area of the Hyperion Theater in Hollywood Land.|
|Agatha Harkness makes an appearance in Avengers Campus, in the Inner Sanctum.|
|Sid from Toy Story harasses guests over in Pixar Pier, at the Pixar Pier Bandstand across from the Pixar Pal-A-Round.|
|A young Cruella deVil from the recent Cruella movie shows off her fashion at the stage in Hollywood Land across from the Monsters Inc. attraction.|