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Oogie Boogie Bash

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  1. Evan

    Evan Member

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    The Halloween party officially moves to DCA:


    New Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party Coming to Disney California Adventure Park, Tickets on Sale Beginning Next Week | Disney Parks Blog
     
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    The new World of Color doesn't sound good...
     
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    This move is good for crowd control. When Disneyland closes early for the event, a bunch of people park hop into DCA and it gets packed. Since DCA is a smallish park it has a hard time handling the mass of people. By reversing things and having DCA be the park that closes early for the event, the park hoppers will go into Disneyland which has more capacity to absorb the people.
     
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    I'm not too familiar with DL's Halloween party.

    But, this DCA party doesn't really sound that great. A new show (that's cool), a slight retheme of a kid's play area that's already way too crowded, candy, and some dance parties? I feel like Not-So-Scary offers more, maybe?
     
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    Mickey's Halloween Party (different than Not-So-Scary) actually offered quite a bit less, IMO. They had the parade and fireworks show and treat trails...but that was about it.
     
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  6. Fallow

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    This seems like a poor value proposition at the moment.

    California Adventure is a less desirable park - no other way to say it. No real Oogie Boogie presence in the park the party is taking place at. If you're going to do it at DCA, you need to do Disneyfied haunted house, i.e. Hong Kong Disneyland; it's already the more "adult" park in terms of ride menu, alcohol availability, and public perception. There's also very little way to add value to the party without it.

    (There are also plenty of venues - two spare buildings in Hollywoodland alone.)

    Anyway, yeah, that World of Color pitch sounds dreadful and way too plot-heavy. A little "villain" in all of us? What? Just give us villain numbers.
     
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  7. bob albert

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    They would probably have to cut the rides and entry to star wars off pretty early just to clear the crowds and they could probably have Disneyland open till midnight anyways on most nights when DCA may have closed at 9. It increases the potential capacity of the resort for the year overall when crowds are going to be huge. It may not be the better Halloween experience but if its the best way to handle crowds and capacity overall it's probably a good thing.
     
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  8. Fallow

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    Oh yeah, logistically this makes all of the sense. I just don't think there's enough value to the party to justify the separately ticketed event; you're asking people to purchase a 1 day, 1 park ticket to DCA with reduced hours. There's a reason the special Disneyland after hours events sold out within a few weeks... while they're still aggressively promoting the "Super Hero Nights" at DCA.

    I suspect this fails/underperforms. If they added some haunt elements... I bet it'd sell out.
     
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    I've always found DCA's Halloween decorations to be vastly superior to Disneyland's. So this will be a nice addition.
     
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    I'm almost wanting to ask, could this be the first year that HMH doesn't come back, in part to Galaxy's Edge? If I'm not mistaken, usually when they do the Halloween event announcement; that and Ghost Galaxy are represented.
     
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    Interesting point.
     
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    I can see them keeping it or maybe they'll just delay it and roll it out with their Christmas holiday overlay.
     
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    Part of me wonders, if they may actually not have them this year. Primarily, as the largest investment in the parks history, will be most likely a thing that rolls out over the course of 2019, and that they may not want to allienate guests from thinking that the particular overlay (HMH, Holiday Small World, Ghost Galaxy) is the actual attraction of their respected original's.

    I'd hate it if that were something Disney wanted to do, but I can see them pulling the trigger in favor of potentially giving DCA the rumored Radiator Springs Racers Halloween refresh.
     
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    If they still decorated DCA for Halloween before the event was there I'm sure they would keep stuff in Disneyland too. The park still favors locals and its another way to entice people to come back.
     
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    And yet, the hotels are booking like hotcakes with Galaxy's Edge, and they are likely going to be expecting a high turnaround for a long range of period. It could be a play for Disney to keep the original park's image intact for GE (even if they add Halloween decorations throughout the park).

    I also do think, if they are wanting to put that amount of money into a DCA Halloween event, Monsters After Dark (which, strangely; was missing as-well), a Radiator Springs Racers themed update for the season (as rumored), Villainous (which..meh), and expanding upon that decorations could be a way to pull people away from GE.
     
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    I think it’s a bit premature to get worried about HMH just yet.
     
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    I think Disney is going to be doing everything they can even in Disneyland to pull people away from Galaxy's Edge. They just don't have enough hotels and tourists as a percentage of the overall audience that intentionally not doing things or limiting services makes them more money like in Orlando.
     
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    This announced was only in regards to DCA. Disneyland still has plans to do HMH, Ghost Galaxy and seasonal fireworks last I checked.
     
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    I would be totally okay with taking a break from HMH for one year. That gives me more time to enjoy classic HM. We only get to enjoy it five or six months out of the year.
     
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    I really wanted DCA to have a scarier halloween event while DL has Not So Scary. I guess I’ll have to wait a little longer lol. The new offering are ok but not for that price point.
     

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