BREAKING: Disneyland Cancels Oogie Boogie Bash Due to COVID-19!

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The coronavirus has caused many events to be cancelled this year and it looks we’re starting to see the start of beloved seasonal events get cancelled as well.  The OC Register reported today that Disneyland has cancelled the much aniticipated Oogie Boogie Bash due to the coronavirus.

It’s only July but it’s already looking like the COVID-19 pandemic is going to ruin Halloween as Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood have been forced to cancel their seasonal Halloween events that bring hordes of haunt-happy fans to the Southern California theme parks.

The Oogie Boogie Bash event at Disney California Adventure will not return this Halloween season as Disneyland awaits theme park guidelines that have yet to be released by the state, according to Disneyland officials.

Universal Studios has canceled Halloween Horror Nights at both its California and Florida theme parks for this year.

Preparing for Oogie Boogie Bash, which typically begins in mid-September, takes a substantial amount of planning and coordination, Disneyland officials said.

Additional details on the Halloween decor that usually fills Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure during the Halloween season will be shared at a later time as the theme park resort continues to work toward reopening with guidance from state and federal authorities, according to Disneyland officials.

Disney moved the former Mickey’s Halloween Party from Disneyland to Disney California Adventure in 2019 and rechristened the event as Oogie Boogie Bash.

The new Halloween party at Disney California Adventure hosted by monster of scare-e-monies Oogie Boogie from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” featured a villain-themed “World of Color” show and “Descendants”-inspired dance party.

The after-hours, separate theme park admission, Halloween event — which runs on select nights in September and October — is one of the few times of the year when older kids and adults can wear costumes in the theme park.

Both Disneyland and Universal plan to bring back their Halloween events in 2021.