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    Disneyland sells out of Oogie Boogie Bash tickets in 12 hours after ‘nightmare’ sales launch
    • July 12, 2023

    Oogie Boogie Bash fans who waited 12 hours in a “nightmare” virtual queue to buy tickets only to experience online system errors and find all the dates sold out fumed on social media about Disneyland’s “epic fail.”

    Disneyland sold out of every available date for Oogie Boogie Bash in September and October on the first day tickets went on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 11.

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    Oogie Boogie Bash will run once again at Disney California Adventure on 25 select nights: Sept. 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and Oct. 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29 and 31.

    Fans who anxiously waited for a chance to buy tickets to the wildly popular Halloween event fretted all day as they watched dates repeatedly sell out on the Oogie Boogie Bash website.

    “Oogie Boogie Bash tickets sold out while I was still sitting in the queue,” Iced Natcchiato wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been in the queue all day.”

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    Tickets for the annual event initially went on sale to Magic Keyholders on June 27 and to the general public on June 29. The annual passholder sale went off with relatively few hiccups, but technical troubles started with the Oogie Boogie Bash website shortly after the general public tickets went on sale. The technical troubles forced Disneyland to reschedule the general public online ticket sale to Tuesday — when hourslong waits further infuriated the Oogie Boogie faithful.

    Fuming fans took to social media to vent their anger at Disneyland’s #EpicFail.

    “Been waiting in the queue for six hours to get tix for Oogie Boogie Bash for my kids,” Kimberly A wrote on Twitter. “Now I’m getting a message tix may not be available. R u kidding me?”

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    Throughout the day, Disneyland warned those waiting in the virtual queue that tickets for the remaining dates of the after-hours, separate admission event were “extremely limited.”

    “Due to high guest demand, you may see that your wait time begin to fluctuate and you may not be able to enter the ticket purchasing process,” according to the Disneyland website.

    Dee Cruzie was heartbroken to get shut out of Oogie Boogie Bash tickets this year.

    “What a major disappointment,” Dee Cruzie wrote on Twitter. “Disneyland wasted another 7 hours of my time to never even progress in the queue, yet some people getting them in 20 minutes? What a joke.”

    Karina Gizel kept getting the same error message after finally making it out of the virtual queue: “Your request to add tickets can’t be processed.”

    “Tried every date available for one ticket and this message kept popping up,” Gizel wrote on Twitter. “After this it kicked me out and reset my waiting time.”

    Sean Nyberg summed up the feelings of many frustrated Disneyland fans: “This has been a nightmare.”

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    This year’s edition of Oogie Boogie Bash will include familiar nighttime entertainment like the Frightfully Fun Parade, Villains Grove and “Mickey’s Trick and Treat” show along with trick-or-treat trails. Character costumes, food and merchandise typically have a seasonal flair.

    Prices for the 2023 event range from $134 to $189. The 5-hour after-party starts at 6 p.m. with mix-in beginning three hours earlier.

    ​ Orange County Register