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With the school season back into full swing, summer is almost officially over. It’s time to focus on the next big event on our calendars: Halloween. We’re talking ghosts and ghouls, candy and costumes and all that is creepy and kooky. It really is one of the most fun times of the year and the unofficial start of the Fall/Winter holiday season. Halloween is a party in its own right but one of the biggest names in entertainment is looking to add to the holiday’s mischievous mayhem.
This year, Disneyland is hosting its new Oogie Boogie Bash — a Halloween party inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
According to Disneyland’s website, the event will be available for a limited time on select nights in September to October 2019 at Disney California Adventure park.
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The event is only at the Cali location and takes the place of the park’s previous Mickey’s Halloween Party. The Oogie Boogie Bash is described as a family-friendly, after-hours costume party that is complete with appearances from select Disney villains. Oogie Boogie himself will be there to act as the “monster of scare-e-monies” for the party.
Guests will be able to trick-or-treat and watch a villainous parade spook its way through the park. There will also be immersive Treat Trails where guests can collect treasures as they enjoy music, themed decor and the appearance of a villain or two. If you are looking to oogie boogie on down, you can join the DescenDance party and dance along to your favorite Disney’s “Descendants” songs. There will also be Halloween themed meet and greets with Mickey, Goofy, and all your favorite Disney pals.
The world of Disney California Adventure Park is also getting a spooky overhaul to meet the party’s scary theme.
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The park’s Carthay Circle’s Bell Tower will be getting a batty makeover just for this event. Clouds of bats will coil around the tower and transform the building into a landmark perfectly fit for the new Halloween Town. Disney California Adventure park will also see its Redwood Creek Challenge Trail transformed for the Oogie Boogie Bash. The interactive Cliff Hanger Traverse Rock Climb and complete play yard will be bathed in spooky lights, sound, and effects to give the attraction a totally haunted feel.
There will also be a major nightly event at the park’s Paradise Bay.
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The park’s nightly World of Color event will get an exclusive villain-themed upgrade. Entitled “Villainous!” the Oogie Boogie Bash exclusive will feature lights, lasers, and special effects galore along with appearances by the scariest villains the House of Mouse has created. The show is all new and promises to be a magical sight for guests of all ages.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, you’ll also be able to take the Oogie Boogie fun home with you thanks to their exclusive souvenirs.
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The park will offer limited Oogie Boogie Bash apparel for both adults and children including tee shirts, long-sleeved shirts, pullovers and hoodies. There’s also a specially designed Mouse Ear headband to fit the eerie theme of the party. Four limited-edition pins and a light up Oogie Boogie shaped sipper cup is also among the merchandise you can collect.
Don’t forget about the party’s food! Is your stomach feeling a bit haunted by hunger? Fill it with these cool treats. Be sure to grab the new Oogie Boogie-inspired sweet funnel cake fries or the party’s refreshing concoction with glowing cubes. It’s so eerie that it seems to have been made in a science laboratory.
Of course, Twitter is as excited about this event as we are.
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The Oogie Boogie Bash starts in a little over a month and we are counting down the days until we can join all the spooky magical fun. We totally feel the energy of this GIF because we are feeling amped up.
All this spooky talk has us ready to get our Halloween on.
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California Adventure’s Oogie Boogie Bash begins on September 17th and will be held for 20 nights throughout September and October. Tickets for the exclusive event are currently on sale and will cost you between $110 and $145, depending on what day you decide to attend. FYI, Tickets to the Oogie Boogie Bash are a separate purchase from the normal admission ticket.
Guests can enter the park three hours before the party begins. On October 29th and October 31st, the celebration extends an extra hour because the party will surely be packed. To purchase your tickets, visit the Disneyland website or call 714-781-4636.
Target’s ‘Hyde and Eek! Boutique’ has garnered nationwide loyalty for offering both classic and trendy costumes alike to adults and their children (fur or otherwise). This year, Target has released a whole line of Adaptive Halloween costumes that include wheelchair covers, and a costume designed for sensory-sensitive children. While targeted towards children, the wheelchair covers can be used for a range of wheelchair sizes.
They’re set to be released to the public on August 22.
The line offers a very cute “Boys’ Adaptive Pirate Halloween Costume.”
We’d like to argue that any gender would look both very cool and adorable in it. Pirates come in all genders and The costume itself is $25, and it’s significant to see a boy model the costume in a wheelchair.
To get the complete look with the “wheelchair cover,” you’ll have to spend another $45.
Unlike the very few other wheelchair-adaptive Halloween costume offerings, these are mass-produced and accessible to far more people. You’d be hard-pressed to find any other Halloween wheelchair cover for sale, even on Etsy. That means parents are having to hand make a much more complex costume for their child or shell out $99 for one of Spirit Halloween’s wheelchair adaptive costumes.
Target’s second offering allows you to turn a child’s wheelchair into a Princess’s chariot.
Again, this one is labeled a “Girls’ Adaptive Princess Halloween Costume,” but we thank any kid would be a muñecx lindx in this fabulosity. Bravo, Target.
It’s slightly cheaper to be a Princess. Who knew?
The wheelchair cover is also $45, but the costume is $20, about $5 cheaper than the pirate outfit.
Don’t go thinking it’d be easier to just recreate the costumes.
We’re Latino. We’re always getting crafty trying to figure out ways to save some money. Parents of children who use wheelchairs have come through on social media sharing the horror stories of having to create a product that didn’t exist. This parent shared that she was up until well past 4 a.m. creating angel wings for her daughter. 😭
Meanwhile, this mom once accidentally made her daughter look like the aftermath of a crime of passion against a tiger.
She was trying to dress her daughter up as Sophie from the children’s book, “The Tiger Who Came to Tea.” The story goes that Sophie was having tea with her mom when a tiger joined them and drank all the tea, ate all the food, and even drained the water from the taps. The next day, Sophie and her mother buy a ton of food, including “tiger food,” but the tiger never returns.
It’s not the first time Target has included differently-abled children in fun and games.
Just this year, the company included a new line of Barbie dolls that had their own wheelchair and wheelchair ramp included in the doll. The line offers a blonde Barbie and a black Barbie, creating visibility for a group many times removed from the mainstream.
The third offering in its Adaptive line is for more sensory sensitive children.
This costume features flat seams and no tags that would otherwise seriously irritate kids with sensitivities, like autism. It also includes a hidden opening in the front pocket to offer abdominal access for kids with medical needs. Plus, the hood, tail, and wings are removable for added comfort. Target is killing it at creating these thoughtful user-centered design for special needs kids and with flair.
Needless to say, the Internet, especially the disabled community, is weeping.
You’re not the only one crying, Tae. While Target hasn’t even promoted the line yet, Internet reactions are abundant.
So far, all Target has had to say is “Everyone deserves a good Halloween.”
And all we have to say is, bravo. Pa’lante.
Target also has a sensory-adaptive line of clothing for children that do not have tags or irritating seams. They just released a line of sensory-adaptive home products last year.