On Friday the Disneyland Resort announced that they were canceling this year’s Oogie Boogie Bash.
On the Disneyland website Disney made the announcement with this brief statement –
We have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party.
The OC Register has reported the news that event has been canceled by Disneyland officials, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event was expected to start in September and run through Halloween.
Park officials addressed this by stating –
“Given theme park guidelines have yet to be released by the state, and Oogie Boogie Bash requires a substantial amount of planning and coordination, we are unable to bring the event back at this time.”
The park’s announcement came as Governor Gavin Newsom issued new safeguards for the state’s essential workers impacted by the deadly global pandemic, including cashiers and kitchen staff.
To many, this didn’t come as a huge surprise, though I’m sure to many this is disappointing.
Walt Disney World canceled their Halloween event, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, a few weeks ago, so it really isn’t much of a surprise that Disneyland canceled as well.
Both Disney and Universal said they plan on bringing back their Halloween events in 2021.