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Scalpers Beware: Disney Officially Investigating Ticket Resales

Oogie Boogie Bash
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On June 29, Guests flocked to the Disneyland Resort website, ready to wait in a virtual queue so that they could buy their tickets to Disneyland’s Halloween Party — Oogie Boogie Bash. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out the way everyone was hoping. The site crashed after less than 10 minutes, so another sale date had to happen. That sale date was July 11. Thousands of people waited hours for their chance to purchase. After 12 hours, many were disappointed because Disney announced that tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash were completely sold out.

Oogie Boogie Bash Scalpers

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One of the most disappointing things about some people not getting a chance to purchase the tickets they so desperately wanted is that they couldn’t because other people purchased them without any intention of going. Within days of Oogie Boogie Bash selling out, tickets to the event were posted all over the internet. Tickets to the party ranged from $134 up to $189, but the tickets that were being sold went as high as $2,000 for four tickets.

People who purchased tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash with the express intent of reselling them may have thought they were clever. However, they may soon find themselves not able to sell the tickets. They also may find themselves in trouble with Disney.

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According to a new report from The Orange County Register, Disneyland officials are now monitoring ticket resellers.

Disneyland has a warning for Halloween fans shut out of Oogie Boogie Bash and considering shelling out big bucks to a ticket reseller to get into the sold out event: Don’t do it…

Disneyland resort teams have an established process for investigating resold tickets that may be voided where appropriate, according to Disneyland officials.

There may be a little bit of wiggle room for those who have purchased Oogie Boogie Bash tickets from resellers under the Third-Party Beneficiaries section of the Disneyland terms and conditions — if you can make any sense out of the legalese.

Villains Grove Oogie Boogie bash

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Before Guests purchase tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash, they agree to certain terms and conditions. Those terms and conditions state that the tickets may not be transferred or resold. Guests purchasing tickets must enter a name on each ticket purchased to prevent the ticket from being transferred.

Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be resold or transferred for commercial purpose.

I acknowledge and agree that any individual for whom I have bought a ticket or pass or made a reservation or who uses a ticket, pass or reservation made by me is and is intended to be a third-party beneficiary of that ticket, pass or reservation made by me.

Oogie Boogie Bash Frightfully Fun parade

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Oogie Boogie Bash may be sold out at this time, but that doesn’t mean that those who weren’t able to purchase tickets are completely out of luck. It is possible that Disney will sell a limited number of Oogie Boogie Bash tickets on the day of the party at the ticket counter. Guests staying at a Disneyland Resort hotel may also be able to purchase tickets at their hotel. That is far from a guarantee, and it completely depends on Disney.

Oogie Boogie Bash will begin on September 5 and will take place on select nights through October 31. On those nights, Disney California Adventure Park will close at 6 p.m. Those with tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash can enter DCA as early as 3 p.m. on the day of their party.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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