Disney products have been the target of scalpers quite a few times this year. Mostly, their exploits have involved flipping merchandise like the infamous Figment popcorn bucket, but it looks like they are out to make a profit on reselling special in-Park event tickets. First up, Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure Park.
The beloved, relatively new Halloween Party Disneyland Resort’s second gate made its triumphant return after the covid-justified shuttering and has gathered a lot of attention this year specifically for its introduction of performances by Ernest de la Cruz from Disney/Pixar’s feature film Coco.
But it looks like those tickets were not all bought by Disney Fanatics wanting to have the experience. Rather, scalpers who are looking to take advantage of Disney Fans’ desperation to make big money for themselves.
A screenshot was shared on a Disneyland subreddit that showed tickets for Oogie Boogie Bash tickets going for as high as $800 per ticket! For reference, the most expensive Oogie Boogie Bash tickets listed on the Disneyland Resort website were for Halloween night, Monday, October 31, and Saturday, October 29, and they were sold for $179 each.
It should also be mentioned that, like tickets to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park, Oogie Boogie Bash tickets are separate from Theme Park tickets and do not offer general admission to Disney California Adventure Park. Oogie Boogie Bash runs on select nights from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, with the “mix-in” beginning at 3:00 pm.
The Disneyland Resort expressly prohibits the resale of any tickets, stating quite clearly on its website,
Tickets, credentials and other entitlements are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, non-refundable, revocable and void if altered. The ticket must be used by the same person on all days during its period of validity and is not valid for special events that require a separate admission charge. Applicable ticket and valid identification confirmation are required for entry, re-entry or if applicable, crossover into any theme park on each day of the ticket’s validity. Tickets used to redeem or access benefits or entitlements must be the same ticket used for theme park entry.
It is unclear what penalties–if any–could befall someone attempting to use a scalped Disneyland ticket beyond the fact that said aspiring Guest would have lost hundreds of dollars. We at Disney Fanatic advise all of our readers to stay clear of scalpers and only purchase Disney Theme Park tickets via the Theme Park website or through only licensed sellers like AAA.
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