The Disney Wish has debuted a new Oogie Boogie dance party for adults only. We received the details from Kevin Stone, @bighousecomics on Twitter.
Cast Members said this was the first time this event was hosted on any Disney Cruise Line ship. It was at 10:00 p.m. in the Hero Zone, where the “Incredi-Games” are hosted, on deck 12 of the Disney Wish.
Guests were first taken into a room next to the Hero Zone with a bar and an Oogie Boogie pumpkin. The room’s screens displayed a full moon. A woman then entered, calling the guests fellow “curiosity seekers.” She’s been looking for “The Boogie Man” for years and the guests in attendance could help her summon him. They called upon other Disney Villains, who appeared on the screens, and drew upon their bad energy to summon Oogie Boogie.
Then Oogie’s face appeared on the full moon and he taunted the Cast Member and guests before everyone was directed into the Hero Zone. It was decorated with Oogie Boogie banners and his roulette wheel on the giant screen. Oogie Boogie himself welcomed guests to the party and a DJ started up music.
The event then turned into a dance party, with different Disney Villains appearing on screen. Oogie Boogie and his new henchman danced and interacted with guests, including teaching everyone an Electric Boogie-like dance.
We don’t know if this Oogie Boogie event will be available on every cruise going forward. It may have been a test experience that could change in the future or evolve into a Halloween event. Disney Cruise Line’s Halloween on the High Seas events usually includes special meet and greets — like Minnie and friends dressed as the Sanderson Sisters — Halloween craft activities, themed treats, and Mickey’s Mouse-querade deck show/dance party.
Oogie Boogie is the main villain featured during Disneyland Resort Halloween celebrations with Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure.
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