PHOTOS, VIDEO: Explore Villains Grove at Oogie Boogie Bash 2023 in Disney California Adventure

Brit Tuttle

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Explore Villains Grove at Oogie Boogie Bash 2023 in Disney California Adventure

Are you brave enough to set foot in Villains Grove? Disney’s rogue’s gallery of baddies have taken over the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail at Oogie Boogie Bash once again this year, turning it into a dreamscape of lights, sounds, and magic.

Villains Grove at Oogie Boogie Bash

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Guests enter the trail beneath the Redwood Creek sign, which includes a smaller sign addition advertising Villains Grove.

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The experience hasn’t changed from previous years, though it’s still a unique experience to walk through.

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Passing through the roots of this tree, guests will find themselves in a world taken over by Disney villains.

Frollo’s Sanctuary

Guests first head into this otherworldly cathedral of trees, infused with the smell of incense and the sounds of chanting voices.

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Candelabra and stained glass projections can be seen throughout this area.

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Maleficent’s Will

Next, visitors travel through a region filled with ravens, thorn-spiked vines, and a spellbound waterfall of color.

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Queen of Hearts Garden

This charming garden of roses paint themselves red right before your eyes.

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The Cheshire Cat vanished before we could get a good photo of him, of course.

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Which way do we go?

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You might even spot the Queen of Hearts in these woods.

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Scar’s Elephant Graveyard

In Scar’s Elephant Graveyard, guests descend into a vast expanse that echoes with the sound of hyena cackling and the cloudy fog of smoke.

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Shadows of hyenas pass over this rock face. One must be prepared in case you encounter them.

Dr. Facilier’s Friends on the Other Side

Not to be left out, Dr. Facilier has summoned his shadowy friends with colorful spells, luring guests deeper into the grove.

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The Wicked Queen’s Lightning Forest

In the Wicked Queen’s Lightning Forest, guests witness the trees come to life as an electrifying storm flashes from branch to branch.

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Home of the Wisps

In the home stretch of the grove, the winged caretakers known as wisps lead guests to safety through a bastion of endless light.

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Dawn

When “Dawn” comes, guests escape the grove, with flickering lanterns leading the way toward a brilliant sunrise.

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What do you think of Villains Grove? Have you ever gone through this walkthrough experience before? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Watch our video of the full Villains Grove experience from 2022 below:

Check out our other coverage from opening night of Oogie Boogie Bash 2023 as well, including a first look at this year’s guidemap and other trinkets:

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