The other immersive Treat Trails were in Grizzly Peak, with Maleficent being to the left of Soarin' Around the World and the Evil Queen holding court behind Grizzly River Run. The Frightfully Fun Parade crossed the esplanade from Disneyland and is part of the new party with only minor changes, like the addition of the Cheshire Cat. This is a fun parade, but keep in mind that it's only presented once a night this year. The good news is that California Adventure has a VERY long parade route, so it's fairly easy to find a good spot. One of the things that the team was really split on was Villains Grove. This new experience takes over the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. This was one of the longest lines of the night, but it moved quickly. The area features fog, lighting effects, sounds effects, and music themed to several Disney villains. The experience is really hard to describe, but worth taking a chance on, especially for some of the areas toward the end of the trail. There was one spot that had me mesmerized. You'll know it when you see it. Some members of the team, however, found the experience lacking and thought that there could be a better use of the space. We ended the night taking in the second showing of Villainous!, the World of Color show on Paradise Bay. The show is presented twice nightly, but both shows were equally crowded. All World of Color shows are technological masterpieces, however, this show was...weird. I think that is the best word to describe it. The show features Oogie Boogie telling the story of Shelley Marie, a young girl trying to choose a Halloween costume, and leaning toward the villain side of things. When the show was telling the story, it was good, but then it went into these creepy song and dance numbers featuring skeletons, the "poor unfortunate souls" from The Little Mermaid, and more. You probably should see the show (because it might not be around next year), but lower your expectations. In addition to not experiencing any of the attractions, we also missed most of the meet & greets featuring some rarely seen characters. Here's a sample of what we missed.
- Carthay Circle - Classic Disney friends, including Snow White, Dopey, Pinocchio, and the Blue Fairy
- Grizzly Falls - Kingdom Hearts, featuring Goofy and Donald
- Pacific Wharf - Disney Channel friends, including Phineas & Ferb and Kim Possible
- Grizzly Peak Airfield - Disney Afternoon friends from Rescue Rangers and TailSpin
- Near Grizzly River Run - Mickey and Minnie
- Near the Grizzly River Run water wheel - Disney Villains, including the Big Bad Wolf, Frollo, Governor Ratcliffe, Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and more
Some of the other regular meet & greets were available as well, including Pixar Pals on Pixar Pier and Anna & Elsa in Disney Animation. While we miss that the party wasn't in Disneyland, there was still plenty to do during this party. We were one of the last groups out and the end of the night and some of use were even wishing there were tickets available for future nights. Oogie Boogie Bash continues 19 additional nights through Halloween.