Every year the Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa has a large Halloween display in the middle of the lobby. There is a different theme each year. This year Oogie Boogie is quite the spooky masterpiece!
The villain of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas stands over 4 feet tall at the entrance to the Grand Californian
Executive Pastry Chef Jorge Sotelo walked around inspecting the creation on the morning I visited. He was happy to answer any questions and was lavished praises upon his team that created Oogie Boogie.
Mr. Sotelo informed me that they started by using rice crispy treats as the mold for the tasty sculpture. Then they place fondant on top.
He pointed out several hidden Mickeys around the sculpture and made sure I knew there were 13 to find. Some Hidden Mickeys can only be found if you view the creation from above.
2 of the 13 hidden Mickeys around Oogie Boogie
There are so many details through out the creation. From leaves to bugs to other Nightmare Before Christmas characters hidden in the cauldron. I spent a good 20 minutes walking around the sculpture and still notice new things when I look at the pictures.
arrows point to hidden Nightmare Before Christmas characters
Just off to the side of the Oogie Boogie display you will find a yummy Halloween treat shop. With meticulously created villainous cookies, whoopie pies and cookie shot glasses a stop here is recommended!
Ooogie Boogie Display Quick Facts:
- 260 pounds of powdered sugar
- 380 eggs
- 220 pounds of rice crispy type cereal
- 95 pounds of marshmallow
- 80 pounds of butter
- 120 pounds of dark chocolate
- 80 pounds of white chocolate
- 480 pounds of fondant
This confectionery creation is worth the stop into Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. Make sure to spend time looking around the display and enjoying a treat or two.
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