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Hollywood Studios Villains Unleashed

Unleash The Villains [© Walt Disney World Resort]
Unleash The Villains [© Walt Disney World Resort]

On August 23, 2014, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will host the one-night only “Villains Unleashed” separately ticketed after-hours evening event.

More than 50 “evil” Disney characters will be present including classic baddies like Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil and the Queen of Hearts to modern day villains like Darth Vader and Boba Fett from the Star Wars films. Disney’s latest villain, Maleficent, is sure to make an appearance.

Some characters will be available for meet-and-greets and others may be found on or around the attractions.

So far, Disney has announced the following “villains”:

  • Hades
  • Meg
  • Pain
  • Panic
  • Anastasia
  • Drizella
  • Lady Tremaine
  • J. Worthington Foulfellow
  • Gideon
  • Big Bad Wolf
  • Cruella De Vil
  • Captain Hook
  • Mr. Smee
  • Bowler Hat Guy
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Gaston
  • Jafar
  • Darth Vader
  • Darth Maul
  • Boba Fett
  • Asajj Ventress
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Stormtrooper
  • Zam Wessell
  • Jango Fett

Like the recent 24 hour Magic Kingdom “Rock Your Disney Side” event, guests will be allowed to dress up and show their “Disney Villain Side” but they must comply with Disney’s costume policies; in particular they must not be offensive and guests eyes must be clearly visible.

As well as access to around ten of the popular attractions like The Twilight Zone - Tower of Terror, Rock N Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania! and Star Tours, guests will also be able to enjoy:

  • Hades Hangout & Dance Party hosted by Hades (from Hercules) and featuring the house band, Bernie Briquette and Brimstone, DJ Igg Nite and the Underworld Dancers
  • Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show (from The Nightmare Before Christmas) at the Theatre of The Stars
  • Star Wars Villain Zone
  • “Villainy In The Skies” fireworks spectacular
  • Fantasmic! Pre-Show
  • Ex-Scream makeovers and face painting
  • speciality food and beverages
  • event merchandise

Ticket prices are $67 plus tax for adults and $62 plus tax for children aged 3 to 9. Guests can gain access to the event from 7 p.m. with the event running from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the morning.

In 2013 as part of the “Limited Time Magic” promotion, Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosted a similar “Unleash The Villains” evening event but it was not a separately ticketed event and its popularity meant that the park became very overcrowded. For Villains Unleashed, this problem should not repeat itself as the number of tickets will be limited.