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Villains to be Unleashed upon Hollywood Studios again

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Disney releases Villains Unleashed information

Disney officially announced, 5 hours after I bought my tickets, that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be overtaken by Villains on Saturday, August 23, 2014.  Walt Disney World is officially calling the event Villains Unleashed, which plays upon the Limited Time Magic event they offered last year that was known as “Unleash the Villains.”  That event was more pain and panic than thrill and excitement.

This event is different because it will be a hard ticket event, meaning it will require an additional advance purchase to enter the event and sales will be limited.  Disney is promising more than 50 villains spread throughout the park this time and the hard ticket event aspect should limit the crowds.

Date, Time and Cost Details

For the first time ever, a record number of Disney villains – more than 50 in all – will invade Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 23 as a part of the park’s new event, Villains Unleashed.

This one-night party will kick off at 8:00pm as the Disney villains have plotted to take over Hollywood Studios. The celebration of their wonderful wickedness will include exclusive merchandise, specialty food and beverage and exciting atmosphere entertainment offerings.

Guests can purchase tickets at Disneyvillainsparty.com beginning June 9 for $67 for adults and $62 for children, plus tax. Annual Passholders and DVC Members will have an early booking window to purchase tickets June 5–8.

I found it easiest to call 407-WDW-PLAY to purchase my tickets.  The Disney website has been on and off all day, so it’s not very reliable.

The event starts at 8:00pm on August 23 2014, and runs to 1:00am. Guests can enter the park as early as 4:00 pm with the event ticket alone.  There are no discounts available to any guest.

‘Villains Unleashed’ – Entertainment

Over 50 Disney villains will take over Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the event, taking part in shows, meet and greets, and even at attractions.

  • Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show: Boogie down to Theatre of The Stars (where Beauty and the Beast is held) to see Mr. Oogie Boogie host a special variety show, which will be crawling with entertainment.
  • ‘Villainy in the Skies’ fireworks and Fantasmic! pre-show: Behold the wickedness as villains takeover Fantasmic! for a deviously fun pre-show, then unleash their powers into the night sky for a special-themed fireworks display.
  • Star Wars Villain Zone: Witness the power of the dark side as some of the most feared villains in the Galactic Empire patrol Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
  • ‘Ex-Scream’ Makeovers” ‘Show your Villain Side’ and get your face painted to look just like a favorite Disney villain!
  • Hades Hangout and Dance Party: Hang out with the ruler of the underworld and dance the night away with his party crew – house band Bernie Briquette with Brimstone (Mulch, Sweat and Shears), DJ Igg Nite (DJ Elliot) and the Underworld Dancers.
  • Villainous Food, Drink and Merchandise: Enjoy special mischievous treats and remember the night for years to come with villain-themed merchandise. Not included in ticket price.
  • Attractions: Revel in the fun of up to 10 favorite attractions like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror or Star Tours – The Adventures Continue and maybe, encounter a villain lurking around.

MY unofficial list of 50 villains that it would be easy for Walt Disney World to provide for the event:

Anastasia Tremaine
Big Bad Wolf
Bowler Hat Guy
Captain Hook
Cruella de Vil
Dr. Facilier
Drizella Tremaine
Gov Ratcliffe
Lady Tremaine
Oogie Boogie
Queen of Hearts
Queen Grimhilde
Old Hag
Shan Yu
Brer Bear
Brer Fox
J Worthington Foulfellow
Sheriff of Nottingham
Prince John
Mr. Smee
Tweedle Dee
Tweedle Dum
Hyenas (Shenzi, Benzai & Ed)
Darth Vader
Darth Maul
Boba Fett
Jango Fett
Zam Wessell
Aurra Sing
Gamorrean Guard
Asajj Ventress
Tusken Raider

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  1. Just heard about this today and got our tickets. We leave the next morning on the dvc member cruise….what a way to end dwd and start the cruise!

  2. Here is a list of the characters so far that are on ‘the gust list’ provided by The Disney Parks Blog:

    “We just got a sneak peek at a portion of the invite list. Many more villains will be on hand at the the event, but here’s a few names you may recognize. (Entertainment is subject to change!).

    Lady Tremaine
    J. Worthington Foulfellow
    Big Bad Wolf
    Cruella De Vil
    Captain Hook
    Mr. Smee
    Bowler Hat Guy
    Queen of Hearts
    Darth Vader
    Darth Maul
    Boba Fett
    Asajj Ventress
    Emperor Palpatine
    Zam Wessell
    Jango Fett”

    I have to say I am pretty surprised Maleficent’s name didn’t make the first initial list considering she is by far the most popular villain in my opinion at least.

  3. Here’s to hoping you are provided a list so a map can be made. Got our tickets this morning. Way excited and hoping to meet many rare villains! Thanks again for all the great insight and information!

  4. Got my tickets this morning for my sister’s bday! :D :D :D :D You think you could make a map with the character meet & greet and all the attractions that’ll be open till 1am? like you did for the rock your disney side?? that would be awesome!


  5. Tickets still available. I am guessing this isn’t as popular as they were thinking and not selling out as fast as people thought it would? Kenny how many tickets do you think they are selling for this thing??

  6. Well, I was able to get my tickets this morning without a problem. I guess I overestimated the initial response by the general public. I feel so relieved not to mention PSYCHED!

  7. Great..thanks Kennythepirate! Your info is extremely helpful. My son was reading over your unofficial list of Villains and is now doing his own.

  8. I got my tickets and my son is thrilled as he love villains. I’m just confused re Fantasmic. Obviously no shows are listed for that evening, however I’ve been reading about a special Fantasmic preshow for this event. So, will there be a regular Fantasmic show with that night in it’s normal theater? Also, anyone have any guesses on how controlled the tickets are? I am guessing it will sell out so I’m curious as to how “packed” Disney is going to allow it to be. Hopefully not at or very near park capacity.

    • They will add a Fantasmic for this event later, but not for the general public, so it won’t appear on calendars. Yes, only normal theater would work. I doubt they will sell more than 15,000 for the party. It probably will sell out, so they are already looking at repeating it. No where close to capacity.

  9. Do you expect this to sell out before tickets are made available to the general public? Also, If I have a friend who is a member of the Disney Vacation Club purchase the tickets, can they be transferred to me?

    • Answered my own question. The answer is yes, a DVC member can purchase the tickets and transfer them to you. I GOT MY TICKETS!

      • Dominick, I thought the tickets were non-transferable? I have a friend who owns too and is willing to purchase them for me but they can’t personally attend. Is this your situation? If so, would you be able to tell me how they went about it? Thankscin advance.

      • The answer is sort of. One can buy a hard ticket and sell it or give it away as long as it’s never been used in the state of florida. They aren’t actually attached to one name because they can be bought in groups.

      • Robert, my friends who have the DVC called for me, purchased the tickets with my credit card and gave me the confirmation number. Once you have a confirmation number, you link the tickets to the My Disney Experience account through the app. They asked at least 3 or 4 times if they had to be there and the answer was no. So all is good! Tell your friend to get on the phone!

  10. Do you think characters line Meg, Hades, Oogie Boogie will only appear in there stage shows? Same for old hag in fantasmic?

  11. Very concerned about selling out before Monday’s general on sale. Keeping my fingers crossed. It would be so disheartening to be there during this and not be able to attend.

  12. Kenny, thanks to you, we got our tickets before it was announced by Disney. What do you think is the best way to plan for this event? Rides aren’t important to us. My kids want to meet characters. Any thoughts from your experience last year?

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