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Villains Unleashed character meet and greets, entertainment, merchandise and details.

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Villains Unleashed is looking like it is going to turn out to be one of the best character events Disney World has ever offered.  There are many characters that are either really rare or have never met at Disney World.  I know I’m excited about the night!

The event begins offically at 8:00pm, but guests will be allowed to enter using their special event ticket at 5:00pm.  If you are already in the park after 5:00pm, you can visit the Indiana Jones Stunt Show area or Soundstage One that currently houses Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post.  Here’s some of what you might expect at the special hard ticket party.

NOTE:  I won’t be creating any special touring plans for the event because everyone will have a different desire to meet different characters.  I’ll be offering a special post-fun meet up at the Sorcerer’s Hat at 1:00am.  I’ll be in the area earlier I’m sure as well.

The characters will NOT be signing autographs.  Instead, you’ll be given cards that have their signatures imprinted upon them.

Character Meet and Greets

Animation Courtyard

  • Maleficient – 8:30pm to 11:30pm
  • Star Lord & Gamora  – unconfirmed if they will be dancing with guests  “Guardians of the Galaxy” Awesome Mix Tape Dance Party – Disney Jr  8:30pm to 12:45am

Echo Lake – Indiana Jones Stunt Show area

  • Banzai, Shenzi & Ed
  • Brer Bear and Brer Fox

Hades Hangout – Dance Party

  • Hades & Megara – on stage ONLY
  • Big Bad Wolf
  • Captain Hook
  • Governor Ratcliffe
  • Mr Smee
  • Queen of Hearts

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

  • Barbossa – 8:30pm to 11:30pm

MuppetVision 3D Store

  • Constantine the Muppet

Star Tours area

Fixed Locations

  • Boba Fett – Near Backlot Express
  • Darth Maul – Star Tours area
  • Darth Vader – Star Tours stage
  • Emperor Palpatine and Royal Guards – Outside Sci-Fi Drive In Theater

Roaming Characters

  • Asajj Ventress
  • Aurra Sing
  • Gamorrean Guard
  • Greedo
  • Jango Fett
  • Jawas
  • Stormtroopers
  • Tusken Raiders
  • Zam Wesell

Streets of America

Fixed Location Meets

  • Bowler Hat Guy 
  • Captain Gantu & Dr Hamsterviel 
  • Cruella de Vil 
  • Dr Facilier
  • Jafar
  • Shan Yu
  • Snow White’s Queen

Roaming Characters

  • Anastasia, Drizella & Lady Tremaine
  • Foulfellow
  • Gaston
  • Gideon
  • Judge Claude Frollo
  • Prince John
  • Sherrif of Nottingham
  • Stromboli

Sunset Boulevard

  • Snow White’s Witch


  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Star Tours
  • The Great Movie Ride – closes at 11:15pm
  • Toy Story Mania – closes at 11:30pm
  • Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid


  • Villains Unleashed Welcome – Sorcerer Hat Stage
  • Hades Hangout – Sorcerer Hat Stage
    8pm to 1am
  • Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse Show – Beauty and the Beast Theater
    8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm and 11:30pm
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy” Awesome Mix Tape Dance Party – Disney Jr
    8:00pm to 12:45am
  • Fantasmic! with special pre-show – 10:00pm show time, pre show starts at 9:35pm.
  • Villainy in the Sky Fireworks – 12:45am

Food and Drink

  • Club Evil – Hollywood Brown Derby





  • Studio Prop Shop  – accross from Honey I shrunk the Audience Playground and various locations in the park


Parking Information for Villains Unleashed

Guests attending Villains Unleashed will need to use the Main Entrance off World Drive to park for the event. The satellite parking entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Buena Vista Drive will be closed to all incoming traffic beginning at 3:00 PM. Roadway signage will be in place to direct Guests to the Main Entrance.



  1. Kenny, With the party not being sold out would you compare the potential crowds to be similar to a MNSSHP that is not sold out? And if so, how are the lines during those? I am trying to gauge what to expect on Saturday. Thanks.

  2. Hi Kenny! I was wondering If it is a hard ticket event, it’s more likely that everyone in the VUP will have a seat for the Fantasmic show right? and Do you have any idea of how will the Oogie Boogie Show will be?

  3. What’s your gut telling you? Are you expecting crowds on par with the 24 hour villains debacle? That one left a bad taste in my mouth. I sat in a line to park and just gave up. Epcot wasn’t that crowded though. The addition of Constantine is making me really think hard about going now.

  4. Wish the party started earlier at least 7pm.I see tht barbossa is only greeting a short period of time, do u know if all characters are meetin up till closing because its gonna be hectic to get around line to line waiting .I remembered i had to wait 4 hrs for hades on the 24 hr party.

    • Not sure. I know fireworks is 12:45am and they start clearing the fall out zone around 11:30pm. That usually includes the Streets of America, so we’ll see what in the world they are doing.

  5. Looking forward to seeing your report on this event. Glad they figured out to hard ticket it after last year but also glad to see they know how many people love villains and are going to be adding them a little more time here and therefor events. Looking forward to MNSSHP in October to see some of them.

  6. Good point. One other question… Any chance they will pull out a few surprise characters during the event?

    We are so excited for this event. Thanks again for all your insights!

  7. What are your thoughts about the Fantasmic Preshow? Would it be smarter to go see characters during that as many of the guests will be preoccupied with Fantasmic at the time and you’ll have better access to the roaming characters, etc? Any other advice on how to “meet” as many as possible? Love your ability to find out and share this type of information! Thanks!

  8. Wow, I would have loved to meet Maleficent, Gantu, Hamsterviel, Star Wars Villains, Star-Lord and Gamora, Snow White’s Wicked Witch, Shan-Yu and the Hyeneas!

  9. Do you have any idea which characters will be the most sought after? I think the highest ones on our list will be Barbossa, the Hyenas, Emperor Palpatine with his guards and the Robin Hood villains. I want to be in line for the most popular before the party even starts. Any advice?

    • And yeah, I’m replying to my own comment, but I forgot to add…do you think the Guardians of the Galaxy dance party might be the new dance party that will be at MNSSHP? I know that was labeled as a villains dance party, but the Guardians will be at this party and they aren’t really villains…so yeah.

  10. It does look amazing!! Once again we’ll miss it by just a few days. Although I think this is something I would want to attend solo! My 4yr old would prob freak!!! Ha! HAVE FUN!

  11. Wow looks great kenny.Hopefully they got it right from last unleash event disaster with the long lines that took the whole night up waiting for only two meet and greets.I didnt see pain and panic anywhere on list.

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