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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular review

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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular review from the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular played to huge crowds and rave reviews at the first Walt Disney World Halloween Party.  Guests sang along, cheered and celebrated the appearance of the show’s leads the Sanderson Sisters.

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The show quickly nods at the movie it takes its name from with a mention of there being so many children present, then follows the typical Disney Villain Castle show formula involving popular villains.

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This show is much longer than any previous Villain experience, weighing in at 21.5 minutes of standing room only Villainous fun.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (2)

This new show looks to nudge the envelope just a tad toward a little darker Halloween experience than has been typical in previous years at Disney World.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (3)

The Sanderson Sisters have come back from the dust in the year 2015 and want to create a new Hocus Pocus Party potion.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (4)

One sister has the spell wrapped around her chocolate bar.  Seems like the perfect place for it, right?Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (5)

The one sister in charge does a face palm when she realizes that they don’t have the 3 ingredients necessary for a great party.

  1.  A complete sell out of tickets to more guests than the parties have seen before.
  2. Fewer ways to meet or dance with villains than previous years
  3. Really long lines for character meets.

 

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Dr. Facilier comes along to try to save the party.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (7)

He’s happy because he realizes that the party will rake in tons of cash from unassuming tourists who love a 22 year old movie reincarnation into a stage show.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (8)

The sisters then join the celebration.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (9)

They strike a deal to create lines for Jack and Sally that will exceed 2 hours and the 7 Dwarfs will average 1.5 hours all night.  Nothing is scarier to Disney Cast Members than crazy long lines with grumpy guests on a humid September night.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (11)

The sisters bow to his greatness and agree to offer many of the same characters in the same costumes as the daytime with lines of 10 minutes or less most of the night.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (12)

The blonde sister is sad because the candy lines were crazy long for 3.5 hours and she couldn’t fill her $18 glowing Mickey candy bucket.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (13)

Oogie Boogie comes to cheer her up as only he can.  He realizes that this is a special meet and greet opportunity for her as other guests can’t touch the guy.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (14)

Clean sackcloth!Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (15)

Everyone was excited for this exclusive meet and greet!Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (16)

But Maleficent wasn’t included in the party at all this year?  No after villain meet?  No villain soiree?  Only a parade appearance and show segment?Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (17)

She then swore revenge upon all those who only allowed meet and greets with Jafar, Cruella, Queen of Hearts, the Witch and Lotso during the party!Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (18)

Queen Grimhilde has a way to fix up the situation with a special Party exclusive candied apple!
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That sends everyone into a celebratory dance number.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (20)

Hades joins the fun with some oddly shaped goodie to toss into the spell.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (21) Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (22)

Cruella joins with the sass that only she can demonstrateHocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (23)

Capt. Hook wants to know why he can no longer meet guests or shake his booty with them.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (24)

He demands retribution.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (25)

Jafar didn’t look very happy to be one of the few working all night while the others did 2 parades and 4 shows only.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (26)

The villains need this young lady’s hair to make the party perfect, but more villain meets would have been a better plan.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (27) Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (28) Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (29) Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (33)

The sisters cackle over how great their plan is for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  More tickets sold!  Less characters to meet or dance with!  Huge lines for candy during the early hours!  Attract enormous crowds for only 4 showings of their castle spell creation!Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (34)

Hades celebrated the fact he had less work than Jafar.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (35)

Lady Tremaine and Capt. Hook dance to the fact they will contribute less.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (36)

Hades claims the whole thing was his idea, being King of the Underworld and all.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (38)

Oogie Boogie was happy to be able to walk in the parade, but keep his distance from all the fans.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (39)

Celebrate girls the spell is complete!  Disney World visitors will drop $300 per family and then spend more to eat tiny cupcakes and watch fireworks from an odd view with some giant boxes blocking part of their view!Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (40) Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (41)

Yes, being undead has its benefits.Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (42)

Happy Halloween darling!Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2015 (43)

Oh, okay, that’s not the actual story they told.  The real one is in the video below.  But my story seems more factual.




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