Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular review from the first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
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.
This show is much longer than any previous Villain experience, weighing in at 21.5 minutes of standing room only Villainous fun.
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.
The Sanderson Sisters have come back from the dust in the year 2015 and want to create a new Hocus Pocus Party potion.
One sister has the spell wrapped around her chocolate bar. Seems like the perfect place for it, right?
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.
A complete sell out of tickets to more guests than the parties have seen before.
Fewer ways to meet or dance with villains than previous years
Really long lines for character meets.
Dr. Facilier comes along to try to save the party.
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.
The sisters then join the celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone was excited for this exclusive meet and greet!
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?
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!
Queen Grimhilde has a way to fix up the situation with a special Party exclusive candied apple!
That sends everyone into a celebratory dance number.
Hades joins the fun with some oddly shaped goodie to toss into the spell.
Cruella joins with the sass that only she can demonstrate
Capt. Hook wants to know why he can no longer meet guests or shake his booty with them.
He demands retribution.
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.
The villains need this young lady’s hair to make the party perfect, but more villain meets would have been a better plan.
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!
Hades celebrated the fact he had less work than Jafar.
Lady Tremaine and Capt. Hook dance to the fact they will contribute less.
Hades claims the whole thing was his idea, being King of the Underworld and all.
Oogie Boogie was happy to be able to walk in the parade, but keep his distance from all the fans.
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!
Yes, being undead has its benefits.
Happy Halloween darling!
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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