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What to expect at Club Villain in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Complete Guide to Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios

My daughter and I visited Club Villain recently and I figured I’d write a post explaining the full experience with details, photos and videos to help you decide if it’s for you.

Note:  Club Villain closed in early 2017

Let’s answer some common questions before we jump into the full review:

  1.  Is tComplete Guide to Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios pinhis event acceptable for children?  I’d say yes!  My 12 year old had a blast.  While we only saw a dozen or so children, likely due to all the blogs saying it’s an adult event, each seemed to be enjoying themselves.
  2. Is it all you care to eat?  Yes, you may visit the buffet as many times as you like.
  3. Is it all you care to drink?  Yes, you may visit the bar often, but they will stop serving you if you appear impaired.  I didn’t observe a wild party going on, just adults partaking in themed drinks and meet and greets.
  4. Is Photopass included?  Yes, Photopass photographers are each meet and greet station ready to take your photo.  Downloads are complimentary from disneyphotopass.com website after the event.  You can even use the Disney app from your phone.  You do not need Memory Maker for this experience, but it’s added to your same Photopass account.
  5. Do the characters offer meet and greets or only dancing?  Each female villain offers an actual meet and greet.  Getting a photo with Dr. Facilier can be more tricky as he comes and goes constantly.  Many have had success by waiting until most guests have left.
  6. How long will this be offered?  Disney hasn’t provided any closing dates, but as of the time of writing this Club Villain is offered through March 2016
  7. What does it cost?  As of the moment it costs $129 per person
  8. Do the characters sign autographs?  Yes

Club Villain is a special dining experience that is currently offering at the Sunset Showcase in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Currently the special event costs $129 per person and requires advanced registration.  Children and adults are welcomed.  You’ll find the location through these gates next to Rock n Roller Coaster.

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A small sign on the right of the gate points you to the gate, or is it the roller coaster?Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (2)

Sunset Showcase was created as a multiple purpose building and briefly held a daytime dance party known as Club Disney with Mickey, Minnie and the gang.  It isn’t being offered at this time.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (3)

You will stop by this small check in stand.  Ladies will find your name on the list and present you with your special invitation.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (4)

Heres’s  a copy of the invitation outside by our villainous model.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (5)

Inside of the card has pre-printed autographs and a full menu which features a sauteed station, a carving station and a cast iron station.  You can click the photo for a full look at the menu.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (6)

Cast Members wear this cool shirt.  Disney should sell these inside and make a few more bucks ;)Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (7)

Devilish Decor

Inside the building has been totally transformed into a villains lair or club for villains to hang out and run elbows with us common folk.  I must say, it appears that Disney didn’t spare any expense making the place look amazing.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (8)

Only thing we disliked about the decor was the small tables.  We were paired up with a nice couple here for the runDisney event and it was quite cramped with just 4 little plates and a drink each.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (9)

Each villain has a specific, well-themed meet and greet area.  If you arrive early or visit them between villain sets, you can have your photo taken with them.  Each theme was very detailed and my daughter loved them.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (179)

Poopies!

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Her inner villain.  She loves her puppy, but couldn’t ever turn it into a coat.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (14)

Maleficent’s set was really awesome too.  It looked like a giant bat throne and made for great, low-light photos.  Photos with most cameras would come out better with the flash turned on.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (17)

Queen of Hearts has a special Wonderland themed throne area.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (32)

Snow Queen / Queen Grimhilde / Evil Queen / the Queen has a very detailed set with the mirror, heart box and peacock throne.

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Look at how much detail is in just the top of the throne alone.

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Heart chest looks great too.

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Future Queen upon her throne.  She said all the CM’s were calling her Princess as she entered, but she is a villain.  I told her she can’t become a Queen, unless she is a Princess.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (39)

Magic Mirror on the Wall appears and disappears, but doesn’t speak.  Still a cool feature.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (49)

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Love the apple that is the disco ball for the theater.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (52)

DJ has a sweet set up.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (53)

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Devious delights

Club Villain offers a buffet of New Orleans inspired dishes.  Pig wings and dirty rice are delicious and the food isn’t as spicy as you’d expect Creole food to be.  You may enjoy as much as your heart delights, but trying to work in the 4 meet and greets, dance time and food in 2 hours can be a bit rushed.
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Desserts are each themed to the different villain they represent.  Each is quite tasty and really adorable in theming.  You almost wish you could frame the little desserts and take them home.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (10)

Some of the buffet foods.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (130)

Desserts.  See the Cruella theme in the 2 nearest you?Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (125)

Queen Grimhilde and Queen of Hearts themed desserts.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (135)

A full bar is available for those who wish to imbibe.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (174)

A variety of themed drinks is available.
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Soda, water and lemonade is available for children or those who don’t partake in alcohol.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (178)Eerie Entertainment

Club Villain offers a host/singer, Dr. Facilier, a DJ and a couple of dancers.   I loved the host’s jacket!
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Must be a dream job for a DJ to have a booth with a villain theme.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (66)

Host introduces Dr. Facilier and dancers.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t hear any of Dr. Faciler’s entrance due to technical issues.  Just before he introduced the lady villains, they brought him a handheld microphone.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (68)

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Maleficent joins the party.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (77)

Now, that’s an entrance!Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (80)

Apple anyone?Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (84)

Joined by Queen of Hearts and Cruella, the other ladies prance about in their formal presentation.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (95)

Hey, can you put that poison apple away please?Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (97)

Queen of Hearts was the star of the night for us.  She was very in character and got to show a really fun side.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (234)

Dancers were sweet enough to pose for a photo with my daughter, but it was blurry due to all the haze in the room.  You’ll notice in the videos below that the intro has a similar vibe to the old Villains mix and mingle at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (100)

Villains reappear a couple of times in entertainment.  Once is a type of line dance and the other is the New Orleans style parade around the room.  You’ll even receive some beads!
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Villains

Each villain has an actual meet and greet station.  You are given an assigned time to meet them on back of your invitation given you at check-in.  Some CMs checked it religiously and others didn’t seem to care much.  Each villain offers 2 sets of meet and greets, that’s why they give assigned times.

Maleficent

How awesome is that throne?  I think I’ll build one for my living room.  I did the first couple of photos with no flash to demonstrate the feeling you have in the area.
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Guests joining us at the table were there primarily to meet Maleficent because she is so difficult to find at Walt Disney World for meet and greets.  Soon, she’ll be removed from the Castle show as well, meaning you’ll only see her at the Boo to You Parade.Maleficent at Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (106)

Debbie forgot to lift her cape :)Maleficent Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (244)

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Cruella de Vil

Cruella was a lot of fun.  She always has a whacky side and loves to talk about dogs, especially her addiction to dogs.  Cruella de Vil at Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (124)

Dreaming of more doggiesCruella de Vil at Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (125)

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Queen Grimhilde

Queen with many names never smiles.  It causes wrinkles and she needs the mirror to tell her that she is the “fairest of them all” one day.  Seems a little self obsessed to me.

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I love this photo, as it shows her in her true form and you can catch some of the amazing detail in her peacock throne.Snow Queen Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (195)

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts was awesome.  She was very into her character and loved making crazy poses.  Queen of Hearts at Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (224)

She said this photo would be very savable.  She could click the photo and find it on my Flickr account :)Queen of Hearts at Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (225)

After Debbie had her photo I asked to join, as I usually do and she sent Debbie away so we could have our special moment.  I told her I’m a big fan of croquet and she said I’d never defeat her.  Game on Queenie!Queen of Hearts Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (266)

We finished off the meet and greets with a big smile.Queen of Hearts Club Villain at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Disney World (269)We had a terrific time.  Food was good and plentiful.  Other than the sound snafu, the entertainment was good.  Debbie enjoyed doing the “Whip and Nae Nae” or whatever it’s called with the DJ and host and a hundred strangers.

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