Update #3 – Unavailability of tickets appears to have been temporary; some have reported successfully purchasing tickets by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.
Update #2 – This event has sold out.
Updated at 2:30 p.m.: Disney has officially announced the event. Official details are included.
Last year, for Limited Time Magic, Disney’s Hollywood Studios held a special one-night event called “Unleash the Villains on Friday, September 13. It was incredibly popular, with people clamoring to get in and waits for character meet and greets that were hours long. (Almost rivaling the current wait times to meet Anna and Elsa in Princess Fairytale Hall.)
After the large popularity of last year’s event, and fitting with the trend of special hard-ticketed events in the parks (such as Harambe Nights and the Epcot After Hours Wind Down), Disney has decided to host an all new villains-themed party called “Villains Unleashed” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The event is scheduled to take on Saturday, August 23, from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. and tickets are now on sale for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members.
- Adults (Ages 10+): $67 in advance/$71 day of event
- Children (Ages 3-9): $62 in advance/$66 day of event
To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-PLAY. Tickets are not currently available online. For those who are not AP holders or DVC Members, tickets will go on sale for the general public beginning June 9.
The event will include a record number of 50 villains on hand. In addition, there will be special shows, like “Hades Hangout & Dance Party,” featuring DJ Igg Nite and the Underworld Dancers and “Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show,” which will take place at the Theatre of the Stars. There will also be villain meet and greets; a Star Wars villain zone; the “Villainy in the Skies” fireworks show, utilizing Glow with the Show ears; a villain-themed Fantasmic! pre-show; “Ex-Scream” makeovers–face painting to look like your favorite villain; specialty food and beverages; unique merchandise and more. In addition, many of your favorite attractions will be open, and it’s rumored that there may be some attraction ride-alongs with villains. Guests may also choose to dress in costume as their favorite Disney Villain.
This sounds like a spectacularly villainous event!