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‘Maleficent’ Sneak Peek Coming to Disney Parks April 18

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

As the saying goes, visions are seldom all they seem!

This spring, Walt Disney Studios’ latest cinematic vision, “Maleficent,” will cast its spell at Disney Parks in the form of an exclusive look at one of the summer’s most anticipated films.
‘Maleficent’ Sneak Peek Coming to Disney Parks April 18

A thrilling new trailer for “Maleficent” has just been released, and starting April 18, a special extended sneak peek will be playing daily at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio and at Disney California Adventure park in the naturalistic “underground” setting of the Bug’s Life Theater.

“Maleficent” stars Angelina Jolie in the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant, Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.

“Maleficent” opens in theaters on May 30, 2014.


  • How long will it be playing ?

  • I will be at DCA on April 24 & 25, will it still be playing?

  • Will there be an AP preview?

  • Is it extending into May before the release? (I’ll be there 5/3 and 5/4.)

  • 2 things:

    1.) They should totally make it seem like Maleficent is taking over Sleeping Beauty Castle during this time 😀


  • Will there be any other special events with Maleficent?? A premiere maybe??

    So excited to see this movie!! Angelina is the best!

  • This movie looks great. Disney makes yet another movie that both me and my wife can agree on!

  • We will be going to Hollywood Studios April 23. How long will the Sneak peak last for? And will it show up in the Entertainment guide online through the park hours or will it be listed inside the park?

  • I can’t WAIT!!!!! Maleficent has been my favorite even from when I was a small child! I’ll be there for sure!

    • I hope you enjoy it, Scott!

  • Can’t wait to see the seek peek at DCA then the movie in May!

    • :)

  • Does this mean It’s Tough to be a Bug will be closed? Do you know how long this will be running for?

  • Question: part of the plot is the fact that her wings were taken from her. If she is as powerful as expected, and since her dragon-version has wings, why can’t she just bring them back?

  • Oh, how I wish this would have happened during my WDW trip a couple weeks ago. The new trailer is wonderful. I’m looking forward to seeing the new movie.

  • Really excited to see the extended sneak peek inside of Bug’s Life Theater.

    • :)

  • Wow!

    Magnificent Maleficent!

    Best regards,

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