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‘Villains Unleashed’ Event Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios August 23

posted on June 5th, 2014 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager

A record number of Disney villains – more than 50 in all – will invade Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 23 as a part of the park’s new separate ticket event, “Villains Unleashed.”


This one-night party will feature everything that fans of Disney villains could ask for – up close encounters with some of the most popular Disney villains, “Hades Hangout & Dance Party,” “Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show,” a Star Wars villain zone, a new “Villainy In The Skies” fireworks spectacular, a villain-inspired pre-show to “Fantasmic!”, face painting, specialty food & beverage, event merchandise and more. Favorite Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions, including The Twilight Zone – Tower of Terror, Rock N Roller Coaster, Toy Story Mania! and Star Tours – will also be available to enjoy.

In addition, ticketed party guests will be permitted to dress up and show their Disney villain side.*

The party (similar to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party) requires a separate ticket for admission. Adult tickets cost $67 plus tax and children ages 3-9 cost $62 plus tax. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can book their tickets now. All other guests can book beginning June 9. To book, call 407-939-1933 for APs and 800-800-9800 for DVC Members.

Join the conversation online with the hashtag #VillainsUnleashed.

*All costumes must adhere to any guidelines as determined solely by Disney. Please choose costumes that are not obstructive, offensive or violent. Guests’ eyes must be visible at all times.

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48 Comments 9 Replies


Alejandro on June 5th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Um why is this not happening on October 31st?


Angela from FL on June 5th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Is “Specialty Food and Beverage” included in the ticket price? I can’t find any info about it other than that Specialty Food and Beverage and merchandise will be available… and it’s unclear on whether all food/drink will be extra or if anything is actually included in the price. Not expecting Harambe Nights caliber, but some snacks would be nice!


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 5th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

There will be special menu items available for purchase.


Ethan on June 5th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Alejandro – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is on the 31st.


Ethan on June 5th, 2014 at 2:53 pm

When will we know what merchandise will be at this event? It will determine whether I buy tickets or not.


Paul on June 5th, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Sounds like fun, hope something similar comes to California Adventure.


Paul from CA on June 5th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Will Disneyland be having this as well?


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 5th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

This event is exclusive to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Sarah on June 5th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Already bought my ticket earlier this morning! I really can’t wait for this event. I’m hoping to meet people like Ursula, Madme Mim, Yzma, and Medusa! I’m also wondering if there’s a food item that’s complimentary, like the candy at MNSSHP and the cookies at MVMCP?


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 5th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Congrats! The event should be a blast! There will be special menu items available for purchase.


Brian on June 5th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

my question is… the additional or different fireworks?????? I spoke to an agent at the AP phone line and she wasnt sure where the “special” fireworks would be held nor if FANTASMIC would still go off at 8:30 that night…. please respond :)


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 5th, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Yes – there will be special fireworks AND Fantasmic! (with a special villains pre-show).


Jason from Hampshire on June 5th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Are we able to dress as other Disney characters or does it have to be Villains? Wondering if I’ll be able to wear my MNSSHP costume twice! (Aladdin)


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 5th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Dressing as a Disney villain was a suggestion to fit with the party’s theme, but of course you can choose another option. Aladdin sounds great.


Eric from MA on June 5th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

The current list of characters is a bit short of 50…Are there going to be some new appearances, like Oogie Boogie made his debut at the Friday 13 event? And if so, any hints? :)
(And no, I don’t expect any of Sarah’s list to show up–although think there was an Yzma in the very early days of California Adventure?–but a perfect chance for those who missed the all-night Villain party at the MK last month.)


James on June 5th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Has Ursula ever made an appearance in the Parks? It’s my dream to meet her, and if she were at this event, I’d want to book ASAP!


Joseph from CA on June 5th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

What are the hours for this event? Thanks.


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 6th, 2014 at 10:09 am

8 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Kristen on June 5th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

The firework show for this event last time were amazing! The best I’ve seen (not including Wishes which is my all time favorite!). If it is a separate ticket this time around I’m hoping that Annual Passholders will have some sort of special price since we already pay them for our passes for the year.


Cheryl on June 5th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

I just hope there will still be tickets available on the 9th! We don’t need a regular park ticket for that day, right? Just the special event ticket, I assume. And any idea what time the park will allow attendees in?


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 5th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

If you’re planning on attending the party only, you’ll need a party ticket. If you wish to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well, earlier in the day, you’ll need a separate park ticket.


Jessica on June 5th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

can we dress up?


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 5th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Yes! Please see the guidelines in the blog post above.


Kim on June 5th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

Sincerely hope this is a big success and becomes a recurring event!


Roy from ON on June 5th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

The timing could not be anymore perfect. We arrive on August 23rd. We just booked our tickets. Cannot want to see everyone.


Jennifer Fickley-Baker on June 6th, 2014 at 9:22 am

I hope you have a great time!


mariale on June 6th, 2014 at 12:44 am

really really hope there will still be tickets on June 9th… I think for a 1-night-only event a 4-day-pre sale is too long :(


Wilma Kathleen from TX on June 6th, 2014 at 7:48 am

This looks awesome. I hope they do it again at a time when I will be there!


Diane on June 6th, 2014 at 9:06 am

Already sold out. Booked my hotel last night at 1130 pm, called this morning at 8am EST and NO tickets left. Seriously bummed Disney fan. No worries about a 4 day presale, they only needed 1 day.


Jennifer on June 6th, 2014 at 9:22 am

Where did you purchase tickets? I just went to Disney and it lists “they are not available” and check back when the date gets closer. I also wonder what type of crowd level it will bring. We’re also there on vacation that day. Curious?


Deborah on June 6th, 2014 at 9:28 am

Not sold out got tickets this morning


REBECCA on June 6th, 2014 at 9:51 am

I am excited about this event and believe it will sell out quickly. As a villain fan, I am very happy to see this event offered. My only wish is that you would offer it for more than one night. Be nice if it ran every Friday for 4-5 weeks. One time events never seem very organized. Just like the first Halloween or Christmas parties, it is very hard to find out any information from cast members as to what is offered and where things are located. By the 2nd or 3rd they have much more information and things are running smoother.
I also agree it would be nice to move this a little later in the year, to September even, as most costumes tend to be hot and temperatures in Florida are at their hottest in August.


Daman on June 6th, 2014 at 12:30 pm

If we have tix to just the party and not the park for the day, will we be allowed in early like MNSSHP and MVMCP?


Lynn from NJ on June 6th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Yeah!!!! Just got my tickets. Now I have to find a costume for my daughter and I. :)


Karen from Hampshire on June 6th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Do we have to phone for tickets on 9th June or will they be available online?


Suzanne on June 6th, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Got mine today too! Can’t wait!


Marc on June 7th, 2014 at 9:25 am

What time on June 9th do tickets go on sale? Am I staying up until midnight on the 8th or setting my alarm clock early?


Tasha from WI on June 7th, 2014 at 9:53 am

I really hope that there are still tickets available on Monday, I am not an AP holder or a DVC member but I am an annual visitor and it would be a shame not to be able to attend this party while in WDW. The last hard ticket event we were able to attend was the Pirate and Princess Party.


Dominick on June 7th, 2014 at 11:33 am

Got my tickets yesterday early morning! Can’t wait as I am a huge Villain fan. Two questions, what will the capacity of this event be (how many tickets will be sold)? Second question is will a Disney Photopass Photographer be with each villain for photos? Thanks!


Laura from NJ on June 7th, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Why can’t I find any information about this event on the WDW website? How will the general public be able to purchase tickets for this event when they go on sale on June 9th?


Matthew on June 8th, 2014 at 7:20 am

My bride of 28 years knows i LOVE THE VILLAINS. So for fathers day she bought us tickets .Cannot wait.


Sarah on June 8th, 2014 at 9:23 am

Hello, will there be FP+ available at this event?
Thank you


Cammy on June 8th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

What number do the general public call into on June 9th????


Michele on June 8th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

What number should I call when tickets go on sale for the general public tomorrow? Can I purchase tickets online or only by calling a number?


Timothy on June 9th, 2014 at 1:54 am

Do we need a separate ticket for the event if we attend DHS earlier that day?


Michelle on June 9th, 2014 at 7:22 am

Just purchased tickets for our family! So excited! Can’t wait to see the Villains!!


Jennifer on June 9th, 2014 at 10:31 am

You just need to log into Disney and purchase tickets under special events. It’s a really easy process.


Clare on June 9th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I am so excited about this event! I’d love to do a MNSSHP, but as a Brit working in a school, there aren’t suitable holidays to take the trip… this is perfect for me, and falls without our trip this summer! Thank you, Disney! :D


Clare on June 9th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Will there be buses running back to the resorts after the event?


Sara from CT on June 9th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

What time can we enter the park if we don’t have park tickets that day?


Dawn from NJ on June 11th, 2014 at 9:28 am

@Sara … I heard it was 7pm …

Just got my tix for me and hubby. YAY!!! :)


Michelle on June 11th, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Got our tickets!! As luck would have it we were already planning to be at HS that day :)


Christine on June 16th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

We have tickets. It is our first time going to Disney. Is the whole park open or only select stuff. Trying to figure out if I should add another park hopper day to get there earlier to explore the whole park. Also what time is it over. I keep hearing different times. Also my travel agent was under the impression we could enter the park at five but the website says seven?


Raven on June 29th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Got my tickets! Now I need to start making my queen of hearts costume! :)


Mary Ellen from PA on July 8th, 2014 at 10:25 am

I see that there is also face painting like your favorite villian…any other details? It does not specify “for a fee” so is this part of the ticket price?


Jennifer on July 10th, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Anyone know if tickets are still available?


Katrina on August 12th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I would love to attend this! I’m coming to the MNSSHP:) Is Disney going to have Mother Gothel anytime soon? LOVE HER:) I would love for Ursula to be a meet and greet…I don’t understand why they don’t do this…villains ROCK! I would also like to see more animal characters like The Cheshire Cat and the Siamese cats from Lady and the Tramp…Marie walks around why not???:) Have a Disney Day!!!