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Disney Villains Unleash Some Fiendish ‘Limited Time Magic’ at Disney Parks

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Friday the 13th will be extra special this year as Disney’s dastardly villains unleash some “Limited Time Magic” at both Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort. And today, we have some new details to share.

Both Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will stay open until the 13th Hour (1 a.m.) for the Friday the 13th “Limited Time Magic” celebration.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the hub of the villains’ festivities takes place at the dead center of the park, Hades’ Hangout – the hottest club north of the Underworld. The “Lord of the dead,” Hades, will host spine-tingling fun while his henchmen, dancers, interactive DJ and hot house band keep the nighttime activities on fire. Some of the villains appearing will include Pain and Panic, Maleficent, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil, Jafar and Big Bad Wolf. Also, villains will be on the prowl after dusk for photo ops and character greetings, plus a few special surprises.

You can unleash your inner villain by keeping an eye out for a specially created Unleash The Villains T-shirt celebrating this “Limited Time Magic” event. T-shirts will be available at Villains in Vogue on Sunset Boulevard, as well as, while supplies last.

Also, to celebrate the imminent arrival of the midnight witching hour, “Villainy in the Sky” will set the sky ablaze with spectacular fireworks and keep the party going until the 13th hour.

Villains will also take over Disneyland park on Friday the 13th. Town Square will be transformed for the party where you may see villains like Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Judge Frollo and Lady Tremaine. Villains will also be around after dusk for photo ops and character greetings.

You’ll be able to dance the night away as you “Party Like a Villain.” Witches and warlocks will get the dance party started, spinning a mix of upbeat Halloween tunes and Disney-friendly Top 40 hits. There will be Halloween-themed projections, lighting effects and an eerie fog set the tone for the evening.

A special Unleash The Villains T-shirt celebrating this “Limited Time Magic” event will also be available at Port Royal in Disneyland park and Tower Hotel Gifts in, while supplies last.

And of course, there will be tempting treats to taste at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland park. Pam Brandon will have new details to share on some of the treats later this afternoon. Be sure to check the blog later today.


  • Don’t know about WDW but at Disneyland the “Unleash the Villains” t-shirts will not be available until 6:00 PM

  • I will be there for December Friday the 13th. Will they do it again then? Will the merchandise be available on the 12th?

  • Can’t wait for tomorrow! I have a few questions though. The T-shirts and the Villiany in the Sky, are those WDW only things? I can understand the lack of Midnight Fireworks for Disney Resort as it’s near a massive amount of residential and unless you can notify them there’s going to be a big hassle. But merch isn’t that hard to make more of for more parks, unless it’s for the Sorcerers game then Is it too much to ask for the Resort to get a different but still the same type of shirt for this event?

  • My kids and I are also hoping on a limited edition pin for this event!

  • The Disney Villains will definitely be something surprising to see, especially on a Friday the 13, at the Disney park. Though this always happens near October for Halloween time. Now a sight to see for the first time, I mean for me. Well it is going to be great.

  • I would also like to know if any other special merchandise (particularly pins) will be released at the party!

  • Well done Disney! Here’s another unique, well thought-out LTM event. And best of all it’s just in time to ring in the Halloween festivities in the parks.

  • I really love this “Limited Time Magic” campaign because it really brings fresh and cool events to the parks. I won’t be able to get to a Disney park for any of the Halloween magic, but boy am I tempted to make a quick trip just to see it. I am counting on friends taking loads of pictures. It’s really fun to give the villains their “day”…but just in a limited amount because we don’t want them getting any big ideas about taking over!!! I’d like to get a picture with Maleficent and the Evil Queen someday. That’s on my Disney bucket list.

  • I have the same question as Katie. Will there be any other special merchandise besides the t-shirt released for this event in Disney’s Hollywood Studios? I thought when this event had been previously talked about on the Blog, special limited edition merchandise had been mentioned, but nothing specific. Thanks.

  • Any chance of a character greeting with Ursula in Disney’s Hollywood Studios? I have always wanted to get my photo taken with Ursula, but I don’t ever recall her being out for meet and greets, and this sure would be the perfect opportunity.

    Also, is the “Villainy in the Sky” fireworks show at 1AM? If yes, will the be a second showing of the fireworks earlier in the evening?

  • Can’t wait to get the T-shirt! Is there any exclusive pins being released for this event? And will there be any hats released?

    Thanks in advance.

  • 6 days till I’m back!!! Can’t wait to party with the Villains and load up on Nightmare goodies!!!

  • Lotta villains! Even Maleficent twice! 😉

    But this sounds like a great event- can’t wait!

  • When will the shirts be available online for those of us who can’t make the 13th event? We will be there in October instead for Mickey’s Halloween Party 🙂

  • Can’t wait for Frightful, the 13th. Thank the villains for the reprieve from the horrendous heat it looks like they will be giving us for their party. Now I just have to decide on which villainous tee to wear to the party. Looks to be a great night at Disney.

  • So excited about this event! We booked our trip in December in anticipation of this! What is the capacity for Hollywood Studios? Is it expected to meet capacity on the 13th?

  • I’m so excited for this! Its my birthday that day and my hubby and I will be celebrating at Disneyland! Will the shirt and foods be available all day or only after the event starts at 8pm? Do you know if Maleficent will be out?? She’s my favorite villain!

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