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‘Maleficent’ Sneak Peek Debuts in Disney Parks April 18

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Beginning tomorrow, April 18, guests at Disney Parks on both coasts will be able to enjoy an exclusive sneak peek at Walt Disney Studios’ “Maleficent,” which opens in theaters May 30.


This special extended sneak peek will play daily in RealD 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the ABC Sound Studio and at Disney California Adventure park.

The film stars Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in the lead roles of Maleficent and Aurora, respectively, and tells the “untold” story of Maleficent and the betrayal that ultimately turned her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge, Maleficent places an irrevocable curse upon the king’s newborn infant, Aurora. As she grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the conflict between a place she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy.

To kick off this special opportunity, Walt Disney Studios just sent us this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film to share with you. Enjoy!


  • Does anyone know the times it is playing in the ABC sound studio @ Hollywood Studios? Thinking about checking it out this weekend. Also, do you need to RSVP or anything for this?

  • One of my favorite Disney bad guys, looks like it is going to be an awesome Movie.

  • Didn’t know this was happening. Was at the park yesterday and got to see it last night at the AP sneak preview. Getting to see it in 3D was awesome. Makes me want to see the movie now in 3D instead of the regular way.
    Cat, its playing in It’s Tough to be a Bug theater. And starting today its available for everyone to see.

  • Can you give us the details on how we can be part of this in WDW at Hollywood Studios? And where we need to go, the times that it is being offered…… Thanks so much 🙂 We have been waiting since the movie was announced!!! Can’t Wait 🙂

  • Where will it be playing in California Adventure?
    Thank you!

    • Bug’s Life Theater

  • Same question as Stephanie… I’ll be down there in late May, and was wondering if it would be running then?

    • Yes – it will run until June 15.

  • Is this by invitation only? If so, how does one get invited?

  • I am so excited to see the sneak peak. I have been waiting to see this move for over a year in a half. I will be there. Plus it my birthday tomorrow. How cool is that. Thank you Disneyland for a wonderful birthday Present:}

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

  • Will the infamous hornet stinger be used during the preview? (Like with Tron the Air System and with OZ the water squirter) A lot of people already lean forward on it so it’d be nice to know before going into the Bugs Life theater.

  • Wow! Looks fabulous! Can’t wait!

  • How long will the sneak peek be playing?

    • Until June 15 at both sites. 🙂

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