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Take a Sneak Peek at the ‘Villains Unleashed’ Guest List at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

As we shared earlier this month, “Villains Unleashed,” a new, separately ticketed event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will feature more than 50 Disney villains. Villains will appear at the event in several different ways, participating in character greetings, stage shows, and more.


We just got a sneak peek at a portion of the invite list. Many more villains will be on hand at the the event, but here’s a few names you may recognize. (Entertainment is subject to change!).

  • Hades
  • Meg
  • Pain
  • Panic
  • Anastasia
  • Drizella
  • Lady Tremaine
  • J. Worthington Foulfellow
  • Gideon
  • Big Bad Wolf
  • Cruella De Vil
  • Captain Hook
  • Mr. Smee
  • Bowler Hat Guy
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Gaston
  • Jafar
  • Darth Vader
  • Darth Maul
  • Boba Fett
  • Asajj Ventress
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Stormtrooper
  • Zam Wessell
  • Jango Fett


  • so are they going to put the Star Wars Villain owns Star Wars but are they going to have the Star Wars villains in the same places that they have them at Star Wars Weekend or will they have them over by Star Tours?

  • I’m confused. How can there be a pre-parade when Disney’s Hollywood Studios no longer has a parade?

  • Wait a minute. Meg’s not a villain.

  • Gaston & the Queen of Hearts as listed twice.

  • Thanks so much for the preview! This would totally be worth flying cross country for! Plus Villains aren’t evil. merely misunderstood!

  • Sorry… the villains are evil, they shouldn’t be dancing to pop music.

  • No Maleficent?!? Inconceivable!

  • I’m with Jason, Meg’s not a villain. 🙁

  • Is Gideon from the Disney Channel show “Gravity Falls”? If so, does that mean Dipper, Mabel, and Gideon will be coming to Disney Parks?

  • No, the Gideon they are referring to is the one from Pinocchio. He is the cat that hangs out with Honest John.

  • Meg can’t help it, she -hangs around- with villains. We know her reputation’s good, but as long as it gets her back in the park. 🙂
    (Speaking of which, ahem, nice to see the Wicked Queen hasn’t been forgotten once in a while.)

    @Joseph – I’m…….PRETTY sure Gideon = the Fox’s sidekick from Pinocchio, rather than the cable cartoon character. Just a hunch.

  • The above list of walkaround characters only counts 25, not counting five others that only show up on rare events…Fans have been wondering, how will the remaining 20 be “featured”?

  • Joseph, Gideon is Foulfellow’s feline sidekick in Pinocchio. The one who walks upright with the help of a cane not the sweet little black n white feline of Gepetto’s. I really wish I could go to this!!! Back in 1997 I was fortunate enough to be a volunteer for Hercules premier parade in NYC, but never able to get my photo with any of the characters. I wanna go just to see them!!!

  • Meg wasn’t exactly a villain but she started out as being under Hades thumb and working for him in exchange for Hades saving the life of her then boyfriend. So she isn’t the typical villain.

  • Joseph, Gideon is from Pinocchio, as is Foulfellow.

  • To answer Joseph’s question above, Gideon and J. Worthington Foulfellow are the cat and fox (respectively) from Pinocchio.

    I hope Oogie Boogie and Shan Yu will be available for meet and greets as well!

  • i can just never see Mr Smee as a “villain”

  • If Disney ever does this again it should give more notice to the public. I would have made my next trip (from Canada) coincide with this event. With only a few months notice only locals and people who happen to be lucky enough to already have a trip planned can attend 🙁

  • I miss seeing the Queen of Hearts at the Magic Kingdom! She was wickedly hilarious!

  • I’m excited about Bowler Hat Guy!

  • Oogie Boogie Please 🙂

  • We need Maleficent!!

  • Oh! Got it! Thanks everyone! 😀

  • Robert,
    I’ve heard rumors that this might eventually become a regular hard ticket event. I was lucky enough to be at WDW during Sept 13 for the first Unleash the Villains event. That they are now doing it as a hard ticket event shows their investment in the idea and hopefully they will make this a permanent addition (like Very Merry Christmas and Not So Scary Halloween). Then again, I’m also rooting for Harambe Nights to become an event like the Christmas event at EPCOT.

  • No Shadow Man?

  • We are contemplating going, but have reservations at BOG at 6:20. I figure we would not get to the event until 9:00. I am wondering what time it ends??

  • I know it’s a long shot, but I’m hoping either Mother Gothel or Hans makes an appearance. They’d be such a great addition to the event!

  • So will there be meet and greets? or just villains roaming the park??

  • If they had Lotso there and available for evil strawberry scented hugs I’d hop a plane just for this. So sad they look away his meet and greet 🙁

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