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Everything You Need to Know to Attend Villains Unleashed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

More than 50 Disney villains are set to rule Disney’s Hollywood Studios on August 23, as a part of the new Villains Unleashed event.


Villains Unleashed, which is a one-night event that requires a separate party ticket, will feature appearances by rare villains, meet-and-greet opportunities, an Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse Show, “Villainy in the Sky” Fireworks and much more.

The park will be buzzing with activity and fun that night. Here are some tips on how to make the most of it!

  • Parking – Guests arriving by car for Villains Unleashed should come through the Main Auto Plaza, the south entrance located off US-192 and World Drive. The satellite entrance (across from the Hess station) will be closed for this event.
  • Arrive Early – The party starts at 8 p.m., but guests with an event ticket can enter the park as early as 5 p.m.
  • Event Guide – Pick up an Event Guide for show times and details on which characters can be found in different areas.

  • Kick Off The Party At Hades Hangout – The fun begins at 8 p.m. at Hades Hangout as he summons the villains for the night’s festivities.
  • Meet Characters – Villains available for character greetings will have established queues with posted appearance times. There will be separate queues for each villain, so you can be sure of meeting the one you want.
  • Fantasmic! – Arrive early so you don’t miss the pre-show with the Night Crawlers (starts at 9:35 p.m.).
  • Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse Show – Four showings during the night at 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. (Some content may be too intense for young children.)
  • See Special Fireworks – “Villainy in the Sky” starts at 12:45 a.m. Excellent viewing is available in front of the Sorcerer Hat, and all along Hollywood Blvd.

See the posts below for more about Villains Unleashed:


  • HI Jenn, thanks for the update!

    A quick change… looks like this should be 12:45AM:

    See Special Fireworks – “Villainy in the Sky” starts at 12:45 p.m. Excellent viewing is available in front of the Sorcerer Hat, and all along Hollywood Blvd.

    Really can’t wait for the event! 🙂

  • Will the villians be signing autographs, or will they be distributing autograph cards? I don’t know if I need to bring something for them to sign or not.

  • Jordan, Shawn and Steven have both posted in previous updates no autographs – there will be cards ditributed.

    Jenn, would you be able to post the link to the event guidemap? Ive seen it on some unofficial sites, thanks

  • Is there any chance of a special villains magicband being released during the party. I would love this type of collectors item.

  • Villains, fireworks and fun! This event has Magical evilness written all over it!
    Unleash the villains, let the games begin!

  • I’m an AP but this is my first “hard ticket” event. Do you know how parking works? We’re staying at Pop Century. Will there be buses or do we need to drive? Thanks!

  • What is the suggested age range for attending this event? I know the Oogie Boogie description says it may be too intense for the young ones but what about other events for the night?

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