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It’s Friday the 13th: Happy Villaintine’s Day!

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

We like to have a little fun the day before Valentine’s Day and celebrate our love of the Disney villains on our own holiday on February 13 that we like to call Villaintine’s Day! You’ll see that our logo has temporarily changed (thanks to the help of Maleficent). You’ll also see that our day’s header images now showcase the mischief of Gaston, Ursula and other baddies you can spot at Disney Parks.

Friday the 13th Mischief Is Bi-Coastal at Disney Parks During Unleash the Villains Event Sept. 13, 2013

Why celebrate villains? Well, without them, we’d have no Disney heros, right? Think about it. Would Simba have realized his inner strength without battling Scar? Would Ariel have met Prince Eric again without the help of Ursula’s magic? And let’s be honest, it’s just fun to see Peter Pan and Captain Hook battle back and forth. Disney villains add so much to Disney films and they’re equally fun to meet in person at our parks.

Is seeing a Disney villain a must-do for you when visiting our parks? Which one? Tell us in the comments section below!

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  • Can you tell us where and when the villains will be out today at the Disneyland resort?

  • Gaston, hands down. I mean what other villain is both a baddie and makes you laugh so much at the same time? I have antlers in all my decorating…

  • I wish you could meet the villains all throughout the year, not just for Halloween. We’re going to Disney World in May, and we’re hoping another “Rock Your Disney Side: Heroes vs. Villains Party” will be held this Memorial Day! Fingers crossed!

  • Bummer, I was hoping to have a chance to see them if I were to show up on November 13th! Thank you!

  • That is the coolest thing I have ever heard of. I wish I could be there!

  • Do you know if they will be doing this on March 13th and November 13th?

    • This is something we do on the Disney Parks Blog only the day before Valentine’s Day. It just so happens it’s also Friday the 13th.

  • Chernabog! He’s big, he’s scary, and when you tell people he’s your favorite, they ask “Who?!”.

    • I know, right? 🙂

  • Maleficent is my favorite villain!

  • I always have to find Captain Hook. Disney Villains are the best!

    • Hook is a LOT of fun. 🙂

  • Forgot to answer the question… the villain I most want to see is Maleficent.

  • We’ll be going to Disneyland for the first time during a non-summer month this year. Really looking forward to Hallooween Time! While we did meet ‘The Queen’ during a summer trip (and she was so ‘in character’!), it will be great to see other villains.

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