“Villains Unleashed” New Hard-Ticketed Event Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Update #3 – Unavailability of tickets appears to have been temporary; some have reported successfully purchasing tickets by calling 407-WDW-PLAY.
Update #2 – This event has sold out.
Updated at 2:30 p.m.: Disney has officially announced the event.  Official details are included. 

Last year, for Limited Time Magic, Disney’s Hollywood Studios held a special one-night event called “Unleash the Villains on Friday, September 13. It was incredibly popular, with people clamoring to get in and waits for character meet and greets that were hours long. (Almost rivaling the current wait times to meet Anna and Elsa in Princess Fairytale Hall.)

After the large popularity of last year’s event, and fitting with the trend of special hard-ticketed events in the parks (such as Harambe Nights and the Epcot After Hours Wind Down), Disney has decided to host an all new villains-themed party called “Villains Unleashed” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The event is scheduled to take on Saturday, August 23, from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. and  tickets are now on sale for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members.

Tickets cost:

  • Adults (Ages 10+):  $67 in advance/$71 day of event
  • Children (Ages 3-9): $62 in advance/$66 day of event

To purchase tickets, call (407) WDW-PLAY. Tickets are not currently available online. For those who are not AP holders or DVC Members, tickets will go on sale for the general public beginning June 9.

The event will include a record number of 50 villains on hand. In addition, there will be special shows, like “Hades Hangout & Dance Party,” featuring DJ Igg Nite and the Underworld Dancers and “Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show,” which will take place at the Theatre of the Stars.  There will also be villain meet and greets; a Star Wars villain zone; the “Villainy in the Skies” fireworks show, utilizing Glow with the Show ears; a villain-themed Fantasmic! pre-show; “Ex-Scream” makeovers–face painting to look like your favorite villain; specialty food and beverages; unique merchandise and more.  In addition, many of your favorite attractions will be open, and it’s rumored that there may be some attraction ride-alongs with villains. Guests may also choose to dress in costume as their favorite Disney Villain.

This sounds like  a spectacularly villainous event!

Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

15 thoughts on ““Villains Unleashed” New Hard-Ticketed Event Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • June 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks so much for the heads up! I jumped on the phone immediately and bought tickets. That is the first day of our August trip and we were already planning on being in the Studios that night. This will be a fantastic enhancement. Yippee!

  • June 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I caught wind of this rumor last night and booked a room-only ressie at Yacht Club so my wife and I could walk back if the crowds were really bad and affecting Disney transportation. Cashed in a bunch of frequent flyer miles so we are both flying on rewards tickets. Called 407-WDW-PLAY this morning around 10 am and bought tickets when I heard tickets were on sale.

    • June 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      We are staying at the Yacht Club too. I have a conference that week and we are coming two days early. I can’t believe I lucked into being there at the same time as this event!

      • June 6, 2014 at 8:24 am

        We were amazed to see that a Garden View at Yacht Club was only $20/nt more expensive than a river view at Port Orleans Riverside. We were going to stay at POR before we saw the rates at Yacht Club.

  • June 5, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    But… Is Maleficent still a villain anymore? I’m so confused now. Maybe just the green-skinned version?

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  • June 5, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Very excited about this. This is our first full day in the parks and I’m very happy we’ll be able to attend this.

  • June 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Hopefully when they see how much money there is to be made by this event they will add a few nights. Sold out in only a few hours!

    • June 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

      I bought tickets a couple of hours ago. Not sold out.

    • June 18, 2014 at 11:48 am

      I just bought tickets a couple of hours ago. Not sold out. How many tickets are they selling?

  • June 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    I bought tickets about two hours ago, so it’s not sold out.

  • June 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    When we were in the Studios, last year, we were there until 12, now you have to pay to stay past 8, good going disney

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  • June 9, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Just purchased five tickets so they are not sold out.

  • June 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I hope there’s lots of food.

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