REPORT: WDW ‘Villains Unleashed’ Party in August, Potentially with Star Wars and Marvel Villains

As a follow-up to last year’s Friday the 13th ‘Limited Time Magic’ ‘Unleash the Villains’ promotion, Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando Florida will play host to ‘Villains Unleashed,’ a hard-ticketed event. According to WDWMAGIC, the event will take place on Saturday, August 23. An accompanying thread notes that tickets are expected to go on sale tomorrow for Annual Passholders and DVC members for $67 (A)/$62 (C)  in advance or $71 (A) / $66 (C) day of — though it’s quite expected the one time event will sell out far in advance. Remaining tickets will be made available for purchase by the general public on June 9.

While further details about the event are scarce, a recently registered domain name currently points to a page that appears to be missing/not yet active, but viewing its source reveals additional details including the following description:

The legendary villains of Disney unite in this special night of wicked fun, partying and mayhem — capped off with a fearsome fireworks extravaganza!

In addition, keywords created for the page mention both Star Wars and Marvel villains. Although unlikely, this would be the first time Disney Parks played host to a Marvel villain meet and greet character after having introduced heroes such as Thor, Captain America and Spider-Man. The keywords also mention Friday the 13th, which Saturday the 23rd is obviously not, so it’s possible Disney may just be playing the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) game by mentioning the peripheral properties.

In any case, more details should be officially revealed tomorrow when tickets go on sale.

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UPDATE #1: Tickets are now on sale over the phone for AP and DVC members, although the party still has yet to be officially announced. According to one Twitter user who called Disney, additional opportunities for the party include the ability to visit attractions with the villains, as well as a special Fantasmic! pre-show, dance parties and other entertainment options.

UPDATE #2: Reported villains participating include Hades, Pain & Panic and Oogie Boogie.

UPDATE #3: Passholders received an email detailing some of the planned festivities for the evening:

  • Over 50 villains in one Park — For one night only, over 50 Disney villains will come together to roam the streets of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, put on scary fun performances, and party until the 13th hour
  • Villainy in the Skies — The villains will unleash their powers into the night sky for a special themed fireworks display. Don’t forget to pick up your limited-edition Glow with the Show Ears to complete the experience.
  • Oogie Boogie Variety Show — Guests can oogie-boogie down to Theatre of the Stars to see Mr. Oogie Boogie host a special variety show crawling with entertainment.
  • Hades Hangout and Dance Party — Rub shoulders with the ruler of the Underworld and dance the night away with his party crew — DJ Igg nite, the Underworld Dancers and more.
  • Star Wars Villain Zone — Guests can unleash their dark side in a special zone filled with some of the most feared villains in the Galactic Empire.
  • ‘Ex-Scream’ Makeovers — ‘Show your Disney villain side’ and get your face painted to look just like one of your favorite Disney villains!
  • Villainous food, drink and merchandise — Enjoy mischievous treats and remember the night of villainy for years to come with villain-themed merchandise (not included with price of ticket).
  • Extended Attraction Hours — Up to 10 Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions will be running until 1 am. Beware the villains who may be lurking around some of your favorite attractions.

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