With the start of ticket sales, we’ve learned the full listing of dates for this hard-ticket event at the Magic Kingdom:
June 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
July 1st, 11th, 18th, and 25th
August 1st and 8th
All dates are on Thursdays, with the exception of July 1st (which is a Monday.) The event officially runs from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM each night, but ticket-holders can enter Magic Kingdom as early as 7:00 PM. Tickets for Disney Villains After Hours are $139 plus tax in advance or $144 plus tax on the event night. Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members can take advantage of a $30 discount and purchase tickets for $109 plus tax.
This event will offer plenty of entertainment, from the “Villains Unite the Night” show to special attraction overlays, as we learned earlier this month:
A dark magic is taking over Magic Kingdom Park and inviting you to run amuck in the Villains’ scary world. The party DJ gets things lit, energizing the castle stage with sick beats and transforming the entire Central Plaza of the park into a killer club scene. As the party heats up, the DJ introduces your “Caretaker” for the evening, the Lord of the Dead, Hades, who arrives in a burst of blue flames for the all-new show, “Villains Unite the Night.”
With Meg by his side, Hades sits atop his dark throne awaiting the alignment of five planets, following a prophecy that states when the five come together he will be able to rule the universe. But this dastardly plan doesn’t go quite as expected, when an assemblage of Disney Villains interrupts his party. Jafar, The Queen, Dr. Facilier and Maleficent arrive with henchmen in tow, prepared to showcase their power with spine-tingling displays of skill. It seems these Villains have also heard the prophecy and believe they are the ones who will rule all.
“Villains Unite the Night!” is set to be over 20 minutes long and will run three times each night of the event, so everyone will have a chance to see all these great Villains on stage. A DJ will keep the party going all night long.
The “Festival of Fantasy” Maleficent Dragon will be let loose at night for the first time, breathing fire as she creeps through the park with her minions to join the party at the Central Plaza.
Beyond the castle forecourt, ominous lighting and music abound. In Tomorrowland, the Villains invade Space Mountain, taking daring voyagers on a villainous trip they won’t soon forget, with a new music underscore and the vilest Villains taunting you as you whiz by. And over in Adventureland, a live crew of scurvy scalawags invades Pirates of the Caribbean in search of treasure.
Disney Villains After Hours also includes wickedly good food and beverage selections, special event merchandise and low wait times at more than 20 attractions and experiences across the park. It all adds up to a party like no other. Be sure to share your excitement for this upcoming event using #VillainsAfterHours.
Though if you plot to meet your favorite dastardly star, be forewarned: this event does not include character greetings with the Villains.
Will you be slinking your way to the Magic Kingdom this summer for this celebration of Disney Villains? Let us know in the comments below!