23 July 2014, 10:02 am
Bad Guys Take Over Hollywood Studios During Villains Unleashed Aug 23
Walt Disney World ® is about to do something they’ve never done before; welcome more than 50 villains who will bring their wicked ways to Disney’s Hollywood Studios ® for Villains Unleashed on August 23. The one-night only party will kick off as the sun goes down and run through the early hours of the morning.
Curious to know which Disney ® villain will take over the park on Aug. 23? Here are just a few of the bad guys who we’re sure will be up to no good: Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil, Darth Vader and the Evil Queen. As they roam Hollywood Studios ® you will get to enjoy some wicked entertainment including a special fireworks show, wild dance parties and villainous food, drink and merchandise.
The villainous fun will include:
Hades Hangout & Dance Party – Hang out with the ruler of the underworld and dance until the early morning hours at this fun-filled area. His band of underworld friends including house band Bernie Briquette and Brimstone, along with DJ Igg Nite and the Underworld Dancers, will join Hades.
Fantasmic! Pre-Show – Something devious will happen to the Fantasmic! pre-show as villains take over and perform their usual wickedness.
Villainy in the Sky – And speaking of wickedness, as the clock strikes the witching hour, the Disney ® villains will join at Hades Hangout for a fireworks show that’s downright devilish. Villains will gather together to unleash their powers into the night sky for a specialty themed fireworks show that’s haunting!
Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show – Mr. Oogie Boogie will host a special variety show crawling with entertainment at Theater of The Stars.
“Star Wars” Villain Zone – Experience the power of the dark side as some of the most feared villains from “Star Wars” take over Hollywood Studios ®.
Ex-Scream Makeovers – If you’d like to join the villain side feel free to get an ‘Ex-Scream’ makeover and get your face painted to look just like your favorite Disney ® bad guy.
Attractions – Villains Unleashed isn’t all about villains. It is also about where they dwell! Make sure you get a few rides in on some of Hollywood Studios’ spookiest rides like Tower of Terror and Star Tours – The Adventures Continue but beware of who lurks in the shadows!
Villainous Food, Drink and Merchandise – devilishly tasty treats will lure you in throughout Villains Unleashed. Plus, you can remember the creepy night for years to come with mischievous merchandise.
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21 July 2014, 11:07 am
Evil Lurks at Knockturn Alley in New Diagon Alley at Universal Studios
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley at Universal Studios is generally a happy, magical place but amidst the thrilling rides and attractions and innocent wizardry is a little dark magic. In between your Hogwarts Express ride and Escape from Gringotts Bank you may happen upon a mysterious passageway labeled Knockturn Alley, where you will find the darker side of Harry Potter.
No matter when you visit Knockturn Alley, you’ll instantly be transported to a dark, dreary and cold (Yes cold. It is actually colder here than the rest of Diagon Alley) place where skeletons, spiders and sinister spells dwell. Universal has done an incredible job turning the fictional and ominous Knockturn Alley from the Harry Potter books and films into a real life eerie place where posters of Death Eaters cover the walls and talking heads won’t stop chattering.
The new interactive wands that make things come to life in the rest of Diagon Alley do so here too but in a more disturbing way. If you use an “incendo” spell you can make a bird explode, while another spell makes a skeleton dance, and another sends off a surprise blast of air that scares other guests.
Diagon Alley guests interested in the Dark Arts can purchase mysterious merchandise at Knockturn Alley’s store Borgin and Burkes. The store also has Death Eater masks and a full vanishing cabinet, complete with sounds of a chirping bird inside!
The spooky feel of Knockturn Alley at Diagon Alley will surely delight Voldemort and dark wizard fans as well as Halloween Horror Nights enthusiasts. The spookiness you’ll experience when you enter Knockturn Alley, gives guests a Halloween Horror Nights-like feel all year long. There aren’t any creepy beings popping out of the walls or floor in Knockturn Alley but there is a sense of something evil lurking here with the workers of the place playing the part, acting shady and even a little unfriendly.
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18 July 2014, 10:12 am
Top Villains at Disneys Magic Kingdom
It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to find villains at Walt Disney World ®. In fact, you can often find them hiding out at Disney’s Magic Kingdom ® on a regular basis, waiting to get into some mischief. If you love to hate Disney ® villains or just want to know where they are so you can avoid them here are the top villains at Magic Kingdom ®:
Evil Emperor Zurg – Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story 3” calls him the “Evil Emperor Zurg” and at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom ® that is exactly what you will come face-to-face with, evil. This fun-filled ride takes you through a shooting gallery where you will try and defeat Zurg and take down his weapon of destruction. You’ll become a Junior Space Ranger and fire lasers from an onboard cannon until Zurg is stopped.
Evil Queen – A Disney ® character from Disney’s ® 1937 animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Evil Queen appears regularly around Halloween, often alongside other female villain Maleficent and sometimes Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. She is one of the hardest villains to find at Magic Kingdom ® when it isn’t Halloween, but she will forever be seen in the Festival of Fantasy Parade. She also shows up in Mickey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade and Disney Villains Mix and Mingle during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
Captain Hook – One of the easiest Magic Kingdom ® villains to find, Captain Hook and his mischievous sidekick Smee can be found near Pirates of the Caribbean throughout the day. They are also one of the few villains who roam the streets of Magic Kingdom ® and aren’t just available to see in a ride or show.
Brer Fox – You may not think of him as a villain per say, but Brer Fox from Magic Kingdom’s ® Splash Mountain is a wiley character who will do anything to capture Brer Rabbit and throw him into the Briar Patch. An audio animatronic version of Brer Fox is present in all versions of the attraction, and in every one you can’t wait to get away from him!
Maleficent – The main antagonist of Disney’s ® 1959 animated film “Sleeping Beauty,” Maleficent is one of the most evil villains Disney ® has ever created. Much like Evil Queen, Maleficent is a rare find at Magic Kingdom ®, or any Disney ® park for that matter but she too can be spotted in the Festival of Fantasy Parade in her very own float.
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