Breaking news! The Disney Villains have stormed Cinderella Castle and have reclaimed Magic Kingdom ONCE AGAIN! 😉
We’re here to witness the very first of many 2020 Disney Villains After Hours tonight! And while these hard-ticketed parties only take place on select nights at Disney World, here’s what’s been going down with all your favorite Disney baddies since you saw them at last year’s sinister soiree!
We’re frightfully excited to tell you there’s EVEN more malevolent and strange happenings at the 2020 Disney Villains After Hours parties than EVER BEFORE! Let’s start with the most important stuff (for us)… THE FOOD!
Disney Villains After Hours Exclusive Snacks and Drinks
This year’s Villains After Hours features 11 new party-exclusive treats (and a returning favorite!)
Painting the Roses Red
The Painting the Roses Red at Cheshire Café was easily one of the prettiest desserts of the evening. And it tasted as good as it looked too! It’s made from cheesecake mousse with raspberry gelee, red cocoa butter spray, and buttercream leaves.
The Cheshire Café is also where you’ll find the Royal Majesty. It’s a strawberry-flavored cake pop dipped in red-dyed white chocolate and coated with sprinkles! Three cheers for the Queen of Hearts for coming up with such a wonderfully vile snack! It was the favorite treat of the night for some of us!
Hearts on Fire
Cheshire Café’s third offering is Hearts on Fire — a fruit punch mixed with Coke, strawberry popping candy, and garnished with a heart-shaped strawberry!
The Diamond in the Rough
Meanwhile, if you’re as thirsty as Aladdin’s Jafar, you can seek The Diamond in the Rough at Tortuga Tavern! It’s made from mango slush with nutmeg and cinnamon topped with whipped cream and garnished with a dark chocolate diamond.
Locked Away Maiden
Main Street Bakery is serving up a Locked Away Maiden! It’s a loaded grilled cheese sandwich with pepper jack cheese, provolone cheese, bacon jam, and tomatoes. It may not be the most attractive treat but it actually was quite tasty!
Sleepy Hollow is brewing up some Voodoo Magic for the party! It’s a shimmering mix of lemonade Vitamin Water with green apple syrup and comes garnished with a candy straw! This was a fun idea that was lost in the execution. Ours also wasn’t particularly shimmery (that we could tell!). Maybe others will have better luck in the cards! 😉
Just Take Three
We also tried the other villainous offering at Sleepy Hollow, Just Take Three! It features three beignets dusted with powdered sugar and served with vanilla ice cream topped with whipped cream and chocolate ganache! This fell pretty flat for us. We’re hoping they got hit with a case of first-night jitters!
We were sure to save plenty of room for Body Language at Storybook Treats! This cookies and cream mousse with chocolate cake, glacage, meringue tentacles, and a chocolate shell is a sweet and fitting ode to Ursula the Sea Witch!
Poor Unfortunate Soul
Storybook Treats is also where you can snag the Poor Unfortunate Soul! The float is made with black raspberry soft-serve and Cherry Coke garnished with a sugar crown!
Hades Hot Dog
If you like your villainous treats extra-spicy, look no further than the Hades Hot Dog at Casey’s Corner! It’s an all-beef hot dog topped with buffalo chicken, diced celery, fiery cheese dust, and spicy ranch drizzle!
And here’s a familiar-looking face! The Hades Temptation is returning to this year’s party, but it’s been moved to Casey’s Corner! The purple drank is a frozen mocktail “Cosmo” with lemonade, violet syrup, and a gummy worm garnish!
Five Dozen Egg Slushy
No one does it better than Gaston, right? Well, he’s serving up a Five Dozen Egg Slushy over at Gaston’s Tavern for the event. This frozen slush is made with frozen custard with brown sugar, whipped cream, and a cinnamon stick.
And don’t forget — your Disney Villains After Hours ticket entitles you to all the popcorn, specialty ice creams, and soda you want FOR FREE, so save some room for all those goodies, too!
See how good it is to be so bad? We could grow accustomed to this kind of villainous lifestyle!
Disney Villains After Hours Entertainment
Magic Kingdom will put on it’s most evil best for the evening during Villains After Hours. Around the park and in front of Cinderella Castle, expect sinister lighting and sound effects to set the mood all night! You can even bust a move courtesy of the DJ spinning tunes in front of the castle most of the night!
Villains Unite the Night
We hope all those ne’er-do-well snacks and sips worked up your appetite for some villainous entertainment. Villains Unite the Night is about to start!
The show is performed at the Cinderella Castle stage and runs about 20 minutes long. You’ll get to see Hades, Meg…
…The Evil Queen…
…and Maleficent, along with others, who’ll all attempt to steal the show!
Hey, Villains gonna vill, after all! We wouldn’t expect anything less from this unsavory crew! The show if fun and filled with pyrotechnics, fire-twirlers, and more!
Villains Cursed Caravan
And although none of the Disney Villains meet with guests during the party — it sure is fun watching them do what they do best — BE EVIL at the Villains Cursed Caravan parade!
We saw the fire-breathing Maleficent Dragon…
…and her band of baddies, featuring Oogie Boogie, the Bowler Hat Guy…
…and the Big Bad Wolf! We just hope he doesn’t blow our houses down!
But, since this is Villains After Hours, there are a few surprises in store! While Gaston rode out on a horse (looking wickedly handsome of course)…
…we were also greeted by MORE villains with their henchmen! Cruella cruised down Main Street with Horace and Jasper in tow…
…the Queen of Hearts marched on with her deck of cards…
(Pick a card, any card!)
…Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella tried to look like royalty (not) in their carriage…
…and Ursula made her debut with Flotsam and Jetsam, looking for more souls to trick into offering up their voices!
This year, the Caravan will be frightening guests twice nightly (oooh, we’re really scared!). The first caravan will loop around the castle and travel back to Frontierland, while the second will take the regular route at the end of the night. Be sure to wave to some of the villains terrorizing Magic Kingdom’s visitors at the train station, just like last year!
Villains After Hours Ride Overlays
And, don’t forget — Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain also have received some special villainous overlays for the party!
Pirates of the Caribbean
Captain Barbossa will be taking leave from The Black Pearl to look for new scalawags to join his crew at Pirates…
Keep a watchful eye out for some REAL pirates throughout the ride!
Space Mountain is cranking up the volume on a terrifying soundtrack, complete with the villains saying their most iconic lines! This makes the rides EXTRA fun (plus those short wait times help a lot too!).
Due to the event’s limited capacity, you may experience shorter wait times for the 20+ rides that remain open during the shin-dig!
Disney Villains After Hours Merchandise
While earlier we shared with you a sneak peek of some of the Disney Villains After Hours merch, here it is IRL!
We spotted the Oogie Boogie Sipper — very similar to the one Disney Califonia Adventure had for its Ooogie Boogie Bash last year!
Along with a variety of Villain-themed attire like this Hades cap…
…a shirt starring Oogie Boogie and the other baddies…
…a Passholder exclusive shirt…
…and much more!
Details for Remaining Villains After Hours Events
Disney Villains After Hours is happening NOW on select nights at the Magic Kingdom! You must purchase a separate special ticket to attend. Tickets are $145 for all ages if purchased in advance and $155 if purchased the day of the event.
Also, you can usually get into the park a couple of hours BEFORE the party starts — usually as early at 7 PM! Here are ALL the 2020 party dates we know of so far!
Disney Villains After Hours takes place from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM:
- Friday, February 7, 2020
- Friday, February 21, 2020
- Friday, March 6, 2020
Disney Villains After Hours takes place from 10:00PM to 1:00AM:
- Friday, February 14, 2020
- Friday, February 28, 2020
- Wednesday, March 11, 2020
- Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- Friday, March 27, 2020
- Friday, April 3, 2020
- Friday, April 10, 2020
- Friday, April 17, 2020
- Friday, April 24, 2020
- Friday, May 1, 2020
- Friday, May 8, 2020
- Thursday, May 14, 2020
- Friday, May 22, 2020
- Friday, May 29, 2020
- Friday, June 5, 2020
- Friday, June 12, 2020
- Friday, June 19, 2020
- Friday, June 26, 2020
- Monday, June 29, 2020
- Monday, July 6, 2020
- Friday, July 10, 2020
We’re sure the Disney Villains would love it if you would be so kind as to RSVP to one of their wicked events! These guys may be evil, but they make wonderful hosts — and they sure know how to par-tay!
Will you be attending Disney Villains After Hours this year? Which villainous treat are you most excited about getting? Let us know in the comments below!