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There are no Disney Villains After Hours parties scheduled for 2021. However, Disney just announced Disney After Hours Boo Bash. This even is a combination of Disney Villains After Hours and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (Updated May 7, 2021).
Check out my full guide on everything we know so far about Disney After Hours Boo Bash.
If you’re considering Boo Bash, read through this Disney Villains After Hours post to get a feel for what the Disney After Hours parties offer.
You might also be interested in reading about these other special Disney offerings:
- Ultimate Disney Bucket List
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Guide
- Guide for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
Disney Villains After Hours 2020 Dates
Between February 7, 2020 and July 10, 2020, all of the Disney After Hours events at Magic Kingdom are taken over by the Disney Villains! The dates for Disney Villains After Hours in 2020 are:
- Friday, February 7, 2020
- Friday, February 21, 2020
- Friday, March 6, 2020
- 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
The top 3 dates in bold have party hours from 9:00p until 12:00a. The rest of the party dates will run from 10:00p through 1:00a. Ticket holders are allowed entrance to Magic Kingdom as early as 7:00p. This allows time to get on some rides and enjoy Happily Ever After.
Disney Villains After Hours Ticket Information
This awesome experience comes at a price. In fact, prices increased by $6 a ticket compared to last year. Tickets run $145 per person if bought in advance, $155 per person if bought the day of the party. If you want to go, definitely purchase tickets in advance.
If you are an Annual Passholder or Disney Vacation Club member, you are in luck! You get a $30 discount per ticket, bringing your cost per ticket down to $115 per person.
Tickets are already on sale through Disney’s website.
Discounted Disney Villains After Hours Tickets
Don’t forget to check out Undercover Tourist for discounted Disney Villains After Hours tickets. Hint, once you click the link, filter by Special Event Tickets. This will take you right to the Villain’s After Hours tickets.
If you aren’t an Annual Passholder or DVC member, buying them from an authorized Disney ticket seller is the only other way to get a discount.
Remember, Disney doesn’t factor in tax when they talk about their ticket prices, but Undercover Tourist does. Buying the tickets from Undercover Tourist will save you about $12 per ticket. At this time, the total cost of tickets from Disney World is $154 with tax. The same tickets from Undercover Tourist are $143 with tax. Multiplied across a whole family that savings can add up!
Wondering What to Wear to Disney Villain’s After Hours?
When going to a party like this, you might as well dress to impress! Amazon has loads of Disney Villain themed shirts and ears to suit just about anyone’s needs.
Here are some of my favorites:
What is Disney After Hours?
Here’s a refresher course on the Disney After Hours event in general. The event is held on scheduled dates only, and begins after the park closes, typically from 10:00p-1:00a. However, guests gain access to the park starting at 7:00p, allowing you to enjoy the fireworks and some rides before the event starts.
There are a limited number of tickets sold (who knows how many) allowing guests to enjoy significantly shorter ride times on top Magic Kingdom attractions like Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Peter Pan.
Included in Disney After Hours
During the 3 hours of the regular Disney After Hours event, guests have access to more than 25 of the rides. Guests are also provided with complimentary ice cream and popcorn snacks from carts scattered around the park. Bottled beverages are available for free as well.
And just in case those treats aren’t enough to hold you over, limited food selections are available at Main Street Bakery and other select locations around the park.
Disney Villains After Hours Information
This year will see a continuation of the same features the party had last year.
- Villains Unite the Night stage show
- DJ playing dance music in The Hub
- Exclusive Villain merchandise
- Special food offerings exclusive to the party
- Maleficent as her steampunk dragon alter ego will explore the park
- Villain inspired additions to Pirates of the Caribbean and Space Mountain
- Low wait times for up to 20 rides and attractions
Last year Disney stressed this from the get go but didn’t make direct mention of it this year. I anticipate this will remain true this year but I will update if I find otherwise. There will be no Villain meet and greets during the event. This is going to be a major disappointment for guests. Villain meet and greets are rather thin to begin with, and this seems like the ideal setting to add some. I’m sure Disney has their reasons, I just don’t know what they are.
Quite frankly, just the thought of seeing Maleficent in her dragon form roaming the park and breathing fire sounds great to me.
Disney Villain’s After Hours Rides
Disney allows all the Villain’s After Hours guests access to 20 of Magic Kingdom’s rides. But what rides are open during Villain’s After Hours?
- Haunted Mansion (of course!)
- Thunder Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Pirates of the Caribbean (with special overlay)
- Jungle Cruise
- Enchanted Tiki Room
- Country Bear Jamboree
- Magic Carpets of Aladdin
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train
- Mickey’s PhilHarMagic
- Prince Charming’s Regal Carousel
- it’s a small world
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid
- The Barnstormer
- Mad Tea Party
- The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Space Mountain (with special overlay)
- Tomorrowland Speedway
- People Mover
- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
Overall, expect wait times to be minimal, with the lowest wait times towards the end of the night. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Space Mountain will have the longest waits, but even that should be around 35-40 minutes.
New for 2020 at Disney Villains After Hours
Disney just announced that addition of the Villains Caravan to Maleficent’s wanderings around the park. Maleficent in her steampunk dragon form wanders through Magic Kingdom twice a nice during Villains After Hours. Now she will be joined with various villains, including Oogie Boogie, Cruella DeVil, Gaston, Captain Hook, & more.
“Villains Unite the Night”
The Disney Parks Blog has released some more information about the all new stage show to be performed during Disney Villains After Dark, called “Villains Unite the Night”. Hades and Meg are the hosts of this show, which is premised around Hades waiting for 5 planets to align, which sets off the prophecy that he can rule the universe.
However, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, Jafar, and the Evil Queen all seem to think the prophecy is for them and show up to have their say! I’m willing to bet this stage show is really entertaining. The show will run over 20 minutes long and will run 3 times during each party.
DJ in The Hub!
Prior to “Villains Unite the Night”, and I presume after, there will be a DJ on the castle stage energizing the guests with music. The way it is described by Disney Parks Blog, “transforming the entire Central Plaza of the park into a killer club scene”, the DJ has the potential to be a pretty cool experience.
So far, we know that there will be some villain themed overlays in both Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean. These themed enhancements began in 2018 during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to mixed opinions. I loved the Space Mountain overlay but was “meh” about the Pirates overlay. It remains to be seen how the Villains overlay will be different.
Disney Parks Blog reports that Space Mountain will be taken over by villains, with a new villainous soundtrack and “the vilest Villains taunting you as you whiz by.” I don’t know about you, but I think that has the potential to be awesome.
All they have said about the Pirates of the Caribbean ride enhancements is there will be live “scalawags” present within the ride in search of treasure. I think this has the potential to be cool, but they need to execute this much better than they did during MNSSHP in order to achieve that.
Disney Villains After Hours Food
Below you can find the food guide from the 2019 Villains After Hours party. Disney has not released information about the special food offerings for 2020. I will update with pictures as soon as it’s released. But for inspiration take a look at last year to whet your appetite!
Some of these treats are repeats from last year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, which seems fitting since it’s the same kind of theme. Below you will find pictures and brief descriptions courtesy of Disney Parks Blog.
Those of us who are gluten free might be out of luck with the majority of these treats, but everyone else has a wide variety of treats to choose from.
As a reminder, during the Disney Villain’s night party, you are provided free, unlimited access to ice cream novelty items, popcorn, and select bottled beverages.
New Food for 2020
Disney has begun to release information about the special treats to be found during that 2020 Disney Villains After Hours parties. This list is significantly smaller than last year’s exclusive food list. There was no mention made of these being in addition to last year’s treats. Perhaps they had too many options last year and they didn’t sell well enough?
If you are at the party and see more than just these three options, please let me know in the comments below.
5 Dozen Eggs Slushy at Gaston’s Tavern: A frozen custard with brown sugar topped with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick.
Body Language at Storybook Treats: A cookies and cream mousse with chocolate cake, glaçage, and meringue tentacles garnished with a chocolate shell.
Painting the Roses Red at Cheshire Cafe: A cheesecake mousse with raspberry gelée, red cocoa butter, and buttercream leaves
Disney Villain’s After Hours Merchandise
Disney released images of this year’s Disney Villain’s After Hours Merchandise. The merchandise is exclusive to party guests only. These items can be found at Emporium, Star Traders, and Fantasy Faire. Other villains merchandise can also be found at Fantasy Faire.
Merchandise options include several different tank and t-shirt styles, including one zip up option. Another item that is sure to be popular is the Oogie Boogie light up tumbler. Personally, I’m a fan of the poison apple candle holder…
Note that the last item shown, the blue t-shirt is exclusive for Annual Passholders. That appears to be the only Passholder exclusive item. If you see something else at the party, please let me know! I would love to add the information.
The Villain’s After Hours party was a huge hit last summer so it’s no surprise that they expanded the offerings this year. And Disney does nothing by halves. They expanded it a whole lot. I think this is a good thing as it allows more people to experience this fun and unique party.
If you’re trip falls when one of the Villain’s After Hours parties of offered, and it fits in your budget, you should absolutely go. What a unique opportunity to tell your friends and family about!
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6 thoughts on “Guide to Disney Villains After Hours”
Do you know if they provide a Dairy Free option for the Free Ice Cream Novelties?
Hi Caitlin! From what I can tell, it seems like there are complimentary frozen fruit bars as an option instead of ice cream. There is also vegan “butter” flavored popcorn, bottled water, and bottled soft drinks. What I would recommend is to contact Disney’s Special Diets division directly and get all the information you need definitively. You can email them at Special.Diets@DisneyWorld.com. This way you know for sure and can rest easy about what is safe. And maybe they will allow you to make arrangements for other substitutions. If you do that and get an answer, please let me know so I can add the information.
Wondering if the VKs from the Descendents franchise will make an appearance…planning on bringing my girls this April….my younger one would be THRILLED!!!
Unfortunately, I haven’t heard any rumblings about the VKs from Descendants being there. But I think there would be MANY excited girls if they were there!
What about Merch? Specifically Passholder Pins, shirts, freebies etc?
You reminded me to add a section on merchandise for this year. It’s on there now. The only Passholder exclusive merch they’ve released is a Passholder t-shirt. I would expect a pin too, but if it exists they haven’t released details.