Despite Halloween launching on September 26, the Disney Villains were fashionably late and only arrived to Studio Theater on October 1 (let’s just say the Marvel Super Heroes were contracted until September 30 and everyone knows you don’t mess with Tony Stark).
The « same thing but make it spooky » recipe was applied to this offering and in a nutshell: it works! Let’s take a look..
Once a beacon of technology hosting a wannabe-groundbreaking Super Heroes show and the promise of so much more has been reduced in recent years to a last minute Christmas show (ding dang dong.. or something) and movie previews. A real shame but with that said, the teams have done a great job repurposing the existing high tech setup for the Disney Villains!
Our protagonists enter with a dazzling little happening with lights, music, and a fun use of the LED screens.
From the LED Tunnel to the side projections, a lot of technology is used to create a very green and purple spooky yet dynamic ambiance.
You’ll also notice new graphics for the queue flags and the floor markers – adding to the collection!
The Disney Villains
Invitations definitely went out to all the classic Disney Villains you can normally encounter during the Halloween season! Guests will see 4 Villains per set in groups of 2 (screen 1 and screen 2) and will be able to take selfies and proper photos at a distance with the help of a PhotoPass Photographer.
Here’s the rest of the selection we had during 2 sets on opening day:
Interactions are fun (and from a distance of course) in a very similar way that the Marvel Super Heroes have been « meeting » Guests for selfies since reopening. Face character are able to interact to add a bit of shade and banter:
The Hall of Posters
In the queue area, the traditional poster board were filled with Villains versions – they are all awesome:
You’ll notice Hades is here – he was supposed to appear this year as we not so subtly hinted, but unfortunately he could not make the trip from the Underworld:
He’s rumored to be replaced by Lady Tremaine.