Category Archives: Hollywood Studios

Partial Villains List Announced for Villains Party

Disney, today, released a partial list of the villains that will be in attendance at the August 23rd Villains Party at Hollywood Studios.

Here’s the list

  • Hades
  • Meg
  • Pain
  • Panic
  • Anastasia
  • Drizella
  • Lady Tremaine
  • J. Worthington Foulfellow
  • Gideon
  • Big Bad Wolf
  • Cruella De Vil
  • Captain Hook
  • Mr. Smee
  • Bowler Hat Guy
  • Shenzi
  • Banzai
  • Ed
  • Gaston
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Maleficent
  • Jafar
  • Darth Vader
  • Darth Maul
  • Boba Fett
  • Asajj Ventress
  • Emperor Palpatine
  • Stormtrooper
  • Zam Wessell
  • Jango Fett

From everything Dad has heard; tickets are still available for this event through the Walt Disney World website or by calling 1-407-WDW-PLAY.  Advance tickets are $67+tax for adults and $62+tax for children aged 3-9.

 

Avatar Land and Star Wars Land: Should they be added?

Today, I’m going to focus on one land that is going to come to fruition and another land that gets talked about A LOT in rumors.  Those lands are Avatar Land (coming potentially in 2017) and Star Wars Land (much talked about but only in rumor).  I’m going to talk about these lands individually as my views on them vary.

Let’s start with a potential Star Wars Land.  Star Wars Land has been in the heavy rumor phase recently with the rumored closure of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and the announced closure of the American Idol Experience that a full fledged Star Wars Land is coming to Hollywood Studios.  However, Dad has heard that the rumored closure of Indiana Jones is false so we can put the brakes on any potential Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios for the time being.

Continue reading Avatar Land and Star Wars Land: Should they be added?

Top Attraction Shows at Walt Disney World

The weather forecast at Walt Disney World is reaching that predictable time of year: High of 87 to 95 degrees and humid with afternoon thunderstorms.  There are many ways to deal with the weather: get a Disney poncho and try to stay dry the best you can when the rain does come, go back to the resort and get in a swim before the rains come, have a long late lunch in the middle of the afternoon and watch it rain from your table.

However, these options may not appeal to you or fit your plans for the day.  Maybe you want to stay in the park but need to find those indoor attractions but don’t know which ones are best.  Today, I’ll try to list for you which attractions are the best at keeping you cool and dry when the mid-afternoon heat, humidity, and rains descend on Walt Disney World.

Continue reading Top Attraction Shows at Walt Disney World

Weekly Update – June 7

It’s been a busy week at Dad For Disney headquarters with the announcement of the Villains Unlimited party on August 23rd.  Dad picked up a lot of readers in the last two days as the blog set viewership records on Thursday and then again on Friday.  To our new readers, welcome.  Here’s what you may have missed earlier in the week:

Club Disney at the Polynesian Resort: https://dadfordisney.com/2014/06/02/club-disney-at-disney-polynesian-village-resort/

Attractions in New Fantasyland: https://dadfordisney.com/2014/06/03/top-5-attractions-in-new-fantasyland/

Reasons to Love a Disney Moderate Resort: https://dadfordisney.com/2014/06/04/why-to-love-a-disney-moderate-resort/

Official Villains Unleashed 2014 Information: https://dadfordisney.com/2014/06/05/official-villains-unleashed-information/

Hidden Gem Restaurants: https://dadfordisney.com/2014/06/06/hidden-gemlow-cost-table-service-restaurants/

Remember you can follow Dad For Disney on Facebook as well by clicking the like box on the right hand side of the page or by going to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dad-For-Disney/567114656737603

You can also follow me on Twitter by clicking follow on the right hand side of the page or by going to: https://twitter.com/DadForDisney

Dad would like to turn some of new readers into followers so please follow if you like what you see here.

I am collaborating with a friend of mine, Kim Jordan, who is a travel agent with Magic of Mickey Travel.  If you ever need a person to help you plan your Disney vacation, she is an excellent resource and would be more than welcome help you plan the vacation.  Her contact information can be found on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KimJordanMagicOfMickeyTravel

Thanks for reading and I’ll be back on Monday.

Official Villains Unleashed Information

2nd Update – Tickets are reportedly still available.  Guests have had success calling 407-WDW-PLAY.

Update – This event has already sold out.  If more dates are added, I will pass them along.

I’ve been updating my previous post numerous times throughout the day and now that Disney has made Villains Unleashed 2014 official, I’ll present the information in a more “cleaned-up” blog post.

Tickets are already on sale for Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club members.  Annual Passholders call 407-939-1933 and DVC members call 800-800-9800 to purchase tickets.

Tickets cost $71.37 (including tax) for adults and $66 .03 (including tax) for children ages 3-9.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday June 9th.

Here’s a cleaner version of what to expect:

When: the night of August 23rd

Where: Hollywood Studios

Who: Over 50 Disney villains will be present

What will be available: 

  • Villain pre-show before that night’s Fantasmic  showing
  • Villainy in the Sky Fireworks Show
  • Hades Hideout and Dance Party
  • Star Wars Villain Zone
  • Oogie Boogie’s Variety Show
  • Specialty food and drink
  • Event Merchandise
  • Attractions will be open late including Toy Story Midway Mania, Rock n’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and Star Tours

Guests will be permitted to dress up as their favorite Disney villain.

Thanks for reading and sticking with me through this exciting piece of Disney news!