On Friday the 13th 2013 (09/13/13), Caroline tried to go to the first ever Disney’s “Unleash the Villains” party and it was an utter failure. https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/2013/09/14/unleashing-the-villains-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/
Disney redid some things for the 2014 event, like moving it to August and having pre-sale hard tickets, but it wasn’t any better this year! For $71, guests expect to have a better time than they did. Too crowded, wait lines for everything from characters to food to merchandise were too long.
(From wdwinfo blog)
After last year’s Limited Time Magic “Unleash the Villains” mess of an event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney decided to hold it again this year, rename it, and charge guests $70 a person to attend. One would hope that with these changes – especially with the new higher price tag – that the new Villains Unleashed hard ticket party would be an enjoyable experience with Disney learning from the mistakes that were made a year earlier.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case and Disney grossly oversold the event again making crowds unmanageable, merchandise and food selling out early in the night, and over three hour waits for character meet-and-greets during a five hour event.
The situation was so bad that Disney was reportedly offering guests full refunds for the event at Guest Relations or offering guest’s tickets to this year’s Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.
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