Disney is casting Disney Villains for a mysterious special event in Central Florida during October

Aug 27, 2021 in "Magic Kingdom"

Posted: Friday August 27, 2021 9:30am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

A somewhat mysterious casting call has drawn some attention, with Disney seeking actors to portray classic Disney villains for an unnamed Central Florida event.

The casting call says the event will take place October 16 through October 22 2021 in Central Florida. It doesn't specifically mention Walt Disney World or a specific park. Beyond having a resemblance of the characters, Disney is also looking for speaking roles with a voice quality of the original.

Characters to be cast include:

  • Anastasia
  • Captain Hook
  • Cruella
  • Dr Facillier
  • Drizella
  • Gaston
  • Hades
  • Jafar
  • Kron
  • Lady Tremaine
  • Maeficient
  • Queen of Hearts
  • The Evil Queen

Disney has held numerous limited-time villains events in previous years, including Villains Unleashed and Club Villain - both at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Could something similar be returning for a limited run, maybe as part of the 50th-anniversary celebrations?



Another, less exciting possibility is that this may be for a private event that will not include general guests.

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Epct82Aug 29, 2021

Either go heavy on the makeup, or send out casting call letters to any Wal-Mart in AL, KY, TN, or MS.

brb1006Aug 29, 2021

If a Disney Cruise Line stage show is able to make a face character version of Yzma work. Then it's possible.

Brer PantherAug 29, 2021

How would an Yzma face character work out, anyway? I highly doubt they're gonna be able to find somebody that looks even remotely like Yzma. How would they even pull off the purple skin?

MurphyJoeAug 29, 2021

Oooh, oooh, I know*. Disney is announcing the transformation of World Showcase to Disney's World of Darkness where the nations of the world are presented by their greatest villains. Like they're spending the cash on a fifth gate. *I really don't.

MousertainmentAug 29, 2021

But those whipping up some fabulous spinach puffs? Yeah, you all made the callbacks. :D

Epct82Aug 28, 2021

Just to avoid any confusion with the whole Kron / Kronk typo thing.... Disney is looking for this: And NOT this: So for those of you planning to audition, and you've been practicing crawling on all fours while roaring like a dinosaur... sadly you've been wasting your time.

WDWFanRayAug 28, 2021

Wouldn’t surprise me if this is true. With Universal announcing and building a new park and with Disney not building a new park in Orlando for over 20 years, the timing might be right for this to happen.

RSoxNo1Aug 28, 2021

Dark Kingdom confirmed.

DCBakerAug 27, 2021

She is on the list (but it looks like she was left off the @wdwmagic story) -

TouchdownAug 27, 2021

Kronk would be a great face character, imagine a more stupid, less vain Gaeston.

NamaariAug 27, 2021

Yeah, I think it's a typo. Though I never really viewed Kronk as a villain, just a goofy guy who loves to cook and somehow ended up working for Yzma, lol. They should really replace him with Yzma in the lineup instead, she was the true villain in 'Emperor's New Groove.'

Animaniac93-98Aug 27, 2021

I thought that was a typo and it's supposed to be Kronk from Emperor's New Groove?

WDWFanRayAug 27, 2021

They’re having a large event to announce the new Villians Park at WDW

monothingieAug 27, 2021

Didn't they do some type of Halloween or Pirates event at one of the Contemporary ball rooms which had characters and an upcharge? What's odd is that for the theme parks events with characters, they usually use some type of pre-recorded voice over and the characters are lip-syncing. This sounds like a meet and greet type event.