Villains' Cursed Caravan joining Maleficent at Disney Villains After Hours in 2020

Dec 18, 2019 in "Disney Villains After Hours"

Posted: Wednesday December 18, 2019 9:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney Villains After Hours is adding more entertainment to the line-up when it returns to the Magic Kingdom for 24 nights in 2020.

New this year, the Villains' Cursed Caravan will join Maleficent the dragon as she creeps through the park twice nightly. The procession will feature Gaston, Oogie Boogie, Cruella DeVil, Captain Hook and more. As before, this event does not include character greetings.

Taking place on select nights from February 7 through to July 10, the 2020 season will be 14 nights longer than the debut year for the event in 2019.

Ticket prices have increased from 2019, with advance purchase price of $145 (up from $139), and same day price of $155 (up from $144). Pricing for Passholders and DVC Members is $115. You can buy tickets today online.

As in 2019, the event will include the "Villains Unite the Night" stage show, Maleficent appearance, included ice cream, popcorn and beverages, and low wait times for attractions.

Disney Villains After Hours takes place from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM on the following dates:

  • Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Friday, March 6, 2020

Disney Villains After Hours takes place from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM on the following dates:

  • 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

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trainplane3Feb 23, 2020

There's one thing I didn't expect to see in this thread. That's it. That's the thing.

Benjamin_NicholasFeb 22, 2020

How do we feel about Mickey in a ball-gag?

Magenta PantherFeb 22, 2020

As long as it was shown that he woke up in the end and was okay, I could go along with this idea.

ImperfectPixieFeb 22, 2020

Play dates where mommies bring the kiddos together to play while they sip wine and chit-chat has been a thing for quite a while, so I don't think mom is too worried about little Jimmy or Jenny seeing her drink. (Side note: I may have a old friend who's nickname is Silly Sally Sippy Cup because she likes to take neighborhood walks with a sippy cup full of vodka...and her kids are grown and out of the house.)

Benjamin_NicholasFeb 22, 2020

Exactly. Let's be realistic. The baby and the bathwater are long gone on this one.

DisneysonFeb 22, 2020

Walt Disney once thought of the children, but I think the age of "we can't let the children see Mommy drink while in line for Jasmine" has come and gone, now that you can get tipsy in Beast's ballroom. People forget that the children have been to Epcot festivals with their parents after a long day at MK.

Benjamin_NicholasFeb 22, 2020

And as we all know... WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN? WON'T SOMEBODY THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN? IT'S WHAT WALT WOULD HAVE WANTED. :)

brb1006Feb 22, 2020

You mean Chapek

DisneysonFeb 22, 2020

Still, it would not be on-brand. Even in the darkest shorts, like Runaway Brain, he ends up winning the day. A fully unique show would likely fit the bill better - I’d love for a finale show showcasing various live-action hero-villain battles, ending with a big Night on Bald Mountain or Firebird sequence. Anyways. Let’s stay on topic. Alcohol in the Magic Kingdom, no lines, and Hercules characters. I have a lot of non-bloggy people that would pay out the butt for that, especially those that don’t live near Disney or frequent the park, but enjoy Disney by wearing gear from Hot Topic or play Kingdom Hearts. That’s the segment the parks really haven’t tapped.

TouchdownFeb 22, 2020

Mickey doesn’t have to be killed, he can be imprisoned in his mind. Remember, you always eventually wake up from nightmares.

DisneysonFeb 22, 2020

I’m almost all in, except there is a 0 percent chance they would show Mickey being killed by the Disney Villains. I think they’d more quickly set up themed mazes throughout the park (Jedi Temple where you face your greatest fears, HalloweenTown, Villains of Pixar). But that park has no issues with popularity for the time being.

TouchdownFeb 22, 2020

Or how about have the villains do a teen/adult Halloween event at the studios. Have the Sith take over Galaxies Edge (can now use Emperor due to Episode 9.). Have Sids toys roaming TSL, do the Hades standup on the stage in front of the theatre, dress the bellhops up as ghouls, and for the big show have a Fantasmic where the villains win. Make it obvious in the marketing that this was a PG-13 event, not HHN, but not MNSSHP and have disclaimers about this not being for young children. It would be a huge hit.

Magenta PantherFeb 22, 2020

Here again, Iger fails to acknowledge the gold in the Disney vault and prefers to spend company money on his various stupid acquisitions. Disney's villains are as legendary and beloved as its heroes, but all they get is a parade and overpriced ripoff events. No ride, no land, heck, they don't even get a bathroom (unlike Tangled)! ;) I still think a Haunted Mountain or Forest attraction starring the villains could be epic, but we all know that will never, ever happen. That would be too awesome and creative and too traditional Disney (for Iger's "taste"). What a shame.

DisneysonFeb 22, 2020

I think the night would be more worth it if there were three free-flow alcohol lounges peppered throughout that you could visit at leisure, but that would be controversial. Of course, it will be in one location and likely be a ridiculous up-charge. Probably arguments like “I don’t want to pay for alcohol if I’m taking my child, who doesn’t drink.” Then again, this falls into dessert party territory... an interesting idea for sure.