Villains and goblins steal the show from Mickey and Harry Potter

Monday, September 15th, 2014. Filed under: Art Books Destinations Entertainment Film Halloween Home & Garden
Mickey Mouse is throwing a Halloween party at Walt Disney World ©Kent Phillips

Mickey Mouse is throwing a Halloween party at Walt Disney World
©Kent Phillips

(Relaxnews) – Death Eaters, evil stepmothers, twisted fairies, ghosts and goblins are getting ready to steal the spotlight from their more heroic nemeses at theme parks around the world as Halloween draws near.

It’s perhaps the one occasion when everyone’s favorite animated and fictitious villains can emerge from the shadow and bask in their evilness.

At the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London, for instance, the lights at Diagon Alley will dim and the cobblestoned streets will be overrun with ominous, caped Death Eaters to help kick off the launch of a new Dark Arts section.

Cinderella's evil stepmother Lady Tremaine at the Villains' Sinister Soiree ©Ali Nasser, Walt Disney World

Cinderella’s evil stepmother Lady Tremaine at the Villains’ Sinister Soiree
©Ali Nasser, Walt Disney World

Visitors will also be able to visit Malfoy Manor, which was used as a base by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and his Death Eater followers. For two weeks starting next month, the studio will also replicate the Halloween feast from “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in Hogwarts’ Great Hall.

At Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Cinderella Castle will be taken over temporarily by some of Disney’s deliciously dastardly characters for theVillains’ Sinister Soiree, where guests will get the chance to meet their favorite villains like Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, Lady Tremaine and Maleficent, the evil fairy from Sleeping Beauty.

Walt Disney World at Halloween ©Gene Duncan/Disney

Walt Disney World at Halloween
©Gene Duncan/Disney

Over at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, Mickey is throwing a special after-hours Halloween party where families can dress up and go trick-or-treating throughout the park, which will also put on an array of special entertainment for the occasion.

A section of Spooky Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy will also be temporarily haunted, with ghosts appearing out of the darkness of space, reaching out to grab voyagers as they hurtle through space to a soundtrack of bloodcurdling screams and creepy sound effects.


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