Reviews of MNSSHP The Villains' Sinister Soiree
This new package for those who have purchased a ticket to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party includes:
-- Preferred Viewing for the 8:15 p.m. Mickey's "Boo-to-You" Halloween Parade
-- Preferred Viewing for HalloWishes Fireworks Spectacular
-- Dessert Soiree at Cinderella's Royal Table -- Lady Tremaine and friends share their musical talents while you enjoy themed desserts, specialty non-alcoholic drinks, entertainment, and visits from some favorite Disney Villains. Plus, you will receive an autograph card and souvenir Maleficent dragon cup. 1st Seating Event Time: 10:15 p.m. (Seating times 9:55 - 10:15 p.m.) 2nd Seating Event Time: 11:45 p.m. (Seating times 11:25 - 11:45 p.m.)
The cost is $99 per person (for ages 3 and older), plus tax (gratuity included). Admission to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is required and is not included in the price. Online reservations are not available for the Villains' Sinister Soiree. To check-in for the event, visit the Will Call booth outside the Magic Kingdom main entrance from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Starting at 7:30 p.m., check-in at the parade and fireworks viewing area located in the central plaza by the Castle Forecourt Stage. You will receive a wristband identification, which must be presented to enter the preferred viewing areas and Cinderella's Royal Table.
Reviewed by Villeguy Review Date: 10/14/2014
Rating: (10) Recommended
My spouse and I attended the Villains Sinister Soiree: A Wicked Takeover of Cinderella Castle on Sunday October 5th at the 10:15 seating. After checking in and receiving our lanyard we informed the cast member that we were not staying for the parade or fireworks. There were rides and candy to be had. We arrived at Cinderella's Castle at 10:00pm and were let into the lobby almost immediately. The Queen of Hearts was the first to arrive. She made her way around the crowd that was starting to form, taking pictures with anyone who asked. Next to arrive was Anastasia and Drizella. They are both riots. They had us laughing so hard. Even making me act silly in our picture. An announcement was made to report upstairs to be escorted to our table. Everything at the table was wonderful. The cheese plate was heavenly. My spouse, who is a very picky eater loved the plate mixture. The triple creamcheese spread was to die for. As I was enjoying the spread, I had a feeling something was very close and behind me. I look over at my spouse and he's just smiling. To my surprise it's Captain Hook, another picture opportunity. Close behind Jafar, Cruella DeVil (who made plans with my spouse to get the puppies in the morning - how evil). Maleficent, absolutely wicked. The Queen, this is one woman who is full of herself, she showed us the correct way to pose for a picture, what fun! Dr. Facilier is a charmer. The hostess of all hostess, Lady Termaine was so very funny and the song she did with her daughters and the audience participation was out of this world. Then we come to the desserts, each and everyone was sinister and a true treat to be had. The "Bleeding Heart" poached apple was of the best desserts I had during our whole vacation. This event was worth every penny. I have pictures with all the truly evil villains. When my spouse and I left we turned to each other and said we can't wait to come back next year.
Pros:For the True Villain Fan
Reviewed by BelleWDW Review Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: (10) Recommended
We attended the Sinister Soiree on 10/2 and had an excellent experience. We picked up our lanyards not long after 4pm and entered the Magic Kingdom. We were told the reserved area would be opened at 7:30 and to arrive at 11:25 at the castle for our 11:45pm party. We proceeded to do some meet and greets and eat dinner before heading to the castle hub area. By 7:10 there was already a line formed to get into the reserved area. Promptly at 7:30 pm we were let into the very spacious reserved area. There were Photopass photographers in the area just for the Soiree guests taking the "Poisoned Apple" magic shot. Other cast members were handing out bottles of water, and later Mickey Mouse lollipops. It was the best parade and fireworks experience I have ever had at the Magic Kingdom. Despite two Soirees happening that night there was ample room at the reserved ropes for everyone. There was no one pushing from the side or from behind and there was no one in front of us for the parade. We chose the end opposite the entrance from frontierland and had a perfect view of the parade from the front and the side. We were able to watch two Villains castle shows as well as Hallowishes, and Celebrate the Magic from the reserved area. The cast members were very friendly and did a wonderful job of checking everyone for the lanyards. After the fireworks ended we had another two hours (approximately) to enjoy more MNSSHP time including meeting the Dwarfs and many other characters. We arrived at the castle at the requested time and had pictures taken with the Queen of Hearts and saw others mingling. Upstairs we were seated and enjoyed the cheese and charcuterie platter (each table received one) which included a small pot of fondue among other things. We had an unlimited supply of "sour apple" drink which came with a light up poisoned apple glow cube and light up drink stirrer. We also received a dragon mug filled with candy to take home. Lady Tremaine hosted the evening, introduced all the villains and sang. We met Frollo, Captain Hook, Anastasia, Druzilla, The Evil Queen, Cruella de Ville, Malificent and Dr. Facilier. Lady Tremaine even stayed after the party had ended to make sure she met everyone. We had ample time to interact with every character and get pictures. There was also a cast member available with each villain to take pictures of the whole table together (as there were no Photopass Photographers there). We were served a plate of four unique desserts representing four villains. A "Bleeding heart" apple for the Evil Queen. a toasted green pistachio dessert for Malificent, a chocolate Tarot card and mousse for Dr. Facilier and a white and milk chocolate mousse (complete with cocoa paw prints) for Cruella de Ville. By the time the Soiree had ended and the servers had offered boxes and bags to take the gifts and any leftovers home it was after 1am. We made our way out through an empty castle and park and had time to take lots of pictures. There were buses waiting for us to go to our resorts at the bus stops. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone who enjoys the villains and is interested in having a spacious reserved area with a great view for the parade and shows near the castle. While it is pricey at $99.00 on top of the MNSSHP ticket cost I felt I got my money's worth.