We heard the omnious sounds of the Haunted Mansion as we transferred from trail to running track. The trail run portion was nice because it was almost completely shaded by tall trees, but we were blinded by the hot, morning Florida sun. It was about mile 2.5 and we saw the Grave Diggers about 100 yards away. They are my favorite portion of the MNSSHP Boo to You Parade, so we were excited to take a photo with them. These guys NEVER broke character. It was brief, but it was really cool.
September 29, 10:30 p.m. – September 30, 2012, 4:00 a.m.
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
(Update 9/22: I have my tickets in hand!!! It’s being reported by WDWCharacterHunt that the same Villains that appear for MNSSHP will also appear for the Villains Bash and that some rare characters will appear for the 5K and 10 miler)
Marathons and other Run Disney events have become a great way to meet rare characters like Darkwing Duck and Hercules. The marathons and half-marathons typically sell out well in advance. Many of us could never complete a full or even half marathon at a 16 minute per mile pace, so we think our chances of meeting these characters are low.
Run Disney is now offering a Disney Happy Haunted 5K Trail Run race (99% full on 9/22) with a special Villains party (96% full) that includes all the best rides of Hollywood Studios along with great Disney Villains. The 5K race costs $50 and the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash costs an additional $54. However, Disney will offer a limited number of the Villains Bash tickets to the general public on the day of the race at ESPN Wide World of Sports. It’s actually less than the cost of a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket and will probably include the same villains (maybe more?).
“Runners and Guests can party in the shadow of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ at the Disney Villains Hollywood Bash where you will enjoy Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ , Star Tours, Muppet*Vision 3D, The Great Movie Ride, and Toy Story Mania!, in addition to DJs and character meet & greets with your favorite Disney Villains.
Disney Villains Hollywood Bash Ticket quantities for friends and family are limited and not guaranteed. Based on availability, Disney Villains Hollywood Bash Tickets will be available for purchase at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during Packet Pick-up. Tickets are non-refundable.”