Before I ran the Tower of Terror 10 miler, I was really curious what the after party, the Villains Bash, would be like. What rides would be open? What character would be out? Was there anything else to do? I had a lot of trouble finding any information on it at all! Disney didn’t officially give much, and I only found a handful of blogs with recaps. So I knew after I attended I would have to write my own blog post to get a little more information out there!
After I finished the race I got my medal and my food packet and started the long walk to actually get into the park. We came in right around where the Theater of the Stars is, and I immediately found a bench near the food area to sit down, rest a bit, eat my food, and call my husband to tell him I was done! He wasn’t on this trip with me or else he would’ve been cheering me on, but we still celebrated over the phone.
My friends were still going to be awhile til they finished, so I kind of went to explore the Bash on my own. If you weren’t running the race you could buy a ticket to get into the party, and apparently they had maps for the event around but I didn’t see any – I wish they had been giving them out to the runners! I didn’t know where anything would be happening, but I wandered toward the hat and saw a line for Cruella de Vil, so I decided to meet her. She was hilarious!
I wanted to do some rides but wanted to meet my friends to do that – that ended up being a mistake. By the time they were done they were really sore and tired and just wanted to leave. My friends that didn’t do the race were also ready to go by about 1 am, since they’d been there since 10 – but I didn’t get finished with the race til a little after midnight. By the time I had met up with the few people that were still around, the lines for rides were crazy long. We ended up doing Star Tours since the wait was only 10 minutes – Toy Story Mania was 45 and Rockin Roller Coaster was up to 70!
After Star Tours we waited to meet Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers – this took maybe half an hour, and it was around 2:30 by this point. After that I decided to just head back to the room so I could get some sleep.
If you’re wondering what else was around, here’s what I can share:
Characters: The Evil Queen, Maleficent, Shan Yu, Gaston, Cruella de Vil, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, and Pain & Panic.
Attractions Open: Star Tours, Muppet Vision 3D, Toy Story Mania, The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, Rock n’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror
Dining open: Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner, Backlot Express, Anaheim Produce, Rosie’s All American Café, Hollywood Scoops
Shopping: Mickey’s of Hollywood, Keystone Clothiers, Superstar Shop, Tatooine Traders, Rock Around the Shop, Tower Hotel Gifts, Villains in Vogue, runDisney merchandise stand
Other: DJ playing near Sorcerer’s Hat, awards ceremony, and chance to watch other racers run through the Studios
Overall I was a little disappointed, but it’s partially my fault – I should’ve taken advantage of the earlier time I had when things were less crowded, instead of wandering around looking for people and trying to text my friends. I think it’s nice that spectators can join you for the party, but it made things very crowded and the waits rather long. It was also chillier than I expected!
Now I know for next time (because I’m really hoping the 10 miler will come back for 2016!) what I need to do to better enjoy the party!