The Sanderson sisters will rise again: Disney has just announced that the trio of witches from "Hocus Pocus" are set to take the stage for a new show at Disney World during the park's annual Halloween celebration.

Witches Winifred, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson (played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, respectively, in the 1993 flick) will star in the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, a stage show that will team the trio with a host of other classic Disney villains. Though those villains' identities have yet to be fully revealed (so far Maleficent from "Sleeping Beauty" is the only confirmed participant), concept art for the event suggests that baddies such as Cruella DeVille from "101 Dalmations," the Evil Queen from "Snow White," and Jafar from "Aladdin" will also be a part of the show.

Here's the official concept for the event, according to Disney Parks:

In "Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular," the mischievous Sanderson Sisters from Disney's "Hocus Pocus" return to the mortal world for one night during the Halloween season. With only a few hours to run amuck, the three sisters decide to use their magic to throw the best, evil Halloween party this side of the graveyard!

With the help of the Disney villains, Winifred, Mary and Sarah gather together sinister shadows, nefarious nightmares and the power of their frightful friends to conjure the ultimate Hocus Pocus Party Potion and cast a spell on everyone in the Magic Kingdom Park.

The show will take place during the annual Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which runs at the Magic Kingdom from September 15 through November 1. Our fingers are crossed that Midler, Najimy, and Parker make an appearance at the event. (Perhaps in preparation for the long-gestating "Hocus Pocus" sequel?)

[via: Disney Parks]

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