It’s an exciting week for Disney Channel South Africa! Ahead of the highly-anticipated premiere of the ‘Descendants’ sequel this Friday, actors Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce and Thomas Doherty landed on South African soil for the official premiere. The event was a first for Disney Channel in Africa who has never hosted an official movie premiere – until now.

The official premiere took place at Montecasino’s famous Il Grande cinema which included fans from all around the city. In true Disney style, the fans were the focus of the premiere. While a few media lined up on the red carpet, winners were able to get up close and personal with their favourite Disney stars and watch the film before it’s official premiere.

The stars were also thrilled to be in Africa for the very first time. “You guys have given us such a warm welcome,” Dove told the crowd. “The best part [of the trip] has definitely been meeting all of the people [in South Africa]. You guys are incredible.

The story picks up where “Descendants” left off with the Villain Kids (VKs) Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay living in Auradon. Most of the VKs have settled into their new life in the idyllic kingdom with the exception of Mal, who is struggling to emulate what she thinks is expected of her as the soon-to-be “Lady of the Court” alongside King Ben. When the pressure to fit in becomes too overwhelming, Mal flees Auradon and returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where she is met with her archenemy, the newly proclaimed queen of the town, Uma and her pirate gang. When an unexpected turn of events puts Ben and the VKs back in Isle of the Lost, they learn about Uma’s true intentions – to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon unleashing all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all. As the story unfolds, the VKs and the Pirate Gang face off in a climatic and action-driven battle in the name of what they feel is rightfully true.

Descendants 2 premieres on Disney Channel (DStv, channel 303) on Friday 6 October at 16:30.

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