Monsters University star Mike Wazowski was on hand at Epcot last night to help Disney Parks make the big announcement that the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure will host a joint 24 hours of Disney magic on May 24 to kick off a Monstrous Summer. Check out his monstrous appearance:
Last year I attended Disney’s first ever 24 hour day during the Leap Day celebration One More Disney Day at the Magic Kingdom. We didn’t make it 24 hours (I had a 5 month old after all), but many people did. And many other guests came and went throughout the day. On the heels of that special day’s success, this year Disney Parks will raise the bar hosting the first-ever, three-park all-night party. The parks will stay open from 6 a.m., May 24 to 6 a.m., May 25, 2013, local time.
In Florida, Magic Kingdom Park will feature a “Monsters University” theme where Mike and Sulley will be the Grand Marshals of the “Celebrate a Dream Come True” day parade and make appearances in Tomorrowland. There will be extra entertainment throughout the day and night, including characters in their pajamas in Town Square during the late night and early morning, and late-night dance parties in and around the courtyard of Cinderella Castle.
In California, you’ll be able to party the night away at both parks with special entertainment including: a “Monsters University” “TLT Monstrous” Dance Club and Star Wars characters in Tomorrowland and late-night Character Pajama Party in Mickey’s ToonTown at Disneyland park. The new Fantasy Faire Royal Theatre at Disneyland park will become a Royal Dance Hall late at night with a live band and dancing; and guests of Disney California Adventure park will find Monstrous photo opportunities with new “Monsters University” “Dorms” in Hollywood Land and a new “Monsters University” float leading the Pixar Play Parade.
Other Monstrous Summer Fun
Meet Mike and Sulley
Get up close and personal with some of your favorite Characters from Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University! Mike and his college roommate Sulley are taking their scholastic scares on a summer road trip, and they’re making pit stops at Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort in California! Drop by the Monsters University-themed areas in each park for a chance to meet and take pictures with some of your favorite Characters!
The Monsters March This May
Stand back! The monsters have taken over the Pixar Play Parade at Disney California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort in California! Woody, Merida, Lightning McQueen and a host of popular Disney•Pixar Characters will be joined by the crew fromMonsters University. See what happens when this monstrous student body puts its scary spin on this playful parade.
From Closet Door to Laugh Floor
For a totally different kind of “yuk” than you might expect from something so scary, grab a seat at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor in Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Led by Mike—the “monster of ceremonies”— this colorful gang of comics has been studying up on their jokes all semester. Will they graduate to new comedic materials? Check out the “frights” and sounds to see for yourself!
Take a Ride on the “Monsterail”
Guests traveling around Walt Disney World Resort in Florida are in for an all-new kind of ride when they step aboard the “Monsterail.” One of the iconic Monorail trains at the Resort has been redesigned and monster-ized with visuals from the newest Disney•Pixar film. So get ready—this is one frighteningly fun Monorail ride you won’t soon forget!
On the Big Screen
Mike and Sulley weren’t always BFFs, see how the pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit got them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program and how a friendship was ultimately born at Monsters University. Monsters University arrives in theaters June 21, 2013.