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Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor

In this ad-libbed comedy show, the audience has to help power Monstropolis by providing their laughter. Towards that end the show's host, Mike Wazowski, tells jokes about people in the audience and then picks people in the audience and through the magic of modern technology audience members converse directly with the animated Mike Wazowski on screen.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Location: On the right as you enter Tomorrowland from Main Street, opposite from Stitch's Great Escape.
  • Date Opened: 4/2/2007
  • # of Ride Units: One theater
  • Ride Capacity: 460 seats
  • Restraint Method: None
  • Ticket Rating: C Ticket
  • Ride Photo: No
 
Time Commitment Information - Hide Section
  • Open/Close: Open and close with the park.
  • Wait Times: Generally you won't need to wait more than one show to get in.
  • Length of Ride: 15 minutes
  • FastPass: No
  • Single Rider: No
  • Queue Description: A large waiting room with switchbacks, themed to look something like the factory in Monster's, Inc. While waiting here there is a short humorous preshow.
Access Information - Hide Section
  • Health Restriction: None
  • Ride Access: Wheelchairs and ECVs have no problem entering the theater.
  • Wheelchair Transfer: Not required.
  • Service Animals: Yes
  • Audio: Video captioning is available on some monitors, activation or assistive listening devices are available at Guest Services.
  • Weight and Size Issues: None
Parenting Information - Hide Section
  • Height Restriction: No
  • Child Swap: No
  • Other Issues: The humor of the show is geared towards the younger audience so that shouldn't be an issue. Audience members may be singled out and displayed on monitors.
History and Trivia - Hide Section
  • At this location: This location has been host to CircleVision films since the park opened in 1971 (though the theater opened 8 weeks later than park). America the Beautiful was an 18-minute tour of the United States, originally commissioned for the 1958 World's Fair in Brussels, Belgium, and then refilmed in 1967. America the Beautiful closed for a year to allow presentations of a new film, Magic Carpet 'Round the World, which ran from March 16, 1974, to March 14, 1975, at which time America the Beautiful returned with new scenes for the United States Bicentennial celebration and ran until September 9, 1984.

    American Journeys took over the theater a week later, presenting slices of life around the country, and lasted almost a decade until it closed for good on January 9, 1994, for the installation of The Timekeeper and it's film From Time to Time. In the last years of its existence The Timekeeper lived on the edge of extinction, closing for lengthy periods an then reopening for peak attendance periods or when another major nearby attraction was closed and the park needed something to soak up bodies. But finally the ax fell, and though the attraction hadn't actually been open for months, the official last day of operation was February 26, 2006.
     
  • The Attraction's History: While the attraction itself remains unchanged, it did go through several name changes on the way to opening. The name was originally announced as Laugh Floor Comedy Club, but that apparently didn't have enough of a connection to Monsters, Inc., so the title was changed to Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor Comedy Club. Apparently somebody decided that was too much of a mouthful and by the it opened it was officially trimmed to just Monsters, Inc., Laugh Floor. The official opening itself was delayed from early 2007 to April 2007 after test performances in December 2006 saw a muted response from audiences.


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