Today I braved the Spring Break crowds to check out the Passholder preview for Monsters Inc Laugh Floor. The Magic Kingdom hadn’t reached the totally nuts crowd size that I am sure it will have later this week so it wasn’t too bad. Since this was a Passholder preview there wasn’t a line at all. After showing our passes we walked right into the first waiting room for this new attraction. After a short wait inside we were then moved to the next wiating area in front of the theater doors. In this room there are TVs telling you that you could text your own jokes in and they could become part of the show. I don’t do the whole texting thing and don’t really have any good jokes that I could think of so that didn’t interest me. Seems like I wasn’t alone on that becasue we only had one joke in the show that was supposedly texted in.
After a few minutes the doors opened and we entered the theater. Inside there are rows of blue benches to chose from. I have to say I thought the benches were nice and large and spaced out so you didn’t feel crammed in there. I later found out that there is a reason for all the space between them. There are 2 big screens in the front and while you are waiting for everyone to be seated video of people in the audience appear with funny captions. That was probably my favorite part of the show. Next the monsters take over. This is similar to Turtle Talk with Crush where the characters on the screen interact with the audience – the one differance is that if they are interacting with you, you also appear on the big screen. It was sort of like a sporting event where the camera men out running around the theater so they can get the camera and mike on you – hence the need for all the space.
The whole point of the show is that Monsters Inc is now collecting laughs insted of screams so they need to generate "gigglewats" of power to fill up a canister. Of course no matter how lame the jokes may be the canister does get filled by the end of the show. It was a cute show and while I won’t be rushing back to do it again anytime soon I would say that it is worth a visit. Each show will be a little differant so who knows you may end up seeing a much funnier version.
I couldn’t go over to the Magic Kingdom and not check out what is going on at the Contemporary. All of the North end of the resort is gone! No more wing bulidings on this side of the tower and no more tennis courts! I wish someone would tell us what they are planning to do next! My guess is that some DVC properties on the monorail would go over really well. Anyone else have any ideas?
Thanks for braving those crowds Coleen – I can’t wait to get to the Magic Kingdom again and see it. It sounds really interesting. I enjoyed Turtle Talk with Crush, so I have high hopes for this.
I totally agree Coleen DVC would be awesome right there and makes the most sense there….wow, can’t believe how different it looks. The Laugh Club sounds great…I agree captions of audience members would be cool.
Thanks for the review, Coleen! Looking forward to seeing the show some day soon! I love the idea of DVC on the monorail — but boy! How many points would those go for??!!
We got to see the show when we were in Magic Kingdom for a few short hours on 3/25. We had a good crowd that got into interacting with the characters so that made it kind of fun. We did text in a joke but it was not used in the show. They did use about 5 that were texted in. (is texted even a word?) It’s a cute show and my seven year old loved it. I personally like turtle talk better.
We also were luck enough on the 25th to spend a night at the Contemporary. They have completely removed the north wing from the resort maps too.
Great to read your thoughts! I plan on checking out the laughs in May while I am down. I love Turlle Talk so cant wait to see this so I can personally compare! 🙂
What a change in the view at the Contemporary! I was just there in March and the old buildings where there behind the Construction screen….. Glad to see they are moving along with whatever might come back in that area.