Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
Opened: April 2, 2007
Location: As you walk into Tomorrowland from The Hub, you’ll see it on your right shortly after crossing the bridge. It’s across the way from Stitch’s Great Escape.
Extra Magic Hours: Laugh Floor usually runs for part of evening Extra Magic Hours. Check the Times Guide for the time of the last show of the evening.
Type: Interactive theater show
Similar To: Turtle Talk with Crush
Scary Factor: Very low. They are Monsters, but if you’re familiar with the characters or the movie, then even the youngest children should be fine.
What to Expect: The queue for Monsters Inc. is indoors and air-conditioned, which makes it a good stop in the afternoon. When Magic Kingdom is extremely busy, the line may extend out the door. There isn’t much to see until the pre-show, but guests are invited to text in their jokes to be used during the show, so you might have some fun with that while you wait. Once the doors open, you’ll be led into a large theater that seats about 400 people. The theater is also nicely air-conditioned and the seats are relatively comfortable.
The plot of the Laughing Floor is that Mike Wazowski, the one-eyed green monster star of Monsters Inc., is putting on a comedy show to collect laughs from the audience to power Monstropolis. Like Turtle Talk with Crush, the monsters will actually talk and interact with visitors in real time. Several cast members move about the audience with microphones so the monsters can ask questions and make personalized jokes. Also, one “lucky” guest will unknowingly play the role of “that guy.” The monsters will harass and tease this person throughout the show. If you don’t want to risk being made fun of constantly, I would suggest looking like you’re having a good time prior to the show starting.
Where to Sit: Try to sit at least half way back near the middle of the theater. Because of the way it’s set up, there really aren’t any bad seats in the theater. Unlike most seating areas where the rows are long, this theater does have aisles. You can usually park yourself in the middle of a row without getting in trouble because people can easily move around you.
When To Go: Visit in the mid-afternoon or early evening when you need a break from the crowds and heat.
Expect to Wait: The large capacity means you probably won’t have to wait for more than one show to let out before it’s your turn. This equates to a wait of 15 minutes or less. If the line is longer, try later in the evening.
Length: 10 minutes
Commentary: Most of the jokes in Monsters Inc. Laughing Floor are corny and geared towards kids. It’s still a cute show and both kids and adults generally find it charming and funny. It’s a fantastic attraction to visit in the afternoon and wait times are relatively short. Although this isn’t a “must-do” attraction, it’s at the top of my list of attractions that you should try to get to anyway.