Get ready to laugh out loud at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.
Be transported from Tomorrowland to Monstropolis where you’re seated in a comedy club hosted by comedian extraordinaire, Mike Wazowski.
Since the show is actually live and the actors behind the scenes rely heavily on improvisation, you will never see the same attraction twice. And don’t be surprised if you become part of the punch line!
At this unique show, the future of energy is a joke so keep reading for our complete guide to Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Quick Facts
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor is located in Tomorrowland in the same building as Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and from the old Stitch’s Great Escape! location.
How to Watch Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
Do I need to use Genie+ at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor?
Genie+ is available at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor but this wouldn’t necessarily be a priority when you are making your Genie+ arrangements as there is plenty of seating available in the theater.
Rider Switch/Child Swap
Rider Switch is Disney’s system that allows guests with small children to take turns riding bigger rides, while another person/people wait with the little one.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor does not offer Rider Switch since this show is appropriate for all ages. Plus, Rider Switch isn’t normally offered for shows and reserved for rides.
You can learn more about Rider Switch via our handy guide.
What to Expect When You Watch
Guests wanting to watch Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor wait outside to begin as they hear Roz from Monsters, Inc. telling them to keep moving forward.
As you enter the Tomorrowland Expo Center, you will continue to wind your way through the line. Make sure you check out the signs above that tell you how you can text in your own joke for a chance for it to be used in the show.
Once you make your way through the doors to the energy factory, a Cast Member will direct you to fill in all of the available space in front of you up to the yellow line. They will also direct guests in ECVs and wheelchairs to a separate line on the right side of the hallway.
Above the doors to the theater (which bear the Monsters, Inc. symbol), you’ll see the words “SCARE FACILITY” with the word “LAUGH” partially slapped over “SCARE” to reflect the change in how the Monsters who work at the factory are harvesting energy.
Several futuristic-looking TVs line this hallway. Right before the show begins, Mike Wazowski appears on the screens to explain how the club got its start. This short pre-show sets the attraction after the events of Monsters, Inc.
Monstropolis’s new “laugh power” works well, but there is currently not enough laughter to fuel the city. To solve this problem, Mike Wazowski suggested that they open a Laugh Club.
A commercial for Monsters University is then shown before guests are ushered inside the Laugh Club to their seats.
Since you are seated in a theater for this experience, those in wheelchairs and ECVs may remain in them. Guests using wheelchairs and ECVs will be seated in a special area in the theater.
Sign language, video captioning, and assistive listening is available for guests.
In the Show
If you prefer to experience Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor without any spoilers, you may want to skip this part.
As you enter the theater, watch the screens because some guests will be shown and given funny superlatives (example: “Will treat everyone to churros!”).
Then, once everyone has been seated, Roz from Monsters, Inc. appears on the theater’s left screen and explains to the audience how laugh power works.
To the right of the stage there is a giant canister and she says that the more the audience laughs, the more power will be collected. After Roz is finished, the MC (Monster of Ceremonies) Mike Wazowski appears on the center screen.
He begins his act by telling jokes about Roz, but she appears again, unamused. Roz tells Mike that he better “fill the can this time, or else.” When Mike asks, “or else what?” she pushes a button that opens a trap door below. Mike falls through the door and then reappears on the right screen.
He informs guests that the phrase, “you stink” is a compliment in the monster world. As he says this, an adult male audience member appears on the screen who will from this point on be known as “that guy.”
(FYI: The monster comedians to follow will make jokes about “That Guy” and at the end of the show the guest will receive an “I was ‘That Guy’” sticker.)
Mike introduces the show’s first act, a two-headed, yellow monster named Mac and Jeeves.
From then on, the show is completely improvised thanks to actors voicing the characters behind the scenes while also controlling the live animation on the screen, a technology pioneered at Epcot’s Turtle Talk with Crush.
One of the two heads, Mac, boasts that he knows every capital in the human world. Jeeves is skeptical, so to prove it Mac selects an audience member and asks them to name any country and he’ll name the capital. Mac’s answer is usually a humorous side-step of the question, such as saying the capital of Mexico is “M”.
A large map appears, and Mac and Jeeves asks the audience to raise their hands if “you know where you live”. Every time a guest names their hometown, Mac will give a completely wrong, yet hysterical, description of the location.
Following this bit, Mac and Jeeves recreate the story of Monsters, Inc. using guests from the audience. Each guest is given silly facial expressions to make.
Mac and Jeeves retell the story very quickly and to keep up with them, the selected guests have to make the expressions fast. Roz pushes the trap door button, and Mac and Jeeves disappear from the screen.
Next, a purple monster named Buddy Boil takes the stage. Buddy claims that he is a mind reader. To prove it, he asks a random audience member to think of a number and tells them to say the number out loud. However, he closes his eyes — not his ears — so that he will not hear it.
He repeats the number out loud and looks surprised when he gets it right. Unimpressed, Roz clicks the button again, and Buddy falls through the trap door.
The final act of the Laugh Floor is Mike’s nephew Marty who performs in front of a Monsters University gate (an update to the show since the release of Monsters University in 2013). Marty is a smaller, orange version of Mike and his act starts out with a monologue. Then Marty reads three or four of the jokes that guests sent in before returning to his own routine.
The final jokes of the show usually require audience participation and he typically calls on young children to help him out.
After Marty finishes his act, Mike comes back on stage and celebrates that the laugh energy canister located to the right of the stage has been filled. When he asks Roz what she thinks of his success, Roz replies, “Well I guess I have to promote the one responsible.”
Mike thinks Roz is talking about him, but the camera pans to who she was actually talking about — “That Guy”! Mike then tells the audience that the show is over, and guests are directed out of the theater.
Is Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Kid-Friendly?
This interactive attraction is perfect for all ages, including those who love Monsters, Inc. and telling jokes.
Strollers are not allowed in most queues at Disney World, including for Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. They can be left at the designated stroller parking area near the attraction.
In 2006 Disney announced that the Circle-Vision 360 film The Timekeeper, located in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom, would close and be replaced by a Monsters, Inc. attraction.
The Timekeeper had its last run on February 26, 2006.
While in development, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor was known as the “Laugh Floor Comedy Club.” It was changed to “Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor Comedy Club” but then, two weeks prior to opening the show, it was given its current name.
The Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor opened on April 2, 2007. Since the 2013 release of Monsters University, references to that film have been added.
Other Fun Details
- While much of the theater was redone for Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, remnants of The Timekeeper can still be found at the attraction. In the waiting area, guests can still see the bubbling tubes that were once located in The Timekeeper’s pre-show area. Also in the main theater, the nine screens used in the former show are still there, though covered up.
- During Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the attraction receives a special holiday overlay.
- Sulley, one of the main characters in both Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, does not appear in the attraction.
- Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor was nominated for the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project award in 2008 by the Visual Effects Society.
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