2010 Best Theme Park Attraction nominee: Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom
Today's spotlight nominee in the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction
tournament may have been the toughest to place. Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom joins the field as the 14th seed in the Best Movie or Animated School bracket.
Is this an animated show, or a live one? Like a theme park version of actors in the movie "Avatar," Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor blurs the line between live action and digital animation. You're watching a cast of characters from Monsters, Inc. (the company from the Pixar film of the same name) on screen in the theater as they use jokes to elicit the laughs they need from your to power their city.
Storing the audience's laughter....
But it's not a traditional, scripted film. Audience members can text jokes from the pre-show waiting area. Cameras target audience members for on-screen gags. And performers off stage voice the on-screen monsters. I went back and forth several times between placing this in the Live Show or Animated Show brackets. Ultimately, I decided, since the show would get a better seed in the Animated bracket, to place it here.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor opened April 2, 2007, replacing The Time-Keeper in Tomorrowland's CircleVision theater. Reviews for the show have been inconsistent due, I think, to its interactive nature. Get a "hot" crowd, with fun audience members who play along, and you're watching a great show. Wander into a half-empty theater late on a slow day in the park, and you might be stuck with a yawner.
So which fans will show up when tournament voting begins in March? Will there be enough fans to power Monsters, Inc. to a first round upset? Please share your thoughts about Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, in the comments.
So, shows like this and Turtle Talk With Crush have actors doing the voices? I know I should know whether this is true, but I swear a show about Disney on TV says it is all just highly advanced technology doing the magic.
I can't believe this show even made the tournament.
They definitely use live actors.
Much fun, but it really depends on what audience is with you.
I agree as well. I'm glad that this show made the cut, but I'm also glad it's near the bottom. This show definitely has it's funny parts, but as stated before the last part needs an update. It's also dependent on what crowd you get, but I haven't been in a bad crowd yet. Everybody plays along and haves fun.
I rated this attraction as "Commendable". While it is not as personal or enjoyable as
An o.k. show. I found it too be all right and does have some funny moments. It definitely won't advance in this tourney.
Just noticed I wrote "grown" instead of "groan".
I love it. I think it's great fun for everyone in the family. I still want to end up being "that guy". :)
A fun show, but definitely not one of the best. This show just isn't popular enough to have any chance in this tournament.
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