The Disneyland 50th anniversary celebration continues in full swing as the Disneyland Resort rolls-out the spotted, blue carpet this Sunday, January 22 in a gala Hollywood-style premiere for the grand opening of its all-new attraction "Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!" The new attraction, inspired by the blockbuster Walt Disney Pictures presentation of the Pixar Animation Studios film, "Monsters, Inc.," is located in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section of Disney's California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.
The attraction officially opens to the public this Monday and anyone who visits the themepark this Sunday will be able to view the various celebrities walking down the blue-carpet for the premiere party ... so make sure to bring your camera!
In the hit 2001 computer-animated film, the factory of Monsters, Inc. is the No. 1 scream collecting firm in the bustling metropolis of Monstropolis, generating the city's power supply by scaring children and transforming their screams into an energy source. However, the residents of Monstropolis are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by kids. So when an errant little girl nicknamed "Boo" accidentally enters the child-adverse world of Monstropolis, fun and mayhem ensues.
The popular film has now been transformed into a fun-filled, immersive, three-dimensional attraction where guests climb aboard waiting taxis and hit the streets of Monstropolis to follow the film's stars Mike and Sulley on their mission of safely returning "Boo" to her bedroom. As guests witness the chaos of a child-on-the loose in Monstropolis they encounter the super-sneaky Randall Boggs, the yellow-suited agents of the CDA (Child Detection Agency) and other characters from the film. Guests will even get to see the seemingly endless Monsters, Inc. door vault and receive a unique, personalized farewell from the slug-like, ever watchful factory dispatcher Roz!
"With the addition of 'Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!' Disney's California Adventure continues to grow and expand with family-oriented attractions and entertainment," said Matt Ouimet, president of the Disneyland Resort, citing the recently added "Turtle Talk with Crush" and "Block Party Bash." "We're confident that this new addition will become a very popular attraction with our young guests."
"Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!" has been created in the tradition of the classic Fantasyland-style "dark rides" by Walt Disney Imagineering, the creative force behind Walt Disney Parks and Resorts that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts and attractions worldwide. The attraction features over 40 characters in 16 distinct scenes, plus incorporates the unique use of both black-light and white-light illuminated sets. Technical highlights of the attraction include seemingly personalized farewell remarks to passing guests from Roz and a multi-hued Randall Boggs who changes colors as little Boo "bonks" him on his head in the attraction's finale.
Staying true to the film, the attraction features newly recorded performances by many of the film's original voice talents including Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Additionally, the musical score for the attraction is derived from the Academy Award® nominated "Monsters, Inc." film score by noted Oscar® winner Randy Newman.
"Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!' represents the next generation of family-friendly adventures, with humor and adventure to delight every age group.," says Tom Fitzgerald, senior creative executive for Walt Disney Imagineering. "We're bringing this new classic to life with magic and special effects while remaining true to the charming story that inspired it.'"
The new attraction joins an incredible array of innovative new adventures and spectacular entertainment premiering at Disneyland during its 50th anniversary celebration, continuing through 2006. The anniversary is also being celebrated globally and features the introduction of new shows and attractions at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida; Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan; and Disneyland Resort Paris in France and the recent opening of Hong Kong Disneyland.
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