Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World has been bringing smiles to Guests since 2007. However, since the theme park reopened in July 2020, Guests have not been able to step foot inside the only laugh factory in Monstropolis.
Additionally, it looks as though Disney may be thinking of replacing this attraction after seeing signs removed last year and, now, a recent Magic Kingdom map. Let’s dive in and talk about everything we know regarding Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor at Disney World.
It is important to keep in mind that this article is pure speculation and Disney has not confirmed that Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor is being replaced.
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor
The official Disney World description of this Tomorrowland show reads:
Step inside the only laugh factory in Monstropolis and make your way into a comedy club hosted by Monster of Ceremonies Mike Wazowski. These scare-acters love to engage the audience. Don’t be surprised if you become part of the show!
Inspired by the Disney and Pixar animated films Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University, this attraction scares up some monster laughs.
Closed Since Disney World Reopening
When the theme parks reopened in July 2020 after temporarily closing due to the pandemic, the Resort had to make some adjustments in its operations. One of these changes included eliminating select entertainment offerings in order to keep Guests and Cast Members safe.
Well, Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor was one of those offerings that Disney decided not to reopen with the theme parks. The show is located indoors and keeps Guests in a confined space for a decent amount of time, which is not COVID-19 friendly. Therefore, the laugh factory has not opened its doors and remains closed to this day with no reopening date in sight.
Additionally, signs were being removed from the attraction in November 2020, which you can read more about here.
Disney World Layoffs
The wave of layoff news that came last fall really hit home for so many. The entertainment industry was hit the hardest as many performers announced they were let go from the company — Including the cast of Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor.
Though Disney stated they will bring back entertainment when the time is right — In fact, they have since announced the return of For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration and The Festival of the Lion King — they did not state exactly which shows would come back moving forward. Therefore, could we have seen the last of Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor, or is this only temporary?
Well, there is one other point that makes me, personally, think that Disney could have decided to make this removal permanent.
Removed From Magic Kingdom Map
On a recent Disney World trip, our Inside the Magic team noticed that Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor was no longer on the map, which you can see in the photos below.
Now, this could be to avoid any confusion amongst Guests visiting the theme park. If they see the attraction listed on the map, but then go over to try and experience it, they could be left with disappointment when they find out the show has been temporarily closed since last year.
Another option is Disney could be thinking about replacing the show with something of a newer generation and with a theme that may better fit into Tomorrowland.
Will Another Experience Replace It?
If Disney does decide to close Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor permanently, they could also replace it with something a newer generation could relate to. Some ideas we have are Big Hero 6, Meet the Robinsons, Ralph Breaks The Internet, or something entirely new!
At this time, Disney has not announced if Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor would be permanently closed but Inside the Magic will keep you updated as we get information regarding this attraction.
What do you think is happening with Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor? Let us know in the comments below.
Please keep in mind this article is pure speculation and Disney has not confirmed if Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor would be permanently closed or if this is temporary.