Last night, I had the opportunity to attend some fun press event activities. I will tell you more about them later, but I did want to talk to you about a new announcement that was made at the end of the night. All the media were brought to the front of the park after our Illuminations dessert party where there was a stage with some Monstrous Summer signage.
Walt Disney World President George Kalogridis took the stage at 10:00 along with Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc. and Monsters University projected up onto the 180 foot tall Spaceship Earth.
Together they announced that to kick off the “Monstrous Summer” events, there would be an all-nighter. Three parks (Magic Kingdom, Disneyland Park and California Adventure park) would be open for 24 hours on the 24th of May from 6:00 am until 6:00 am on the 25th of May. There will be fun events taking place all day long for the all-nighter. At the Magic Kingdom, Mike and Sulley will be the grand Marshalls of the afternoon parade, there will be characters in pajamas in Town Square, and you may even see a few dance parties. In California, There will be a pajama party in Toontown as well as a live band, dancing, character photo opportunities.
There will also be limited edition merchandise available for purchase, food and beverage offerings, as well as a few other surprises. Don’t forget, the new Monsters University movie comes to theaters June 21st.
It was really amazing to see Mike projected onto Spaceship Earth in person, talking to the crowd. Pictures really don’t do it justice. There was a lot of excitement in the crowd with so much fun coming to the Disney parks this summer! Here is a video I shot of the announcement.
You can use hashtag #Disney24 when talking about the event or looking for info on Twitter.
QOTD: What are your thoughts on this announcement? What do you think of Mike being projected onto Spaceship Earth?