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6603.9 #19 DL Qual #9 1-23-13 9:34AM
Good morning! I'd like to dedicate this post to a very special girl, Armenda, this is for you doll! This day in Disney history, Jan 23rd, 2006. Monsters, Inc.: Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, officially opens to the public in DCA. A new dark ride that replaced Superstar Limo, (an attraction that only lasted 11 months after DCA's grand opening). If you remember my post from Jan. 11th, you know that this building sat empty for 4 years! Anxious guests gathered outside the attraction, They were soon joined by a "Stage Tech", who explained that there was a problem-- There was not enough power to start up the ride! He carried a "power meter" & asked the guests to scream, & when that didn't work Sully came out & asked them to laugh! The meter quickly reached 100%. :) Happy birthday Monsters Inc.! For a GREAT play by play of the opening ceremonies: complete w/ more photos: For a ride thru video of Monsters Inc: & in case you would like a refresher of Super Star Limo: What is your favorite part of this attraction? Do you think it was a good replacement? As always, thanks for reading & I hope you all have a magical day! :)
I love you! BEST POST OF THE DAY!!!!!! Thank you!! :) You learn something new everyday with your History Lessons! I actually have never seen the opening ceremony! GASP! I know! lol I'm at work right now but I can't wait to watch it when I get home. - Armenda   1181.5 #164 1-23-13 10:41AM Like(6)  Reply
I'm tickled that I found something about your favorite attraction you hadn't seen. You're very welcome sweets and I love you too! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 11:52AM
Idk Army, Peter Pan's 60th anniversary is coming up, that one might have to be THE best day in Disney history!!! ;) - AvidDisneyThrifter220  1405.6 #137 1-23-13 3:30PM
Teehee Avid, talk about high expectations....hope I can fulfill that.... - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 3:53PM
Well today is Monster's Inc's day! - Armenda  1181.5 #164 1-23-13 3:58PM
Wow!!! What a fun way to kick off this attraction!! My fav part is Roz at the end. You just never know what that grand dame is going to say. As always, thanks for the Quality History posts! - misschurro   7867.8 #14 1-23-13 9:39AM Like(2)  Reply
Ditto! (I was typing the same thing but you beat me AND said it better!) ;) - MissAmericaSings  441.9 #537 1-23-13 9:43AM
Yep! She is awesome! She once looked at AD and said take a picture it lasts longer! Than she said cheese for a long time! Hilarious! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  361.5 #689 1-23-13 9:45AM
Oh thanks!! Heehee - misschurro  7867.8 #14 1-23-13 9:48AM
๐Ÿ˜˜ She is hilarious! Excellent choice ladies! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 10:14AM
Haha! Guess a year ago I was ChurroVonCinnamon teehee. Thanks again!! - misschurro  7867.8 #14 1-22-14 9:58AM
You were! I think this was shortly after wreck it Ralph had come out no? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-22-14 1:33PM
Yes! You are right!!๐Ÿ˜˜ - misschurro  7867.8 #14 1-22-14 2:11PM
Thank you for this info! I like the ride even thou I am an adult. I watched this movie when it came out in theaters and was like blown away! - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm   361.5 #689 1-23-13 9:36AM Like  Reply
You're very welcome! It is a fantastic movie as well! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 12:15PM
Yayyy:) - BooEve123   800.9 #259 1-23-13 9:39AM Like  Reply
HI Boo! Nice to see you in the lounge lady! ((Hugs)) - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 9:52AM
"I'm watching you MW, always watching......." HII :) ((hugs)) Thanks for this history lesson my heart extra liked this one! - BooEve123  800.9 #259 1-23-13 10:03AM
That was adorable!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you around more! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 10:13AM
This was definitely an upgrade from Superstar Limo. This ride is so well done! Thanks for the info SMK. - LilSterner   5828.4 #24 1-23-13 9:48AM Like  Reply
I completely agree! The detail is amazing! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 10:29AM
Wow! How cool. My kids love this attraction so much. Thanks for the history once again :) - RickChavez   3672.1 #46 1-23-13 9:52AM Like  Reply
Mine too! What is their favorite part Rick? - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 10:29AM
The hidden Mickey on Randel - RickChavez  3672.1 #46 1-23-13 11:23AM
I still haven't seen that dang it! I always look! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 11:54AM
We love this attraction! Thanks for the Disney History ๐Ÿ˜˜ - LaPearleNoir   2567.9 #61 1-23-13 9:54AM Like  Reply
You bet love! We love it too! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 12:16PM
Believe it or not, I've never been on this attraction. Sounds fun though. And what a tribute to Armenda who loves all things Sully!! - MickeyFan   1286.5 #148 1-23-13 10:00AM Like  Reply
Oh mypark I'm building a list of this mypark has not done and were going to do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - pikarich  6552.8 #21 1-23-13 10:57AM
If you still haven't been on it next time I'm there...I'm dragging you on, kicking & screaming! - Armenda  1181.5 #164 1-23-13 11:11AM
i,ve make a collage of mypark on monsters inc and wering a princess hat with a disney princess lol - pikarich  6552.8 #21 1-23-13 11:14AM
* shops for princess hats - MickeyFan  1286.5 #148 1-23-13 11:35AM
No way! Back off pikarich! We shall take MyPark on his first ride into monstropolis together you hear?! ;) wait for me ok?! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:37PM
Thanks for your daily history lesson. Always good to read about Disney's past. And for the record, nobody wants to relive that sucky superstar limo ride ๐Ÿ˜‚ - Slotherini   1079.8 #188 1-23-13 10:04AM Like  Reply
You're welcome! Hahahahahahaha well, I had to be sure! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:37PM
What a fun way to open this attraction! Love Monsters inc to this day. Fun movie. Fun attraction! - MeridaFan   4244.2 #39 1-23-13 10:06AM Like  Reply
Right?! I really enjoyed reading all about it! I totally agree! So well done! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:38PM
Such a great attraction. I love the part with all the doors moving in all directions. Boo is just adorable too. - ScooterMike   1963.0 #93 1-23-13 10:38AM Like  Reply
Exellent choice! That is a great scene in the attraction! Boo is TOTALLY adorable! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:39PM
Thank you as always for your great info! - ShariRenee   12071.5 #8 1-23-13 10:57AM Like  Reply
Thank YOU as always for your support darlin'! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:39PM
Of course my dear! - ShariRenee  12071.5 #8 1-23-13 3:31PM
the monster inc ride in japan you ride a car similar to toy story mania and ride around with flashlights to find monsters.When monster inc movie then ride *true fact the Japanese audience does not know why we associate Chinese take out boxes (scene from the restaurant) because they don't use them there only in the USA and we invented take out Chinese boxes here. My favorite part is looking at the hidden mickey on sully in the last room where he tells boo she has to go home. it's on the left side of his fur. The taxis in this ride is from the old superstarlimo atrraction. - pikarich   6552.8 #21 1-23-13 11:02AM Like  Reply
Thanks for adding all that! I had no idea they didn't use those boxes out there! Fascinating! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:40PM
Great post Duchess. Totally agree that the lovely Armenda is deserving of her own "this day in Disney History". Great gesture! - RapunzelledColey   142.0 #2953 1-23-13 11:02AM Like  Reply
Aww! Thank you!! :) - Armenda  1181.5 #164 1-23-13 11:11AM
๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks! I'm glad you approved! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:41PM
Haha, my bf and I woke up at 5am and couldn't sleep, so we watched Monster's Inc before heading off to work/school haha. It's a Monster's Inc filled day! Thanks for the info! - KylaShea   632.7 #355 1-23-13 11:07AM Like  Reply
I knew you were my friend for a reason! - Armenda  1181.5 #164 1-23-13 11:10AM
Too perfect! Thanks doll! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 1:41PM
Love this ride thanks! - JollyRoger5   4125.9 #40 1-23-13 11:50AM Like  Reply
We need a meetup soon! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 3:49PM
love this ride too! - OhanaPhoto   6570.7 #20 1-23-13 11:52AM Like  Reply
You have great taste! ;) - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 4:01PM
Love! Anyone know if they still do the daily opening ceremony where there is Scream Off and the winner gets a prize? I thinks it an all day FP for this ride? - PrincessDuckie   931.1 #217 1-23-13 12:01PM Like  Reply
I don't know the answer I'm sorry? Hoping someone else does. I'm never at the park this early. :( - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 8:50PM
How cool love that ride!! - brguest85   244.0 #1506 1-23-13 12:23PM Like  Reply
Me too! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 9:20PM
Oh Armenda is such a lucky girl!!! This is AWSOME! I realize I don't ride this tide nearly enough!!! I loved the pictures from the opening ceremony!! What a cute idea to get the crowd involved!!! Love all YOUR history post!!' - CourtyAstroBlisters   808.0 #255 1-23-13 3:06PM Like  Reply
Thank you chick!! Miss ya! - Armenda  1181.5 #164 1-23-13 3:58PM
Thanks darlin! You're so awesome! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 9:20PM
The ceremonies were so fun to watch...great pics too, thanks!! This ride is definitely one of our family's favorites! ๐Ÿ˜Š - MinnieMousewife   923.5 #218 1-23-13 4:55PM Like  Reply
My families as well! I'm glad you enjoyed the post! ๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 9:21PM
Great story on the opening. Thanks for sharing. Now I'm gonna share that story next visit there. "Did you know..." - Hagrid   275.4 #1191 1-23-13 5:08PM Like  Reply
Good! That's what I like to hear! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 9:22PM
Aw this is where we first met ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜ - PinkElephants   745.7 #289 1-23-13 5:29PM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ‘ฏ ๐Ÿ’… awe! It is! You remembered!!!! Awe! - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-13 9:23PM
I love learning from you Duchess. =) - MousekaNinja   422.4 #567 1-23-13 8:54PM Like  Reply
I love this ride! I refused to let my husband go on it until he had seen the movie. Now it's one of our favorites. Thank you Duchess for some of the greatest information ever and congratulations Armenda, you truly deserve this! - Cinderella_Schnooks   3486.8 #48 1-23-13 9:14PM Like  Reply
Thank you!! โ™กโ™ก - Armenda  1181.5 #164 1-23-13 10:07PM
That was fun! Thank you! You do the best posts!!! - Boundin   820.9 #248 1-23-13 9:21PM Like  Reply
Monsters Inc is so cool. I love the characters - dimplesdanie   1236.9 #156 1-23-13 10:22PM Like  Reply
I wasn't there opening day but love the attraction and just laughed and got teary eyed reading about the power skit. - TrampsLady   1641.8 #115 1-22-14 9:49AM Like  Reply
Awe! How sweet is that! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜ - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-14 8:08AM
I didn't know Armenda liked Monsters, Inc! ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Great post! ย Love all the new things I learn from you and your wonderful history posts, Duchess! ย ๐Ÿ˜˜ - MeridaFan   4244.2 #39 1-22-14 10:17AM Like  Reply
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ you funny! ๐Ÿ˜˜ thank YOU!  - Duchess_SMK  6603.9 #19 1-23-14 8:08AM
Thank you for the history lesson! We love the Monsters. Sounds like a great way to open their ride! - imjustsayin111   247.8 #1457 1-22-14 10:22AM Like  Reply
Happy birthday Mosnters Inc!  Thank you for the history lesson :) - KladiaDisneyNinja   292.3 #1040 1-22-14 11:56AM Like  Reply
i love love love your posts! just sayin. :) - OhanaPhoto   6570.7 #20 1-24-14 8:00AM Like  Reply
We love Monsters. One of our favorites, especially the snow cones.  - mommalostone   64.5 #4486 1-24-14 8:44AM Like  Reply
Love this attraction. One of our must do when in DCA - Chumash28   1667.0 #113 1-24-14 8:48AM Like  Reply