The Disney theme parks have always served as both a celebration of the company’s legacy and a means to promote their latest productions. Earlier this week we showed you the recently premiered Monsters University concept art showcase at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but that’s not the only Pixar-related attraction rolling out in the coming weeks:
MU Monorails Circle Walt Disney World: In a very clever bit of marketing, Disney has adorned several of the Walt Disney World monorails with characters from Monsters University. For more photos and a video, head over to The Disney Blog.
Mike Takes Over Spaceship Earth: To help announce Disney’s Monstrous Summer event, Imagineers projected an image of Mike Wazowski onto Epcot’s Spaceship Earth last week. Turns out Mike is a perfect fit for the iconic sphere! Watch a video of the announcement – featuring a pretty terrible Billy Crystal voice double – below.
Updated Mike and Sulley Meet and Greet On the Way: While the Monsters, Inc. characters have existed in the Disney parks for years, it makes sense that they’d be updated to match their younger Monsters University counterparts. Inside the Magic has a video showing off the (slightly creepy) new meet and greet characters, who will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios soon.
Merida Disney Princess Coronation Ceremony: When Brave was released last summer, there was some debate as to whether Pixar’s first princess would be added to the Disney Princess pantheon. Looks like that’s now the case; Merida will be crowned the 11th Disney princess on May 11 at the Magic Kingdom. To the right is the new 2D Merida design to be used on some merchandise and promo material, via Inside the Magic.
Will you be at Walt Disney World to check out any of these attractions and events?Last modified: April 30, 2013