Disneyland News Today reporter Tim Alcoser attended the entire 24-hour Monstrous Summer event at the Disneyland Resort. For those who want to recap or who could not attend the event, there are plenty of pictures here for your enjoyment.
For the event, early guests were parked in the Bambi section of the Toy Story Parking lot, which is traditionally reserved for Cast Member parking only.
Crowds await the 6:00 AM entrance into Disney California Adventure. Time is 5:30 AM.
Camera crews await the 6:00 AM start of Disney’s Monstrous Summer.
Guests eagerly await the 6:00 AM opening of Disneyland.
A Monstrous Summer All-Nighter sign at the entrance to Main Street USA in Town Square.
Radio stations recorded live and were set up near It’s a Small World.
The first ride Tim went on was…
Refurbishment work was finally wrapped up at the New Orleans Square Train Station just in time for the event.
A look at the crowds streaming into Disneyland at approximately 7:00 AM. Very light.
However, most of the security checkpoints were bogged down for several hours after opening.
Nickelodeon cutting into Disney’s turf at Build-a-Bear Workshop?
New Monsters University posters at AMC Theaters in Downtown Disney
One of these monsters seems all too familiar…
The Oozma Kappa (OK) Frat.
DLNT Reporter Tim was very fortunate to secure a special screening pass to Monsters University at AMC Theaters in Downtown Disney. 199 other lucky Annual Passholders were granted access to see Monsters University nearly a full month before Release. More details on how this was done on the podcast later.
The quickest way to obtain a Monsters University Identification Card.
Before being granted access to the theater, all cell phones, cameras, camcorders and other equipment had to be checked in. Additionally, “Secret Service” style security guards used Metal detector wands on each guest to ensure all equipment was turned over. As an added caution, two guards were placed at each exit of the theater to constantly watch all guests in attendance.
Fantasyland Theater is now showing Mickey and the Magical Map several times daily at the Disneyland Resort.
Annual Passholders await entrance into Fantasyland Theater to see the first public showing of Mickey and the Magical Map.
The stage to Mickey and the Magical Map. Look for the complete show video on the website very soon.
The Sorcerer’s Hat.
A closer look at the stage.
A closer look at the new Fantasyland Theater.
Over to DCA now, a similar Monstrous Summer All-Nighter sign has been placed near Carthay Circle.
Red Car News Boys still going strong nearly one year later.
Mike and Sully act as Grand Marshall’s for the Pixar Play Parade along with a whole host of friends from Oozma Kappa (OK).
Everyone seems to be in school spirit. Even Roz.
The new Monsters University Meet and Greet is located between Mad T Party and the Hyperion Theater and is very well done.
On Radiator Springs Racers.
“Careful on the turns, Kid” ~Doc Hudson
As part of the Monstrous Summer All-Nighter, Monsters Inc. was shown several times throughout the day and night at Muppet Vision 3D Theater, including 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM. Many guests, evidently, found it a convenient place to take a nap.
Main Street USA at approximately 2:45 AM.
Sleeping Beauty Castle was basked in a brilliant white light to show off for a live taping of Good Morning America.
See the Good Morning America Live taping here: http://gma.yahoo.com/video/disneyland-stays-open-24-hours-130827269.html
Bright floodlights stream into the castle gates.
A closer look at the castle before the taping of Good Morning America.
Over in Toontown, guests had a Pajama Party with their favorite Disney Cartoon Characters and also enjoyed classic run Disney Cartoons on an oversized TV.
Children had beanbags for a comfortable front row experience.
The sun rises over Disneyland and Sleeping Beauty Castle. Time is approximately 5:15 AM.
The view from Princess Fantasy Faire.
Main Street USA at approximately 5:30 AM. Certainly not as busy as One More Disney Day. The parks never did reach capacity.
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