Monstrous Summer Press Event, April 25th and 26th!


We have been posting updates all week, but the day is finally here! Disney is hosting their Monstrous Summer press release “party” today and tomorrow. I had posted some of the Monsters University news earlier this week, like the “Monsterail” (monorail), a possible 24 hour party on May 24th, changes to the Monsters Inc Laugh Floor attraction to reflect Monsters University references, and a better meet and greet spot for Mike and Sulley at DHS. We know the Monsters University Monorail rumor was true, as it debuted yesterday, and we’ll find out about the rest hopefully later today.


Last night, as we posted on our FB page, there was a leaked video of what’s going to happen to Spaceship Earth at Epcot tonight during the event. If you didn’t see yet, Spaceship Earth will be transformed into Mike Wazowski, the green one eyed monster from Monsters U, possibly just for the press event. I don’t believe Spaceship Earth will be a blinking, talking monster for long, so be sure to check it out! Kind of cool, and kind of scary, all in one!

The event starts this morning with a tour of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train construction site and a sneak peak inside the soon-to-open Princess Fairytale Hall for select members of the media. Some predict that a concrete opening date for the Mine Train will also be revealed tomorrow. That would be great! We posted a pic of the construction site earlier this week too, it seems to be coming along!


Following the various tours and interviews with executives and Imagineers, the press will come together tonight at Epcot for an exclusive after-hours event that will feature Mike Wazowski on Spaceship Earth. Thursday night’s event is expected to include a special announcement, which is what I believe to be the 24 hour party. Or so rumor has it.

Tomorrows event include an “Around Our World” presentation providing updates on current Walt Disney World projects, such as the Avatar-themed land, Disney Springs, and MyMagic+. They are also expected to announce more details regarding the “Monstrous Summer” campaign like the rumored new entertainment, merchandise, and character greetings.

The heart of the two day event is obviously regarding the promotion of Monsters University, which will be released on June 21st. Stay tuned to TMSM for more information as we get it!!


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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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