As if all the dance parties and events that premiered on January 18th wasn't enough, Hollywood Studios saw the return of a beloved character meet and greet. Mike & Sulley from the Pixar film Monster's, Inc. have made their return to Disney's Hollywood Studios. This fun pair of monsters used to meet guests at this park in Streets of America section area nearby the now-retired Studio Backlot Tour. A couple of years back that meet and greet location closed, along with most of this area of Hollywood Studios.
Last week, Mike & Sulely made their return to the park at the Walt Disney Presents exhibit and they were immensely popular. The line on their second day out was stretched down the museum and was 40 minutes long. This walkthrough mini-museum has been home to a rotating list of new characters such as Moana and most recently Star-Lord and Groot. Now that the monsters are back in town, Disney has completely revamped this meet and greet location with stunning details.
The small zigzagging queue area is now lined with walls decorated with large pieces of concept art for the original film. As you turn the corner you'll step through a magical door that will take you into the monster world to meet the monster pals. On the first two days the meet and greet was open, there were a few operational hiccups. At times only Mike was greeting guests. It would then change out to just Sulley and then at other points, both of them would come out together. Cast Members informed me that they are still working out the kinks. On my day visiting, I got to meet Mike. However, in the future it is said that both monsters will be out together from about 10am to 6pm. (Check your times guide when visiting for the most up to date details).
The Walt Disney Presents exhibit is in between the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show and the pathway leading to the new Toy Story Land. Also nearby, Pixar fans can enjoy the Incredibles Celebration Block Party; a fantastic dance party with its own great meet and greet location.