Make Your Summer Monstrous

In honor of Disney·Pixar’s “Monsters University,” the Disney Parks are celebrating a Monstrous Summer. We’ve got the syllabus right here, from treats to attractions. And we’re excited to share details on the Monstrous Summer Game Sweepstakes, which will send one lucky family on a five-day, four-night vacation to one of the Disney Resorts! That’s a pretty nice financial aid package.

The summer semester started off right, with an all-night event (because that’s when monsters do their best scaring). On May 24, both Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Resort were open around the clock, from 6 a.m. May 24 to 6:00 a.m. May 25. We’ve got pics from the scene, and you can see that it was one wild party. Even into the small hours of the morning, Guests were into the spirit. Dance parties rocked Parks on both coasts and we spotted plenty of costumes on passers-by, from monsters to Minnie. Speaking of Minnie, she and Mickey were there too — in their jammies!

If you didn’t make the all-night bash, you haven’t been left out. The Disney Parks will be selling special Monsters sweets and treats, like Monstrous cupcakes, cake pops, and cotton candy, along with Mike and Sulley decorative apples. Our personal fave is the Mike Wazowski cake pop — that spherical shape is perfect for Mike’s body and eye, and the result is almost too scary-cute to eat. And for more lasting mementos, there are souvenirs like Sulley Disney ears and Mike Wazowski sunglasses, available while supplies last.

 

At Walt Disney World Resort, you can laugh along with the monster stand-up comics at the Monsters, Inc Laugh Floor attraction. Afterward catch a ride on the “Monsterail,” a monorail car that’s been totally monsterized with graphics from “Monsters University.” And don’t forget to drop by Disney’s Hollywood Studios for photos with some favorite monsters.

At Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure Theme Park is the place to be for all your monster needs. Take a trip to the Scare Floor with Mike and Sulley to the Rescue in Hollywood Land, then watch the Pixar Play Parade for a peek at the heroes in action. Our tip — Hollywood Land is one of the best spots in the Park to view the parade.

If you’re getting in the mood to scare up your summer, a monstrous summer experience is as close as your computer. The Monstrous Summer Game Sweepstakes* lets you take a quiz to see which fraternity or sorority is right for you, then play fun mini-games to help your house dominate the campus! Practice your sneaking and figure out the best ways to scare lots of screams out of unsuspecting humans. The best part? Playing the games helps you earn bonus entries in the sweepstakes (you don’t need to play to enter). One lucky winner will win a family vacation to Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

However you choose to scare up fun this summer, we’re sure you’ll have a monstrously good time.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends Aug. 31, 2013. See Official Rules.

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