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From Screen to Park: Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! at Disney California Adventure Park

Erin Glover

by , Director, Publicity, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Hop into a Monstropolis City Cab for an adventure through Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! in Hollywood Land at Disney California Adventure park. This attraction is inspired by the 2001 Disney•Pixar film “Monsters, Inc.,” which introduced the world to James P. “Sulley” Sullivan, Mike Wazowski and the adorable Boo.

More than 6.5 million monsters of all shapes, sizes and scare levels call Monstropolis home. It has the monster world’s finest theaters, hotels and museums, as well as Monsters, Inc. – the city’s largest employer. With a human child on the loose in this monstrous city, chaos breaks loose in a hilarious and heartwarming adventure.

From Screen to Park: Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! at Disney California Adventure Park

In a yellow-and-black taxi, courtesy of the Monstropolis Transit Authority, you follow along on Mike and Sulley’s race against the clock to bring Boo back to her bedroom safely — before the villain Randall Boggs gets to her first. In the city of Monstropolis, human children are thought to be toxic to monsters, and the Child Detection Agency, staffed by monsters decked out in bright, yellow suits, exists for the sole purpose of protecting monsters from child contamination.

From Screen to Park: Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! at Disney California Adventure Park

The attraction features 16 scenes, including Harryhausen’s Sushi Restaurant, the scare floor and one of my favorites: the door vault scene — featuring 236 doors!

From Screen to Park: Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! at Disney California Adventure Park

When the attraction debuted in 2006, it brought more than 40 animated figures, a “dark ride” system that combines both white light and black light, and Roz, the first ever real-time, operator-controlled dimensional figure inside of an attraction. If you’re lucky, she may just give you a personal shout-out when she sees you!

Be sure to to join Mike and Sulley on their daring rescue mission during your next visit to Disney California Adventure park, and stop by “a bug’s land” for more Disney•Pixar magic! Let us know in the comments which attraction inspired by the silver screen you want to see featured next!


  • One of our most FAVORITIST rides!!!


  • Best time I ever had on a ride! At the end, Roz told my husband “My, you’re a handsome one – I’d like to pop out of your closet! Maybe tonight!” Mark was blushing and I couldn’t stop laughing – it was awesome!

  • Fox has told us happy birthday before for my birthday and called out baby a cute little monster haha. Love it!

  • My boys looove this ride. I heard it was being phased out for Avengers? True or not true?

  • Love this ride especially on a hot day! Roz once told me to make sure I got her good side when I was taking her picture.

  • Thanks for this Erin, I didn’t know Roz was operator-controlled, and that there were so many scenes to this ride! As for another attraction that went from screen to park, how’s about Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride? That or maybe Hyper Space Mountain (that counts right, now that it has a Star Wars overlay!?)

  • Would love to have the TRON Coaster from Shanghai!

  • This is a really fun ride! It’s modest, but fun. I love Roz at the end.

  • Moana is my favorite film of all time, so to see it realized in attraction form would be amazing. You can go so many different ways with this property. I could easily see it as a stage musical, a dark ride attraction, a restaurant, etc…

  • I look forward to this ride whenever we go to Anaheim. I miss it when we’re in Florida; maybe because I love the movie!

    Toy Story….do a feature on Toy Story Mania.

  • This ride is a disappointment and we would all welcome something more magical!

  • i would kill for a tangled boat ride.

  • This is one of my fav rides in DCA! I love that the different rooms have smells that make the scene even more magical!

  • Moana or The Indredibles!

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