It is based on the 2001 Disney/Pixar film Monsters, Inc.. The attraction replaced the park's only other dark ride, Superstar Limo, which ran from the park's opening until 2002.
The ride follows, very closely, the story of the film. The queue area is themed to a bus station with commercials of tourist spots within in the city of Monstropolis. Posters of Harryhausen's, a restaurant from the film, are placed in a queue, hinting to a scene within the attraction. Guests board taxis on a journey through the streets of Monstropolis. A small television monitor in each of the three rows of the ride vehicle plays a clip of a tourism video that is interrupted with news that a human has entered Monstropolis, which is considered deadly. More scenes of the movie are recreated through audio-animatronics and smells, such as the faint smell of ginger in the Harryhausen's sushi bar scene. The attraction's ending features an audio-animatronic version of the CDA leader from the film, Roz, and she can "ask" the riders questions, controlled by a park cast member backstage.
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