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The Anxiety-Inducing Magic Kingdom Attraction That No One Talks About

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When considering the most fear-inducing attractions at Walt Disney World, our minds slip directly to Rock’ n’ Roller Coaster or Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios. For others, a quick lightning lane down Mount Everest at Animal Kingdom is too much to consider during their Disney World vacation. Still, as for Magic Kingdom, each attraction you’ll find is relatively tame, minus a few slow-moving coasters and one anxiety-inducing attraction that many skip!

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Magic Kingdom, July 2020/Credit: Becky Burkett

Magic Kingdom is the enchanting world of adventure, fantasy, and tomorrow at Walt Disney World! As guests step through the gates, they prepare to embark on a magical journey filled with thrilling rides and captivating attractions. With its iconic Cinderella Castle looming in the distance, Magic Kingdom offers a truly unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Guests to Magic Kingdom can dash through the stars on Space Mountain, enjoy a swashbuckling adventure on Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more.

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One of the main highlights of Magic Kingdom is its wide array of rides that bring beloved Disney characters and stories to life. Whether you’re soaring through the skies, plunging into the deep sea, or exploring enchanted lands, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From classic attractions that have captured hearts for decades to innovative new experiences, the rides at Magic Kingdom are sure to create lasting memories.

Among the must-visit attractions at Magic Kingdom is Space Mountain, a thrilling indoor roller coaster that takes you on a high-speed journey through the cosmos. Hold on tight as you twist and turn in the darkness, surrounded by dazzling lights and cosmic sounds.

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For a whimsical adventure, hop aboard Peter Pan’s Flight, where you’ll soar over the rooftops of London and venture into Neverland. Join Peter Pan and his friends on a magical journey filled with pirate ships, mermaids, and pixie dust.

If you’re seeking a splash of excitement, make a splash on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, formerly Splash Mountain, when it opens later this year.

In addition to the thrilling rides, Magic Kingdom is also home to charming attractions such as it’s a small world, where you’ll sail through a whimsical world of singing dolls representing different cultures from around the globe. Experience the joy of unity and harmony as the iconic song lingers in your heart long after the ride ends.

Related: No Contest: Magic Kingdom is Walt Disney World’s Worst Park

Not to be missed is the Haunted Mansion, a spooky yet delightful journey through a mysterious Victorian estate inhabited by friendly ghosts. Marvel at the intricate details and lively characters as you glide through the eerie hallways. With its newest resident, the Hatbox Ghost, the Haunted Mansion has even more delightful haunts for visitors.

As you explore Main Street USA, the central hub of Magic Kingdom, you’ll encounter a vibrant atmosphere filled with shops, dining options, and entertainment. From the nostalgic charm of the Main Street Electrical Parade to the enchanting performances at the Cinderella Castle Stage, something magical always happens here.

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Magic Kingdom is home to over 50 rides, shows, and attractions. As the park replicates its original predecessor, Disneyland, many of the themes around Disney World’s flagship park are geared toward a family atmosphere.

Minus the wild run of Stitch’s Great Escape, which was once known as ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter, Imagineers at the park keep things light and magical for the kiddos. However, tucked away in Tomorrowland, there is one attraction that creates a considerable amount of anxiety for adults.

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Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor opened at Magic Kingdom in 2007 at Magic Kingdom Park. Set to follow up the smash Pixar hit Monster, Inc. (2001), the show is not only hilarious but also a great place to take a load off and enjoy air conditioning for a while.

However, amongst the fairytale endings of other rides such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train; Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor can be a formidable and worrying experience for many, as noted by @KevinSparrow8 on X, formerly Twitter.

The show, a highly interactive comedy act, buys various monsters who are working to fill power tanks and relies on guest participation to provide a great sense of entertainment. However, as one special guest gets the special honor of being “That Guy,” the attraction at Magic Kingdom may not be the best option for that introverted person in your vacation group.

The Tomorrowland-based attraction typically has a short wait, so it’s very popular for those who want to save those precious lightning lane options for other featured rides and shows. Still, many unsuspecting guests at Disney World Resort find themselves stressing during the show as the camera highlights “That Guy” numerous times, poking silly fun in front of the huge crowd.

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Personally, I can speak to this as I was “That Guy” one time, and that’s all it took for me to never consider doing Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor again. Although it’s certainly a fun and memorable experience for any, for a large group of us, including several responding to Kevin’s post on X, we’d prefer to keep our Disney vacation a little more lowkey as opposed to having numerous imaginary monsters and Magic Kingdom guests laughing at us.

Of course, there are plenty of other options at Magic Kingdom to enjoy instead of this potentially anxiety-inducing show. Instead of risking it, enjoy a spin through the evolution of technology at Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, or relax while you take in the sights and sounds of presidents past at The Hall of Presidents in Liberty Square.

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Although Mike and Sully are great characters, to me, they aren’t worth the stress and anxiety. Many guests would instead wander the streets of the theme park and enjoy a fast-paced roller coaster, adorable character interactions, parades, and highly themed dining options instead of the public embarrassment of being “That Guy.”

Although the idea of being put on camera doesn’t bother many, becoming an integral part of the show, being shown on screen multiple times during the various animated comedy acts of Monster, Inc. Laugh Floor, is a miserable experience for many of us. We’d much rather ride the squeaky carpets of Aladdin over and over.

For sit-down entertainment, we’d rather listen to the “flowers bloom” at the Enchanted Tiki Room in Adventureland or hang with those singing country bears in Frontierland. If doing Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor is a must, many of us would rather leave and visit a different park in fear of being “That Guy.”

So, what do you think? Is Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor a fun attraction for you and your family? Have you ever been “That Guy?” Would you be comfortable being “That Guy?”

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!

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