Of the many ways to participate in the shows and attractions at Disney World, one of the easiest is getting a joke included in the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor attraction at the Magic Kingdom. Here’s how to make it happen.
When you enter the Laugh Floor attraction, you’ll first be placed in a holding room pre-show area with several TVs hanging from the ceiling. The screens will give a message which states, “Text Your Joke Now to 12345” (12345 is a placeholder, the actual number varies from show to show) and gives the following instructions:
- Start your text with the word (rotating key word).
- Include your first name and hometown so we can thank you!
- If chosen, your joke will be performed in the show and you’ll be famous.* (*Famous in monster world only. Human world fame may vary.)
While these instructions seem pretty simple, lots of folks fumble them. A common mistake is forgetting to include the show-specific key word. Without the key word, they don’t know that you’re actually at the theater and they won’t include your joke. Follow instructions and you’re ahead of the game already.
While sending a text is simple enough, the other critical part of getting your joke included in the show is sending in a good joke. In my unscientific study of a dozen shows, I’ve noticed a pattern in the jokes that were selected for inclusion. Jokes used during the show are typically short (they have to fit in a text, duh), use G-rated language, have a teeeeeny gross-out factor, or include a pun or Disney character reference. Bonus points if there’s a teeny gross-out, a pun, and a Disney reference!
If you hit all those points, my observation is that you have a better than even chance of having your joke included and your name mentioned in the show. How do I know this? Well, following the formula, my joke was included in the show 8 of the 12 times I tried. If you go to the Laugh Floor often, you’ll also see that there are some jokes that fit this formula and tend to be repeated often. Here are some that have worked for me and that I’ve seen frequently used in the attraction. (I make NO claim of authorship on these, they’ve been in the ether for ages.)
- Q: How do you make a tissue dance? A: You put a little boogie in it!
- Q: Why did Tigger go into the bathroom? A: He was looking for Pooh.
- Q: How do you get a baby astronaut to sleep? A: You rock it. (Get it – rocket.)
- Q: Why was six afraid of seven? A: Because seven ate nine. (6, 7, 8, 9)
- Q: Why did the cookie go to the doctor? A: Because it was feeling crummy.
- Q: What do you call cheese that’s not yours? A: Nacho cheese. (Not your cheese – say it fast.)
- Q: Why does Peter Pan fly? A: Because he can never, never land.
- Q: What did Mickey say when he was falling? A: Donald, duck.
- 1: Knock, knock. 2: Who’s there? 1: Doris. 2: Doris, who? 1: Doris locked, let me in.
- 1: Knock, knock. 2: Who’s there? 1. Arch. 2: Arch, who? 1. Bless you.
- Q: Why was the tomato blushing? A: Because it saw the salad dressing.
- Q: Which side of a chicken has more feathers? A: The outside.
- Q: What did one math book say to the other math book? A: I’ve got problems.
- Q: Why do birds fly South in the winter? A: Because it’s too far to walk.
- Q: Why did Mickey fly into space? A: To find Pluto.
- Q: What’s the difference between a fish and a piano? A: You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish.
- Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A: Frostbite.
You get the idea – basically, if a third grader would think your joke is a hoot, then it’s likely that you’re in.
Have you ever had a joke included in the Laugh Floor show? What’s your favorite family-friendly joke. Let us know in the comments below.o9