So you may think you know what nighttime at
--the iconic, 180-foot tall geodesic sphere that greets guests at the park entrance to Epcot-- looks like. On any given evening year-round, the giant ball is lit with striking hues of orange and purple, reminiscent of a gorgeous planetary sunset.
Except Thursday night. Shortly after the park closed, during a private media event, one of the main characters from the movie "Monsters, Inc." made a dramatic appearance in a hail of fireworks, in a first-ever projection to be displayed on the 18-story high orb at Walt Disney World. The display was a part of Disney's "Monstrous Summer" promotion, and an announcement that the Magic Kingdom, along with 2 California parks, will be open for 24 hours on
weekend to kick-off the summer vacation season.
Alas, Mike Wazowski's jumbo showing was a one-time appearance. But you can see a
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