Tokyo Disneyland is planning several updates to its Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! attraction when it undergoes refurbishment during March and April.

The ride has been running for less than a year having opened in April 2009, but is set to shut down for over a month from March 23. When it reopens on May 1, it will include several additional special effects designed to improve the experience for riders.

Based on the 2001 Pixar movie, Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek! cost $88 million to build and is located in Tokyo Disneyland's Tomorrowland. The interactive attraction uses the same ride system as Toy Story Mania at Disney's U.S. parks, with guests riding in 4-person cars equipped with "flashlights" that allow them to search for animatronic monsters in the dark.

Disney plans to add additional appearances from Boo, the human girl from the movie who helps the monsters discover the power-generating features of human laughter. Boo's laughter will trigger "sparking" light effects during the ride, while monsters' helmets will now light up when riders catch them with their flashlights. Extra monsters will also be added throughout the ride.

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