Ok! So today I was thinking that I could take a break from TDR for awhile because the lottery for Monsters was over and we were going everyday that was sunny and it was fun but exhausting and my TDL annual pass was expired! So I check Deep and saw the Monsters Inc costume and thought "Oh is it new? Thats cool!" but then more pictures were added of a line of people!! Of course I couldn't go because my pass was expired and I didn't expect sneak previews this early!! So I called my husband and told him the ride was open and he asked if I wanted to renew my pass and of course the answer was YES!!
So usually previews are closer to opening and for short time periods so I thought previews were over pretty early but someone on Deep Disney said it would be until 8:30pm. I told my husband and we thought it would probably not be possible tonight to make it. But my husband called around 6pm and said leave the house now we are getting your pass so I ran to the bus forgot my phone and ran back to the house and then back to the bus again, lol. Ran to the building next to TDL where you can get the pass and then we ran to the Monsters Inc. attraction. So we got there at 7pm and there was a 1 hour line. Even though the line was an hour wait there was no fast pass the the time passed by very quickly.
There is a video playing in the outer queue which was cute and entertaining and I took a few minutes of video to give you an idea (it's still uploading) but the line kept moving (remember no fast pass!) so it was a little difficult. I really like the CM costumes! They look very nice especially the winter coat and the best point is definitely the M belt buckle! The inner queue is like the entrance room in the movie and the desk is pretty cool and there is two ceiling paintings with a little hint of the meet the world attraction with a new map painting and another painting of monsters which is very cute! They said there was no pictures in the building so I followed the rules but you can see many photo's on Deep Disney so check it out! There is an anouncement telling you to keep all hands and tentacles in the vehicle and to watch your children and little monsters, lol. The ride vehicle looks just like the concept art and is three cars attached allowing 3 people per car.
Of course this is the preview time so the ride can always be adjusted so take our opinion with a grain of salt. My husband and I had slightly different opinions of the ride but both agreed the flashlight is not that useful. When there is a trigger you flash the object and find a hidden monster but the monster is a little slow to pop out it's also not that dark so you don't feel so much like you need the flashlight but the child LOVED the flashlight and was all giggles by the end of the ride. The different sets are very fun and the one where Mike's girlfriend lands in the water looks very cool. The ride moves along very quickly kind of like Roger Rabbit so looking with the flashlight for monsters is a little distracting for the ride. I think I will let the child play with the flashlight and just enjoy the scenes next time. The Boo AA is so unbelievably cute and every scene with here is so adorable and interesting to watch! The AA and scene design were very nice to look at in my opinion. So at the end there is Rose who interacts with the guests but the timing I think was a little slow and not as interactive as I thought it would be. In the end my husban thought it was ok but would rather ride Pooh or Buzz and gives 3 out of 5 stars but I definitely like it much more than Buzz and wanted to ride it again right away and wanted to try without focusing so much with the flashlight but the queue was closed and would give 4 out of 5 stars but felt that for now Pooh is overall counting queue and everything a better experience. The child loved it and came out giggling so if you have a toddler they will really love it I think.
I think however that a lot of what wasn't perfect for me can easily be tweaked like the speed of the discovered AA's and the Rosaline interaction and speed of the vehicle. For my husband I don't know but for him the flashlight was over hyped. Definitely looking forward to what other people think and I don't usually do reviews so I hope this wasn't to hard to read through. :P