|Games|| Rhythm Run|
Disney Crossy Road
|Inhabitants||Tamatoa, Sloth monster, other creatures|
|Visitors||Moana, Maui, Mini Maui|
- “Don't worry, it's a lot farther down than it looks.”
- ―Maui before entering Lalotai
Lalotai is a realm inhabited by monsters. It appears in Disney's 2016 Moana.
Essential guide description
A magical underworld of wondrous beauty, Lalotai is the home of legendary demons and monsters. Few mortals have ever been there, but this is where Maui's fishhook is- and Moana is determined to find it.
Also known as the Realm of Monsters, the entrance to Lalotai can be accessed atop a high mountain on a remote island. The entrance is described to be a mile-high spire in the the junior novelization. The entrance is a face which opens at the mouth when hit hard enough. The passageway (a pit) leads to an undersea environment home to a number of exotic, demonic and ferocious creatures — one of which being Tamatoa, a villainous giant crab. Other inhabitants include the Sloth monster and frog monster.
Once the entryway is opened, a purple swirling vortex opens up.
Places of Interest
- Lalotai is a proto-Polynesian term that means "under the ocean".
- Lalotai is also known as "the underworld".
- Originally, Lalotai was to be a realm inhabited by ancestral spirits, as opposed to monsters.
- The creatures found in Lalotai were inspired by real deep sea fish, as well as creatures from Maui's legends, such as the great eel.
- Some of the monsters in Lalotai made cameo appearances earlier in the movie during "You're Welcome".
- A creature resembling Godzilla can be seen before the appearance of the Sloth monster