Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
Captain EO has been running off and on since its return to Epcot in 2010, but guests wanting to change the world one more time don’t have long to do so. [Read more…]
By Gavin Hatch
This week we look at the theater where Captain EO just had its last showing, as well as some closures planned in Innoventions East. We also look at the new Lava pool at the Polynesian and some construction in Hollywood Studios. [Read more…]
Column by Audrey Brown
Usually when I write about an extinct attraction, my column is filled with wishful thinking. If only I could go back, I muse on and on. It’s rare that a beloved attraction from the past actually gets the resurrection that the smattering of fans like me petition for. But sometimes, and usually when you least expect it, it actually happens. [Read more…]
Michael Jackson along with Disney, producer George Lucas and director Francis Ford Coppola created Captain EO. The 17-minute, 3D film ran at Epcot from 1986 to 1994 before being replaced by Honey I Shrunk the Audience.
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience will close in the next few weeks so they can get the theater ready for Captain EO’s return. It’s expected to be a limited run, maybe just for the Summer Nightastic promotion.
Captain EO was perhaps one of the first 4D movies in that it incorporated laser effects, smoke effects and starfields that filled the theater. The 3D technology certainly foreshadowed what was to come.
Captain EO also will return to two other Disney parks. It will open at Tokyo Disneyland on June 30 and Disneyland Paris on June 12.
Here’s a video taken earlier this year when Captain EO returned to Disneyland in California.
Captain EO, in the recently returned 3D movie at Epcot, may be out to change the world but Michael Jackson fans may be able to save a bit of change at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The hotel is offering a complimentary “Disney-view” upgrade to Captain EO fans who wear a white sequin glove during check-in. [Read more…]