Hosts Banks Lee and JeniLynn Knopp bring you this week’s theme park and attraction news. On this week’s episode: [Read more…]
The Estate of Michael Jackson has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to present Michael Jackson, The Immortal World Tour in Orlando on Feb. 28 and 29 at the Amway Center. This production combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of Michael Jackson. [Read more…]
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…]
Captain EO, the 4D movie staring Michael Jackson and Anjelica Huston, with Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas working behind the scenes, has returned to Epcot. The 17-minute film originally played at the park from 1986-1994. It’s now playing once again in the same theater with some new effects. [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.