Just in time for Halloween, we received a strange envelope from Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. What could be inside? Let’s take a look. [Read more…]
Star Wars Celebration VI, the official Lucasfilm convention for all things Star Wars, is making a return to Orlando after a successful event in 2010. Star Wars fans, celebrities and more will be taking over a large portion of the Orange County Convention Center from Aug. 23 to 26, 2012. [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…]
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.