THE RETURN OF THE CAPTAIN

Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!


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Since the death of Michael Jackson on June 25, there have been rumors going around the Internet saying that the Disney attraction that he starred in, Captain EO, was going to be returning.  Many people took up these cheers, saying that replaying it would be an excellent tribute to the music legend.  Who knew that Disney would actually listen?

This coming February, Captain EO is returning to Disneyland’s Magic Eye Theater.  It is only supposed to be a limited engagement, but no one seems to know how limited it will be. The Honey, I Shrunk the Audience attraction will be closing in the next few weeks to make way for the return of Captain EO.

For those who do not know, Captain EO was a 3D video that Jackson starred in that opened in Disneyland in 1986.  It was also seen in Walt Disney World’s Epcot, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris.  Captain EO took place in the future and had Jackson and his motley crew of aliens fighting an Evil Witch Queen, using music to change her from bad to good.  It is about 17 minutes long and was produced by George Lucas.

It will be very interesting to see the feedback that is given from all of the first time viewers of this attraction and if it will hold up to the standards that everyone expects from Disney.


Contributed by: Jessica C. (NDI#21). Jessica is our resident “Gossip Girl” and creator of The True Disney Fan Blog.