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Captain EO at Epcot

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Future World - Imagination Pavilion

4-D movie

Opening Date:
Jul 2, 2010

Closure Date:
Dec 6, 2015

In this limited-time tribute showing of Michael Jackson's Captain EO (originally shown at Epcot from 1986 to 1994), guests journey with Captain EO and his ragtag crew of misfit alien adventurers as they sing and dance their way across the cosmos.

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Saturday, November 20, 2010 16:09

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Reviews of Captain EO:

Captain EO - Long Overdue for Going "Bye Bye"
Submitted by sirusstest
on Monday, October 07, 2013 20:51

Even as I write this review, I still can't quite understand the reasoning why Captain EO was ever created, or how there could be anyone who enjoys it. My assumption is that in the early 80's, which was the Michael Jackson decade, EVERYONE wanted to cash in on his fame. That's the only possible explanation for it.

Captain EO is a loud, nonsensical semi-scifi movie/video starring Michael Jackson (and directed by Francis Ford Coppola) that's nothing short of a waste of time. I'm sure it's 3D visuals were cutting edge for the time, but today they're HORRIBLE, as is the entire show itself.

Captain EO had later been replaced by a better (at least effects-wise) show called "Honey I Shrunk the Audience", but that in recent years was done away with....and what did they replaced that one with? Inexpicably....Captain EO.

There is NOTHING good about this show whatsoever. No good story, no good music, no good visual effects. There is also no good reason to go and check it out unless the Florida sun is so hot and beating down on you so hard that you are nearby and must escape into an air-conditioned building.

A comeback in Future?
Submitted by sirusstest
on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 06:53

As a fan of Honey We Shrunk the Audience when I was growing up, I was very disappointed to find Captain EO had returned on my last visit.

That being said, I am sure many welcomed Captain EO back after they enjoyed it during their childhoods, so it is six to one half dozen. Either way, someone is happy.

However, when I really think about the show/ride today, Michael Jackson does a great job of bringing the energy to his dances into a 4-D format. It is a unique storyline as well. All that being said, it might be time to find something that could fit "future" with the current technology that exists today. The overall quality of the Captain EO show is great for its time, but the show has an "old future" feel in a time when theater technology continues to hit new strides.


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