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|Opening Date: July 2nd, 2010|
|Ride Length: 20 minutes||Minimum Height: N/A|
|Handicapped Access: Guests in wheelchairs and ECV's can remain in them.|
|Fastpass: No||Rider Swap: No|
|Attraction Type(s): 4D Movie|
Captain EO stars Michael Jackson as 'Captain EO' and a ragtag crew aboard his spaceship on a mission to deliver a gift to the 'Supreme Leader', who lives on a world of rotting, twisted metal and steaming vents. Upon arriving on the planet, Captain EO and his crew are captured by the Supreme Leaders 'henchmen' and brought to her. She tries to have them turned into metal trash cans, however Captain EO tries to turn the Supreme Leader into a better person.
The show features Jackson singing and dancing to 'Another Part of Me' and 'We Are Here to Change the World'.
The show is very retro, but it was made back in the mid 1980's.
The show closed on July 6th, 1994 to be replaced with Honey I Shrunk the Audience. When Jackson passed away in 2009, several Disney employees set about reviving a former Disney World and Disneyland attraction Captain EO. They literally walked into the Honey I Shrunk the Audience theater with a copy of the original footage, and ran a private screening to see if it could be done.
The footage was fully restored and the show re-opened for a limited engagement on July 2nd, 2010 at Epcot. The show is still running, however it is expected that once Disney find a new use for the theater it will be closed.
This is an attraction that you should visit at least once. It's rare for Disney to bring back a former attraction in its original form.