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Captain EO

Opened: 1986-1994, 2010-present

Attraction length: 17 minutes

Overview/History:

This classic 1986 music video is back "temporarily," but no end date has been announced.  Captain EO uses 3D graphics, special effects in the theater and digital sound to make you feel like you're part of the show. 


Michael Jackson stars as Captain EO who is on a mission to deliver a musical gift to an evil alien queen. An original song, "We are Here to Change the World", is used to fight the queen and her gang. Many well-known names were attached to this project, including producer George Lucas, director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Anjelica Huston.

"Captain EO" opened in Disneyland in 1986 and eventually closed in 1997, after versions had also been opened in Epcot, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. They all closed a year later.

Read our Captain EO blog with photos.

Watch the video here.

Fastpass: Yes

Handicapped Accessibility: ?Guests may remain in their wheelchair/ECV to experience this attraction.  Reflective captioning and assistive listening devices are available.  Due to the nature of the attraction, guests with service animals should check with a cast member before entering.

 


 

Honey I Shrunk the Audience - currently closed; Captain EO starring Michael Jackson returns for a "limited engagement"

"Honey I Shrunk the Audience" is found at the Magic Eye Theatre located at the "Imagination" pavilion.

It debuted in 1994 and is still a fairly popular attraction. FASTPASS is offered, but not often necessary.

"Honey I Shrunk the Audience" is shown in 3D so you'll be given special glasses to wear. After the pre-show, you're ushered into the theater.

The movie is set in the Imagination Institute where Professor Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis of "Honey…" movies fame) is being honored with the "Inventor of the Year" award. The emcee of the event is Dr. Nigel Channing (Eric Idle of Monty Python fame.)  You'll also find him featured in the 'Journey into your Imagination' ride that's on the other side of this pavilion.

Through a series of mishaps, the audience is "shrunk".  From that point on, you watch the show from a pocket-sized perspective. There are some terrific special effects that include fiber optics, smoke, lights and moving seats.

 

 

CAUTION: While the special effects are fun, some may be too intense for children. If you have a fear/phobia of mice or snakes, skip this one.

Length: 18 minutes long / 14 minute pre-show

 

Honey, I Shrunk the Audience Reviews from DIS members:
  • OKW Lover - "The theme of this 3D movie is a bit dated but its still good. Some of the extra touches might be a bit too intense for young children."

  • njchris412 - "It is a very dated ride but a must do if you never been on it before, small children will frighten easily on this attraction, needs to be updated"

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