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  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival - now open!

    This is a 4D look at three popular short films that were shown before Disney-Pixar films.  The three films currently being shown are Get A Horse, For The Birds, and La Luna.

    Get A Horse - Walt Disney actually provides the voice of Mickey in this black-and-white short.  Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow take a wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete ruins the fun.

    For The Birds - A group of birds sit right next to each other on a telephone wire until a very large bird tries to join the party. They make fun of him, but the end result isn't what they were expecting.

    La Luna - A young boy is learning about his family's line of work and goes out to sea overnight with his father and grandfather.  Through the story, we will learn if he will follow their traditions or forge his own path.

    Captain EO - Now closed.  This has been replaced with a 4D experience called "Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival".

    Opened: 1986-1994, 2010-present

    Attraction length: 17 minutes


    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 - closed in 2010

    "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


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