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    Default "Captain EO" Anaheim closing! [Update Pg 4 closing postponed indefinitely]

    "...Meanwhile, Disney’s purchase 10 months ago of Lucasfilm turned the plans to remake Disneyland’s Tomorrowland on its ear. Out were ride concepts based on Tron and Marvel, and in was a Star Wars invasion of nearly the entire land. Disneyland operations teams don’t want the park in construction mode for the 60th Anniversary, so the plan to remake Tomorrowland is now being broken up into two phases.



    The first phase is planned to get underway this winter with the closing of Captain EO and major “placemaking” work on the existing buildings that mostly date from 1967. The 15 months of work would wrap up by early spring 2015 in time for the 60th, and leave a new Star Wars 3D movie in the old Captain EO theater, new destinations programmed into Star Tours based on the seventh Star Wars movie to be released in summer 2015, and a freshened aesthetic to the buildings surrounding Space Mountain. Once the 60th Anniversary begins to wind down, the real work begins on plans to build a Star Wars speeder bike coaster on the old PeopleMover tracks, plus more Star Wars eye candy and freshened facilities throughout the land."

    http://micechat.com/37890-miceage-to...wland-starwars


    This is a real bummer. I don't know what we can do. It looks like the plans to rebuild the theater are already under way.
    There is just no positive news in regard to Michael lately


    ETA: The Disney World one is also closing this winter:

    "We’ve heard rumblings for a while, and now it seems to be all but official that the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World will be closing January 2, 2014. Details after the jump. Captain EO will be gone for good and replaced entirely, and the Imagination Ride will be closed for an “extensive renovation”.
    http://www.illuminatingepcot.com/epc...lion-to-close/

    So there will be no more "Captain EO" in America.
    Last edited by morinen; 07-08-2013 at 10:57 PM.

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    I was going to make a post about this the other day, but I'll just expand on this here now.


    I didn't read about the DisneyLAND version, but the Imagination Pavillion in Epcot Center in Florida is set to close in december/january (which is where Captain EO and other attractions are located).

    Word is they are doing a complete refurbishment of that area (and honestly, it really needs it. Its the deadest part of the park).

    And I'm not surprised the rest of the Captain EO locations will follow in those footsteps.

    Rumors are going around of a Star Wars themed land in the parks (which is AWESOME).
    In Disney LAND it would be in Tomorrowland (probably where the Star Tours ride is, of course), and it would be at Hollywood studios in Disney World.


    Anyway, I'll be sad to see it go AGAIN, but we all knew this was just a temporary thing.

    SO, if you haven't seen it yet and are going to Disneyland or Disneyworld anytime before december, do it!

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by morinen View Post
    This is a real bummer. I don't know what we can do. It looks like the plans to rebuild the theater are already under way.
    There is just no positive news in regard to Michael lately
    It sucks, but it was nice that they did this at all. The space it's in could be utilized or refurbed into something better (and not dated).

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    After it closes, it should be released on a 3D-DVD for future generations


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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Shame to see "Captain EO" go, since I'd never gotten the chance to see it & will most likely never get that chance

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    People were certainly still turning up to see it in Anaheim this summer... always great when there are other MJ fans in the audience to get excited with. I really think it should be screening in a 'nostalgia' part of the park - after all they have Steamboat Willie screening indefinitely in the main street cinema... a similar arrangement for Captain Eo could be organised. But otherwise - YES, 3D DVD/BLU-RAY for sure!!!

    Anyone know about Disneyland Tokyo? Heard a year or two back that it was supposed to be on there indefinitely (not that that necessarily means anything!)

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    I can suggest that fans go on the respective Disney Facebook sites and post their love and positive comments on Captain Eo... it doesn't help to show major support for Michael's landmark little show so they know there is at least a mass fan market for it to be available in some for or other!

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Should release it on Blu-Ray then with lots of extra stuff.

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Welp, I'm bummed, as I've never got to experience the Disney attraction. But I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later. But I can't be mad, as Disney did us a solid by re-opening it after it waa closed for so long.

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Hennigan View Post
    I can suggest that fans go on the respective Disney Facebook sites and post their love and positive comments on Captain Eo... it doesn't help to show major support for Michael's landmark little show so they know there is at least a mass fan market for it to be available in some for or other!
    Absolutely. The show is going to close regardless, but at the very least, stuff like this can show an interest in finally releasing a DVD/Blu Ray.

    I've said elsewhere already, but the release should be like all the current Disney releases. DVD/Blu Ray/3d Blu ray combo backs or bare-bones release.

    It should also have the original MAKING OF hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, a new featurette about having it put back in the parks, and some new unreleased footage of making it.

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by MJJsBADEraLady87 View Post
    Shame to see "Captain EO" go, since I'd never gotten the chance to see it & will most likely never get that chance
    You do know it's on Youtube? Saw it at Disney World when I was a kid and loved it. Didn't see it this time around. I may check it out again since I live an hour from Disney World.

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Hennigan View Post
    after all they have Steamboat Willie screening indefinitely in the main street cinema... a similar arrangement for Captain Eo could be organised.
    This is Disneyland. Not Michael Jackson land. It would make sense to have what is considered the debut episode of perhaps the most iconic cartoon character in HIStory to be repeatedly playing. Captain EO is 4D and requires a number of actual effects (like smoke) going off in sync with the video, whereas Steamboat Willie is just a plain old video on repeat.

    Captain EO still seems to be relatively popular going by some reports so they could do something similar for Captain EO though. Perhaps play it in 2D in a simple theatre. Alternatively, they could give 3D glasses upon entry and take them back after the film, thus allowing them to show the film in 3D with minimal expense. I imagine the '4D' effects would be rather costly so yeah, 2D/3D would suffice in my opinion (if they were to do this)

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by morinen View Post
    After it closes, it should be released on a 3D-DVD for future generations
    YES i agree! would be good for those who have never seen it and who now never will .

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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    I suppose it's inevitable. There's only been talk of this so far, no construction, at least not since I was there last month. I don't know how true the rumors are or when exactly they'll start reconstructing. I would definitely welcome it because Disneyland kind of failed with their last Tomorrowland update. I wish they could keep Captain EO, but I know it will probably go sometime. I just wish they could bring the People Mover back, but that will likely never happen.
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    Default Re: Oh no... "Captain EO" in Anaheim is closing!

    Quote Originally Posted by morinen View Post
    After it closes, it should be released on a 3D-DVD for future generations
    I hope! :pray:



    And the behind the scenes in the extras too! :wild:
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