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
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!
Shame to see "Captain EO" go, since I'd never gotten the chance to see it & will most likely never get that chance
after all they have Steamboat Willie screening indefinitely in the main street cinema... a similar arrangement for Captain Eo could be organised.
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)
Tbh, the Star Tours ride seems to be more dead than it since the ques are usually very short (10 minutes when I went there). Don't see why they think a Star Wars 3D movie will generate more people (after the amazingness of being new wears off, of course, since all rides are popular when they've just got there).
The problem is (which I assume why it'd be difficult to keep with the prices) that the theatre moves quite a bit during the show (just bounces up during dramatic parts), plus during the guard's whipping part you can sort of feel them underneath by your legs (difficult to explain). There's also some light flashes in the background but I didn't notice any smoke.
I see your logic... Well, obviously, personally yes but I guess it might. I don't think Star Wars quite has the popularity it used to but, hey, it's already been bought so I suppose they should use it.I'm sorry, what?
You really think the outdated Captain EO is best kept as is, rather than a new attraction based on a billion dollar franchise they recently purchased (that being Star Wars)?
And I live here in Florida. The lines can get get pretty long depending when you go. But the lines are usually pretty quick, anyways.
That doesn't mean it's a dud.
And I don't know necessarily about a 3d movie of star wars, but they want to make a Star Wars themed lands in Disneyland and Disneyworld (next to the Star Tours rides).
They will generate a lot more traffic in the parks.
Really? Well, colour me surprised, I didn't know that one. I do remember Honey I Shrunk The Audience, wondered where that movie went... Guess I know now, haha. Still, they fit pretty nicely, so s'cuse my lack of knowledge there. And, well, I figured it might have been a waste of money to build all those in when a ride's not popular but I didn't realise they were always there.Why would in-theater effects have anything to do with prices? (prices of what?)
And all those features (floor shaking, air tubes under seats) were added for the previous attraction that took over for Captain EO the first time (Honey I Shrunk The Audience).
They just made use of the additions in the theater for Captain EO. They weren't there originally.