‘Captain EO’ Has Returned to Epcot

After being gone for a few months while its home theater was used for previews of Tomorrowland and Inside Out, Captain EO has returned to the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot. The attraction first returned to Epcot in 2010 and some wondered if the closure earlier this year was the end, but it seems that Captain EO is here to stay at least for a while longer.

'Captain EO' returns to Epcot'Captain EO' returns to Epcot

When Captain EO first opened in 1986 Michael Jackson was the King of Pop and the show wowed audiences with 3D technology. The film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by George Lucas and closed for the first time in 1994.

After Jackson died in 2009 the film returned to the Imagination Pavilion's theater as a new "tribute" version that featured some of the effects left over from Honey I Shrunk the Audience.

The 17-minute film tells the story of "a ragtag band led by the infamous Captain EO" and includes the songs "We Are Here to Change the World" and "Another Part of Me." When the film was produced it cost an estimated $30 million, which made it the most expensive film per minute at the time.

Will you be stopping in to see Captain EO the next time you visit Epcot? Let us know in the comments.

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Lisa Barker wrote on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 14:48:

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I am not a fan of Capain EO to put it mildly. I am disappointed they even brought it back. I wish they would replace this with something that is a better fit for EPCOT.

Linda H wrote on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 15:16:

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How about something new? I was never a fan. Looks like I'll just skip that one.

Kali wrote on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 16:04:

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So happy that they brought Captain EO back. I was born in '83 and remember it from my childhood. I remember when my fiance and i went back in '10 and they had just re-opened it. We had the greatest time reminiscing. It really is a throw back and i hope it's here to stay for awhile.

Dee McGee wrote on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 16:33:

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I agree. They should have replaced it with something that's a better fit for EPCOT.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 21:00:

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I'm not a fan of Captain Eo, but I would rather they have something showing here than close it down. Hopefully as they begin to refresh Epcot they will consider creating something new for the space.

Pat wrote on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 21:15:

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I'm happy it's coming back my son has wanted to see it for years. He is a big Michael Jackson fan

Vicky wrote on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 23:12:

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I am a big fan of Michael Jackson and also admire George Lucas and Francis Coppola for creating what a time was so advanced technology. I go to all the Disney's parks at least three times a year and whenever in Epcot I always stop to see Captain EO. I already have resort reservations for the last week in August, the second week in October and sometime at the beginning of December and will definitely stop by.

Jennifer Parker wrote on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 01:59:

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Did not care for it at all and am sad that they are bringing it back again...

kelly o wrote on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 07:17:

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Please let this thing die already. It has sucked for too many decades. Put in something new. bring back the rainbow tunnel if anything is going to come back

Ocho wrote on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 13:52:

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Heck yeah we will. We love Captain EO. What's not to love? Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Jackson, Muppets, George Lucas. It's a cheesy-80's sci-fi fan's dreamteam.

Jeffrey Baek wrote on Wed, 08/19/2015 - 06:51:

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Oh I Love MJ CAPTAIN EO! Too bad that all the haters of Captain EO has no right to judge against Walt Disney World or Disneyland.

The haters of Captain EO must be discrimated and idiots of those haters of Captain EO would been a insulted-jerks.

So haters of Captain EO people, you can't judge Walt Disney World, let me and other people who loves Captain EO can go on Captain EO whatever we want, Walt Disney World and Disneyland WILL NEVER ACCEPT those HATERS of Captain EO and Disney Cast members and Managers will ignores and disobeying to those stupid haters of Captain EO becase it is unsolicited ideas for those people who are haters are against the rule the policy.

I love having CAPTAIN EO at Walt Disney World.

I say KEEP "CAPTAIN EO" forever.

Hopefully CAPTAIN EO would return to Disneyland in California as well and so I can enjoy go on that thing again.

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