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One Step Closer to Opening Captain EO

posted on December 30th, 2009 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company

Two weeks ago on the blog we announced that Captain EO will be returning to the Disneyland Resort in February 2010.
Honey, I Shrunk The Audience

Today we have an update. “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience,” the show currently in Tomorrowland, will close January 4 so work can begin in the theater to prepare for the Captain’s return.

Check back on the Disney Parks Blog for additional updates.

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Jason on December 30th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I can’t see the photo.


Brent on December 30th, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Oh come on Disney we really need this to come back to EPCOT also PLEASE!!!!!!!!


Evan on December 30th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Is this coming to EPCOT, too? I’d make a trip just for that!


Kevin from FL on December 30th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

We want Captain EO at EPCOT!!! Bring it back, please!


Terese from IL on December 30th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Please bring it back to EPCOT! I’m planning on being there in October…hope it’s there by then!


Joy on December 30th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I am soooo excited for its return! I think opening day calls for a “sick” day at work! :) :) :)


David from CA on December 30th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Awesome! Can’t wait to see it once again. Thanks Uncle Walt!


janell on December 30th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Yay! I am SO excited about Captain EO!! I loved it as a kid and I really want my kids to experience it, too.
Will Disney give us a ballpark estimate of how long the “limited engagement” is?
On various message boards I’ve heard 2 months and I’ve heard 2 years.
A lot of people are changing their vacation dates just to make it to the park while Captain EO is there. I am trying to figure out if we will visit in March to make sure we don’t miss Captain EO or go in June so we can see World of Color too. We are traveling from out-of-state, so more than one trip in 2010 is, sadly, not feasible.
Would you be willing to give us a clue? Pretty please? :)


David on December 30th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

This is awesome beyond words. Thanks for doing this!


didi on December 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm



Fred from CA on December 30th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Very cool.
Disneyland is sure to get a lot of visitors for the return of Captain EO.


Elora from CA on December 30th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I can’t wait to go on it! I hope it doesn’t stay “temporarily”


Greg on December 30th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Nice, much better than HIStA


April on December 30th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

The sad thing is, as soon as Michael Jackson died, one of the first things I thought was that Disneyland needs to bring back Captain EO! I knew with all the new buzz since Michael’s death that it would drum up alot of business for Disneyland. I wish I could take the credit (and some money!) for coming up with the idea! I am excited to take my son!


Angela from FL on December 30th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring it back to FL too!

I saw this on my very FIRST trip to Disney when I was 5. Dont let me miss out on this!
I have to see this again!


Wade from TN on December 31st, 2009 at 1:09 am

Captain EO was a great show and I hated to see it leave. Glad they decided to bring it back. Will be there in April and maybe again in December of 2010. Can’t wait!


Carla on December 31st, 2009 at 2:13 am

It never should have left………..

I am so glad that they are bringing Captain EO back….There are people who, if you mention Captain EO to them, they have no idea what you are talking about…they are in for a wonderful treat…so glad its coming back!


Sara from OR on December 31st, 2009 at 7:14 pm

We are sooo excited that Captain EO will be brought back to Disneyland. It is an amazing performance by Michael Jackson and by far the best 3D presentation I’ve ever seen. Can’t wait to see it on our next visit to Disneyland!


Kerry from SA on December 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

I saw Captain Eo not long after it first opened, and it blew me away – the most exciting thing I’d ever seen at the time! Fantastic that it’s coming back – I hope to see it on my first trip back to the US (and Disneyland) in July this year. I’m excited enough to book a few nights at one of the Disney hotels! Wooo!


Patricia from CA on January 2nd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Yeah!!!! We can’t wait to see it!!


david from essex on January 3rd, 2010 at 4:45 am

it needs to come back to Epcot,i loved this film sooooo much!!!!!!


Jackie on January 3rd, 2010 at 10:52 am

Bring it to EPCOT! I’ve never seen Captain EO, but I’ve heard great things about it!


Evonne from CA on January 3rd, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I LOVE Captain EO! I wrote an email suggesting the return of this beloved Disneyland favorite, I’m glad to see its return.


Vanessa on January 3rd, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I was there opening day as a kid, can’t wait to go back!


Minesh on January 4th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Has there been a confirmed opening date?! I Need to book time off from work if it’s during the week!!!


whitney from CA on January 4th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

I am so excited!!!! But I would love to know the exact date in February, as I will be there the first week and would hate to miss out.


Fred from CA on January 21st, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Heather, is Captain EO still opening in February, or has it been delayed?


Joseph on January 24th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

So February is 8 days away. When can we expect an official announcement of the opening date?