Captain EO Sign in Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort

Image courtesy of Evan Wohrman via Creative Commons.

I’ll admit, when I’ve been in Epcot, I’ve passed right by the Magic Eye Theater featuring Captain EO starring Michael Jackson. I’m more into fantasy than sci-fi, and I’ve never been a big Michael Jackson fan, so the whole attraction just wasn’t for me.

I suspect I’m not the only one. This attraction was originally shown for 10 years, ending in 1996. It was brought back as a tribute in 2010, after Michael Jackson’s death. Being in Futureland, it’s time to keep moving and look forward to something new.

Starting in December, the Magic Eye Theater will feature the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival featuring Disney & Pixar shorts shown in 4D. Disney also hinted at some behind the scenes insights – so maybe we’ll get interviews with imagineers as well?

No word yet on which shorts will be featured, so we’ll just have to wait and see. There are also rumors that this is just a placeholder attraction, something to fill the space while a new venue is built.

What do you think about this change – long overdue, or will you miss Captain EO?