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Old 08-16-2014, 08:14 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by disnerdiest View Post
After reading this thread I had to bring up the full movie experience on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAvMkZQBIXk

Count the number of times MJ says "Hooter". Should be a fun drinking game for all of you attending Food & Wine festival.
Ha--- he said hooter. If only we could bring drinks in the show this would give me a reason to see it.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:57 AM   #32
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Great line from classic movie...Is it getting hooter er I mean hotter in here.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:58 PM   #33
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EO isn't the same. Its dated, and missing effects that were taken out after it's first run ran it's course.

I always thought a shorter Figment/Dreamfinder 4D pre show movie would work there. Enter Imagination through the theater, It's ADA compliant, see the movie, new ramp up to the Imageworks, exit Imageworks back down to a new ride completing your "journey."
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:54 AM   #34
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Bring back Magic Journeys - the original film from the 80's! It was so trippy but very original and creative. Or maybe they can remake a movie like that with some known actors? Seriously - I wish they could be as free and creative in making attractions as they were back in the 80's!!

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Old 08-20-2014, 04:25 PM   #35
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I really do wish they would remove Captain EO. It's out of date and frankly I don't like it. lol.

I wish they would put something in its place like a new 3D movie. Epcot is lacking 3D movies.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:00 PM   #36
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Disney World is about bringing families together. Captain EO was one of the few attractions that I remember from my only visit to EPCOT as a child. I took my son to see it in May (he is 7) and he loved the music and dancing. He asked me to download the finale song on iTunes and it is his favorite.

You either like MJ or you don't. For whatever reason you don't, it's no reason to bring back HIS.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:13 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by pascalstongue View Post
Does anyone like it? I would rather they put Honey I shrunk the audience back in.
Hopefully they will do something fresh though!

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Old 09-13-2014, 08:52 PM   #38
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I think that Captain EO is the absolute worst attraction in Disney. OMG it was a waste of my time.

Epcot is getting very dated and I am starting to get very bored with it.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:57 AM   #39
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My biggest issue with Captain EO is that it is a lazy solution to a larger problem. I will confess that I'm a recent Disney convert (since about 2001) so I never had the opportunity to see Captain EO when Epcot and Michael Jackson were experiencing their glory days. But I saw it, it was a good movie and it was a little nostalgic. But it's not something I'm going to go see over and over. I get that they wanted to put it in after MJ's death as a tribute, that's fine. But how long ago was that now? 4 years? My big problem is that its a very lazy solution to the problem of having another empty attraction space in Epcot. It's easy and cheap to stick that movie in there and play it forever then it is to develop another attraction or make a new movie. There aren't a lot of things that Disney does that really bother me, but this one does, because if there is one thing Disney should not ever be its lazy.
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Originally Posted by js View Post
I think that Captain EO is the absolute worst attraction in Disney. OMG it was a waste of my time. Epcot is getting very dated and I am starting to get very bored with it.
I agree.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:01 PM   #41
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So many haters.

Where else can you see Michael Jackson save the world through a song and dance routine? Captain EO is amazing.

I would be OK if they brought in something else, but it would have to be equally amazing. Guardians of the Galaxy would be nice.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:17 PM   #42
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No!!! (not just YET anyway)

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1983 or thereabouts. I was in Junior High and seriously addicted to Star Wars. I was a member of the Official Star Wars Fan Club, and the high point of my year was the four times my Bantha Tracks magazine arrived. I remember reading the articles about Captian EO and Star Tours coming to Disney World parks. I wanted to go, but there was no way that was gonna happen. My parents hated taking us to Six Flags, which is right here in Texas, so WDW was completely out of the question.
Back to the 21st Century. I am married to a successful software engineer and have two kids. And I decided my kids need to go to Disney! I'm not sure we can really afford it any more than my parents could, but we're doing it anyway, dadgummit. And one thing I've been really looking forward to is fulfilling my own dreams of going to WDW and seeing Captain Eo and riding Star Tours! Captain Eo sucks? Good, then maybe it won't be crowded. But I want to see it. If they're going to take it out, that's fine. They can close it on Jan. 4, 2015. But we'll be there on the 3rd and I want to see it, so they can't close it til then!!!

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Old 09-14-2014, 01:26 PM   #43
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I would love to see them replace this with a Robin Williams tribute by bringing back one of his WDW projects from the 80's, like Back to Neverland or The Timekeeper....at least for a few months.
Now this would be a nifty idea!
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:57 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by bdoyledimou View Post
we saw Capt EO 5 times in a row -- in various versions -

1) the video played and the room shook but no sound
2) the room shook -- no sound or video
3) the sound played and the room shook no video
4) no sound and no shaking
5) the actual synced presentation (video, sound and motion)

apparently we were not allowed to leave due to safety concerns --

I would have wondered if I had actually died and was in hell.
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To be perfectly honest, all joking aside, in light of what Universal is doing with Harry potter and the ingenious creativity....there is no excuse, NO excuse for wasting valuable real estate on attractions such as captain eo, stitch's great escape, and journey into imagination.

All three of these attractions are sub-par, lack the genius Disney is/was known for and quite frankly are an embarrassment when compared to what Universal is doing.

Get in the game Disney, your edges are starting to fray. Step up and show us that Universal didn't hire the only masterminds.
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