Monday, September 12, 2011

25 Years of Captain EO

Today marks the 25th Anniversary of Captain EO. It’s a 3-D musical starring Michael Jackson aka The King of Pop. The show is back at both Epcot in Florida and at Disneyland in California. It was created by Frances Ford Coppola and George Lucas. Michael Eisner and Kodak approved the project. The film also featured Academy Award Winning Actress Anjelica Huston. On September 12, 1986, it first premiered at Epcot.  Six days later on September 18th, it premiered at Disneyland.
The show featured two of Jackson’s songs: “We Are Here To Change The World” and “Another Part Of Me”.
The Attraction was closed in the mid-1990s and replaced by Honey, I Shrunk The Audience.
On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson passed away. In Memory of Michael, Robert Iger and other Disney executives decided to get rid of Honey I Shrunk The Audience for the return of Captain EO.
That’s Right. The captain is back to change the world again.

Photos by disneybychris.

At Epcot in Florida

At Disneyland in California


Saturday, September 10, 2011

It’s Time for C.A.T. (Chris’s Attraction Trivia): Star Tours

Photo by disneybychris.
This is Captain REX- the original pilot for Star Tours. Do you know that his voice was performed by Paul Reubens. Paul is well-known to everybody as Pee-Wee Herman. In addition, he’s the voice of Lock, a character in the 1993 film The Nightmare Before Christmas and in the 2001 Disneyland Holiday attraction, The Haunted Mansion Holiday.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Star Tours Photos-Disneyland

Here are the images from the new version of Star Tours at Disneyland.
Photos by disneybychris.
Note to readers: some images may not be clear because flash photography is not allowed on this attraction.

R2-D2 with C-3PO and the Starspeeder 1000.

Star Tours Ad on the big screen in queue area.

Luggage Checking Droids.

Does this attraction include Easter Eggs?
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