Captain EO attraction to close at Epcot, replaced by “Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival” 4D show

in Epcot, Walt Disney World

Rumors had been circulating but now it’s official, Walt Disney World will be closing the “Captain EO” attraction at Epcot on December 6 to make room for the new “Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival”.

The “Captain EO” 4D attraction, starring Michael Jackson in collaboration with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, originally opened on September 12, 1986 and was closed in the early 90s. After Jackson’s untimely death in 2009, Walt Disney World re-opened it at the Magic Eye Theater in the Imagination Pavilion on July 2, 2010.

Opening in its place in December will be a new 4D show called  “Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival”, which “will include a look into the visionary minds behind some of the world’s most iconic animated films today”, according to the Disney Parks Blog.

Then inside the theater, guests can put on their 3D glasses and enter the imaginative worlds of three animated shorts, which will burst to life on the big screen (and in the theater) like never before.

For more, visit the Disney Parks Blog.


  1. Reagan Greer

    This is pretty cool news I never really liked captain eo as a kid going to Epcot it was always the one thing I didn’t want to do but I think this will be pretty cool

  2. Dean S.Wray

    Liked it back in the 80s

  3. Beth

    When is the switch happening?

  4. Michael Tanzer

    Can’t they, like, bring Honey I Shrunk The Audience back instead?

  5. Eileen

    Would prefer an upgraded version of Honey I Shrunk the Audience. Couldn’t stomach Captain EO.

    1. Jen

      You know what ekse I can’t stomach, a guest who can’t apreciate the awesomeness that is Captain EO!


  6. Sara

    Rip captain eo, my 2nd fav (1st being test track 2.0) it is my fav because well its mj, i am a moonwalker, mj is bae, eo is bae, epcot is bae.


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