Captain EO

Captain EO

Michael Jackson stars as Captain EO in this classic adventure, located in Future World, Imagination Pavilion at EPCOT.   This attraction officially reopened on July, 2, 2010 after a 16 year break.  Think of this as an early version of the 4D technology you can find on rides like MuppetVision and  Philharmagic.  You will be taken into a Sci-Fi musical 3D adventure with a retro Michael Jackson.  It originally premiered in 1986 so the special effects are dated as is the 3D technology.  Don’t let that scare you off this is a classic and you will find yourself laughing and singing along on your way out of the theater! This George Lucas produced spectacular is worth seeing at least once!

  • If you are heading over to catch Figment on Journey Into Imagination you should be able to time it so you can catch Captain EO with out much of a wait either before or after you go in as its a continuous 17 minute show daily.
  • While not a “must do” attraction, it’s good if you want to wait out a FastPass for Soarin’ or need to escape the heat.
  • You are provided with 3D glasses to enjoy the show.  If you prefer to not view it in 3D, there are monitors to the side that you can watch.
  • Keep your young children in your lap if you want to shield them from special effects that take place in the seats.

If you are a Michael Jackson fan, or enjoy 3D simulated attractions, this is for you.  Your whole travel party will enjoy Captain EO.  It’s colorful, great classic Michael Jackson music, and a way to escape the heat.

 Quick Tip:   Keep in mind this might frighten young children-particularly the special effects that are used.  

Overall, we give Captain EO a “B”.




2 thoughts on “Captain EO

  1. If you are a true MJ fan you’ll enjoy it. You will see how far we’ve come with video effects that’s for sure. It is a bit outdated but I think at least it’s a one time thing that everyone should do to at least say they saw it, especially now before it’s gone for good.

  2. Tired, old, grainy movie with a moving theater seat. I guess it was awesome back in the 80’s but now it’s just a place to get out of the rain and into the A/C. Another of the Disney please replace this attractions.

Leave us a comment: