Thursday, 13 March 2014

Captain EO needs to go

I apologize about now post yesterday. This week I am going to discuss Captain EO. It is a classic short film that can be seen in the theatre in Tomorrowland under Space Mountain.

First some history. The area the theatre is in now was originally Flying Saucers. It was then closed due to the technology wasn't there at the time and had too many errors (was fixed and is the exact thing that Luigi's Tires are). It was reopened as the Tomorrowland stage in 1967. It was open for a little less than 10 years before closing to make it a closed theatre that would stay underneath Space Mountain that was opening in 1977. It then became the Magic Eye theatre showing Captain EO for about 11 years before becoming Honey, I shrunk the Audience to promote the movie. Once Michael Jackson died, they brought back Captain EO as a tribute to him.

Before I go any further I have to say I love the show! One of my favourite things, it just doesn't fit in Disneyland. There are many things that can be done. But I'd do one of three main things. not including the idea of something completely different with what I suggest.

The first thing I would suggest is to bring back Honey I shrunk the Audience. This is my least favourite idea of the three as it is the easiest which means it can be messed up and it may not be as good as it should. Honey I shrunk the Audience was a great show that I did like (not as much as Captain EO though), the only problem was the theatre was never full. Ever. The problem with the show is the lack of creativeness. I know 12 year olds who could write better scripts. If they were to bring the show back they would need to re-write the script.

My second suggestion would be to put in a different show of some sorts. Maybe a Marvel show or a Star Wars one, or some sort of Space travel show. This one is a little more complicated than the first idea but I still like the concept behind it. Since they have recently acquired businesses such as Star Wars and Marvel, they can expand the uses of this throughout the parks. While I wouldn't suggest doing a Star Wars show as they have Star Tours and Jedi Training Academy. The idea that I would suggest is to do a Marvel show and an idea like the Avengers as it is a huge hit currently.

My final suggestion is remove the theatre and add in a ride. Now I know what you are thinking, how can we fit a ride in there? Easily. You'd have to remove Redd's Rockett Pizza Port  sadly. Luckily with the Tomorrowland Terrace right across the way it would not be too bad to remove it. The way you would do it is to have the queue set up throughout Redd's Rockett and they set up a tunnel going underneath the Space Mountain queue going into the theatre where they could have a ride similar to mission to MARS in Disney World. The advantage is the theatre is so large that they could probably fit 4 theatres in there. This would be a new, updated ride as well as being a better ride alternative than the theatre that is there now.

It is just a suggestion however, like the rest of them but that is just what I suggest. This is just a few ideas, knowing Disney it could be removed and something completely different is replaced in there. Or nothing is replaced at all. I am actually really surprised that they aren't changing it for the 60th anniversary. However they may shut it down for a renovation and change it to whatever. I guess we may never know what will happen until it happens. Until next time, have a great time!

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