The Return of Captain Eo
March 31, 2010
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The T-shirt still fits!
Jen got it on the weekend that Captain Eo opened, kicking off
a refurbished Tomorrowland in March 1987. Disneyland stayed open
round the clock that weekend, and we found ourselves in a two-hour
line at 5am, smoke machines blowing creating an eerie presence,
to watch a 10-minute music video, enhanced with smoke and lasers.
Disneyland yanked the show in the mid 1990s -- for some reason,
Disney decided Jackson's persona was out of synch with their brand --
replacing it with a series
of other movies. But with Michael Jackson safe in Olympus, it was
safe (and savvy) to bring it back.