Anticipation and excitement filled anxiously awaiting Michael Jackson fans as hundreds lined up to be among the first to once again experience the classic 3-D attraction Captain EO.
Francis Ford Coppola directed the feature which first appeared in 1986 at the height of Michael Jackson’ popularity. It placed Jackson as the captain of a crew who could best be described as riffraff. Through their ineptness, the team tries to deliver a gift to the Evil Queen (played by Anjelica Huston) only to find they are captured and sentenced to die.
In true Jackson fashion, his gift to the Queen is musical in nature, but things do not go as planned. Once again, the crew seems more of a burden than a help, but then the music starts to play and Jackson is “empowered” with music giving him the ability to fend off the guards.
The attraction was featured in Disneyland and other Disney parks until about 1994, when its popularity sagged.
However, shortly after the unexpected death of Jackson last year, fans almost immediately started calling for its return. In December of 2009, plans were unveiled for its February 2010 return to Disneyland.
It opened on February 23 in the Tomorrowland Theater where it replaced the Honey, I Shrunk The Audience attraction.
Thanks to M1ssCHALlNA for the first part of the attraction shown in the video above.