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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.