Rumours of a return of Michael Jackson’s Captain EO to Disneyland Paris have surfaced on the Disneyland Central Plaza forum from a Cast Member that works on the Buzz Lightyear and Orbitron rides.
The rumours are that Honey I shrunk the Audience is closing at the end of April and Captain EO is making a return to the theatre from July 2010 for a one year run. Former Disney Imagineer Tim Delaney mentioned the possible return of Captian EO in an interview he did for the Season Pass Podcast a few weeks ago.
The attraction now entitled Captain EO Tribute re-opened at Disneyland park in Anaheim, California on 23 February 2010 and it’s return has been a huge success.
After the death of Michael Jackson on 25 June 2009, Captain EO regained popularity on the Internet. For several years, fans had petitioned Disney to bring back the attraction and Jackson’s death had brought this campaign to a peak.
Soon afterward, Disney officials were seen in Disneyland Anaheim at the Magic Eye Theater and reportedly held a private screening of Captain EO to determine if it could be shown again.
On 18 December 2009 it was announced that Captain EO would return to Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim beginning in February 2010. Social and Print Media Manager Heather Hust Rivera from Disneyland Resorts confirmed this on the DisneyParks Blog and stated that Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! would be closing.
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience hosted its final public showing in the Anaheim Magic Eye Theater (Now named the Tomorrowland Theater) at midnight on 4 January 2010 to make way for the Michael Jackson film’s return. It is reported that Captain EO will return to Tokyo Disneyland in the near future.