Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Captain EO... Fine Aged 80's Cheese!

Super major serious I-ain't-freakin'-playin'-around bigtime DISNEY NERD warning.  If you are "cool" or even just "socially acceptable", simply reading this topic could possibly tarnish your reputation or irreparably burn your retinas.

While wandering around on fan pages and groups on Facebook today, I made a wonderful discovery.  I found a full length video of the Captain EO film, formerly a 3D film attraction at various Disney Magic Kingdoms around the globe and EPCOT Center in WDW.  I watched a bit of the beginning and all of the musical portions today.  Wow, it is just beautiful and awful all at the same time. 

This attraction was a must see for me as a child and I probably tortured my family by making them see it over and over again.  I even had the "making-of" TV special on video and watched it over and over too.  It's not quite the same experience without the 3D, "in-theater special effects", and the cool mystical crystal pre-show music noises but my memory filled in the blanks well enough.  I still remember clearly waiting in line for about 3 days to see it and being entertained by the world's funniest Operations Host after the show ended.  He said, "You wanna see that again?  Well go get back in line!  Please grab your children firmly by the hair and move towards the nearest exit."  Hey, that's hysterical when you are 10 years old and deleriously exhausted.

So apparently, I'm not the only fan out there.  They aren't exactly packed with members but there are quite a few Captain EO fan pages on Facebook.  Maybe by the time you've read this, I'll have become brave enough to join one. 

I'm sendin' out a major love and this is my message to you...

1 comment:

  1. My favorite memory is when the operation host told us "Feel free to reach out and touch the objects coming toward you, just remember to apologize to the person in front of you." And yes as a 11 year old, this was hilarious.