Tokyo Disneyland to replace Captain EO with Stitch
Written by Robert Niles
When Disney returned Captain EO to its theme parks following the death of star Michael Jackson, the revival was supposed to be a limited run. However, up until now, we've heard no official word of a Captain EO run closing.Tweet
As you might have guessed, now we have. The Oriental Land Company, owner of Tokyo Disney Resort, has announced that Captain EO will close on June 30, 2014 at Tokyo Disneyland, to make way for a Stitch Encounter attraction.
Concept image courtesy Disney
Using the concept as Turtle Talk with Crush, Stitch Encounter at Hong Kong Disneyland allows audience members to talk with the former "Experiment 626," who will appear on a theater screen as he's in "outer space." This show is substantially different than Walt Disney World's much-maligned "Stitch's Great Escape" show. Tokyo Disneyland will bring the Stitch Encounter show to the Tomorrowland theater where Captain EO now plays, for a summer 2015 opening.
This won't be Stitch's first appearance in Tokyo Disneyland. The star of Lilo & Stitch already appears in Tokyo Disneyland's version of the Tiki Room: Stitch Presents 'Aloha E Komo Mai!'
We wrote more about that show during our tour of Tokyo Disneyland two years ago.
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