Published: September 11, 2009 at 9:21 AMI fear that no matter how fondly we remember a particular show, after all this time has passed, it would look grossly outdated. Watch the Youtube video. Special effects don't look very special. Honey, I shrunk the Audience looks like this now and it still playing!
They could update the final scene in Carousel of Progress or bring back the Main Street Electrical Parade instead!
Published: September 11, 2009 at 9:25 AMDisney should release Captain EO on DVD. 3D glasses and all!
If they can release 3D Movies with Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers, they can do it here.
You know, maybe it will happen. Disney just realeased the Haunted Mansion Sights and Sounds CD along with the Sherman Brothers Songbook which is fantastic
Published: September 11, 2009 at 1:00 PMYa kno, i'd love to see Captain EO since ive never experienced it. Its dated and would probably be around for a limited time. That limited time wouldnt lead back to honey but hopefully i brand new show or ride! So i think we could have the best of both worlds. the return and a following new show or ride.
Published: September 11, 2009 at 1:34 PMI never saw Magic Journeys until I my first visit to Walt Disney World in 1992. I had already seen EO in Disneyland. They are all great experiences. Why can't they all be shown in repertory in the same location. Each 3D theater at each venue can be outfitted to show all of the movies if necessary. A compromise could be to show Honey I Shrunk the Audience five times per day, In the Magic Eye Theater at Disneyland, or the Kodak theater in Epcot for example and show EO and Magic Journeys once at a very early, or very late show time, perhaps at part of the magic mornings or extra hours celebration.
Published: September 11, 2009 at 2:32 PMLOVE LOVE LOVE TH's idea bout muppets going to imagination. The muppets would make a really cool replacement for honey, i shrunk the audeince. They can bring back the muppets mobile lab for the outside in front of the pavillion. However id be completely devastated to see figment go. Hes like the mascot of Epcot and should be given a bigger role. Id love that. Well anyways iron man would fit nicely into the muppet theater and the store themed to marvel as well.
Published: September 11, 2009 at 2:57 PMi hope they sell jesus juice right outside so i can get plastered right before the film, YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Published: September 11, 2009 at 3:17 PMBoth EO and Honey I Shrunk the Audience are way outdated. Even though EO would be brought back for Michael Jackson, I honestly think it is so terrible it is not even worth the memory. I would like a new 4-D movie or perhaps something else, just something better than these two outdated 3d shows.
Published: September 11, 2009 at 5:54 PMI'd love to see "Mickey's PhilharMagic" find a home at Disneyland!
Published: September 11, 2009 at 7:19 PMMuppets should stay at the DHS. Remember that Universal has rights to Marvel in theme parks east of the Mississippi also. I really like the rumor of replacing Honey with a Dream Finder adventure. It would be awesome! And finally, with the exception of Main Street Electrical parade (bring it back, pleeeeeaaaaassssseeee!) Disney has never re-hashed an old idea and I don't think they should start now. Captain EO is dead and we shouldn't go digging him back up (literally and figuratively!)
Published: September 11, 2009 at 10:29 PMGet rid of 3D/4D movies entirely. HISTA and Muppets play to empty theaters at DL because these movies have very little repeat value when the majority of the guests are repeat visit locals. Rip the whole thing out and give us a new attraction that has something to do with the future for a change.
Published: September 12, 2009 at 7:25 AMOh, I didn't know that, thanks for informing me. And I have Seen Muppets, A Bugs Life, and Mickey's Philharmagic several times and can't wait to see it many more times. In my opinion 3-D movies have a lasting appeal if people like them.
Published: September 12, 2009 at 8:37 AMI have yet to see a lack of appeal for the 3D/4D movies at the parks. I have had to wait in long lines to see the Muppets, Mickey's, etc. My sons love them, and one huge appeal for me other than the entertainment, is the fact I get to sit down in an air coditioned room for a brief break in the parks.
Published: September 12, 2009 at 9:17 AMGreat question! Mmm...I think that that Disney should keep the "HISTA" for now. Maybe a REFERENCE plaque in the ride that says "King of Pop 1958- 2009". That's at least what I can think of.
Published: September 12, 2009 at 10:22 AMLast year HISTA at DL was so poorly attended that when you got a fastpass at Space Mountain, the machine would also give you a faux fastpass for HISTA as well, even though HISTA doesn't even have a fastpass system. It was a shallow ploy to get guests to believe HISTA was a popular attraction but think most guests saw right through it. I can't speak for WDW, but at DLR the 3D/4D movies are among the most poorly attended attractions.
Published: September 14, 2009 at 11:21 AMThey could bring back the Kodak Preshow film also. From what I remember, I liked that better than EO.
Published: September 14, 2009 at 11:50 AMTH -
Your Muppet-Labs-in-Imagination-Pavilion idea is the best bit of Imagineering I've heard in ages.
Why am I in favor of this idea?
On my recent Orlando trip, after years of visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios, Muppet*Vision 3D finally felt and looked dated.
Disney could afford to lose the show from Disney's Hollywood Studios because the park already has plenty of other shows.
An update to the show in Orlando could mean an update at California Adventure, which would work nicely with the huge Cali overhaul.
Waldo, the 3D graphic produced in Muppet*Vision, is a terribly annoying character. He could easily be replaced in the new show with a more popular character, Figment.
The "Honey ..." and "Journey ..." attractions could be combined into a large-scale, imagination-themed attraction. Think Mr. Toad's Wild Ride meets Muppet*Vision, similar in concept to The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman or Toy Story Midway Mania.
Published: September 14, 2009 at 11:50 AMAlternatively, if the 3D movies and 3D rides are getting tiresome, how about a 3D exhibition pavilion? Guests would don 3D glasses before entering the pavilion, and would explore it at their leisure. Think Innoventions, but with 3D gimmickry from the Muppets and Figment. They could have a lab for each of the senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, sound). The pavilion could be hosted by Figment, and each of the labs could be hosted by various Muppets.
Fozzie and the Swedish Chef could host the Taste Lab, which would be a new-age cafeteria where guests would prepare their own meals. For less creative guests, specials would be available, ranging from Salad ala Boom-Boom to Beency-Bouncy Burgers.
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem could host the Sound Lab, with a concept similar to that of the old sound stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Exhibits could include a giant, anatomical ear, a sound stage with interactive props and video tutorials demonstrating how many of the classic movie sounds were created, a stage with abstract musical instruments and create-your-own song attraction, giant piano floors and games that test your response to various frequencies and pitches and compare them to that of certain animals.
I could spend months delving into little details about the pavilion, but the Imagineers and Muppet writers would probably do a better job.