BREAKING! Disney has confirmed Captain EO at Epcot will be closing forever, Decemeber 6th!
It seems that Disney has quietly confirmed rumors about the closing of Captain EO at Epcot. They have updated the attraction’s poster stating his farewell mission will be December 6th! So if you’re a fan of this show, be sure to check it out ASAP.
Of course, we aren’t told why the attraction is closing or what is replacing it. On average, Disney plays their plans really close to their chest, but there is speculation that the Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald has recently been put in charge to overhaul Epcot for the next few years. This could be an initial step toward that process. However, nothing has been said about Journey into Imagination with Figment, which may seem odd to some with rumors of the entire pavilion getting a make-over. But that doesn’t mean something won’t happen to it soon.
Captaim EO returned in 2010, replacing Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, to celebrate the life of Jackson after his passing the year prior. It was also brought at there other Disney parks around the world. It did close temporarily at Epcot earlier this year for extended looks at the recent Disney films, Tomorrowland and Inside Out, and many thought that was the end, but alas, it returned later in the summer.
Were you a fan of Captain EO? Are you sad or happy to see it go? I, personally, am very much ready for something new and fresh for Future World! Looking forward to see what else Disney has planned for Epcot the next few years!