Epcot's Captain EO to be replaced by 'Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival' next month

Nov 13, 2015 in "Captain EO"

Posted: Friday November 13, 2015 5:09pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today announced that Captain EO will have its final performance on December 6 2015 to make way for a new experience.

"Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival" will let guests experience some fan favorite animated shorts in 3D, complete with in-theater effects.

According to Disney, "Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival will include a look into the visionary minds behind some of the world's most iconic animated films today.

Then inside the theater, guests can put on their 3D glasses and enter the imaginative worlds of three animated shorts, which will burst to life on the big screen (and in the theater) like never before."

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brb1006Jan 05, 2016

I could hardly hear the dialogue when the seats started moving in synth with the Carriage scene.

RSoxNo1Jan 05, 2016

The Shrek Pre-Show is excellent. The main show is awful and the seat moving is a detriment because of how poorly it's executed.

Chris82Jan 05, 2016

I'd really like to hear from somebody who's actually been in the theater and seen the show. Has anyone?

TubaGeekJan 05, 2016

I'm gonna give Shrek 4D an edge over Pixar. At least you get physical elements in the preshow, as well as the Tinkerbell effect in the theater. Do the seats move in Pixar?

Jon81ukJan 05, 2016

All the best jokes were in the pre-show for Shrek 4D.

RSoxNo1Jan 05, 2016

If only there wasn't precedent for this already (see: 4D, Shrek)

TubaGeekJan 05, 2016

Embarrassing to the entire amusement park industry.

brb1006Jan 03, 2016

I'm liking this idea

WondersOfLifeJan 02, 2016

True.. However, it would definitely be a totally different experience, though. And wouldn't rely on musical numbers! Therefore being able to use many non-musical Disney films.

PizzaPlanetJan 02, 2016

I like the idea, but the story is kind of similar to Philharmagic, where Donald traveles through different Disney universes.

WikklerJan 02, 2016

I saw it in 2001, 2012, and 2013.

WondersOfLifeJan 02, 2016

I, personally, still prefer the Wonders of Life pavilion Inside Out takeover instead... With a new family-thrill Dreamfinder/Figment 4D attraction in the Magic Eye... Similar to the STYLE of say the Jimmy Neutron attraction that was at Universal.. Have Dreamfinder and Figment go on a high-flying adventure with Dreamfinder's new Imagination-transporter, transporting through different Disney universes.

FigmentJediJan 02, 2016

Riley's First Date wasn't exactly that good a short for a theme park 3D show. Thing I've heard is Inside Out's just gonna be the long-term replacement for the Magic Eye rather then a full pavilion takeover and I'd rather it stay that way and we get Figment and Dreamfinder back together in the ride itself.

WondersOfLifeJan 02, 2016

Sooooo..... Has anyone even stepped foot in this attraction yet? Even over new years? Or is that maximum 10 minute wait during the holidays just a MDE prank?