The story for Captain EO was created by none other than George Lucas.
It is believed that the Death Star makes an appearance in Captain EO in the scene where his spaceship is racing through what looks to be the pathways of the Death Star, similar to the scene in the film and Star Tours.
The cost of making this film ran between 17 and 30 million dollars.
At the time, it was one of the most expensive films ever to be made on a per-minute basis since it was only seventeen minutes long.
EO comes from the name Greek Goddess Eos-the goddess of dawn.
This is the only attraction in Disneyland and Disneyworld to open around the same time. The only difference was Disneyworld got theirs 6 day before Disneyland.
The little elephant alien by the name of Hooter was played by Tony Cox. He's an African American midget actor whose been known for his roles in "Bad Santa" and "Me, Myself and Irene".