Fans are expected to line up starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday for the first showing of “Captain EO”
— four hours before the Michael Jackson
film re-opens at Disneyland
The 3-D movie is back for a limited engagement at the theme park after a 13-year absence. Disney is reviving the film, which began at the park in 1986, because of the renewed popularity of the pop singer since his June death.
Fans are asked to line up on the west side of Disneyland’s main entrance, winding around the side wall near the bag check area and possibly beyond, said John McClintock, a Disneyland Resort spokesman.
Disney officials plan to lead movie-goers to the theater in Tomorrowland
before the first showing begins at 10 a.m.
The park officially opens at 9:30 a.m. for the Main Street U.S.A.
area. Regular Disneyland guests can go in at that time to visit the park.
Disney officials expect that those in line early will be able to see the movie on Tuesday. The Magic Eye Theater fits between 500 and 600 people. The 17-minute, science-fiction movie will show up to three times an hour.
Some of the special effects from the first film will be absent this time, according to a Disney press release. However, Disney has a new 70-mm print of the film with acoustical enhancements in the theater.