Thanks for those drawings of Tomorrowland before and after the Magic Eye Theater. I remember the old outdoor theater, although I didn't know that it was in the same place as the Magic Eye. In fact, I saw my first concert ever (The Association with the Stylistics) in that theater!
Cool memories of a great 3D show. Next stop - Youtube to relive the movie!
The beginning of the show--with the giant 3-D asteroid floating in your face and then suddenly blowing up via laser ALWAYS freaked me out as a kid. I'd sit there, just waiting, waiting, here it comes, oh guess not, waiting, BOOM! Got me every time.
With all the suggestions pouring in that this thing be revived just to commemorate him, one's gotta remember that it wasn't just a matter of putting some reels on a projector. Anyone who's seen it in the flesh (as I did a few hundred times - It was my first ride as a CM in 89-90) well they can tell you that watching it on YouTube just isn't the same at all. The theatre was built around the film. It would also be a matter of reinstalling a a couple million dollars worth of lasers, lights, fog machines and the sound system would likely have to be replaced if the last time I saw HISTA was any indicator of its health.
Oh and don't forget the major reprogramming of every last bit of technology in there. As stated before, it'll never happen. It just wouldn't be up to the park's standards.
I do wonder however just how many people will show up this weekend that haven't been to DL in ages solely to see it and simply don't know that the movie was pulled 12 years ago.
"The old man's gonna knock on the sky. Listen to the sound."
I was a youngster when Captain Eo first arrived at DLand, but can still recall it fairly well. Thank you SO much for posting these. It was a great trip down memory lane.
And I agree with others who would also love a revival. To be able to tangibly relive a childhood experience and commerate a tragic loss, would be incredible. So ... bubble bursters, I will succumb to your reality.
I must say Michael Jackson's music had an innate ability to transcend cultural boundaries ... and color lines. He was truly a legend and will always be the "King of Pop!"
My heart goes out to his children ... R.I.P.
Sparrow, Johnson, Skellington, Black, White, ... Daniels. I just love Jack's!