Let's not forget perhaps the biggest Disney overhaul ever, California Adventure.
You know, I actually loved this park. More than Disney! Crazy I know but it had less queues and a great, chilled atmosphere. Disney is very hussle and bussle and can sometimes be overwhelming.
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Plus a variety of other strong rumours (Including Disneyland Paris' 20th Birthday Attraction , Captain EO aka Michael Jackson returning AND Shanghai Disneyland) and other smaller projects.
Just found this on Screamscape from yesterday:"2010 - Captain EO - Rumor - (9/11/09) According to the LA Times, Iger stated that they have “no definite plans to bring back Captain EO” at this point in time. They did screen the film in the park the other day it seems and decided that they needed some further input before they could give the project the green light. Could it be that Captain EO was just showing it’s age? Or could it be that it was simply too odd to see Michael Jackson as he was back in 1986 once again, which only made a faint passing resemblance of what he looked like when he died this past June. More as we find out."
I must say, the whole thing sounds kinda creepy, if I was Disney I'd play it safe. Didn't Michael visit Disneyland quite a lot? Still, even if he wasn't guilty of the children stuff I still don't think Disney would want to link in with him too heavily. Also it's have that weird slight "in memory of" atmosphere I imagine both the Intimidators will have.[/quote]
He visited loads, especially in the early-Thriller era when he lived in Encino. He used to don a disguise. I don't think there's anything 'unsafe' about showing Captain EO. At this stage past accusations are irrelevent because they were only that, accusations, and don't inflict on the film at all.
It would be amazing for Disney to house EO again. It's hilariously camp and cheesy but more specifically, magical, on so many different dimensions now. I think it would only be huge fans who could find it uncomfortable in the 'memory' context. For the average Disney-goer it would just be a 'wow' experience.
And that's not to mention Disney are sitting on a PR goldmine.