Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Captain EO will be back at Disneyland Paris on June 12 and to celebrate this event here is an exclusive interview with WDI Imagineer Rick Rothschild! Rick, who was part of the team who designed the original concept is of course talking about the return of the attraction at Discoveryland but also reveals that other concepts were first envisioned for a Michael Jackson attraction, back 20 years ago!
I did the interview some days ago at the Cafe Fantasia located inside the Disneyland Paris Hotel at the entrance of the park and it was a beautiful sunny day. So, i've shot some new panoramic pictures and for once - as it is not usual - before you watch the intervew i'm going to show you the place where it was filmed. Click on each panoramic to see them in larger scale.
Here is the entrance of the Disneyland Paris Hotel.
The Cafe Fantasia is located at the 2nd Floor, in the center, where the castle club is and the two main restaurants.
Here is a panoramic shot of the Cafe Fantasia...
...and another one on a different angle.
From the Cafe Fantasia you have a great view on the Fantasia Gardens located at the entrance of the park.
And on the other side of the hotel guests have a great view on Main Street USA.
Okay, now that you know where this interview was filmed it's time for the show with this two parts video of Imagineer Rick Rothschild! The videos are in HD, so watch them in full screen mode!
Let's end this article with this collection of Captain EO high-res pictures that Disneyland Paris just released. Also, if you have 3D glasses i remind you that you can watch in 3D on your computer screen the rare comic-bok 3D of Captain EO released a long time ago. It's HERE.
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