Magic Eye Theater | Disneyland

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Magic Eye Theater was a theater attraction located in Tomorrowland at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. The theater was originally built in 1986 and housed the attraction Captain EO, a 3D film starring Michael Jackson that was produced by George Lucas and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

The Magic Eye Theater featured state-of-the-art projection and sound technology, as well as a 70mm screen and 3D glasses that made the images on the screen appear to leap out at the audience. The theater was a popular attraction among fans of Michael Jackson and the Disney Parks, and remained a fixture at Disneyland until 1997, when it was replaced by the Tomorrowland Expo Center.

In 2010, the Magic Eye Theater was once again used to show Captain EO, in tribute to Michael Jackson after his death. The attraction ran for a limited time and was hugely popular among fans of the pop icon. Today, the theater is home to a variety of seasonal and special events, and has been used to showcase new attractions, movies, and other entertainment offerings at Disneyland Park.

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