captaeoCaptain EO is set to close for good, again.

Walt Disney World announced today that a new 4D experience will be coming in December to the Magic Eye Theater in the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot. “Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival” will include “a look into the visionary minds behind some of the world’s most iconic animated films today”.

To make way for the new attraction, Captain EO will have its final showing on December 6th.

Captain EO – featuring Michael Jackson – originally opened in 1986; before closing on September 1, 1996 for the “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” attraction.

After the singer’s passing, Disney announced that Captain EO would return to the Magic Eye Theater in February 2010.