Saturday, April 04, 2009

On the Horizon

When spring comes around, the sun stays out longer, the weather gets warmer and some of us start longing for the simple joys of life -- like EPCOT Center's unforgettable Horizons. If you're one of those unabashed nostalgia nuts, check out this cool site from EPCOT Central reader Shane. It's a great little trip back through time!

9 comments:

St. Chris said...

Nice work. As someone who somehow never went to Horizons even though I visited (and always loved) EPCOT several times between 1994 and the closing of Horizons, I appreciate this little sample of the atmosphere.

Back then, nobody ever pointed Horizons out to me. No cast member ever recommended it. I rode World of Motion several times, but never Horizons. Sigh.

Tracie the Red said...

Awesome!

Stephen said...

Very nice. It never ceases to astound me how, even over a decade after the attraction closed, Horizons remains so fresh in people's imaginations and is still celebrated in such a variety of ways.

The point has been made before on this and other blogs, but when I see labors of love like Shane's site I have to wonder whether we'll see anything like this level of passion ten years after Mission: Space closes (and M:S, as much as I dislike it, is one of the better WDI endeavors of recent years...I could have asked the same question of the Monsters Inc. Laugh Factory, yikes...)

Future Guy said...

@Stephen: You took the words right out of my mouth!

Whenever we children of the 1980s revisit the stuff we enjoyed from our childhoods, it's never as enjoyable as we remember. EPCOT Center is the sole exception to this. I find that I enjoy the classic EPCOT stuff more now than I did then (and when I was a kid I wanted to live in the Horizons pavilion)

EPCOT Explorer said...

Ah, Horizons. THE EPCOT Center classic.

So missed. =(

kmusgrave said...

That is a great site. If you love and miss Horizons, you should also check out:

Mesa Verde Times

Anonymous said...

I'd like to thank you for making me permanently depressed for the rest of the day after viewing that Horizon security-cam web site.

Oh, EPCOT Center, how I miss you so...

P.S. Wouldn't it be great if someone with skills could re-create the Horizons ride using one of the 1st-person 3d engines of today? Unfortunately, my own skills are more then a little rusty...

Dave said...

You may want to cut the link to Shane's site: both firefox and my antivirus are reading it as a compromised attack site.

Chris Wallace said...

HorizonsResurrected.com!