Friday, June 19, 2009

Easy Living



I thought since we were recently talking about the "bathtub girl", I would cut together the Easy Living portions of the three rides we did with our old friend Bionic Fonzi.

These rides are pretty neat, they show how we used to jump off right at the beginning and run ahead to the stairway up to the Easy Living set. We did this to try and make it as far ahead to the beginning of our "empty car gap", so we would have more time. The second ride shows Hoot running up the spiral staircase to the bathtub girl with video camera in hand, very cool. Also on the second ride, you can see us getting nervous about the ride slowing down and then stopping with the "e-stop" spiel going off. We were fairly certain this was for a wheelchair guest, but we were always scared we had been caught when that would happen. :)

Then we decide we have time for a third ride. This shows us in the load area counting cars for our gap. You get a pretty neat shot of under the ride platform, where you can see the pipes and stuff painted a fluorescent orange. Hoot also films me up on the bathtub platform taking a picture.

Wow, watching these again just brings back so many fun memories, Enjoy! :)

16 comments:

  1. That's the most entertaining thing on Earth. Thanks, Chief!

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  2. No, thank you Hoot! You're the man behind the camera!!!! What I wouldnt give for a time machine!

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  3. You guys rock. I remember Horizons from years back, used to go all the time and loved that ride. Wish I had been able to explore it like you guys did, I took "other" trips around Epcot, but nothing quite like what you did. It amazes me to look back at it now, knowing what I know.. how easy it is to get into backstage areas and such, if you know the right tricks.

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  4. Guys.. awesome ninja moves around the building. Besides the great behind the scenes footage you are still capturing awesome on stage footage of the ride that is hard to come by. Muchos gracias amigos.

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  5. Thanks for not cutting out your exit and entrance to the building. Also love the clear shot of you guys jumping back into the cars. This video helps explain alot!

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  6. OOOHHHH boy was that great, Man that’s so friggin AW-some I’m with Justin on not cutting out the exit and such, this is the first video of Horizons that makes me feel like it’s still there. I love how it begins like a regular video then its like SWAT team GoGoGo Arghhh then its like Move Let’s Go and stuff. AHHhhh…..…. That’s the best.

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  7. With your shenannigans, you help in preserving history. Thanks for being such brats and keeping a record for the ages....

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  8. pssst... you guys talked about adding audio to the site... I can't wait for it!!!

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  9. Wow! This is excellent. Makes me want to hop over to the Odyssey restaurant for a burger......

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  10. Hey guys.

    Great video. Never been to WDW, nevermind Horizons, but still and avid viewer/reader of your blog.

    Keep up the good work, I want to see more of this amazing-looking attraction.

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  11. WOW! Nice stuff. So strange to see you on the sets. Great stuff, and realy great to see how you got on and off.

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  12. SO back on June 9th's post I asked about if you guys did this on other rides back in the day and the response (from Hoot I think) was something along the lines of ".. we would get bored from time to time." If that was the case, did these same techniques work at every attraction you did this at? Where are those pictures, if they do exist? Will we see them here?

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  13. *mouth agape*
    i can't believe how much you guys rule.

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  14. Back from my Disney trip. This is such a great video. Love the look when the ride slows down and stops.

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  15. Now how much fun is this!! This is great to see---i like the zoom in on the kitchen counter etc-- details on top of details.

    fyi-- the florescent tubes were originally to be neon but were switched to dayglo paint as part of trying to cut $10 million from the cost of the ride.

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  16. Man, if I were one of the other riders and this were my last day in the park, I'd be PISSED at you guys. Especially now the attraction's gone if you'd ruined my last chance to see it.

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