Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Chief and I wanted a hot version of the Desert Farm chick as our mascot. I thought I'd try my hand at it and it evolved into a shirt design. Presenting the Official Mesa Verde Times shop of Tomorrow!
Remember how tranquile this area was? The music kicked in, your eyes adjusted, you could see your own legs in the mirror, Hoot and Chief could see your legs telling them it was time to ride.......
There have been some new questions as to how and why did this. For the new people, just start at the beginning and read on.
10+ years ago when we did this we had NO idea that someday we would share it all and that so many people would enjoy it. This has been incredible so far and we're not even close to being finished!
THANK YOU HORIZONS FANS!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Remember this post I made back in May? It had a shot of a ride vehicle maintenance room we had found when we were exploring the catwalks on one of our "extended visits". Well here is a video clip of that room, I know its short, but would you really want to watch five minutes of this?
I have no idea if this was the only room that provided access to the top of the vehicles, but its the only one we found during our catwalk exploration. And if I recall correctly, I dont think we visited this room more than once, we thought it was cool when we found it, but after that we were like what is there really to see here?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Chief and I were coming close to the end of our adventures and equaly close to our beloved ride closing down. How would we end this adventure? We thought of a million cool ideas. Here are a few:
1. We were going to pick one omnimover car just behind us and load it full of every prop we could move. Chairs, lamps, anything not nailed down. Imagine what the cast members would have thought when all of this SHIT came to unload! HAHA.
2. We were going to spend the day running naked through the scenes until we got arrested.
3. We wanted to carry Super Soakers in with us and drench any and all guests just as they rounded the "Scuba Class" into the undersea area. How cool would that have been? Just like you were going under water!
Ah......to do it all again.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
That's solid proof that this blog is for fans of Horizons. Sure we could sell this stuff on DVD or some shit but we don't want to. We want to bring our andventures to the table so that everyone who comes across this blog can enjoy Horizons one more time.
Please comment. Add your thoughts. Tell us of how you remember this attraction.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here are the final bits of film we have with Bionic Fonzi, remember we did three "rides" with him in one night. Most of this clip is in the Sea Castle Resort area. On one of the rides Hoot gets a couple closeups of the scuba classroom and then on the last one he gets some good video of the restaurant. And then of course how could a Mesa Verde Times video be complete without me making a fool of myself in it. You will see what I mean around 6:30 mark, I put an annotation in the video to kinda mark the spot. Heh :) And sorry to say folks, I have never gotten professional help to figure out my obsession with wanting to dry hump animatronic figures and other inanimate objects in a Disney ride. Luckily for me, not all of them were caught on film. ;)
Towards the end of this video, Hoot gets a quick shot of the animatronics for the hologram birthday calls, same peppers ghost effect. We have some decent still shots of these, taken from up on the catwalks. We will get to those sometime in the future. These three rides with Fonzi were still during the pre-staying inside the ride timeframe.
Also towards the end, even though the video doesnt come out well (being a pretty dark room an all), you can hear us getting all excited standing out in the starfield room/corner that you saw right before the choose your own future projection screens. It really was a neat feeling standing out in that room and looking back at the ride vehicles slowly going by, its just too bad it was a hard experience to capture on film. Anyways, hope you enjoy! And dont worry, we still have plenty of video clips coming, this is not the end, just the final pieces I hadnt shown yet from the Fonzi rides.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Here's a shot of the sign just after GE dropped sponsorship to get the ball rolling.
One of the "Last of the cool people", Gear28th, came to visit me today. He has a GREAT Horizons fan project in the works and I can't wait to see it:) I hope we see more Horizons fans turning out cool stuff in the near future. USE THESE pics and let them inspire you!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Here are a couple more shots from our trips with our old friend Bionic Fonzi. There are a couple decent shots from wierd angles in the Urban Habitat and Desert Habitat. And you can see how sometimes we would take a more "fun" route thru a set, such as the grove control station. Mostly to get a better picture, but also because it was fun. :) Next video will be Sea Castle area with Fonzi.