Monday, November 30, 2009
That's love right there, folks.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
We hear all the time that people hate this blog because they feel that we somehow ruined the very attraction we tried to preserve. It's painful for us. It leaves us sad and empty because we can't understand how our work was about anything but love. We risked our lives to preserve Horizons.......OUR LIVES.
Did Disney try to persevere Horizons? Hell no. They tore it to the ground without a second thought. We knew this would happen so we did what we did. We had to. We risked our existence on Earth to make sure Horizons would be remembered.
Now this blog has sparked an amazing rebirth that appeals to THOUSANDS of people worldwide! It's an amazing thing that we never thought would happen!
Horizons will not be forgotten. In fact more interest in it will grow as people look toward a positive tomorrow.
This post is for Shana:) Please understand why we did what we did.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Have a good one!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
And yet another grove shot. You would think there was futuristic wacky weed growing in that plywood and plaster farmland seeing how much time Hoot and I spent there. Just wait until you see the footage of the two of us crawling around underneath it on our hands and knees just to get to the video monitor projections in the control tower. I would do it all again in a millisecond!! Enjoy!
Check out this retro tomorrow eye candy by Mike Cozart! Beautiful scans of a happier time when even the Disneyland PARKING attendants were hot!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
In the four or five years before this blog started I became increasingly interested in the "hows and whys" of the late Horizons pavilion. This lead me to collecting information from our local library and similar outlets nation wide. What I found, now that I'm reading over thousands of photocopies of news articles, is that Horizons was never very popular with the general public!!! What the good lord FUCK!
Opening day reviews from newspapers from here to Tulsa PAN the attraction on opening day with the general comment "we've seen this all before". WHAT!?
I'm a broken man right now because I can't believe what I'm reading. I want death hard and fast. GIVE ME THE SWINE FLU, LORD!!!!!!!!!!!
I just went outside for some fresh air and I think it might be important for us "cool people" to read over this horseshit, for what it's worth, and decide for ourselves.
I'm going to post these clippings little by little. Please try not to get upset like I have.
I'll drink bleach and end it all. I swear.
I DID find a cool opening day interview with Wathel Rogers about Audio-Animatronics. Light in this supreme darkness.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
1. Our audio recordings are almost ready. You'll be able to download full tracks of live Horizons stuff. No studio horseshit but real "in ride" recordings. You'll also get the tape called "Horizons Confessions"! We recorded this several months after Horizons closed while we drank beer and watched videos. We wanted an audio record of our adventures so we'd have something to listen to when we got old (like now).
2. We have had Google Analytics installed for a few weeks now. THERE ARE HORIZONS FANS ALL OVER THE GLOBE! It's amazing to see who's looking at this blog and where they're from. Japan, Taiwan, Romania, Australia, Germany, etc. WONDERFUL!
3. We get tons of views from Emeryville CA every morning at about 11am. We love you Pixar!
4. Tons more from Glendale. Keep up the good fight WDI!!
5. Orlando, Los Angeles......... build Horizons 2.0, Disney! What are you waiting for? We promise not to leave our ride vehicles.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
In a daring act of Horizons passion, Kyle and his lovely partner Jenn of Tomorrow, were able to sweet talk the nice people at Mouse Surplus into making this incredible shot happen.
Kyle, who has displayed an unfailing love for Horizons through such ventures as "Hadley's Hope", is seen here "looking toward tomorrow" atop the famous $14,000 ride vehicle.
Monday, November 2, 2009
It's too early to announce it but it looks like an independant film will soon be made about our adventures! We've been thinking about this for a couple months and it looks like everything is coming together. Several film makers have contacted us about such a project and we think we've found the right person to pull it off.
Mesa Verde Times won't change a bit except for an update or two about the film. In fact we see this blog going on forever because we have a SHIT LOAD of material!
Thank you for the kind words Horizons fans! We'll be here to entertain you for the rest of your lives.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Chief and I aren't the "masters" of this attraction like many disney fan sites claim (or want) to be. We just did what we had to do for our own memories and now we want to share it all with you. All of it.
Comment if you have the time. We like it and we want to hear from you.
I LOVE the idea of a party. LOVE IT. Let's not wait for our "cool people" count to hit a certain number let's just have a party. We'll make it far enough in advance so folks can plan on being there. "Hadley's Hope" has to be the band and that's a fact.
Our old friend "Anonymous" asked how the Harvester disk thingy worked. It was suspended by four strands of fishing line that pulled it up. Under the set there were piles of tangled line.