Monday, January 11, 2010

From the beginning


So, Horizons fans, I just paid a long overdue visit to the Hoot and Chief archives. After my retinal scan and delousing I led myself over to the Horizons Vault (#18-D-427) to find a couple of articles for you. I guess I didn't realize just how many we have. Get ready for years of information!




Here's a good start. It's the earliest I could find -1979. Give it a read and you'll find that Horizons wasn't even close in concept to what it would become four years later.

This article also shows that GE was in no way wanting a continuation of the Carousel of Progress! Maybe that idea was infused by Disney during the design process. Or maybe it's pure horse shit and Horizons had almost nothing to do with COP.

- More to come!

(updated 10:19 pm and six beers later)
I've been thinking about this article. THIS was the first step in creating Horizons! How vast is that? Very. This was the seed that started an amazing experience. Chief and I were 10 years old when this article was printed.

Man! Time is a funny thing.

3 comments:

  1. I found this on ebay and I thought you fellows might think it's pretty interesting:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Disney-Epcot-Center-HORIZONS-Props-List-Manual-Guide_W0QQitemZ260536111797QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca92992b5

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  2. I have an old Eyes & Ears from the late 80s or early 90s that mentions Horizons, I'll have to scan it someday.

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  3. Wow, that article is just over 3 months older than I am, awesome.

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