Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Red Head- Final

You longtime readers know that ol' Hoot and Chief are a couple of wild cards. We can't leave anything we're interested in alone and that's why we find ourselves in tight situations. Our desire for knowledge drives us and, once again, it may have drove us too far.

We've known the name of our favorite Horizons actor for many months now after receiving a tip from one of our MVT friends. I went hunting, found her, talked to her on the phone, found out some amazing facts.....etc.

Remember that scene in Jurassic Park where Malcolm is asking the guy "You were so into whether or not you COULD do it that you forgot to ask yourselves if you SHOULD do it" or something like that. I feel that way right now. Not to say that I found something horrible. Don't get me wrong. She was very nice to me on the phone but wanted nothing to do with her 80's film career. I get that so I thanked her for her time and let it be.

But......WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I talked to THE redhead on the phone! Same voice! Ran chills right up my god damned spine!!!!!!!!!!

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I was a little sad about the phone call. Why wouldn't she want to celebrate the fact that SHE was the Icon of future cute girls in an attraction that millions of people enjoyed? Right? oh well.

Her name is Corinne Cook. She was an actress in California and appeared in a few movies, two before and two after her role in Horizons.

  1. B.O.R.N. (1988) (as Corine Cook) .... Jody
    ... aka "Merchants of Death" - USA (DVD title)
  2. Getting Straight (1986) .... Ronnie
  3. Malibu Hot Summer (1981) .... At the singing contest
    ... aka "Sizzle Beach, U.S.A." - USA (reissue title)
  4. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) .... Rikki
I guess some people wouldn't be very proud of these films. Personally I'm proud of any crazy shit I've been a part of and would celebrate any of it at the drop of a hat. Some people are different than Hoot Gibson. I've located all of these films on DVD and VCR. Classics! Malibu Hot Summer even features Kevin Costner!

I'm sure that some Disney fan group will contact her and put together a fitting tribute ($29.99 on DVD) in the future. Chief and I, well we don't have the time or patients for people who won't talk to us. There are a lot of people who don't want to talk to us.

This one's for you, boys but mostly for Eric_w:)







A few minutes on the phone with Hoot Gibson. Is that such a bad thing?


Images compliments of

Saturday, July 17, 2010


Come on, Disney! WTF?!

"To Do" list

Our adventures weren't all unorganized mayhem. Remember, film was a little pricey back in the day and what could have easily been done by a digital camera had to be done with some form of order to save money on film. Chief and I had ongoing lists of things we thought were important to preserve.
The night after every adventure we'd have our pics developed at the Walgreen's one hour photo across the street from Universal. So, we'd drop off the rolls, go home and drink beer, and then go back and collect our hard copy analog shots. The next day we would go to our shitty jobs and spend hours looking for other details we wanted pics of. Our list (an early version below) would change as we deleted the shots we'd covered from the text file.

This version is from pretty early on and features many set pieces and figures that didn't involve being behind the scenes. They were all just a simple jump from our ride vehicle.

It's fun to look back and see that we did a kick ass job of taking care of this laundry list of future goodness:)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


I'm not a big fan of painted flats unless we're talking about Mr Toad's Wild Ride (RIP but you'll see plenty of it on Pirates of the Magic Kingdom).

I thought this Robida scene was somewhat cool though and it did have some neat effects. The music was nothing short of dreamy as well. Let's take a look.

Here's a puzzling scene! This must be where rich old men take their hot young girlfriends for a ride on a blimp! The sequence seems to go: hot girl, old man, hot girl, old man etc.

With a random old bag thrown in to keep this a family attraction.
I saw plenty of pics around of the girl with the huge.....well I'll just say it...CANS!HUGE CANS, folks. I think every Horizons dork from here to Cleveland tried to get a shot of her (I have 47)! If that old man stops walking she'll run him through! Awesome.

Behind the scenes magic. She's in this too. What a coincidence!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Let's catch up

We've awarded a few official positions here at MVT. In the heat of learning and bringing this attraction back to life we understand that we've overlooked a few heroes here. I, Hoot Gibson, will now try to correct and name the OFFICIAL cabinet members of MVT.

- Eric W. Minister of Space Travel affairs
- Kyle. Bishop of Holy Matters regarding the future as it might become religion.
- Menutia Minister of Missing Persons and Submarine rides.
- Joe. Surgeon General of anything medical and of flirting with nurses.
- Jennifer. Den mother. "Wendy" to the lost boys who drink too much at Epcot (EPCOT Center) and to the spirit of keeping us "old school".

The honor we've overlooked, and feel horrible for, is the omission of Jamest, who was the FIRST person to comment on this blog....EVER. James T, we bestow upon you the title of.......Captain and chief of the protective forces at Mesa Verde Times. YOU sir will be the first to enter the Hoot and Chief fall out shelter blog, where we will meet in the event of an online disaster such as us having to shut down or being shut down.

Congrats General Jamest

Jennifer is PISSED

From Mesa Verde Times Pal, Jennifer!

That's just the kind of Horizons devotion we love to see:)

Thanks, Jennifer.