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Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Horizons Robo-Kitty


I really miss Epcot's Horizons attraction. Horizons was a dark ride that opened in 1983 and closed on and off between 1994 and 1999. Horizons was eventually torn down to make room for the thrilling Mission: Space that opened in 2003.

Horizons entertained visitors with a fantastic look at what the future could have looked like.

I must admit that I did think Horizons seemed outdated on my last ride. However, it was very imaginative, and was just massive in scale. I think an upgrade would have been nicer than tearing the whole thing down. They could have put Mission: Space elsewhere in the park.

Horizons had a large Audio Animatronics cast of characters. When I saw the Sealab 2021 show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim years ago, my mind thought of Horizons, and its vision of the future.

Brainstorm: Disney, make a Horizons animated series!!! It would have to be a comedy.

I believe this animatronic cat was endlessly watching a jumping animatronic fish. This was a very minor background show scene, and I'm sure most people didn't even notice it. I did, though!

4 comments:

  1. Robo-kitty! I want that Audio-animatronic cat! Or the all white cat from Horizon's 1920's Deco scene (the one drinking the spilled milk.) Or the siamese cat from the Carousel of Progress' 1960's scene!

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  2. TokyoMagic!: Ha! I would give them a home, too. Maybe Disney sold the Horizons cats on Ebay already, though. :-)

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  3. I've always loved that Bobcat. Nice history lesson as well, I had no clue about him or the pigs! Oh.. and I too love riding on Thunder Mountain at night!!

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  4. Hey Darrin! I'm here to educate people about important things like how many animatronic pigs are featured in Big Thunder Mountain.:-)

    Big Thunder Mt. at night is incredible. I didn't get to ride Florida's version at night on my last visit---are there shadows of dancers in the saloon?

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