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I must admit that I did think Horizons seemed outdated on my last ride.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!