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Epcot Video Flashback: ‘Step Into Horizons’ Commercial

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

With the 30th anniversary of Epcot just one week away, we’ve decided to kick our coverage of Epcot history up a notch by sharing this early 1980s commercial for, you guessed it, Horizons.

This :30-second TV spot offers a peek inside the attraction, which offered a look at the future. I love how it transitions from 80s graphics to scenes from inside the attraction.

Enjoy your “step into Horizons”!

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  • We did step into the future Horizons and it turns out we miss you! Loved Horizons and these help bring back great memories!

  • Oh, I remember that! Do any of the other “replacement rides” pay homage to their predecessors? Like World of Motion becoming Test Track, etc?

  • WOW thank you so much for posting this, made my day a little better. I can’t wait to be there on the 1st.

    • That’s nice to hear, thank you, Marie. 🙂

  • I love early Epcot media! I really miss Horizons, it’s so nice to see that others are fans too.

    • I definitely think it’s a fan favorite. 🙂

  • Great stuff! I need a time machine! 🙂

  • I would love a series in vintage commercials, too! I had never seen this one, though Horizons was a favorite.

  • EPCOT was always my favorite park! I really miss Horizons, Wonders of Life, Epcot former Entrance Music, Tomorrow’s Child playing on Space Ship Earth… Good old memories

    • “Tomorrow’s child…Tomorrow’s child…” Oh, it’s so in my head now.

  • Very cool! All this talk about the anniversary makes me want a vintage Epcot t-shirt.

    • Check out Steven’s post today (Tues)…we’ll have some new choices available very soon!

  • Thank you very much for posting this, love it!

  • Vintage commercials from the parks should be a series on the blog. Just like the Desktop Wallpapers and stuff.

  • Really love EPCOT but worried the future has past it by, so much potential for a re-do

  • Any more old Epcot commercial posts up your sleeves? Because it’s stuff like this I’d like to see more of.

  • Horizons was the best, along with Sea Base Alpha at The Living Seas! Will be there Monday for the celebration but sadly missing these two great attractions!!

    • Have a great time, Nancy. Monday should be a lot of fun.

  • Thank you times a MILLION! I loved watching this and I know I will pull it up whenever I need to smile. I am a child of the 80’s and this attraction will always be my favorite Epcot attraction.

    • I’m happy you enjoyed it, Danielle.

  • I remember going on that many times as a child. I loved it. I was upset that none of that was actually being done for real. It all seemed so plausible at the time to a point. What is there now?

    • The lovely Mission Space, which actually has a nod to Horizons hidden in the queue.

  • Ugh, I miss classic EPCOT soo much!!

  • Watching this just brought a smile to my face. This was my favorite ride in all of Epcot Center. Miss it dearly.

    • That’s good to hear, Mark. It was one of my favorites, too.

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