Let’s all take one big breath in and let it out slowly, because it’s time for a look back at…Horizons.
Although it’s now a thing of the past, Horizons, the attraction that took guests on “an exciting exploration of options for living and working in the 21st century,” continues to be an Epcot fan favorite today.
Called a “mind-boggling 15-minute journey” aboard a suspended vehicle, the first scene in Horizons was titled “Looking Back at Tomorrow” and offered a glimpse at past visionaries and views of yesterday’s future. Included in this area is one of the most iconic figures in Horizons, the Robot Butler.
Horizons also took guests to Nova Cite a community of the future where the use of a “holographic telephone” helped families keep in touch.
Designed over a three-year period at Walt Disney Imagineering in California, one memorable part about Horizons was the choose-your-own ending to the journey via personal spacecraft, desert hovercraft or mini-submarine.
It doesn’t matter where I am at; the smell of citrus will always evoke fond memories of Horizons.