View Poll Results: How did you return to the Futureport?

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  • Omega Centauri (Space)

    7 41.18%
  • Mesa Verde (Desert)

    4 23.53%
  • Sea Castle (Undersea)

    6 35.29%
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    Happy Birthday Horizons

    30 years ago today, Imagineering hit its peak and opened the greatest attraction anyone has ever built. Horizons was an inspiring trip through how we might actually live in the future. Bold in every aspect and unflinching in its optimism, it was the kind of ride that could only be built by Disney. An attraction this risky in a park that itself was a tremendous risk would never happen today. Horizons took itself seriously and stated without any hint of cynicism that the future would be an amazing place to live and that we were well on the way to achieving it. That sentiment was so powerful and so much a part of Disney's identity at the time, that the attractions slogan has not only become the philosophy of Epcot (if you believe the announcer on the monorail) but has also been misappropriated as a quote from Walt himself.

    There's a big buzz about interactive attractions these days. While they have existed since Dumbo and the Mad Tea Party, they took a huge leap forward with Horizons when guests were invited to choose their own ending. I added a poll to see how people decided to take their return trip from the future.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Horizons

    Oh how I miss this attraction! And its oft overlooked that it did have such an interactive element to it.

    And don't forget that it was supposed to be a sequel of sorts to the Carousel of Progress.


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    Re: Happy Birthday Horizons

    Still one of Disney's greatest attractions.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Horizons

    ^True that.

    And at the moment we have a tie in the poll. I remember being told 'majority rules' on the attraction, but can anyone remember what happened if there was a tie? (ie. three riders in the car).


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    Re: Happy Birthday Horizons

    I picked all 3 options and alternated between them.

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    Re: Happy Birthday Horizons

    I would alternate between the three endings, as well. But I voted Mesa Verde, since that was my favorite.

    Horizons was the all time greatest attraction ever built in any theme park anywhere. Period. It was Disney's masterpiece, and what happened to it was a crime.

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    Re: Happy Birthday Horizons

    Quote Originally Posted by Hathaway Browne View Post
    ^True that.

    And at the moment we have a tie in the poll. I remember being told 'majority rules' on the attraction, but can anyone remember what happened if there was a tie? (ie. three riders in the car).
    One time when I was riding with my cousin we couldn't decide on sea or space so we decided to give each 2 votes and see what happened in the event of a tie. If I'm remembering right we got space, so ties were either decided randomly or maybe whoever got their vote in first. I guess we'll never know.
    It bothers me when people selectively edit quotes to support whatever point they are trying to prove.

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    Re: Happy Birthday Horizons

    I think the recording explaining about how to vote for your ending said that in the case of a tie, the computer would decide. I remember when I'd ride by myself, I'd often purposely push the buttons into a tie, or not push them at all to see what would happen, and throw some randomness into it. Sadly, I don't remember what the outcomes were.

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