Sunday, January 2, 2011

And The Survey Says... Horizons

This is a survey that I thought would turn out the way that it did. What is not to love (and miss) about Horizons? It was a classic attraction in the tradition of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress. Every so often I'll pull out an old VHS tape of the attraction, or browse through YouTube to find video. And I can honestly say, I wish Disney would bring back Horizons. But that is not how I voted.

I voted for Journey into Imagination. As much I enjoyed Horizons, I enjoyed Journey into Imagination slightly better, and that, purely because the of Art Room. I have also heard it called the Dream Room or the White Room. It was the the room done mostly in white with light pastels and the primary focus was on various carousel animals. If ever I wanted an attraction to stop in a particular place, it was this attraction. This and over the city of London in Peter Pan's Flight. The music was happy. It was a wonderful part of a wonderful attraction and I miss it.

I also came very close to voting for World of Motion. It is Marc Davis! It was fun. It was whimsical and at the same time, informative. What I miss most about this attraction is CenterCore, the futuristic city at the attractions finale. I tried on many occasions to capture the city on film and video tape but without success; I could never get a good image.

But, this is just me. The people have voted and Horizons takes the prize. And it should really. The votes broke down like this. Of 18 votes cast, Horizons had 10 (65%), Journey into Imagination captured 6 (33%) and The Living Seas came in third with 2 (11%). Sadly, World of Motion and Communicore garnered no votes.

Now, on to this weeks poll. You are about to embark on a 7-day holiday in Walt Disney World. What is the first park you visit? And... I would really appreciate if you would leave a comment telling us why you visit a specific park first. I think there are number of very good reasons and we'd love to hear them.

Editors Note: If you have a good photograph of CenterCore, I'd love to have a copy!


DisneyBabies said...

If I have it my way, it's Magic Kingdom. But, on our last trip, we wanted to take advantage of the EMH, so we started the morning with Animal Kingdom and did EPCOT that night. But, it never quite feels like we're there until I've walked down Main Street, U.S.A.!

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

When I see Main Street USA I know I'm really there. While I love the other parks too, there is something about seeing the Magic Kingdom first thing that makes me feel "at home".

Chris Wallace said...

You (and those who voted) will be happy about my project - I'm rebuilding horizons in interactive 3d. Check it out:

D.O.C. said...

Although Epcot is my favorite park; I could quite literally live somewhere on the World Showcase (most likely in an upstairs apartment in the Le Petit Rue in France), Magic Kingdom is my first stop. Nothing says "Welcome Home" quite walking down Main Street U.S.A.

D.O.C. said...

It seems like we all have the same idea about Main Street U.S.A.

Chris, thank you for sharing the link. I have checked it out and I have bookmarked it to look in from time to time.