Thursday, July 31, 2008

If We Can Dream It...

I can think of no other place in Epcot's history to start blogging about than with Horizons. I know this is a favorite of many fans of Epcot and a much missed and longed for attraction. It embodied all that EPCOT Center was about. It sparked wonder and encouraged people to think about the future. It included beautiful scenes and wonderful audio animatronics. It featured themed music that EPCOT Center was known for, something that is missing for the most part now.

I plan on looking at specific aspects of Horizons in the future, but I just wanted to start off by sharing my favorite extinct attraction at Epcot first of all. I first rode this in 1989 as an eight year old boy who wasn't sure what to expect when I saw this building from the outside.

When I emerged into the bright Florida sunshine after riding, my parents probably had to push my lower jaw up. This attraction influenced many of my passions and fascinations in my life that I continue to hold to this day.

Stay tuned for more on Horizons.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Hello EPCOT and Disney fans. I've finally decided to start this blog all about one of my most favorite places on Earth. That place is now called Epcot. I wanted a place where fans of the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow could share thoughts, memories, express ideas about the past, present, and future of Epcot. I've been inspired by other Disney blogs out there like Jeff Pepper at 2719 Hyperion, the Taylor brothers at Imaginerding, and probably most importantly due to the great EPCOT retrospective series he does on his podcast including my favorites, Horizons and CommuniCore, Lou Mongello at WDW Radio Show and I don't know these guys personally, but I can tell that they truly enjoy Disney and Epcot as well and share that passion with the fans.

I plan to make enhancements to this site as time permits and plan on posting many of my own photos of Epcot as well as hopefully the chance to share other images. Feel free to pass along any ideas as I'm open to anything. You'll also notice my spellings of Epcot (EPCOT, Epcot, EPCOT Center) will be fairly interchangeable as you all know old habits die hard, but I will try to use the correct name for the situation in the future. This will NOT be a site that criticizes everything new that the Imagineers do at Epcot, as I feel everything deserves fair discussion and time to grow on people. I am very fond of Epcot's past, but also hopeful about the future.

Until next time, I can't wait to share some of my Epcot iDeas.