Horizons was the name of a dark ride attraction at Epcot, a park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Located on the eastern side of the “Future World” section of Epcot, the attraction used Disney’s Omnimover conveyance system, which took guests past show scenes depicting visions of the future. It is believed to be the sequel to Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, an attraction in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.
Horizons was the only attraction in “Future World” to showcase all of Epcot’s “Future World” elements: communication, community interaction, energy, transportation, anatomy, physiology, along with man’s relationship to the sea, land, air, and space.
The attraction officially opened on October 1, 1983, as part of Phase II of Epcot. Horizons originally closed in 1994 after General Electric ended sponsorship of the attraction. It was temporarily reopened in 1995 due to the closure of other attractions for refurbishment in “Future World.” The attraction permanently closed on January 9, 1999, after which the attraction was dismantled and its structure demolished to make room for Mission: SPACE, a motion simulator thrill ride that officially opened on October 9, 2003.
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