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Reach For Lost Horizons

A week ago, on October 1st, fans marked the 30th anniversary of the Epcot Center classic, Horizons. A cursory peek at the internet, or a Twitter search for the hashtag #Horizons30, would reveal that I’m not the only one who regards Horizons as the greatest ride ever created for a Disney theme park. Horizons […]

EPCOT, Epcot, Figment, Saltyhinder And More!

My latest pieces on the D23 site…

First, rare photos from the set of the EPCOT Film, the now-famous production filmed during the last months of Walt’s life to pitch the concept of EPCOT to the Florida government and other industries.

If you worked at Walt Disney Productions in the 1980s, you could have auditioned […]

Future Sounds

A friend sent along this video, and I thought it was pretty great. These two guys put this together for their school’s band concert. Check it out:

It’s almost like this amazing music and the attractions from which they come had a timeless, cross-generational appeal or something…

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The Spaceship Earth Story

Part and parcel of Disney’s pride in its new theme park, Epcot Center, was the seemingly endless amount of documentation the park received when it opened in 1982. Not only did Disney want to promote its new and exciting offering, but each attraction had a major sponsor; these were the companies who had paid for […]

Chronicling Walt Disney World

I think one reason fans of a certain age bristle at the overly-heavy “dreams” and “wishes” slant of modern Disney marketing is that we grew up in a much different age. In the 1980s and before, Disney certainly promoted its “magical” aspects, but it also focused heavily on the real-world wonders behind its films and […]