I've also only seen videos but I can tell it was a special ride. It was long, had a ton of well-thought-out scenes and animatrons, a decent-sounding score and the part where you could pick your own ending must have been pretty amazing at the time. Also, the big IMAX screen part must have blown people's minds at the time since simulators really weren't a thing back then. It just seemed to have this scale that no ride today has. A lot of thought looked to be put into it, moreso than any ride around today. I just think that the combo of huge scale, music and the way it all unfolded kind of like a movie made it something really special. I wish I could've ridden it.I never went on horizons but can anybody explain to me why it was so revolutionary or even good? From the videos I've seen it just looks like your typical "in the year 3000" future ride. What is it that I'm not seeing?
Great point...much like Gringotts, Horizon was very experimental...For the time I couldn't believe what they were able to achieve...massive sets, screens (even the classics used em), and an all around great story...I always thought of Horizons as the sequel to Spaceship Earth in a wayIt is pretty hard to describe what made it so special to me. It was kind of the perfect combination of a lot of the great rides of the time. Animatronics and sets the size and detail of spaceship earth (original), integrated screens and themes like world of motion, and then choosing your own ending was totally unique and made it feel like you were on a ride personalized to you.
I would love to see something bring that same level of talent and cohesion together again. the closest thing I could compare it to would be Gringotts but with the old school technologies.
I have been on mission space a zillion times (the G's side) and neither I or anyone else in my cabin had such a problem. Please let's not overstate fact.My biggest gripe is that they replaced 2 rides that anyone could ride with 1 with height restrictions and another that you will vomit on no matter what (still haven't been on mission space out of fear).
Have you ever watched a pov? This is a camera aimed back at a 10-12yo riding orange for the first time. It appears he had ridden green before. Watch him first check for the barf bag once in the pod. Watch his arm sway as he tries to reach for a launch button. Then watch him be fine all the way through. Note that he never looks to the side during the hard G's, that is a big no-no. Keep your eyes on the screen or buttons in front of you at all times or you will likely regret it.Like I said I've never been on it. The reason I said you will vomit is from waiting I'm line and bailing at the last second due to all the warning audio and final warning video. I've never been in a queue that has made me feel that uneasy about a ride.