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Horizons was an attraction at Walt Disney World's Epcot sponsored by General Electric. It is a dark ride which explores some visions of the 21st century. Riders first experience a 1950s perception of the future with android servants, then more modern ideas such as arid-zone agriculture, ocean colonization, and space colonization. It is well known as the only Disney attraction with multiple endings and it allowed the guests in the cars to choose a way back to the present by three ways: In Space from the space station Omega Centauri, On Land and to the desert farm of Mesa Verde, or in the Sea to the Sea Castle research base.
The attraction shares many similarities to Carousel of Progress, primarily of the use of its theme song, There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, and also the extended family we see in the ride are similar to the family of Carousel of Progress, and thus it is considered by some to have been the sequel to it.
- October 1, 1983 Horizons opens one year to the day after Epcot
- 1993 General Electric's sponsorship ends
- 1994 Horizons closes
- December 1995 Horizons opens while other attractions are rennovated
- January 9, 1999 Horizons closed for good
- 2000 Horizons demolished in mid-summer to make way for Mission: SPACE
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