Horizons, a ride that gave guests a glimpse into the future, has been closed for more than 20 years, but Disney fans likely Think of it as an Epcot idol to this day.
Humans haven’t fully realized the portrayal of space colonies, floating cities, robotic butlers, and desert farms, but they embodied them future-oriented, innovative spirit of the park, perhaps more than any other Epcot attraction.
It was never given an official reason for the closure, and it did Permanently closed in 1999.
The entire building was eventually demolished to make way for another body-centered attraction, Mission: SPACEwhich opened on August 15, 2003. The new motion simulator ride mimicked a surprisingly realistic-looking trip to Mars, g-forces and everything. In August 2017 Disney added a less intense “Green mission“Which takes riders on a slower, but still exciting, orbit around the earth.
Whichever “mission” you choose, the ride is exhilarating, but it may not quite capture the sense of hope for the future that Horizons has evoked.