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The conversation repeats as we move on through space and approach the entrance to one of the space colonies.
Moving inside Brava Centauri, we see a one person shuttle (marked "Century 3 Intercolony") in the Bay 37 air-lock tube. As we move through this section, a series of dispatches are made including this one:
Next, we pass a large window that lets us look out at the vast expanse of lights of the rotating space station. Looking carefully, we can see a few Hidden Mickey's along with Disneyland's Space Mountain, Main Street, and Town Square.
We are now in the recreation center. Watching a video of an earth road, a woman (wearing an Omega shirt) is riding an upside down stationary bike. A rowing machine complete with a video monitor is set up in a similar way. It gives the user the option of which river to travel down by showing the different rivers and saying "Select Locale: Louisiana Bayou, Colorado River, Venice Canals." We can also see shadows from a zero gravity basketball game being played in a back room On the right is a "Health Scan" machine that monitors the body's systems during exercise.
A family has just exited a space shuttle arriving at Brava Centauri. In the portal at the back of the scene, is a diagram of the shuttle that they just came off. One of their son Tommy's magnetic shoes have fallen off. Tommy, his dog Napoleon, his teddy bear, and his shoe are all floating around the room. He's still holding onto Napoleon by the leash. His father is walking along the ceiling trying to get the shoe. Both mom and dad are wearing their mag-shoes, so they aren't floating at all.
The cycle repeats as we move next door where a woman is growing a large crystal for use on earth. She is using "Defractor Controller A." "Defractor Controller B" is below it and "Growth Support System" is on the other side of the room.
The last room shows their son (the one who "wouldn't live anywhere else") and his wife along with Davey, our narrator's grandson, at Davey's birthday party. There are three video screens allowing members of the family to be at the party. The first one has our narrators, the second has their granddaughter from the desert farm (the one who "shouldn't be flirting with the beachboy") and the third one has Tom II, the "beachboy" from the floating city. It looks as though he didn't make it to be with his girlfriend in the desert, so he is calling from a separate video phone with his tools still in hand. The granddaughter is holding up the birthday cake her father and brother made earlier. They all sing "Happy Birthday" to Davey.
They start singing "Happy Birthday" again as we move on. In front of us are signs that say "Explore the New World. Omega Centauri - Now Open" (Space), "Come Have Sun With Us. Mesa Verde" (Desert), and "Ride Our 'Subway.' Sea Castle Resort" (Undersea). Each one shows a scene from that area and has a shuttle that appears to move from one side to the other as we pass it. We will be able to choose one of the three destinations to get back to the FuturePort. The ability to choose our way home is not only a unique ride feature, but it reinforces the idea that in the future, we will have many options in how we live our lives. Other signs that say "Launch Sequence Initiated," "Systems Check Complete," "Air Lock Open," and "Launch" flash on and off.
You may be asking "Where did 'Omega Centauri' come from? I thought it was 'Brava Centauri?'" Remember the three paintings on the entrance ramp before the ride? Well, at the one that shows the space colony the announcer says this: "Brava Centauri, the newest of the exciting Centauri series of space stations ..." meaning that there are several Centauri stations including one called "Brava" (the one we ride through) and another called "Omega" (the one we see in the movie at the end).
Another example of a dialog change occurred here. A male announcer originally said:
That was changed to the following in 1984:
Dividers separate ride vehicles so we can't see what the people next door chose. On screen, our shuttle takes off or dives on its way to the FuturePort. Depending on which flight plan we chose, we hear a different departure announcement.
When you arrive, depending on which method of travel you took, this message is heard:
The screen and dividers go away and a starfield appears in front of us. Our hosts bid us farewell.
The starfield used to build its way up to the G.E. logo, but since G.E. doesn't believe in the future anymore and left Horizons, the logo has been covered over. The vehicle turns toward the unloading area. When GE sponsored the ride, there were two final announcements. The original one went like this:
In 1984, that was changed to:
When GE ended sponsorship of the ride, the final announcement was changed to:
This announcement is heard along the unload platform:
One more section of dialog is sometimes heard when riding through Horizons. Whenever the ride stops because a guest needs assistance boarding or disembarking, or there has been a problem, the following announcement is made:
And then when the ride is about to start up again:
(Horizons Exit Music - 1.3 MB) While exiting the pavilion, brightly colored lighted panels cover the walls and ceiling. An instrumental version of "New Horizons" is heard. Turning the corner, we see a multi-colored circle (where the G.E. logo used to be) on the wall. Passing through turnstile-like dividers that count each guest, we then exit through the automatic doors back out into Future World.
The original post-show didn't have the lighted panels. It featured a huge, detailed mural called The Prologue and the Promise. For more information on the mural and its artist as well as a larger look at it, check out the Horizons Exit Mural page.
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