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53) David Jones Horizons Archive.  Choose Your Own Tomorrow Producer

Over 500 pages of memos, invoices, notes, and sketches related to the building of Horizons and specifically the three movies at the end.


52) 1997 Horizons Inventory Summary

Binder with 200 pages covering all of the pieces, props and parts that comprise Horizons along with diagrams

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51) 1966 City of Tomorrow Agenda Pamphlet

In January 1966 Walt, Bob Gurr and other key WED personnel flew to Pittsburgh to meet with Westinghouse executives who wanted to show off their capabilities to help Disney build a "City of Tomorrow".  This is the agenda for that meeting.  Accompanied by  a video of Bob Gurr discussing the sketch!

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50) 1973 Memo and original EPCOT drawing from Bob Gurr

Two memos and an original drawing of EPCOT that both show Disney was still considering it to be a potential livable city in 1973.  Accompanied by a video of Bob Gurr discussing the sketch!

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49) Early American Adventure / "USA Pavilion" Concept Document

A 1976 draft for an early concept of the American Adventure in World Showcase - here called the USA Pavilion. 20+ pages. 

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48) Epcot Nomenclature & Style Guide

"First Edition" guide to names for all key EPCOT attractions published in May 1982.

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47) The Land Presskit

Opening day press releases and photos covering all aspects of the Kraft-sponsored pavilion

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46) Epcot Merchandise

Short overview for cast members regarding merchandise items and locations at EPCOT.

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45) The Spirit of Epcot

100+ page guide for instructor teaching cast members who would work the opening of EPCOT.

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44) Epcot 1978 Brochure

A great 20-page printed document announcing plans for Epcot to open 10/1/82 but the version described here is somewhat different from the version that was actually built.

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43) Living Season Brochure

Early 15-page overview of the attraction 

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42) World Showcase Early Concept Press Kit

1975 Kit with six press releases and 4 photos of early concept for World Showcase

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41) Epcot Opening Press Kit

14 different press releases, introductory letter and photographs

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40) 1992 Horizons Inventory and Maintenance Manual

300+ page details on each section, part and maintenance procedure for the ride from 1992.

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39) Listen To The Land Brochure

1987 copyright

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38) Disneyland Line Magazine 9-30-82

EPCOT Cover and feature story

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37) WDW Vacationland Spring 1976

EPCOT preview with concept art

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36) World Magazine

1976 Disney magazine about the key elements of WDW with a page on EPCOT coming in 1980, W/ concept art!

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35) Fortune 10-4-82

Epcot-opening cover story 

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34) Orlando-land Magazine Sept. 1975

Very interesting early look at plans for EPCOT in the mid-1970s from this Orlando tourism magazine.

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33) Germany Cast Member Manual

9-page manual for cast members to brief them on the history and featured of the Germany area at World Showcase.

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32) Archive of Cast Member's Disney-Sponsored 1983 Trip To EPCOT 

Nifty little archive of items from a cast member's trip organized by the Walt Disney Travel Co to EPCOT soon after opening.

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31) GE Horizons Magazine

GE publication detailing the company's involvement with EPCOT's Horizons.


30) Horizons Cast Member Brochure

Document given to Epcot employees who worked at Horizons.

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29) EPCOT Pre-Opening Booklet

An overview of EPCOT for WDW Management.

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28) EPCOT Pictorial Brochure

An extensive, very colorful brochure documenting all of EPCOT's attractions.

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27) 1976 Epcot Intro

Proposal for EPCOT as an institute and forum for the development of new technologies and concepts. 


26) EPCOT Classroom Guide

Booklet for teachers to utilize the many educational elements of EPCOT in the classroom - a "take home field trip". 


25) EPCOT Opening Voucher

3 vouchers for tickets to EPCOT after opening.


24) EPCOT Pre-opening Cast Tour Ticket

A ticket for cast-members to tour EPCOT 5 months before opening. 


23) Japanese Pavilion Brochure

Overview of the pavilion given to cast members.

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22) EPCOT 21st Century Brochure

A brief, public-facing, pre-opening EPCOT introductory document.


21) EPCOT Grand Opening Master Script

A 160-page script covering all the entertainment and food logistics for the EPCOT opening event 10/22-10/24 1982.  The script has been broken up into two PDFs.

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20) EPCOT Pre-Opening Press Kit

A folder with press photos and press releases for use in marketing efforts.

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19) EPCOT Project Management Binder

Very detailed binder containing the organizational structure of the EPCOT team with pictures of personnel, job descriptions and org charts. 

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18) World Showcase Proposal

Mid-1970s proposal for World Showcase at EPCOT with an intended opening date of 10/1/1979  - three years before the acutal EPCOT opening date.  Has great concept art!


17) EPCOT Groundbreaking Dedication 

Map and Press / parking credentials for the groundbreaking of EPCOT in 1979.


16) Horizons GE Client Marketing List

A folder containing forms for GE employees to arrange for backstage access to Horizons for their guests.


15) Executive Club Newsletter

Fall 1983 edition of this newsletter for "Executive Club Administrators" with a cover story on Horizons.

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14) Horizons Collector Cards

GE printed these cards in honor of Horizons' 10th anniversary.

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13) 1966 EPCOT Concept Art Photos

Publicity photos with concept art for EPCOT after the famous Walt Florida film in 1966 when it was still a city.


12) Imaginews 12/3/1982

Newsletter for Imagineers with a cover story on Horizons.

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11) Disneyland Line 10/6/83

Newsletter for Disneyland employees with a full page article on Horizons

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10) EPCOT Brochure / Designer's Mockup

A designer's edition of this well known EPCOT brochure without proper text for proofing purposes.  The PDF has the mockup at the top and the same page from the actual publication on the bottom. 


9) Horizons Ride Control Manual

A WED internal reference copy of the tech specs of the Horizons ride control system.

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8) Disney News -EPCOT Edition

Publication For Magic 

Kingdom Club Families with section on EPCOT.


7) Herb Ryman Signed Epcot Book

Wonderful association copy of this book with multiple pages inscribed by Disney legend Herb Ryman


6) EPCOT Opening Day Booklet

A booklet printed for distribution on 10/1/82 for all EPCOT employees

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5) 5/5/83 Edition of WDW Eyes & Ears

Horizons cover story of this newspaper "prepared by and for the Walt Disney World cast".


4) 1996 Proposal For Horizons Replacement

Concept book for a space-themed attraction that would replace Horizons utilizing the same pavilion.


3) 1981 WED Enterprises Status Report

175 page report with very specific details about the status of the construction and finances of EPCOT Center.

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2) Imaginews EPCOT 6-Pack

A small archive of six newsletters for Imagineers between 9/1981 - 11/1982.  Five cover the construction of EPCOT, one covers the construction of Tokyo Disney.

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1) Stan Freberg Epcot Proposal

A proposal from the legendary ad man for an Epcot pavilion about inventions.

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