Published: May 9, 2008 at 5:52 AM
I am not surprised that BTTF got a good score (the winner?): it has just been terminated recently for the Simpsons so nostalgia is at full throttle.
I am glad that Horizons is among the 4 top but I'd like that he makes the final, although it seems that he is behind Alien Encounter...
Horizons is special for me because it is the best optimistic vision for the future (circa eighties) transformed in a ride. Also, as I am a space buff (see my blog
- in French sorry), Horizons contains almost the most inspiring views of what could be a spacefaring civilization, especially at the end. However, it is interesting to note that Alien Encounter is for the moment winning: it is an attraction where critics toward big corporations (even if it is an alien one...) and fear of technical malfunctions are used as the storyline, so more in phase with our cynic world. Horizons was first degree, almost naive, and definitely rooted in a "big bright future" approach that seems outdated today (however, it is its charm).
By the way, two thumbs up for Robert Niles who was kind enough to write that this tournament was inspired by a comment I did previously. Working in the press/media arena, I can tell that it is not always done. So, again, two thumbs up for Robert! However, the idea was just skin deep and making it a reality is to Robert Niles entire credit!