Epcot’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
As many of you already know, Epcot will be turning 30 on October 2nd of this year. The good people at D23 are planning a grande celebration for the event, and I will most certainly be in attendance! Also, to celebrate in my own way, I will be bringing my 3D simulation machine to showcase the latest and greatest Horizons recreation. If you’re interested in experiencing it first hand, shoot me an email (ChrisWallaceTSG@gmail.com), or hit me up on twitter (@hrznsrsrrctd) and I’ll start putting together a schedule. This interactive attraction will be the closest thing to actually experiencing Horizons again, so don’t miss out!
That’s the good news- the not-so-good news is that I won’t be publishing any new versions of the simulation until after the d23 event. This is to ensure that there will be lots of new stuff and surprises for those who experience the simulation in person. But don’t worry; afterward, I’ll be promptly publishing the latest version, which should be a major update.
Until then, I’ll be posting info and details about the hands-on demo as they become available. See you in Orlando!
UPDATE – 9/9/12
Things have gotten much more solidified and exciting! Originally I was planning on a one-day demonstration within my hotel room for a few select fans; a somewhat casual affair.
Since then, there has been an enormous outpouring of interest and, as a result, the scope of the event – and the size of the actual equipment – have grown substantially. Hundreds of Horizons fans have sent in requests to experience the simulation, and since only one rider can be accommodated at a time (due to the head-tracking technology), the demonstration will now span several days.
What’s more, I realized that holding the demonstration in a resort suite was not only inadequate for my purposes, but also risked running afoul with resort management. After all, I would imagine that hundreds of people coming and going from a single hotel suite might come across as a bit sketchy. Besides- Horizons deserves something better.
So, after much hair pulling and gnashing of teeth, I’m pleased to report that professional meeting space has been secured at The Contemporary’s convention center. Thanks are owed in no small part to my wife Jessie (who’s organizing everything), and a friend within the Disney organization. Without their help, there would have been nowhere to hold the event and the whole thing would have been called off!
If you would like to attend the demonstration and haven’t yet sent an RSVP request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, please do so immediately! Jessie is in the process of working out the schedule, but we’re almost certainly near the upper limit of how many people we can accommodate. That being said, if you’re flexible in when you’d be able to attend, we may be able to squeeze you in to empty slots in the schedule. If you’ve already sent your RSVP request in, don’t worry; you’ll soon be getting an email from Jessie confirming your appointment time.
Thanks to everyone for your support, enthusiasm, and patience. I can’t wait to show you what I’ve made.