First – let’s make this abundantly clear. No attraction is the work of a single person. It takes lots of people doing lots of things to make a show come together. Lots of labor hours and blood/sweat/tears/etc.. from many people get poured into the pool to make the rides and shows we all love and enjoy. This little blurb on the blog is not meant to pretend that anyone who contributed is not significant.
Rather, we just happened to find one of them that stuck out today as interesting. Disney has a tendency to sometime make imagineers into “celebrineers” to give a face to a project and since we actually recognized the name and face we’re going to run with it. So, without further ado.. this guy:
That’s Trevor Bryant. He’s got a website and portfolio you can go click around and if you’re insanely wealthy I’m sure you could probably hire him to design you something too. Notably for us Epcot-loving folks though, he was on the Horizons team.
Which, well, let’s be honest – might explain why the new Test Track appears to actually have “sets” rather than wide open spaces of nothingness in an empty warehouse poorly disguised as an empty warehouse. That’s just a theory though.
Now we admit there’s a tendency to think “He’s come to save us with his Horizon-y awesomeness!” but in reality this project could sour pretty quickly. There’s been some less official concept art making the rounds that shows evil “screen technology.” Notably though, Epcot attractions have always relied on screen technology, even World of Motion, Horizons, and Journey into Imagination. Several of their major scenes were entirely screen-based.
So let’s be all judgmental and base this on the rest of this person’s track record with Disney. We’ve got: Mannequins Dance Palace… Alien Encounter.. Indiana Jones Adventure… Disney Vision.. Air Launch Pyro…Something about saving historical stuff from a garbage dumpster…
Ok, this man can do no wrong. We’re saved! Break out the bubbly! Epcot’s turning over a new leaf! Woo-hoo!!!