Journey Into Imagination with Figment Gets Some Upgrades? Really?

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It may be very hard to believe, but Walt Disney World poured some money into Epcot’s long troubled Journey into Imagination with Figment attraction. The ride has been so well known for malfunctions over the last few years that some guests started making a game of counting them (OK, that was us). In the following video, you’ll see short explanations of what’s new or fixed in the attraction. It may be hard to believe, but nearly every effect in the ride is back in working order, or dare I say, looking better than ever:

If this was not enough, the temporary walls blocking guests from now closed Kodak exhibits in Imageworks have been made a little more permanent. A “Simon” type game has been installed on these walls for guests to play:

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With rumors having circulated for years that this attraction was in for a major overhaul, we have to wonder if these upgrades mean than this attraction will be with us for a little while longer. While the attraction does look the best it ever has, it still is only drawing small crowds and it probably still not going to be a guest favorite. Only time will tell what is in the future for this attraction, so stay tuned to WDW News Today as more becomes available on this breaking story.

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  • I'm surprised to hear that people dislike this ride…of course, I would enjoy an attraction that consited of Figment reading the phone book…just a Figment fan I guess!

    • I think people love Figment, but still aren't happy about the quality of the current attraction. Maybe it isn't a bad attraction, it just still isn't at the level of the original is the problem.

  • Really really hope they don't ever get rid of Figment completely. My kids love him, and it is a fun ride. I wouldn't mind seeing it go back to the dreamfinder era though…

  • What they could do is using these buildings restore a Horizons 2200.  Epcot is suppose to be a vision of the future.  Since the original Horizons was torn down, where is the future in Future World.  This would be a true journey into imagination.

    The Wonders of Life building is also standing idle.  It could be used for a updated Wonders of Life coaster-style ride which Epcot could use.

    • I think the future is left to Spaceship Earth and the end of rides like Universe of Energy and Living with the Land, and the messages provided by Innoventions exhibits. Epcot is more about discovery now than about looking at the future, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  • This new ride is awful, I loved the original Dream Finder ride so much, it was an actual journey into something "imaginative", the new is ride I guess is supposed to be "informative" but I already understand how my 5 senses work I use them daily…  
    basically it's like if you went on "It's a Small World" and instead of hearing the kids sing the song,  they told you about the gross domestic product of China, and the annual rainfall in Holland…  I'd be like "uhh? yeah kids, that's all well and good, but how about you sing the damn song now? I flew to Florida for some entertainment, if I wanted to learn facts I'd stay home and watch PBS"   
    BRING BACK THE DREAMFINDER AND HIS CRAZY BLIMP!

  • This new ride is awful, I loved the original Dream Finder ride so much, it was an actual journey into something "imaginative", the new is ride I guess is supposed to be "informative" but I already understand how my 5 senses work I use them daily…  

    Basically it's like if you went on "It's a Small World" and instead of hearing the kids sing the song,  they told you about the gross domestic product of China, and the annual rainfall in Holland…  I'd be like "uhh? yeah kids, that's all well and good, but how about you sing the damn song now? I flew to Florida for some entertainment, if I wanted to learn facts I'd stay home and watch PBS"   

    BRING BACK THE DREAMFINDER AND HIS CRAZY BLIMP!

  • This ride was depressing when I went on it with my kids.  Well i should say that the ride was okay, but it was nothing like i remembered it being in the early 80's when i was their age.  I remember there was a ton to do after you got off the ride.  Now there are just 3 things.  Make a figment, step on things to play music and wave your arms around to play more music.  Did it used to be better or are my memories jsut rose colored?

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