A new Figment hat has debuted in the Creations Shop at EPCOT, offering guests the chance to show off their favorite dragon of imagination in a soft, fluffy way.
Figment Hat – $34.99
The hat itself is bright purple, with our friend’s smiling face and bright yellow eyes showcased.
His horns stick out, and he even has his scales going along the back.
The space for the wearer’s head (and the entire dragon in general) is soft and fluffy in texture, plush, velvet-like, and 100% polyester.
What do you think of this new apparel offering? Could it be an adorable fashion statement on your next trip? Let us know in the comments.
40 Years of Sparks
Figment has been a staple of EPCOT since 1983, cherished and beloved by guests from past and present. Imagineers Tony Baxter and Steve Kirk led the development of a new, elaborate, adventurous dark ride for all ages at a time in which many visitors felt the park was lacking an experience children could appreciate as much as adults. Journey Into Imagination was born, and a little purple dragon became the central figure, along with the mystical Dreamfinder, who would help riders learn to explore and appreciate the limitless power and potential of their own creative minds.
Our indigo friend has had a rough go of it over the years, enduring three immensely different iterations of the ride to varying degrees of success, failure, love, and pure, loathsome hatred. Generally, the public regards the original version as overwhelmingly superior, the second as one of the worst attractions of all time, with the third and current design somewhere in between. Our full and in-depth Figment history is available here, in honor of Imagination’s 40th anniversary.
As the major overhaul of EPCOT began, it was rumored that a new attraction in the space would feature characters from Pixar’s “Inside Out” alongside Figment, who was featured briefly in an Easter egg in the film; however, no ride change was ever announced. Joy from “Inside Out” does now meet guests in ImageWorks.
While Figment’s home attraction continues to see its popularity wane and fade over time, the character continues to expand in popularity and presence across EPCOT and general media. In September 2022, Deadline broke the news that Disney is developing a movie based on Figment. The feature film will be produced by Seth Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures, with Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”) serving as writers.
Check out other recent Figment news and offerings below:
- Medals Revealed for runDisney 2023 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Including Figment
- New Figment Kids’ Apparel Now Available at EPCOT
- New Figment Ear Headband Available at EPCOT