Everyone’s favorite figment of their imagination, Figment, is now meeting guests at EPCOT. As of today, appearance times for the meet and greet have been added to the My Disney Experience app.
Figment Meet and Greet Added to My Disney Experience
The page for the meet and greet is titled “Meet Figment Inside ImageWorks.” The page shows his next scheduled showtime depending on what time of day you access the app, followed by his full list of showtimes for the day.
At the time of publishing, the purple dragon is meeting guests from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
While the character does not sign autographs during the interaction, but autograph cards are provided. Guests are also free to hug the beloved dragon.
The autograph card features the same background as the meet and greet itself (sans the Dream Mobile). The Imagination Institute logo is on the back.
You can watch our video of Figment’s new meet and greet below:
The long-awaited meet and greet was first announced in 2022 when Disney stated that an interaction featuring the purple dragon would be coming to EPCOT “in 2023,” with the timeframe being specified as “this summer” in March 2023. It occupies the former location of the Vanellope meet and greet, which stopped being offered in August.
Figment debuted alongside Dreamfinder in 1983 as part of Journey into Imagination, which opened a few months after EPCOT Center’s opening. The ride demonstrated the beauty, power, and wonder of imagination to guests and was well-received, allowing the two characters to become pseudo-mascots of the park.
Given EPCOT Center’s original goal of being an education-oriented experience, traditional Disney characters generally recognizable to parkgoers were not initially used in meet and greets or as walk-around attractions. Original characters created for the park were instead used in this role, with Figment and Dreamfinder being two characters that guests could interact with.
The purple dragon has evolved into a park icon over the past number of decades, developing a strong fanbase as he appears on merchandise, in inspired desserts, and even in video games. He may soon even shift to the big screen, as a Seth Rogen-produced Figment film is even in development.
Proof of the character’s popularity is perhaps most prevalent in an early 2022 frenzy in which EPCOT International Festival of the Arts popcorn buckets depicting Figment consistently sold out. While proper Figment meet and greets have been previously offered at EPCOT, his new meet and greet will be guests’ first chance to interact with the beloved imagination dragon in quite some time.
Have you met Figment yet at EPCOT? Will you be waiting for the initial buzz to die down before paying him a visit? Let us know in the comments.