PHOTOS: Guests Wait Up to 5 Hours for Figment Meet and Greet, Queue Cut Off Early

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Guests Wait Up to 5 Hours for Figment Meet and Greet, Queue Cut Off Early

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Guests Wait Up to 5 Hours for Figment Meet and Greet, Queue Cut Off Early

The Figment meet and greet line at EPCOT has been closed for the day, as the wait to meet the dragon reached about 5 hours at its longest point. It was closed at about 2:45 p.m.

Figment Meet and Greet Line

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We were one of the first people in line to meet Figment on Sunday morning, thanks to early entry for hotel guests. The park opened to regular guests at 9:00 a.m., and a line began to form outside the Imagination! Pavilion.

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Some umbrellas were set up to keep guests shaded.

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A friend who got in line at about 9:03 a.m. didn’t enter the building until 12:30 p.m.

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Cast Members were saying it was about a 3-hour wait outside and a 1-hour wait inside, but this proved not to be true. Our friend who got in line at 9:03 a.m. didn’t meet Figment until 5 hours later.

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The wait time is reminiscent of the line to get the Figment popcorn bucket at the 2022 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, which reached 7 hours on the festival’s first day.

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WDW EPCOT Figment meet and greet

Figment is meeting in 20-minute sets. He is scheduled to finish meeting guests at 5:00 p.m. He was supposed to take a lunch break at 1:30 – 2:30, but this was reportedly skipped today to try and accommodate the long line.

The line was cut in an attempt to see all of the guests currently in the queue before 5 p.m. If long waits persist, the queue will be cut each day depending on the volume and estimated wait times.

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He does not sign autographs but visitors receive an autograph card.

Watch our video of the Figment meet and greet below.

Figment’s History

The Figment 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 closed 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 Figment and Dreamfinder 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.

Journey Into Imagination has gone through three different iterations over the years. Read the ride’s full 40-year history.

Figment has evolved into a park icon over the past number of decades, developing a strong fanbase as he appears on merchandisein inspired desserts, and even in video games. He may soon even shift to the big screen, as a Seth Rogen-produced Figment film is in development.

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