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Old 08-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #91
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R.A. Pedersen who does the Epcyclopedia site did an interview about the Imagination pavilion and its possible refurb. It's an interesting read!

"Is EPCOT's Imagination Pavilion Leaving? EPCOT Expert R.A. Pedersen Reveals A Ton of Info In New Interview"
Intersting article in that it sort of debunks the Phineas and Ferb rumor. However, it really only indicates that the pavillion is going to close and not what's going to take it's place.

I've been saying for awhile that Disney should be going to Apple to sponsor this pavillion. They are already in league with eachother on a bunch of stuff and Apple certainly has the cash handy.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #92
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Well, I just finished watching a video on YouTube from the 2013 D23 and not only did they have Dreamfinder and Figment present at the Legends award ceremony but they also played a compilation video from the original Journey into Imagination attraction.

Sounds very promising!
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #93
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Well, I just finished watching a video on YouTube from the 2013 D23 and not only did they have Dreamfinder and Figment present at the Legends award ceremony but they also played a compilation video from the original Journey into Imagination attraction.

Sounds very promising!
After Iger made THIS comment, I'm pretty convinced that Figment is safe:

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During The Disney Legends Awards program on Saturday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Bob Iger addressed recent rumors that Figment could be disappearing from Epcot.

“I don’t think Figment is going anywhere, anytime soon. I promise,” Iger said before he announced 2013 Disney Legend Tony Baxter as “the man known by fans for creating Figment and Dreamfinder.”

Iger said the company “learned the hard way” that people love Figment and Dreamfinder.
That should put to rest any concerns about Figment going away. There's no way the CEO says that, and six months later the ride closes and rips him out. Honestly I'm almost convinced from D23 that the rumor they're gonna bring back the old ride is true. (Almost - I still think it'll be a new ride

Several different links about it, but here's the one I quoted from:
http://thesocialmouse.com/2013/08/10...oon-i-promise/
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #94
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Exclamation Figment may be leaving forever

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Hey folks, I didn't see a thread here discussing this so figured I'd start one (sorry if there's already one that I missed).

Saw a post on The Epcot Explorer's Encyclopedia Facebook page about the Imagination pavilion at Epcot closing on January 2nd, 2014. It says "The Captain EO show will not reopen, while the ride and retail location are rumored to remain closed for one year for renovations".

Anybody else hear anything about this, or have any idea what Disney might be planning?
I heard they may bring back the original ride!
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A cm told us it was going to be rehabbed and figment was here to stay. I hope they bring back a version of the original with dream finder.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #96
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Oh, PLEASE bring back the original! My daughter and I used to ride this over and over. Remember the orange/citrus smell as you first entered the building? Remember the camera taking you pic as you neared the end? Ever try to count how many Figments were in the ride?
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:10 AM   #97
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An imagineer said that for now it will be the institution but Figment stays.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #98
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Intersting article in that it sort of debunks the Phineas and Ferb rumor. However, it really only indicates that the pavillion is going to close and not what's going to take it's place.

I've been saying for awhile that Disney should be going to Apple to sponsor this pavillion. They are already in league with eachother on a bunch of stuff and Apple certainly has the cash handy.
I like it from all angles.

I like the year schedule...let's get something done with urgency, no more 3 years roller coasters, dark rides, 5 year princess meet and greets, and 10 year alien encounters, Damn it! be "disney" again...come on!!

And apple and imagination would be a huge bump for both companies for what amounts to the change hidden below the cushions of their corporate sofas...

Apple is rolling in it...but their PR is starting to take major hits...like disney too, lesser competitors are starting to cut in and has the public "rooting for them".
Just this week they got slammed again for basically rolling out old, overpriced junk and trying to sugar coat it (the Onion's article after this weeks roll out was classic.."apple unveils babbling middle aged man with no new ideas")...
Apple...could use a high profile investment in WDW.

and as pointed out...since the pixar buyout these two spoon together at night anyway.
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