4th Figment?

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  1. awoogala

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    I think they need to bring back the original figment/dreamfinder show. Absolutely update it with better effects, but keep the song and message and feel of the original. It was always my favorite ride in all the world.
     
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  3. Friend of Figment

    Friend of Figment Life Long Disney Fan and Expert

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    That would be wonderful...but I doubt if we will ever see it :(
     
  4. Figment632

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    No the trackless system takes up a lot more space.
     
  5. DCTooTall

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    That still doesn't make much sense. The Magic Eye Theater is essentially a seperate building connected to the rest of the imagination pavilion via the preshow area. If you look at the sattilite view of the pavilion, I Just can't picture any way which a ride path could expand into the theater building and make sense.

    There MIGHT be room to squeeze it in, but you'd practically be running the vehicles in and out thru a single straight shot, into a single loop. I not sure the added space would be worth the effort.
     
  6. Disneyfreak44

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    Ya I agree Disney is usually always looking for new things that they could do to make rides better and if they change it back to the old ride concept, then that is basically them saying they made a mistake by changing it, and I guarantee Disney will not do that.
     
  7. mike the canuck

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    I like EO but wouldn't miss it.
     
  8. ToddS

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    Like they did at Enchanted Tiki Room, you mean?

    I think they should bring back the original, and based on the Tiki Room precedent, I think it could happen. They could get some great PR out of it.
     
  9. Friend of Figment

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    Love the idea of going back the original...but unfortunately it is not as quick a fix as it was for the tiki room. The ride was plagued with issues for years (the turntable broke down all the time)...the rooms have been gutted, changed and rearranged. Many of the sets were destroyed. In the example of the tiki room, the set was almost 100% still there to begin with...just take out Zazu and Iago...re-sync the audio animatronics (cut out the tiki fountain that no longer exists)...and you are back in business. Parts of Journey into imagination are gone, in derepair, or were auctioned on ebay :(
     
  10. SuperDan523

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    They definitely could re-work it to reinclude Dreamfinder but still be a new ride though. I'd be willing to bet they could convince Ron Schnider (not the Dreamfinder originally recorded for the ride, but the original public appearance and in-park wandering Dreamfinder) to do at least the voicing if not the acting too.

    I found a pic of me with Figment and Dreamfinder from October 1994 when I was going through boxes in my room. Somebody remind me to scan it and post to FB.
     
  11. Reddog1134

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    The Disney Parks Blog just did one of their "Vintage" articles on Dreamfinder today. It made me wonder if they were bringing him back.

    I realize they feature a lot of "lost" things in those articles but it was strangely coincidental that the article made me think that and then I happened upon this thread.
     
  12. melancholywings

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    I never experienced Figment beyond the pictures on the Dis. But I've found the character design to be very unappealing, I understand he's sentimental to some guests but I wonder if today's kids would connect with him.
     
  13. Disneyfreak44

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    Ya if you look at pictures of the upstairs area now almost everything is gone, it also looks like Disney is just letting that area rot.
     
  14. FiggieFan

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    Going back to the original would be great. :thumbsup2 Please KEEP Figment. The removal of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride was traumatic enough! I can't IMAGINE Disney World without Figment. I agree that Dreamfinder seems to be getting some attention lately in products and articles.....we can only hope for something close to the original. :love:
     
  15. Metsoskil

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    I hear that they are going to replace JII with "Journey into Merchandise Sales featuring Duffy and the Profitfinder"
     
  16. FigmentFans

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    I was a big fan of the original Figment ride since I like the whole concept of using your imagination. They probably can't go back to the original ride, but they could do a lot to the current ride to make it more up to date and interesting. More optical illusions, soap bubbles and bubble bath scent coming down from the upside down bath tub, have touchscreens in the ride cars so users can customize what they get in various areas (such as which smell), etc. If they don't do anything, I'm afraid it will close more from lack of interest/attendance :(
     
  17. ArthurFiggis

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    And we have a winner! :rotfl2:
     
  18. BayouMickey

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    My girls are 9 and 12 and love figment. So yes, he appeals to kids today
     
  19. Experiment113

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    My bro (9 yrs.) and I (14 yrs.) love figment! Disney just needs to attract crowds to see Figment and update the ride a bit. Also it's a bit out of the way and probably not too many people have heard of the ride. Maybe if as part of a phineas and ferb quest in future world(I know none exists but anyway) you had to ride the ride to get a clue or something and get your imagination rolling for designing an invention to help perry out of his cage.
     
  20. doconeill

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    I know this is a couple weeks old, but I haven't been on the boards much in that time...anyways, I agree. Having experienced The Land in an ECV situation, that definitely can't be the reason.

    And I'm not sure what makes a spiral staircase any worse than a linear one.

    So if a "fire code" card is being played, they'd need to explain what part of the fire code it violates.

    I'm more willing to believe it was a management/maintenance cost thing, especially given the traffic the pavilion gets now.

    As for "admitting a mistake", they've set precedent of "rewinding" now not only with the Tiki Room, but also with the return of Captain EO - which has lasted a lot longer than anyone thought. And I'm still not going to see it again.

    And the MSEP could be considered a rewind as well.

    The suits don't seem to be averse to the nostalgia factor any more.
     
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    what would happen if we got these two together?? :lmao:
     

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