Figment is Back!

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  1. Dave Cousins

    Dave Cousins Mouseketeer

    May 2, 2000
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    The playful purple dragon who captured millions of hearts at Walt Disney World Resort returns to Epcot in June to once again demonstrate the power of imagination.

    Journey Into Imagination with Figment invites guests to an open house at the Imagination Institute led by Dr. Nigel Channing, who plans to show how the five senses can influence a person’s imagination.
    Future World guests traveling through the colorful, energetic attraction stop for Dr. Channing’s demonstrations in laboratories to discover how the human senses are being studied to help “capture and control” the imagination. The stops are interrupted, however, by the free-thinking Figment, a mischievous dragon who tries to show the ever-practical Dr. Channing and his guests that the imagination works best, not when it’s controlled, but rather, when it’s set free.

    <b>Guests will encounter stimulating experiences:</B>

    In the sight laboratory, Figment has fun with a vision chart to prove that there is more to the imagination than meets the eye!
    Sniff, sniff – What’s that aroma in the smell laboratory?
    In the sound laboratory, guests enjoy a symphony of delightful melodies as Figment shows how thoughts can appear by way of the ear.
    The fun continues when guests are invited into Figment’s house, which is upside-down to show how imagination can really come “home” when you look at things from a new perspective. By the end, his impish antics convince Dr. Channing how much fun a free imagination can be.
    “The return of Figment adds another level of excitement to this re-energized attraction,” said David Mumford, show designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. “Journey Into Imagination with Figment is bright and fun and should appeal to guests of all ages.”

    The revamped attraction also heralds the return of “One Little Spark,” an uplifting song written by legendary Disney composers Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman for the attraction’s original opening in March 1983. Comic actor Eric Idle also returns as Dr. Nigel Channing, a role he originated in the adjacent “Honey, I Shrunk the Audience” 3-D attraction at Epcot.

    Journey Into Imagination with Figment is part of the Imagination! pavilion presented by Kodak at Epcot.

  2. Jess Cousins

    Jess Cousins Earning My Ears

    Feb 28, 2002
    I don't know about anyone else but I'm really glad Figment is back, I remember him from my first trip and I can still hear that song playing "imaaaagination, Imaaagination..." :)

    A welcome return - When can we go see him!?!?! :D

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  4. Janice

    Janice Super Shopper

    Aug 18, 1999
    Come on Dave - we need commitment here! ;) LOL

    I am glad Figment is coming back, just wish it was in time for our visit in May :(
  5. BONZO

    BONZO <font color=660066>Has been known to go off topic!

    Feb 16, 2001

    We still have a plush Figment from our first trip!

    What next? - Captain EO returns?

  6. WebmasterPenny

    WebmasterPenny <marquee behavior=alternate><img src=http://www.di

    Dec 16, 1999
    Yay! About time too!

    Penny :)
  7. kidzmom3

    kidzmom3 <font color=green>DIS Veteran</font><br><font colo

    Sep 14, 2001
    Thank goodness, I remember Figment, loved him as a kid. But thought the imagination ride was scary for my kids aged 3,4,7 at the time.
  8. WDWfan uk

    WDWfan uk <font color=red>.... but you can call me Shirley :

    Aug 21, 1999
    Hooray :) !
    You never know Janice, there might be a soft opening in May :D
    I always liked the old Imagination ride ...........and thought it far better than the replacement, so let's hope that this time, they've got it right.
  9. Sue's Mum

    Sue's Mum DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2001
    I love Figment and Imagination too. I'm so glad Figment is coming back. :)

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