Celebrating 40 Years of Figment

Celebrating 40 Years of Figment

Journey Into Imagination has been one of the most visited, mentioned, and missed Epcot attractions since it opened 40 years ago this week. We look at what this entire corner of the park was really all about and specifically what the attraction Journey Into Imagination really was. Because the original attraction was significantly gutted and changed back in 1999, many guests simply don’t know what the ride is about other than this purple dragon called Figment. Taking segments from two previous podcasts we bring you not only an overview of the entire pavilion, but what the 14 minute Journey Into Imagination the ride was actually like. We’ll also hear from former Disney Imagineer Tom Morris, who was responsible for arranging the layout of the original attraction. I’ll then some important lessons learned from this attraction and its sponsor host, Kodak. Join us as we celebrate 40 years of Figment.

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Journey Into Imagination Pavilion

When it opened entire attraction was really about a combination of the following:

  • Fountain Playground
  • Journey Into Imagination Ride
    • Journey Into Imagination: 1993-1998
    • Journey Into Your Imagination: 1999-2001
    • Journey Into Imagination with Figment : 2002-Present
  • ImageWorks
    • ImageWorks: 1982-1998
    • ImageWorks: 1999-
  • 3D Film
    • Magic Journeys
    • Captain EO
    • Honey I Shrunk the Audience
    • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Kodak Sponsor Lounge

Our podcast includes clips from two different previous podcasts. You can find the posts that go with that here:

Disney Dragon Week: Figment and Imagination

Tom Morris & Journey Into Imagination

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