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Journey Into Imagination with Figment


June 2, 2002


Walt Disney Imagineering

Guests per car


Ride length

6 minutes


Kodak (2002-2010)

Preceded by

Journey Into Your Imagination

Journey Into Imagination with Figment is an attraction which is contained within the Imagination! pavilion at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World. The original version of the attraction opened on March 5, 1983. It has been through three incarnations over the years, two of them featuring Figment, a small purple dragon, as a character. The ride features the song "One Little Spark," composed by the Sherman Brothers.

Attraction Description[]

The current version of the attraction opened on June 2, 2002. Figment returned with a larger role and appeared in every show scene. The song "One Little Spark" also returned with new verses.

This time, the Institute had five labs based on the five human senses: Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch and Taste. Dr. Nigel Channing returned as well and invited the riders to the Institute’s open house. Figment (Dave Goelz) tags along to Channing’s dismay and causes mischief along the way.

In Sound, Figment interrupts the experiment and comes up with a telephone and the sound of a train. In Sight, Figment messes with the room’s eye chart and begins a sing along to "One Little Spark." The materializing butterfly appears once more upon exiting the Sight lab. However, rather than appearing in the cage, the effect is reversed in this version of the ride. It disappears. In Smell, Figment becomes a skunk which sprays the riders with a foul odor.

Channing, after seeing the chaos Figment has been causing, stops the tour outside the Touch and Taste lab and gives up on the tour. Figment then takes us to his own open house, which he literally turns upside down with his carefree mind. Channing soon learns from Figment that imagination should be set free ("If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"), and we go into the finale with numerous Figments in various situations while Figment and Channing sing the song together. The riders then disembark and exit into ImageWorks.

A homage to the initial incarnation of this attraction can be found on an office door in the initial show room under the name "Dean Finder" instead of "DreamFinder."

Both the 1999 version and the current version were created by Tom Fitzgerald.

In August of 2010, the Kodak company ended its sponsorship of the pavilion after nearly 28 years.

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