Is Figment’s Future at Risk? Disney is Surveying Guests in Epcot

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Could Figment be leaving Walt Disney World?

According to the folks over at WDWNT they have gotten word that they survey crews are back at Epcot, this time asking about Figment.

We have been surveyed almost every time we have gone and I don’t mind because I know that they use our information to get a broader idea of what guests want and make improvements accordingly.

But they better not get rid of Figment!

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The new questions are geared at how much guests know about and care about Figment.

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(images from WDWNT.com, Main Street North)

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I was lucky enough to have gotten to go to Epcot growing up.  I remember when Dreamfinder and Figment were there from 1983-1998.  He, Dreamfinder, and the pavilion itself was one of my favorite things there.  Sadly, like Horizons and the World of Motion, Journey into Imagination might be going away.

The rumors are that Disney wants to put in a new IP based attraction.  Some have even suggested Inside Out and I say if you want to do Inside Out go reboot the old Wonders of Life Pavilion and put them in where Cranium Command was. Or they could easily combined Inside Out with Dreamfinder and Figment, heck, they could bring Bing Bong back with Figment!

But I digress. Journey into Imagination has had three versions since 1983, with the last redesign in 2002.  The middle version, of which we do not speak, had NO FIGMENT, and that led to massive complaints and the ride shutting down for two years for the overhaul that led to the current version.

I think Figment means a lot to many.  The Jim Shore Figment statue had an online pre-order and it sold out very quickly.

My nephew is autistic and Figment is something that he adores.  He collects Figment things and he is always asking after Figment when any one he knows goes to Epcot.

My husband had never seen Dreamfinder in person, but he loves the idea of Dreamfinder and Figment.  I even made him a costume a few years back for the  Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  People went nuts for it.  They love Figment, and a lot of people, want Dreamfinder to come back as well.

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I think we can all agree that the pavilion and ride need a massive overhaul, and Disney has confirmed Imagineers are working on designs to overhaul Epcot.  I just wish they would make a new ride with Dreamfinder and Figment and make it as awesome as the original one was.   Hoping the survey reflects the love for the character and gives him a bigger and better place in the park.

How do you feel about them getting rid of Figment? What would you like to see? Comment below!

[featured image from the Orlando Informer, Sources: WDWNT.com, Main Street North]

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Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. I'm a mom and an art teacher. I love to share my love for Disney and I'm also a co-host of the Disney fan podcast Pirates and Princesses (PNP.) Opinions, like my freckles, are all mine.

23 COMMENTS

  1. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! They can not get rid of Figment!!!!! My whole family adores him. He has been a HUGE part of our Disney experience over the years. I was so thrilled that he was featured during this year’s Flower and Garden show. I bought the key ring so I always have a reminder.

  2. Don’t get rid of figment!!!! He’s a family favorite and we always try uo find figment items to bring home. Love figment !!!!!

  3. They can’t get rid of figment!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE figment so much and my little brother loves him too. I even bought a figment jacket with wings on the back. That ride makes me so happy! I hope if they do get rid of the ride, that they just remodel it, or at least give figment a new spot in the park. Please Disney No!

  4. PLEASE!!! As a die hard return visitor of Disney World for over 30 years, Figment is THE mascot of Epcot and continues to be a beloved figure for us in the older generation category while children today discover him for the first time and are completely captivated as we were (and still are!) the first time around. The Original concept should be brought back featuring The Dreamfinder!!! A Figment animated feature film would solidify his status without question! Please Disney, don’t let a beloved piece of Disney History fade into the past!
    Sincerely,
    Steve N.

  5. Our family has visited Disney World over 30 years and I even have Disney stock!! Figment needs to stay, he and imagination he represents it what Walt Disney is. Going to see Figment is a must on every one of our Disney visits.

  6. Figment is the one character that I really remember about going to Disney as a child. This was the first thing I wanted my 3 boys to see when we took them for the first time. We always have to go see him when we visit. He just makes you HAPPY! We would be very sad if they took him out. Please don’t take away Figment!!

  7. Oh heck no they better not! I remember the original Figment attraction and though I like the new one too, I’m extremely nostalgic and miss the original. But to take him away completely?? My heart can’t be unbroken! We love Figment too much! Even my 9 year old son said he’s the mascot second to Mickey!

  8. Please, don’t get rid of Figment! My son has Autism & was having a difficult time in the parks until he “met” Figment. It was as if he woke up. He was alert for the next couple days & when we felt he was having a difficult time, it was off to see Figment to recharge his imagination!!! My boys would be heartbroken!

  9. Noooooo!!! You ist keep figment! He makes me so happy and I thoroughly enjoy EPCOT just to see Figment. Make a movie about him and keep him!!!

  10. My three year old grand daughter sleeps with her stuffed Figment every night. Her mom had a personal fun encounter with Dreamfinder and Figment when she was a little girl. He’s part of the fabric of EPCOT. Disney should not even be conducting this survey. KEEP FIGMENT!!!!

  11. I would be sadden if they got rid of Figment. That ride is a Must Do for our family, besides, Figment is a staple at Epcot and one of three reasons I even go to that park. He is also the spokes character for Flower & Garden and Food & Wine Festival. If he goes away who will they use?

  12. Figment has been a part of my family’s life for 27 years. Our Figgy celebrated his 27th birthday with us in February 2017. Figment is very real! He attended my wedding, my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah….he even had his own wedding to Fifi…Please do not take Figment away!

  13. I have visited we with my grandchildren twice now. We are just beginning. But I cannot imagine a visit without figment. My granddaughter was disappointed enough that there was no character meet n greet, but to have no figment at all would crush her. And let’s face it….Disney is losing too much imagination as it is

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