Journey Into the Imagination With Figment reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Journey Into the Imagination With Figment, a dark ride in Future World - Imagination at Epcot.
Written by James Rao
Journey Into the Imagination with Figment is the third incarnation of this much-maligned dark ride. Using the same Imagination Institute theme from the pavilion's Honey, I Shrunk the Audience 3D movie, this attraction takes you on a tour of the fictitious lab's inner workings. Stimulating all five senses, you are hit with various illusions, experiments, and brain teasers while the much-ballyhooed purple dragon Figment, makes surprise appearances antagonizing your "tour guide", Dr. Nigel Channing (played by Eric Idle).
After the ride (or instead of the ride), you can visit an interactive exhibit area offering some unique, hands-on imagery technology.
What the heck? Haha. I do not understand this thing at all. Completely lame, not based on anything actually Disney (or maybe I have just not heard of it cause it was so bad). I do however, recommend it as a must ride. Simply so you can wonder why it is there yourself. It was a highlight of the trip honestly just because it gave us so much to talk about. (2/10) - Lexi R
One of the only rides I find myself regularly seeking out at Epcot. Never been a huge Epcot fan, but for some reason, the catchy little tune on this one has me coming back each time I visit. - Mike Brilhart
It's okay and definitely superior to the second incarnation. That ride was terrible. However the original Journey Into Imagination was Epcot's greatest treasure. The Journey Into Imagination Pavilion was once the best in Future World, but it was destroyed in the mid-90s with the removal of the original ride and the closing of the original ImageWorks. That said, I have heard there is some talk inside WDW of rebuilding the original and modifying it to work properly. It would be WONDERFUL if a new generation could experience the wonder of having Dreamfinder and Figment take them on a journey into imagination. The original is STILL my favorite Disney attraction of all time. - Jeffrey Rickel
I cannot compare this one with the previous versions, so I'll just go with the recent one. And yeah, it's still not the best attraction in Epcot, it's the second worst actually. That doesn't make it bad either. But yeah... It's a dark ride narrated by Eric Idle as a scientist, who plans to take you through five laboratories in which your five senses are said to be tested. That's when little dragon Figment shows up and literally lets his imagination take over control. And I actually don't know what its exact mistakes are for it is somehow typically Disney, that means full of detailed scenes, a catchy tune and special effects. Yet it doesn't create that special atmosphere the other rides in this park do. Some of the effects are even a little bit scary. So do it if it has no wait, but you can skip it if it's ten minutes or longer. - Chris W.
Just watched the old version on YouTube. The new version is pathetic compared to it. I know it's bad to base an attraction's rating off a YouTube video, but the old one looked like an amazing ride. The current version is really, simply, truly pathetic. - Bryce McGibeny
Personally, I think this is the worst attraction in all of Epcot. The ride needs a serious upgrade or a change in theme. (Like Test Track). I’ve never waited more than 10 minutes for this ride, and this ride has a lot of loud sound effects that tend to scare my younger brothers. I know Disney can design rides much better than this! - Joey DeRosa
Decent ride. Walk on status makes it decent. If you have to wait 5 mins i'd skip. - Justin Knight
The once awesome ride is redone and redone and it got worse and worse. - O T
Ride through a lack of Imagination. - Sean Huckel
A great ride, though not as awesome as the original. A wonderful way to let your imagination open up to fully enter the EPOCT experience. - Anthony Gentile
A "fair" ride was stripped and re-produced "lame". They removed any redeeming qualities and seem to have plopped almost anything in its place. It's a "let's skip this one" for us. - Becky Wheeler
Meh, the old version needs to return. 3/10 - Eric Cartman
I am still amazed that this ride is still in existence. I doubt it has any value for anyone above the age of 5. I remember one time looking at the pictures that were taken during the ride and there I was looking like I was watching paint dry. I sometimes wonder if Disney doesn't just keep some rides open as an opportunity to get into the air conditioning. - Keith Forrest
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