Today’s featured Epcot ® ride is Journey Into Imagination With Figment - the fun attraction that lets guests tag along with their favorite dragon on a fun-filled adventure that is full of mischief, music and plenty of fun that will get your imagination stirring!
The journey begins as guests are invited by Chairman Dr. Nigel Channing to attend an open house at his imagination institute. If you reply yes to the invite you’ll be escorted inside his sensory labs, where Dr. Channing (played by Monty Python’s Eric Idle) sets out to prove how the 5 senses (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch) capture and control the imagination. But much to the dismay of Dr. Channing, Figment the dragon (get it? Figment of your imagination!) tags along through each lab, causing mischief along the way and all five of your senses are put to the test!
Inside the Sound lab, Figment interrupts the experiment and comes up with a train sound called “Train of Thought.”
You can’t see a thing in the Sight lab when Figment knocks the letters off the room’s eye chart and begins a sing along to the Imagination song, “One Little Spark.” Guests watch as a materializing butterfly slowly disappears.
Figment causes quiet a stink in the Smell Lab as he turns into a skunk and sprays the riders with a foul odor. But don’t worry, it’s just a coffee smell!
Before moving on to the Touch and Taste labs, Channing notices the chaos Figment has been causing and abandons the tour. Figment quickly takes over, leading guests on his own open house, which he literally turns upside down! It’s then that Channing realizes your imagination should be set free and he rejoins the tour for the finale, which caps off with numerous Figments in various situations and the real Figment and Channing singing “One Little Spark” together.
After your journey, let your imagination loose one more time at the ImageWorks. Here guests can conduct an orchestra, experiment with lights and video, make dragons sing, watch the live show Digital Imaging, which features the world’s largest digital camera, explore the interactive stations at “the creative playground of the future” and more!
Journey Into Imagination With Figment is located in the Imagination! Pavilion in Epcot’s ® World Showcase where guests can also enjoy the advanced 3D film created by George Lucas and starring Michael Jackson, Captain EO.
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