/ Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

by Blake Taylor

Shocking correspondence unearthed between two legendary figures of Disney history!

#Epcot30 may have come and gone, but the spirit of EPCOT Center is alive as ever as the Park enters its fourth decade of exposing families to the wonder of knowledge and the thrill of the future.

In fact, in an instance of utmost brilliant timing and superb luck, WDW Radio has gotten hold of a revelatory document that will surely drop the jaws of any Epcot fan.

See the image for an extremely unexpected, completely shocking message from Dreamfinder to the Orange Bird.  Yes, that’s right: the extinct Dreamfinder from Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination has written for help to the once-extinct Little Orange Bird from the Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland.  By all means, check out the image to the left (you can click on it to make it larger) and read for yourself what an astonishing marvel this occurrence is.

Of course, WDW Radio does not take condone intercepting others’ mail, but this case was an honest mistake of thinking the addressed envelope marked “Little Orange Bird” was a misprint meaning to read “Little Orange Nerd,” or Lou Mongello.

We contacted current members of the Imagination Institute, inquiring into their reactions to this news.  “I haven’t heard from the Dreamfinder in years,” confided Dr. Nigel Channing, current holder-of-the-fort of the Journey Into Imagination ride.  “Figment and I have been getting along swimmingly, and just assumed Dreamfinder was doing well.  No news is good news, correct?  But this, however, is news, and… well, I suppose only time will tell if anything becomes of it.  The decision is entirely out of my control, though I wish Dreamfinder all the best.  He’s quite a friendly chap, that one.”

Another Institute scientist went into further detail.  “I knew Dreamfinder briefly back in the ‘90s,” said Professor Wayne Szalinsky.  “We were neighbors and I never really got too close with him, but, I mean, if he wants to come back, then why not?  My family and I loved being in the 3D demonstration for all those years, and even though that’s closed now, I’m still employed at the Institute—or, at least, I have an office… I should probably check in on that sometime.  So if I can still be here, then I guess he can too, you know?  Actually, come to think of it, that Dean Finder fella a few doors down from me seems sort of familiar.  Maybe he’s been popping in sporadically without anybody knowing?”

Figment was not available for comment.

This is a truly historic day in the life of Epcot.  Who knows what, if anything, may come of the discovery of this immaculate correspondence.  All is now, apparently, the hands (wings?) of the Little Orange Bird in the sunshine tree.


Blake is a college student focusing on Creative Writing and Media Studies. He enjoys making his family of six watch the parade on Main Street and then sprint to Frontierland in time to see it again. You can follow Blake’s random Disney ramblings on Twitter at @blakeonline, or at BlakeOnline.com.



4 thoughts on “MIND-BLOWING Intercepted Message: Dreamfinder’s Letter to the Orange Bird”

  1. HappyCandle says:

    Yes, yes, YES!!!! Come back, Dreamfinder! That “one little spark of inspiration” has been snuffed out at Epcot, and we desperately need your magic to reignite it! And too many dreams have been lost there, and we need you to find them! And I just know that Figment misses you too! All us Dreamers do! I hope Orange Bird can help you out somehow, and that the Dreamcatcher will soar again!

  2. Amzgirl says:

    Please come back DreamFinder. Figment is just not the same without you, he’s getting a bit too obnoxious. Plus we miss your Dream Mobile flying ship and would love to get another look at the Dream Port again! It’s time for Nigel to take a nice long vacation, he’s been working too hard trying to keep the now-a-bit-too-mischevious Figment under control. We need you!

  3. After hearing of such interesting news, I wonder if Buzzy would be able to write a letter to the public about his past recognition, and what he’s looking forward to in the future. *hmmm…*

  4. Marisa says:

    This has just made my day. I love the Dreamfinder and I cry myself a mini upside waterfall every time I think of his leave of absence at the Imagination Pavilion. We all know Figment has been a little bit too sneaky and playful for Nigel. We also know that Dreamfinder is the only spark of imagination that could create and make figment blow up! In fact, he’s the only man who has ever mad Figment afraid. If that isn’t love or the sign of a reincarnation of the Dreamfinder, I don;t what is. I believe that every extinct Disney character needs to stick together, especially because they will never be forgotten. I think it’s Dreamfinder’s time to come back and put creativity back into the Imagination Pavilion.