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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss This could be big news... in the News & Rumors forums; I got this off of the "WDW News Today" website: We may have seen the end of the Journey Into Imagination with Figment attraction at Epcot according to a shocking ...
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    This could be big news...

    I got this off of the "WDW News Today" website:

    We may have seen the end of the Journey Into Imagination with Figment attraction at Epcot according to a shocking new permit filed recently. The permit is for “Imagination Demolition”; take the name for what its worth. The scheduled one month refurbishment of the attraction that started today, may be something much bigger. We may finally have confirmation of a major refurbishment for the Imagination attraction that has been anxiously awaited for some time. Be sure to stay tuned to WDW News Today for more on this breaking story as it becomes available.

    So what does everyone think? Are we going to see something big? I heard that the Dreamfinder meet and greet character (with Figment of course) is returning this summer too! So maybe the Dreamfinder is not "dead" any longer?? Maybe we are finally going to see him and Figment together in the attraction again!

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    I never got the opportunity to see Dreamfinder but I enjoyed Journey into Imagination. My girls really liked it so maybe that has influenced my decision. I wonder how long it will take to do whatever it is they are doing?
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    The original rides needs to come back!! At least in some form or another. I know there were problems with the track in the original but with todays technology that could probably be fixed now.

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    I wish there was a way to keep the current storyline and mix in Dreamfinder some how. I saw the original, I just don't remember it, so I'm a little uneasy about Disney messing with my favorite attraction. I don't want them to mess it up like they did during the first rehab (which I do remember and didn't like it).
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    Man the original attraction must have been something! Sometimes I feel like I am in the minority because I really like Journey into Imagination. I may have to see if I can find the originial on YouTube.
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    I think this is more for redoing the shop area and not the ride itself. They can't do too much in a month.


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    I actually do recall hearing this will be just the after ride/store area.


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    I concur - - - one month isn't enough time to do any MAJOR renovations to the ride itself. However, some significant upgrades to the post-ride area would be a huge improvement. The ImageWorks area was so magical when I was a kid. That's a space that is really poorly underused at this point.

    As far as the ride - I loved the original. Dreamfinder and Figment and the original version of the music were my favorite part of EPCOT Center. However, I visited a couple of years ago with someone who had never been to WDW before and she thoroughly enjoyed Imagination in it's current state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin M View Post
    I concur - - - one month isn't enough time to do any MAJOR renovations to the ride itself. However, some significant upgrades to the post-ride area would be a huge improvement. The ImageWorks area was so magical when I was a kid. That's a space that is really poorly underused at this point.

    As far as the ride - I loved the original. Dreamfinder and Figment and the original version of the music were my favorite part of EPCOT Center. However, I visited a couple of years ago with someone who had never been to WDW before and she thoroughly enjoyed Imagination in it's current state.
    Yes hopefully they bring back a better form of the image works. I remember that area as a kid and would love to have that area back. Hopefully this short month period will get some of the old effects brought back.
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    I just saw this too! It would be so cool to see the Dreamfinder and any improvements on the ride!
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    I won't get to see it until October. I hope they get the bugs out.
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    I really hope that they will renovate and reopen the upstairs portion of the Image Works. I had a blast there when I was a kid. I loved that light tunnel!
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    I think the speculation is that the ride is going to be closed for more time that originally planned or said publicly...or at least according to the website. So thats what makes a update to the ride possible...just speculation but there is hope

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    In one month?? They couldn't overhaul an entire ride in one month.
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    As DisneyGuy said it could be longer.
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