Journey Into Imagination With Figment

This article provides an overview of Journey Into Imagination With Figment, an attraction located in World Celebration at Epcot. We’ll discuss what to expect with this attraction and the best time to ride it.

Before we start, here are a few lyrics from the attractions song, One Little Spark, written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.

“Imagination, imagination. A dream can be, a dream come true. With just that spark, from me and you. One little spark, of inspiration.”

The Sherman brothers are well-known for their songwriting, including Mary Poppins, among other Disney classics.

Journey into Imagination with Figment is a slow-moving attraction. It’s specifically located inside the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot.

While this attraction has been around for quite some time, it is not true to the original ride. Tony Baxter and Steve Kirk created the original Journey into Imagination with Figment. That version of the ride included Figment, One Little Spark, and Dreamfinder.

In the late 90s, the attraction was completely redone in an extensive refurbishment. Unfortunately, fan favorites Figment and One Little Spark were removed from the attraction.

With so many complaints about the second version of the ride, Disney closed it three years later. When the third version of the attraction reopened, it included both Figment and One Little Spark.

The chart below provides a quick reference for Journey into Imagination with Figment.

Journey Into Imagination With FigmentEpcot Attractions


Imagination Pavilion

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Genie+ Eligible


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Special Mention:
Wave hi to Figment for me!

*Details for those with mobility issues (i.e., wheelchair, ECVs) can be found here on Disney’s site.

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Journey into Imagination with Figment is a slow-moving attraction where you visit the Imagination Institute to learn how the imagination works. What better way to learn than by a tour guide who’s a purple dragon named Figment?

One of the good things about Journey into Imagination is that it accommodates everyone. In addition, there are no restrictions, making it a good family ride. There is also an option to use Genie+ at the attraction.

While this attraction has an individual Lightning Lane, it’s not needed in most cases. Waits for the attraction tend to diminish by late afternoon and are almost non-existent by nighttime.

Here is a look at the queue for Journey Into Imagination with Figment. It features fun, vibrant colors to stimulate your…Imagination!

There are also a few pictures of the “inventors” and “awards” right before you enter the Sensory Lab. Here we see Dr. Nigel Channing (Eric Idle), Professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams from Flubber), and Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids).

The attraction vehicles seat two to three guests per row in the front and back. There are four sets of cars that go out at a time.

After boarding the ride, scientist Dr. Nigel Channing welcomes you to the lab. He explains how you’re about to visit the sound lab, sight lab, and smell lab. Fortunately, you don’t make it over to the taste labs.

Our first stop in the Imagination attraction is the sound lab. This is where Figment appears to play a few tricks with the audio.

Next, you’ll move on to the sight lab. Once again, Figment quickly takes over. There is no question as to who’s in charge.

An eye chart will rapidly become a “Figment” of your imagination.

Maybe you will have better luck at the smell labs!

Uh-Oh! (Kids do find this amusing!) So say goodbye to that good luck, and hello Figment! Figment the skunk, I mean!

Okay, it really doesn’t smell that bad, and the odor is very brief.

At this point, Figment has completely taken over the ride, and it is every guest for themselves. Finally, Dr. Channing insists that the ride must end.

For once, Figment agrees. But he has a better idea! Why not visit his open house?

Warning, everything in Figment’s house is upside down! However, I enjoy watching movies and eating popcorn upside down. Don’t you?

Right before I sneak into the fridge for a late-night snack!

Toward the end, you will find yourself right back in the lab with Dr. Nigel Channing explaining a few more “boring” things to you. Thankfully Figment has a plan of his own and eliminates the boring to a setting full of all sorts of, you guessed it–Imagination!

It’s a stunning finale!

Which Figment is your favorite?

Journey into Imagination with Figment has a friendly theme and an inspiring message. If you have a little Imagination, you can do pretty much anything.

We have found that the best time to ride Journey into Imagination with Figment is later in the afternoon or evening. However, sometimes this attraction closes earlier than the rest of the park.

The only evenings you’ll typically find Journey into Imagination open after 7:00 p.m. is when Epcot is hosting extended hours or during high crowd times. So check the My Disney Experience app for the attraction’s exact times on the day of your visit.

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