Bring Back the Original “Journey into Imagination!”

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   In 1982, The Walt Disney World Resort opened it's 2nd Park, Epcot Center. When this park opened, there was no Mickey Mouse, no Goofy, No Snow White, none of the established Disney Characters. Instead, there was a Bearded Man known simply as the Dreamfinder, and his Purple Dragron Friend, Named Figment. 5 Months Later, These Characters got their own attraction inside the Imagination Pavilion called “Journey into Imagination” in which Dreamfinder and Figment shows people what Imagination could create. The attraction was considered to be the best attraction in Epcot Center, So much so that Dreamfinder and Figment were considered the unofficial mascots of Epcot. The attraction ran for nearly 2 decades, the attraction was closed in 1998 to make way for a new “revised” version of the attraction called, Journey into Your Imagination, and this version, for lack of a better term, was a huge disappointment to say the least. Dreamfinder was completely GONE from the attraction, and Figment was reduced to a cameo. This attraction didn't last too long and it closed in 2001, making way for “Journey into Imagination with Figment” which, while better than it's predecessor, was still a far cry from the magic and wonder of the original. This attraction has been open for over a decade at this point, and with the Imagination Pavilion in Epcot scheduled to get a MAJOR refurbishment, I think it's high time Disney returns the attraction to it's former glory, and here's why: 

The Message: The message that the attraction gave us is still a relevant one: Everything in the World comes from Imagination. This message is still relevant today, unlike some of the other attractions at Epcot on opening day, wouldn't be terribly relevant by today's standards. (Food Rocks Anyone?) 

The Nostalgia: I think another good reason to reopen this attraction is the nostalgia factor this attraction has for so many people. If Disney were to reopen the attraction, there could easily be a huge marketing push for those nostalgic for this iconic attraction. 

The Characters: it's not suprising to many why Dreamfinder and Figment are so popular: their recognizability. Dreamfinder and Figment embody the human imagination, and how one little spark can turn into something great. 

So, there you go. With some new effects and things of the sort, Journey into Imagination can return as good as ever, and a dream can once again be, a dream come true.