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Rumor Figment, well, to be replaced by Figment

Homemade Imagineering

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I’m not saying this means anything. The constant use of Figment though in marketing might mean something is happening. Whatever that something is, I really don’t know.

He’s been apparently given a redesign (in that video that was circulating). Been used in the Chevy commercial, been used in this Advent Health thing, constantly used thoughout EPCOT. They even went a step further and used One Little Spark in this Advent Health video.

They have access to limitless characters yet they specifically chose him. Again, it could and probably means nothing but I can’t help but notice the constant use of Figment. Especially as of late.
Exactly. All the signs are pointing towards a continuation of his character within the parks, including a new iteration of the current attraction (even if that may include an IP tie-in). It wouldn’t make sense to build on his character so much recently, and to quickly evict him from his home at Epcot.
 

DCLcruiser

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Is it though? That is a very specific audience.
All of the Twitter blog people love Figment. I only knew about this bc they were all going bonkers showing their unboxing videos and getting us excited. Influencers are the new TV commercial, with more reach at a fraction of the price.
 

Surferboy567

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All of the Twitter blog people love Figment. I only knew about this bc they were all going bonkers showing their unboxing videos and getting us excited. Influencers are the new TV commercial, with more reach at a fraction of the price.
That is a good point.

All the more reason to give him attention as well.
 

trainplane3

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Even the lights at Imagination have given up hope for the pavilion:
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Mickeynerd17

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I'm still quite skeptical this advent health thing is even connected at all. They probably just used this slogan to mean something else and all the figment fans are just running with it because we're understandably desperate to hear literally anything regarding figment.

But I will say, all these different appearances/mentions have been interesting. Why a car commercial? Why did Josh answer "give us more time (I'm paraphrasing)"? How would advent health be connected to figment?

All of this is both intriguing and confusing at the same time. Perhaps there's something about Advent that connects to the imagination similar to ziplocs on splash mountain. Idk.

It's all quite odd IMHO.
 

Inspired Figment

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I honestly think you all are overthinking the Advent Health connection a little too much. I think the “One Little Spark” theme is supposed to tie in to Disney/WDW being the gateway to a world of free-spirited creativity & ideas ‘after’ getting your proper healthcare needs via Advent. (And what better character & theme to utilize for a whole world dedicated to creativity than Figment & the original Journey Into Imagination) Not necessarily Advent Health itself.
I will say though, as it stands, neither the ‘current’ Journey Into Imagination With Figment ride, nor the current plans going on for EPCOT are very celebratory of that “free-spirited creativity” but I still believe there’s hope.. it’ll just take new upper management to come in to realize what the true identity of the parks are to greenlight the revamp/comeback we want. Hence why Josh D’maro said to give them more time/wait.
 
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Mickeynerd17

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I honestly think you all are overthinking the Advent Health connection a little too much. I think the “One Little Spark” theme is supposed to kinda tie in to Disney/WDW being the gateway to a world of free-spirited creativity & ideas. (And what better character and theme to use than Figment & the original Journey Into Imagination) Not necessarily Advent Health itself.
I will say though, as it stands, neither the ‘current’ Journey Into Imagination With Figment ride, nor the current plans going on for EPCOT are very celebratory of that “free-spirited creativity” but I still believe there’s hope.. it’ll just take new upper management to come in to realize what the true identity of the parks are to greenlight the revamp/comeback we want. Hence why Josh D’maro said to give them more time/wait.
That's more along the lines of my thought process right now. I honestly don't see the current ride running through 2030 or at worst 2040, but we'll see what happens.
 

Homemade Imagineering

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Yeah, this Advent Health thing doesn't mean anything. Regardless, I think it's important to recognize Play, as many have speculated that he'll have some sort of role there in the form of a VR character. This, is something that'll be pivotal in boosting his popularity among younger generations, as he will make appearances not only in his attraction, but also in Play itself (and throughout the various festivals through merch). Yes, I'm sure we'll get Figment merch in play, but when I refer to his role there, I am specifically referring to the VR redesign project, which has yet to reveal itself.
 

WondersOfLife

Blink, blink. Breathe, breathe. Day in, day out.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if, instead of a tv series based scavenger hunt on the phones, we had a figment based one going around the world showcase? Themed to different areas of how imagination has influenced the world.
 

pdude81

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if, instead of a tv series based scavenger hunt on the phones, we had a figment based one going around the world showcase? Themed to different areas of how imagination has influenced the world.
I get what you're saying, but personally I'd rather keep the shows in the phone game and Figment in the pavilion.
 

pdude81

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Cool. I’d rather have Figment spread out throughout the park PLUS in his pavilion.
From my point of view, Figment is already spread out in the parks in force for marketing in all of the festivals. They have already put some money into a Ducktales game for WS so that would be burning money to focus on a new iteration of Figment that would last for several years. I can't imagine that either locking him in as the current personality or revamping for a new game wouldn't constrain planning for a new ride to make sure it jived thematically with what they would then have in the parks and (post-development) costs very little to run.

So I look at that as putting the cart before the horse. Give Figment a new career and a new team (Dreamfinder), then worry about the fringe benefits.
 

Inspired Figment

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Cool. Let's expand past the marketing, then.
Agreed! But I’d rather better management come in to handle it, than have Chapek screw it up just as Eisner & Pressler did in the late 90s.. I mean granted, if Chapek was smart & dedicated enough to making Disney the best it could be.. he would change his ways and be more accepting to free spirited creativity and be more supportive towards the artists and imagineers below him.. but I highly doubt that’ll happen anytime soon. At this rate, we can only hope Chapek finds a job elsewhere better suited to his goals & strengths & a new CEO and folks around him will come in that’ll be what I just described.
 

sedati

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Anyone remember an odd video game that I believe was in the Imagination pavilion? It was a crude attempt at holography and you faced off against a cowboy as I remember it. It used a real actor and I think a peppers ghost type projection effect. Probably a lazer disk experience where you are triggering different chapters by your limited actions. My brother played it once. It did cost money to try, but you could also just watch it in a sort of demo mode.

*I found it, though I can't remember exactly where it was placed:
 
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UNCgolf

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Anyone remember an odd video game that I believe was in the Imagination pavilion? It was a crude attempt at holography and you faced off against a cowboy as I remember it. It used a real actor and I think a peppers ghost type projection effect. Probably a lazer disk experience where you are triggering different chapters by your limited actions. My brother played it once. It did cost money to try, but you could also just watch it in a sort of demo mode.

*I found it, though I can't remember exactly where it was placed:

My guess is it was in Innoventions and not the Imagination Pavilion. If I remember correctly, in the first few years they had an area sponsored by Sega with a bunch of different Sega consoles and arcade games.
 

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