I can't even imagine how terrible that must have been. That made me tear up a little.I remember running to Imagination on a family trip as a preteen after remembering how much I loved Figment and Dreamfinder in the original. Imagination was the priority, I had to see that amazing turntable scene and hear One Little Spark again. I was unaware it had been changed since our last trip.
Without hyperbole, it was like finding out Santa wasn’t real all over again. I was totally gutted, just like the ride had been.
Yes, the current ride is completely lacking, but you’re right: V2 was abominable.