Rumor Figment, well, to be replaced by Figment

Surferboy567

Well-Known Member
Now this is a RUMOR take it with a grain of salt and all that. This applies both to the Redo of Imagination as well to Epcot Forever but it matters more for imagination and that’s why I’m posting it here. As everyone knows in Epcot Forever children and NOT Dreamfinder or Figment sing “One Little Spark” in the show. According to Jim Hill and Len on the latest edition of the Disney Dish this was a very hard decision and basically as Len said it the reason why the children were chosen is “Don’t make promises we cannot keep”. Apparently Imagination is in Phase 2 of Epcot’s re-do and they aren’t sure what they are going to do. Including how big of a role Figment will have as well as if Dreamfinder will even appear. I know this has been said by some insiders over the course of time, but I found these little more tidbits to be interesting.
 
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Now this is a RUMOR take it with a grain of salt and all that. This applies both to the Redo of Imagination as well to Epcot Forever but it matters more for imagination and that’s why I’m posting it here. As everyone knows in Epcot Forever children and NOT Dreamfinder or Figment sing “One Little Spark” in the show. According to Jim Hill and Len on the latest edition of the Disney Dish this was a very hard decision and basically as Len said it the reason why the children were chosen is “Don’t make promises we cannot keep”. Apparently Imagination is in Phase 2 of Epcot’s re-do and they aren’t sure what they are going to do. Including how big of a role Figment will have as well as if Dreamfinder will even appear. I know this has been said by some insiders over the course of time, but I found these little more tidbits to be interesting.
Jim Hill is a lying sack of you know what. He has been making up lies for years and his cohost Len just nods and smiles like grandma is telling him a bedtime story.
 

pdude81

Well-Known Member
Now this is a RUMOR take it with a grain of salt and all that. This applies both to the Redo of Imagination as well to Epcot Forever but it matters more for imagination and that’s why I’m posting it here. As everyone knows in Epcot Forever children and NOT Dreamfinder or Figment sing “One Little Spark” in the show. According to Jim Hill and Len on the latest edition of the Disney Dish this was a very hard decision and basically as Len said it the reason why the children were chosen is “Don’t make promises we cannot keep”. Apparently Imagination is in Phase 2 of Epcot’s re-do and they aren’t sure what they are going to do. Including how big of a role Figment will have as well as if Dreamfinder will even appear. I know this has been said by some insiders over the course of time, but I found these little more tidbits to be interesting.
I don't really follow the logic on using children instead of the characters to sing the song. Does that mean Kitchen Kabaret is coming back?
 

Kman101

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I don't really follow the logic on using children instead of the characters to sing the song. Does that mean Kitchen Kabaret is coming back?
lol!

I can imagine show creators going for the 'safe' route but I doubt it truly hinges on the future of the ride. I doubt Imagineering said "better not use Figment or Dreamfinder" ... just seems like a safe route for creatives behind the show so they don't make promises they aren't sure will be kept. If they included either, guests would run with it as "Dreamfinder is coming back" when in reality, the show is a tribute to the past (so his inclusion would feel natural, but you know the stans ...) and a brief glimpse into the future. They clearly enjoy One Little Spark, and I know folks took that as a "sign" so maybe they were right to use kids instead.

I think they mostly used kids because kids "inspire hope for the future" I guess .... I didn't mind the kids but I know some did (why?)
 

brb1006

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Jim Hill is a lying sack of you know what. He has been making up lies for years and his cohost Len just nods and smiles like grandma is telling him a bedtime story.
A broken clock can be right twice a day. Every once in a while Jim can be correct. I also enjoy his podcasts since he discuss some lesser-known and obscure information and history behind Disney Films and Parks.
 

ObscurityPoint

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The post that Joshua is responding to here is Dan’s post, where he states how he thinks the announcement of imagination and Mexico are both imminent, due to the fact that they are officially part of the permanent model in the odyssey. I thought I’d just share this with all of you... what do you guys think of this?
Probably both part of Phase 2. I’m still banking on a Coco overlay to Mexico, since Miguel is featured in the new fireworks show, and drastic changes to Imagination. I’d even bet that a Brazil or Spain/new country announcement would be part of this Phase 2 lineup, but even that could be overshooting. I’m sure we won’t know until progress on the other new additions get more underway.....or until WDW wants to mask their little Skyliner incident with positive press.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Now this is a RUMOR take it with a grain of salt and all that. This applies both to the Redo of Imagination as well to Epcot Forever but it matters more for imagination and that’s why I’m posting it here. As everyone knows in Epcot Forever children and NOT Dreamfinder or Figment sing “One Little Spark” in the show. According to Jim Hill and Len on the latest edition of the Disney Dish this was a very hard decision and basically as Len said it the reason why the children were chosen is “Don’t make promises we cannot keep”. Apparently Imagination is in Phase 2 of Epcot’s re-do and they aren’t sure what they are going to do. Including how big of a role Figment will have as well as if Dreamfinder will even appear. I know this has been said by some insiders over the course of time, but I found these little more tidbits to be interesting.
Figment was the original proposal for the narrator of Forever.
 

brb1006

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UGH... WHY GOD WHY! WHY!... Who in the hell shot that down I mean that is like a no brainier "YESSSS!!!!" idea to have figment narrate it (2nd only to the Horizons Family doing the Narration)
I would have love to hear Figment's voice during the preshow announcing how many minute left until the show starts. Heck, at least the Epcot Forever merch would have made more sense since Figment is featured on them.
 

Theme vision 1955

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I can’t tell if Disney loves figment or just doesn’t care about him, because in most instances they will pump out figment merch and advertise him with EPCOT, and then there is the side of me that thinks that a portion of the company just doesn’t care about figment, take example with the narration situation, along with the fact that they haven’t bothered to give him an updated ride yet.
 
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