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Rumor Figment, well, to be replaced by Figment

Homemade Imagineering

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Doberge

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Any thoughts about the reimagining the attraction to use augmented reality? I'm sure there will be many eyes of Universal's Mario Kart attraction in Japan. While I have some concerns about it being a fad (like 3D home movies), between Mario Kart and the Play Pavillion, Disney will have some time to evaluate interest in the technology while it continues to evolve into something more useful than what we have today. Thinking of places to use at Disney, Imagination stands out as an opportunity for guests to play *with* Dreamfinder and Figment. I think Figment in particular would rank highly on a guest list of characters wanting to interact with (and not just see passively in an attraction).
 

UNCgolf

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Any thoughts about the reimagining the attraction to use augmented reality? I'm sure there will be many eyes of Universal's Mario Kart attraction in Japan. While I have some concerns about it being a fad (like 3D home movies), between Mario Kart and the Play Pavillion, Disney will have some time to evaluate interest in the technology while it continues to evolve into something more useful than what we have today. Thinking of places to use at Disney, Imagination stands out as an opportunity for guests to play *with* Dreamfinder and Figment. I think Figment in particular would rank highly on a guest list of characters wanting to interact with (and not just see passively in an attraction).

I don't think that's a good idea. The implementation in Mario Kart is not very impressive, and in general I think it lessens the ride experience instead of enhancing it.

It would probably make more sense to do something like that in ImageWorks, if they actually reopened it as a fun interactive playground instead of using it as a lounge. The presence of the Play! Pavilion makes that less likely, though.
 
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Inspired Figment

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I don't think that's a good idea. The implementation in Mario Kart is not very impressive, and in general I think it lessens the ride experience instead of enhancing it.

It would probably make more sense to do something like that in ImageWorks, if they actually reopened it as a fun interactive playground instead of using it as a lounge. The presence of the Play! Pavilion makes that less likely, though.
To be fair though.. who’s to say you couldn’t have both ImageWorks & the Play Pavilion? After all. For years we had a number of different interactive/hands on areas in EPCOT. So I wouldn’t quite put that out of the realm of possibility. i could easily see some type of AR/VR based experience being added to the ImageWorks if they wanted to.
 

Cmdr_Crimson

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It's just a shame what we had got now of imageworks..They could have easily used a good portion of space for a version of Paint and Play similar to TDS and rethemed to the institute where Figment asks for your help to make a bland office space a colorful "splash" of inspiration.
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UNCgolf

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To be fair though.. who’s to say you couldn’t have both ImageWorks & the Play Pavilion? After all. For years we had a number of different interactive/hands on areas in EPCOT. So I wouldn’t quite put that out of the realm of possibility. i could easily see some type of AR/VR based experience being added to the ImageWorks if they wanted to.

Oh sure, there'd be no issue with having both.

I just don't think Disney looks at it that way. "Why reopen ImageWorks when we have the Play Pavilion? We can keep using it as a lounge instead."
 

Inspired Figment

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I know in the grand scheme of things it means absolutely nothing, but our royal purple friend won D23's March Hare Mania bracket.
Hmmm.. I don’t know if I’d quite say that. This is the first year he’s actually won one of the March Magic brackets. Also, putting into perspective he beat out BOTH Mushu & Maleficent. Quite a feat if I do say so myself..
 

UNCgolf

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My concern is that they're going to say, "oh okay we need to keep Figment around" and then make him exactly like the Figment in the current ride, which is not what people want. Figment without Dreamfinder is mostly pointless and doesn't really work.

I think I'd rather have something completely original without Figment at all than something without Dreamfinder that uses the image of Figment without the correct personality -- not that they're likely to build something original if it doesn't include Figment.
 
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Brer Panther

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My concern is that they're going to say, "oh okay we need to keep Figment around" and then make him exactly like the Figment in the current ride, which is not what people want. Figment without Dreamfinder is mostly pointless and doesn't really work.

I think I'd rather have something completely original without Figment at all than something without Dreamfinder that uses the image of Figment without the correct personality -- not that they're likely to build something original if it doesn't include Figment.
Figment only acts the way he does in the current ride because he hated the second version as much as everyone else did and is calling out Nigel Channing on his bullcrap. So long as the fourth version doesn't have Nigel Channing in it, I think we'll be okay.
 

UNCgolf

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Figment only acts the way he does in the current ride because he hated the second version as much as everyone else did and is calling out Nigel Channing on his bullcrap. So long as the fourth version doesn't have Nigel Channing in it, I think we'll be okay.

Could be. I still don't think he's worth much without Dreamfinder; he was what made the original ride really work.

Also, do you really trust current Disney to make that distinction?
 

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