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Rumor Figment, well, to be replaced by Figment

RSoxNo1

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Disney at the very least should fix up the Figment animatronics, the state of both of them are embarrassing. One is "Spastic Figment" while the other is "Crippled Figment"(Seriously though, sometimes his left arm doesn't have much motion and literally seems like it is being held/limited by an invisible arm cast). Take a look at this video back in 2003 of the same AA and you will see how much movement it use to have:
They added a sweater, what more do you want?
 

NemoIncognito

New Member
So earlier this week after a ride on JIYI, I noticed a new ImaginationLand backdrop (from Inside Out) in Imageworks. So probably another meet and greet on the way to that space, to join Wreck-it Ralph.
 

Mickeynerd17

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So earlier this week after a ride on JIYI, I noticed a new ImaginationLand backdrop (from Inside Out) in Imageworks. So probably another meet and greet on the way to that space, to join Wreck-it Ralph.
Well, that would be good to hear.

ImageWorks is a terrible disappointment right now. I understand with Covid you can't really do any of the exhibits, but its like a big fat empty room now. Nothing there.

Something should've been done about this a long time ago.
 

DoleWhipDrea

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I believe that backdrop has been there for quite some time now.
It has. Joy was doing M&G there for a little while before the pandemic but after the Innoventions M&G location for her (and Sadness) closed.

Joy arriving in the pavilion caused some concern from fans about whether this was a precursor to Disney wanting to do that Inside Out redo, but since Pete Docter (now Chief creative officer at Pixar) reportedly shut the proposal down by reiterating that everyone loves Figment, fans of Figment can at least take some comfort.

With EPCOT’s main meet and greet area gone, the characters needed to go somewhere else until PLAY! is ready to go - or at least, that’s my guess.
 

Mickeynerd17

Well-Known Member
With EPCOT’s main meet and greet area gone, the characters needed to go somewhere else until PLAY! is ready to go - or at least, that’s my guess.
Yes, that was the reason because Joy and Sadness were across the breezeway in former Innoventions West before the closure/demolition. Play is going to be the new "character spot".
 

Brer Panther

Well-Known Member
Joy and Sadness can be found all across Epcot. But mainly Sadness.

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trainplane3

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Perhaps against my better judgement, I'll toss an offer out to a few on here. I'll be in Epcot on 5/6 and 5/7 till at least 1pm (thanks Park Pass) and I'm DVC. If someone would like to see the DVC lounge, let me know. I know the lounge pops up occasionally as a conversation piece so I figured I'll toss a limited offer here. It's not a big meet up like 2019, just an offer to those in the park on the 2 days for a quick trip upstairs (half hour should be enough?).

Things to remember: It's a DVC lounge. It's boring. The music is boring. The theming is generic. But the location is unique and still pretty neat. Plus free soft drinks and snacks.

There'll be more opportunities over the year with 2 more trips planned but I won't set super specific plans until those are much closer.
 
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pdude81

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I forgot to mention that we saw Josh D'Amaro at Riviera on our recent trip. Very personable and engaging, nice to talk to, I took my one shot at asking about future operations to say that while we (family) still even enjoy Figment in his current form, we'd like to know if there is any chance we can get the Dreamfinder back. I didn't expect much of an answer, but he just asked that we give him a little time.

Certainly nothing newsworthy here, but at least he knows the random people he met that day care about Figment and the spirit of the original JII.
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
I forgot to mention that we saw Josh D'Amaro at Riviera on our recent trip. Very personable and engaging, nice to talk to, I took my one shot at asking about future operations to say that while we (family) still even enjoy Figment in his current form, we'd like to know if there is any chance we can get the Dreamfinder back. I didn't expect much of an answer, but he just asked that we give him a little time.

Certainly nothing newsworthy here, but at least he knows the random people he met that day care about Figment and the spirit of the original JII.
Every little bit helps. They'd be just...special...if they got rid of figment just from a merch angle. But then again we've seen what they're fine with doing sooooooo...
 

Inspired Figment

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My guess is that’s either a cast model to use for either creating the puppets seen in the ride’s finale ‘or’ the cable controlled Figment puppet used in the never-aired Dreamfinders show developed for Disney Channel back when it launched.
 

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