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Meeting Dreamfinder & Figment back in the day

Guest Author: Jennifer Romano

“One little spark of inspiration is at the heart of all creation. . . .” On March 5th, 1983, Dreamfinder and Figment started singing this song when the Journey into Imagination ride opened in Epcot Center at Walt Disney World.  This whimsical attraction allowed guests to board a ride vehicle and journey with Figment and Dreamfinder into the world of imagination.  This incarnation of the ride was very different than the current Imagination ride.  During the course of this attraction, Figment needed our help to fill up the idea bag, and these ideas would help to fuel the rest of our journey through the wondrous world of an active imagination.  After the ride, guests were invited to play in the Imageworks and experience all sorts of technology that allowed them to engage their imaginations with the childlike wonder that they have just learned from Figment.  My brother and I loved this ride as children, and we enjoyed conversing with Figment and Dreamfinder when they used to make appearances outside their attraction.  You couldn’t help but sing Dreamfinder’s catchy tune as you exited, “Imagination, imagination, A dream, can be a dream come true.  With just that spark, in me and you!”dreamfinder

The Relocated Tourist is sponsored by “Magical Mouse Plans Travel”


  1. Ah! Good ol’ JII…sadly, I was only blessed to have experienced the original once, but glad to have had the honor. Thank goodness I was 13 and still have memory of it. Now, if only I could find my photo with Dreamfinder and Figment…


  2. I, too, have only seen the original once…back in the late 80s when I was a child. And I know the current version is very different than how it once was, but I still love going on for the nostalgia. 🙂


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