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EPCOT - Journey Into Imagination

This pavilion is currently in the midst of an extended rehab. The original ride was redone and opened in 2000 as Journey into your Imagination and the pavilion was renamed the Imagination Institute. This redone has never caught on and again the attraction was redone with this new version opening in 2002(?I think?). . The current incarnation of the ride allows you to ride through the Imagination Institute with Dr. Nigel Channing and Figment as your guides. You explore all your senses and imagination. After exiting the attraction you are offloaded into the ImageWorks.

The other half of the pavilion is the Honey I Shrunk the Audience. This 3D movie is a great theater experience to take part in(it adds a whole new dimension to tradition 3D films). It rates right up there with the Muppet Vision 4D attraction over at the Studios.




Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

The newest verion of the attraction is a step forward, but still no where near as good as the original in most people's minds. The show was really shortened and simplified the ride portion of the attraction. The Imageworks now has almost 50% devoted to purchasing things, where as the original 2nd story Imageworks was almost all displays. Now the Imageworks is located on the first floor.

The Honey I Shrunk the Audience film is identical to the film they installed in Disneyland's Tomorrowland several years later. Both films are starting to be a bit dated and it seems a new version needs to be on the way.... but there are no rumors of it and with the investment in the latest revision of the attraction featuring the Imagination Institute I doubt any changes will happen in the near future...




Attractions & Entertainment (Parades, Shows & Fireworks)
Current Attractions:
  • Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival (Opened: Apr 18, 2015)
    Genie+
  • ImageWorks - The (Opened: Oct 01, 1999)
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment (Opened: Jun 01, 2002)
    Genie+
Retired Attractions:
  • Journey into Your Imagination (Oct 01, 1999 - Oct 08, 2001)
  • ImageWorks (Oct 01, 1982 - Oct 10, 1998)
  • Journey into Imagination (Mar 05, 1983 - Oct 10, 1998)
  • Captain EO (Original) (Sep 12, 1986 - Jul 06, 1994)

 

Dining
  • None

Quick Facts
  • 4 acre site
  • The pyramid is made of mirrored glass over an aluminum frame
  • Captain E-O replaced the original film, Magic Journeys. E-O opened on September 12, 1986 and closed in July 1994 then was replaced by Honey, I Shrunk the Audience
  • Opened on March 5, 1983

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