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Fans Mourn As Classic Disney Ride Languishes In Disrepair

Practically any Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort fan who has been on a Disney vacation in recent years can most likely describe their time waiting in long lines in Disney Parks for rides that then break down, shut down, or malfunction. These days, Disney rides and attractions are breaking at a “ridiculous” pace — and one attraction, that many people have a soft spot for, has just taken some serious hits damage-wise!

In a conversation on Reddit, a Reddit user named “RequirementKitchen54” shared an image of the Journey into ImaginatDisney rides and attractions are breaking at a “ridiculous” pace — and one attraction, that many people have a soft spot for, has just taken some serious hits damage-wise!ion with Figment attraction that can be found within EPCOT.

The image, which was apparently taken on December 30, shows that the film screens on the attraction are noticeably broken.

Journey into Imagination with Figment/Disney

Journey into Imagination with Figment Credit: Disney

“Haven’t seen Disney attractions this poorly unkept ever,” the original poster wrote. “Taken 12/30 at Journey into Imagination @ EPCOT”. Journey into Imagination has been a part of EPCOT since 1983, making it a particularly old Disney attraction (even though it has nothing on Carousel of Progress in that department).

The attraction was created by Imagineer Tony Baxter and Imagineer Steve Kirk,  and can be found in the World Celebration area.

Haven’t seen Disney attractions this poorly upkept ever. Taken on 12/30 at Journey into Imagination @ EPCOT. from WaltDisneyWorld

Many other Disney shows or attractions have taken center stage since 1983 — and these days, Disney World Guests are more likely to frantically head to Splash Mountain in an effort to ride the ill-fated water ride for the last time — but Journey into Imagination and Figment are still favorites among some Disney fans.

Unfortunately, this attraction is already known for suffering from breakdowns or malfunctions. Seeing the Disney ride in bad shape is still a shock to some Disney fans, however, as evidenced by the responses to the photo in the Reddit conversation.

“Poor figment,” one person wrote. “he deserves so much better.” “[I] was also there like 3 weeks ago and this room and the eye doctor from before it had no audio.. Just sat in silence for two rooms,” another person shared.

Journey Into Imagination

Journey Into Imagination Credit: Disney

“Ride is destroyed,” someone else asserted. “Better to retire it than give it this treatment.”

As one other Disney Guest pointed out, “a lot of the older rides are really starting to show some wear and tear. Some need some major updating. The figment ride screen was broken when we went before Christmas. Not to mention several other rides just don’t sound good or are starting to really show age.”

We have seen many reports of malfunctioning or broken Disney rides in recent months, so this last statement does seem particularly relevant. Have you seen any Disney rides that are sorely in need of repair?

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!