9. Original Journey Into Imagination
Yeah, I’m still a little bitter about this one. I can’t for the life of me understand why the original version of this ride is no longer with us. Anyone who has had the opportunity to experience the old Figment and his Dreamfinder friend will tell you it was light-years better than the new, tacky and vastly-different version of the ride. The older version was so inventive and imaginative and classic. I read a report from a Cast Member who got to ride on the very last train to make its journey through. She stated that she and her co-workers were all in tears as they sad their goodbyes to the unique and wondrous version of the ride which closed down in 1999. I suppose I should be thankful that they didn’t remove Figment completely from Epcot as you can still encounter this rascally purple-dragon today at the theme park. I’m just simply not-on-board with the Imagineers in regards to this new version.