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    Default RUMOR: Captain EO To Depart/Imagination Closing

    Looks like Imagination is getting a major refurbishment, and I mean major... The ride is rumored to close all of 2014... What the plan is, no word.. But look for Captain EO to be retired once again during this time...

    Let the speculation begin...
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    I know people love to hate the Imagination ride, and there is never a line for it, but it's been two of my three kids' favorite over the years. I'm glad I got a video of it last time.
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    Given the history of the attraction, I would say there is great reason to fear when Disney decides to work on it. While it needs some love (and imagination), Disney has a bad track record with it. Whatever they do, I would really like to see Figment retained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizneyFreak2002 View Post
    ... But look for Captain EO to be retired once again during this time...
    Hmmm... Need to find a new place to nap...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scar View Post
    Hmmm... Need to find a new place to nap...
    Ellen's Energy Adventure... LOL
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    I know it's incredibly unlikely and I'm sure to be mocked for even suggesting it, but man would I love it if they brought the original back.

    Before you laugh completely, remember they did essentially that with the Tiki Room.
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    I'm with Ian. I really liked the original version and would love to see it returned.
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    Love if they bring back the original Figment. Ellen needs rehab, do enjoy it if only to rest. Hope they do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I know it's incredibly unlikely and I'm sure to be mocked for even suggesting it, but man would I love it if they brought the original back.

    Before you laugh completely, remember they did essentially that with the Tiki Room.
    I completely agree. We loved the original.
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    I'm pretty much good with anything that would bring back some real "imagination" to the place.

    So as long as we're just speculating...

    Since Kermit and the gang are apparently being evicted from Muppet Theatre, how about having them take up residence in the Imagination Pavilion, find and adopt into the family a certain purple dragon. Seems to me there's a lot of potential for some pretty imaginative stuff in this scenario. A ride, re-open the old (updated and re-themed) play area, and there's even a theater for a new Muppet 3D show!

    Oh, and the Working Title is:
    Muppets Take Epcot

    Any other ideas?

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    I was so upset that they changed Figment!! The first time I rode it after the update I was so mad. I was cursing and complaining the entire ride, in my head. I hope it reverts back to the original or at least close to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fangorn View Post

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    DD LOVES Figment ... so she'll be heartbroken. And since she never knew the "original", this will be sad for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I know it's incredibly unlikely and I'm sure to be mocked for even suggesting it, but man would I love it if they brought the original back.

    Before you laugh completely, remember they did essentially that with the Tiki Room.
    I vote for you to take the creative lead in Epcot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I know it's incredibly unlikely and I'm sure to be mocked for even suggesting it, but man would I love it if they brought the original back.

    Before you laugh completely, remember they did essentially that with the Tiki Room.
    Ian, this is one of your better ideas. Although, I'm all for anything that helps get rid of Captain EO.
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    I would vote for either a return to the original or update it with a Phineas and Ferb theme. anyone who has seen the show would know that the boys are always building things, using their imagination, and basically showing kids that they can do/build/invent anything they can think up. I think it would be a great transition.......or they could turn it into a gift shop
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    Interesting... I miss the old Figment and I like the new Imagination ride. They could certainly do with something bigger and better there though. Curious to see how this one goes.
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    I've been hoping for a return to the original for years! I'm sure a lot of you remember the rumors about 5-6 years ago of a return of The Dreamfinder and the original pavilion.
    I'm also one who feels cautiously optimistic after seeing the return of The Enchanted Tiki Room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I know it's incredibly unlikely and I'm sure to be mocked for even suggesting it, but man would I love it if they brought the original back.

    Before you laugh completely, remember they did essentially that with the Tiki Room.
    I was thinking they should bring the original back also. Not a fan of the show now.

    EPCOT future world needs some sponsors that would be willing to put imagination and $$$ to make special attractions. From what I hear, some of the attractions and shows are amazing at other Disney parks in other countries. Disney needs to upgrade EPCOT. I love World Showcase but FW is mainly a walk- through for me.
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    Any idea on when Imagination will be closing? This is my daughter's favorite ride and she likes to ride with my mom. Mom's in a wheelchair and can't transfer so she's limited on what she can ride on. This is kind of their thing and I'd love for them to ride at least once more. We'll be there the first weekend in November for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon. Think it will still be open?
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