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Disney in a Minute: Who is Figment?

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Figment is a purple dragon character specifically created for EPCOT’s Journey into Imagination attraction. His name is derived from the phrase “figment of my imagination” – meaning something fabricated, created, invented, or made up. EPCOT’s Figment is an impish, playful, good-hearted trickster.

Journey into Imagination attraction at EPCOT

Figment, along with his handler friend Dreamfinder, were the stars of the first iteration of Journey into Imagination, which ran from 1983-1999. The attraction was refurbished in 1999 with Figment in greatly reduced role. Following numerous guest complaints about missing the original Figment, the attraction was again revamped in 2002. That version of Journey into Imagination is currently running, with Figment again prominently featured.

While Figment appeared in a handful of short films in the 1980s and has made cameos in the Pixar films Inside Out and Toy Story 4, he is truly a character of EPCOT. He does not appear at any of the other Disney theme parks.

A fan favorite, Figment can be found on a range of merchandise (including a coveted popcorn bucket) and as a meet & greet character. Due to his association with creativity, Figment has been the de facto mascot of EPCOT’s winter Festival of the Arts events, which celebrate the power of imagination.

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Erin Foster

Erin Foster is an original member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel (now PlanDisney), a regular contributor to TouringPlans.com, and co-author of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line. She's been to WDW, DL, DL Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani, DVC Vero Beach, and DVC Hilton Head. She's a Platinum DCL cruiser and veteran of 10 Adventures by Disney trips. Erin lives near New York City, where she can often be found indulging in her other obsession - Broadway theater.

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