Journey to Imagination introduces the character Figment, a purple dragon exploring the world of imagination. He joins riders on a tour through the Imagination Institute, where Dr. Nigel Channing researches imagination in five labs based on the human senses.
The original Journey into Imagination opened in 1983. The ride introduced the characters of Figment and the Dreamfinder, taking riders on a 11-minute-journey through imagination. In 1999, the ride was entirely rethemed; the major theme of Imagination remained, but now riders were taken on a journey by the new character Dr. Nigel Channing (played by Eric Idle). The ride was significantly shortened to 6 minutes and was henceforth called Journey into YOUR Imganation.
The response to the retheme was generally negative, causing the park to close the ride within two years. The third, and current, incarnation of the ride opened in 2002 and combined the storylines of Figment and Dr. Nigel Channing.
The original ride featured the song "One Little Spark" by the Sherman Brothers, written especially for the ride. The song is used again in the current version of the ride, now performed by Eric Idle.
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