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One Little Spark Can Start A Fire!

Two things that occured at the Destination D event at Disney World really got me thinking. First, there was the announcement that the Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management is going to be converted into something that very closely resembles the original Tiki Room Tropical Serenade.  If you read my previous blog post on the fire in the Tiki Room a few months ago, you’ll know that I consider this welcome news.

The second occurrence was the appearance of The Dreamfinder and Figment during Richard Sherman’s session at Destination D.  This got me thinking about how awesome it would be if they’d make the Imagination Pavilion into something that very closely resembles the original attraction, complete with an updated Image Works like it used to be!  Unfortunately, I don’t see Disney doing this any time soon, and I’m not going to hire an arsonist to start a fire in Journey Into Imagination With Figment as some people are encouraging me to do.

But despite the current, uninspired attraction there is one thing about the Imagination Pavilion that hasn’t really changed since the park opened. The jumping water fountains were a delight to me on my first visit to Epcot back in 1983,

and they continue to be a delight to people today. From the leapfrogging water to the jellyfish shooters to the reverse waterfall, this is one part of the Imagination Pavilion worth visiting on every trip to Epcot.  If you have children, you’d be wise to plan to spend at least 45 minutes letting your kids enjoy themselves in that area. Also, expect them to get wet. It will happen. Trust me.


  1. Jenn

    I love those crazy fountains! I vividly remember playing with them when I was really little in the 80s and I can sit and watch kids play with them all day when I go now. 🙂 Oh…and I will totally donate to the ‘Burn down Journey’ fund 😉


      Thanks for the comments, Jenn! It’s funny how the memories of playing in those fountains stays with you, isn’t it? When I think about it, I can’t recall ever seeing anything like it anywhere else.


    Hey Jeff! Thanks for sharing those pictures! I believe that was the trip where we literally just missed each other by a day, which reminds me I have to email Eleanor about something…

  3. Steve

    When we saw Dreamfinder and Figment in a YouTube from DestinationD, that was the first thing I thought as well… a return of Journey to the Dreamfinder days… back a great ride, post-ride attractions that work and to the rainbow tunnel. Hoping that the return of the Tiki Room and the visit by Dreamfinder is foreshadowing to better days for this favorite attraction.

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