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Figment Meet & Greet now open in EPCOT, five hour wait on first day!

Everyone’s favorite purple dragon has arrived at EPCOT! That’s right, Figment is now greeting guests in the Imagination! pavilion.

Figment Meet & Greet in EPCOT

Whether you’re a fan of Figment's mischievous personality or you aspire to dream as big as he does, you’ll be able to share it all when you meet him in the Imagination! pavilion at EPCOT.

You can meet Figment every day between 10am - 1:30pm, and 2:30pm - 5pm.

Figment Meet & Greet in EPCOT

Figment began meeting guests today, Sunday, September 10 at EPCOT and he drew quiet the crowd, with probably the largest crowd in a long time at the Imagination! pavilion, with wait times of 5 hours and upwards to meet him!

The line was so long today that it was closed for the day at around 3 pm.

Figment Meet & Greet in EPCOT

Now that the moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived, let’s see just how much you know about one of our favorite EPCOT icons.

Here are five Figment fun facts!

  1. Did you know Figment has been around since EPCOT first opened at Walt Disney World Resort back in 1982? He made his debut as a childlike dreamer who embodies creativity and imagination in the original attraction, Journey Into Imagination.

  2. A creature as fantastical as Figment has to have an amazing origin story! Did you know the story of this unique dragon comes from ancient mythology? While stories about these mythical creatures come from all over the world, they all tend to have one thing in common: Dragons embody physical traits from many other creatures and beasts.

  3. You may remember the Dreamfinder from the original attraction, Journey Into Imagination. Did you know this character actually started as Professor Marvel? Back in the 1970s, a proposed Disneyland attraction would have featured a panoramic showcase of curiosities and marvels of our world hosted by two brand new characters: Professor Marvel and his impish little sidekick – a yet-to-be-named dragon.

  4. For forty years, the delightful dragon has shown us how exciting it is to explore the world with our five senses – and our imaginations. Did you know he was the star of his own educational series? In 1988, Figment was introduced in school classrooms to teach students Language Arts Through Imagination.

  5. Originally, Figment was going to be green! Can you imagine this unique dragon with the body of a lizard, the nose of a crocodile and the horns of a steer in any other color than bright purple?

Figment Meet & Greet in EPCOT

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