They took the best ride at EPCOT Center and turned it into this disaster! Getting rid of all references to the original including Dreamfinder & Figment and made it a boring open house with Dr. Nigel Channing, the worst and most annoying Disney character in history! No wonder this version closed! It was horrible!! And so is the current version! Disney! Bring back the original version already!
This is what happened to imagination. They took a beautiful perfect elegant ride and diluted the fantasy with reality, closed of the magnificent imageworks and BEAUTIFUL Pyramid atrium and stuffed it full of darkness voids and cheap parlor tricks.
The ride insults you from the beginning, claiming you have (ironically) no imagination. The next scene is possibly the worst scene in the history of theme park attractions. an empty room.
Even Six Flags wouldn't have a ride full of empty rooms.
The whole ride I was waiting for the actual ride to start and go back to fanciful wonders perhaps the Dreamfinder would come out of nowhere and take over. but no just some upsidown house and a loud annoying bang. rawr.
The new image works (if it can be called that, I call it the What If labs as in What if Disney ruined all their rides or sold their park to six flags) is actually just really a glorified arcade. The new electronic philharmonic is just an xbox connect with a different name. everything you can do there you can do at home or on the internet.
Could you say the same for the old image works? Surprisingly (or not) no.
Tell me where you can pick up a collection of musical instrument statues that appear to float in mid air and emit magical music notes when you wave your hands around. Can I get a rainbow tunnel installed in my hallway? It'd sure spruce up that dusty place but no. I remember just wantering the place finding more and more new things. The blue screen, the making faces with its delightfully silly "Grand Finale".
All gone. The only way they coulda made it worse was to base it on another cartoon tie in. >:P
That ride was so good I remember going on it when I was only 2.