Just a week or so ago I headed over to Epcot for one last visit to the International Food & Wine Festival. I had tried most of the items but there were a few that topped my list so I wanted to go back one last time and indulge.
After our tour around the World Showcase, we were heading back towards the front of the park and headed along the pathway just near the Canadian Pavilion. As we walked my daughter asked, “Isn’t the Figment rides near here’s?”…Ugh!
She was referring to of course the Journey into Imagination attraction featuring a purple dragon called Figment. Now I will admit I’m not the biggest Figment fan. I do enjoy Figment as a character but the ride is terrible and in my opinion, he’s pretty annoying. My fingers are crossed that they will “eventually” change this ride. In the meantime, I indulged my daughter and went on the ride with her. Thankfully it’s not a long ride but I always come out of there humming that song.
After exiting the ride you find yourself in the ImageWorks area of the pavilion. Pre-Covid days this place would be packed with kids enjoying some of the interactive exhibits or more than likely to meet some characters like Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope. Unfortunately for now there is nothing going on inside this space. Guests just walk right through it into the gift shop and then back outside to the park.
For no apparent reason, we decided to just take our time in this area and enjoy it with no one around. Eventually, we did head out towards the gift shop and I noticed that a new penny machine was placed here. This location used to have a 3-design electronic machine but that had disappeared a couple years ago.
The designs of this design are all themed around the Animated movie Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. This would match a little better in this area if Ralph still had a meet and greet here, but currently, he is not here so the machine seems a bit out of place. They have started to renovate a pavilion on the other side of Future World that will become the Play Pavilion and seems to be themed around movies like Inside Out, and Wreck-It Ralph so I would think this machine will be relocated over there once construction is completed.
Just on a quick side note, for anyone that would rather skip the Figment ride you don’t need to go through that to get the pennies. Just walk around the side of the Imagination Pavilion and you will find the exit/entrance to the ImageWorks gift shop. Head inside the penny machine is just past the merchandise area.
I do like this set and think the designs are cute, but find it kind of strange that this is the movie they are opted to released penny designs for. Are there any other pennies with designs from another movie sequel? I’ll have to think about that but I don’t think so. Leave me a comment if you can think of one.
Thank you for checking in this week and I hope you had a fantastic holiday last week. Enjoy, stay safe, and as always Keep on Pressing!