As a part of the month of Epcot here at My Park, My Rides, it is my pleasure to announce the first winner of this year's Scorer's Wands. The first category I am presenting was the decision I found the easiest. The Soccer's Wand for Best Original Character in Epcot goes to...
Figment is one of the greatest creations in the history of Walt Disney World. He is one of the most lovable characters in the park, probably only second to the big cheese himself. The best proof of Figment's importance is the public outcry after his removal from the ride during its 2000 refurbishment. Imagineers quickly refurbished the ride again, even though it wasn't cheap in the first place, and put Figment back in his rightful place. Figment has become one of the well known symbols of Epcot. His merchandise flies off the shelves and can be considered very collectible.
What's in the works for the future of our little purple friend? Well, my biggest wish would be for a reunion with his best friend and creator: The Dreamfinder. If he were still around, in fact, he may have challenged Figment for this title. The two of them together really are a dream team and could be bring some much needed energy back into the Imagination Pavilion.
So what do you guys think? Was I right? Who are you favorite Epcot characters?