Guests Experience an Unusual Error on Journey Into Imagination With Figment

The Walt Disney World Resort operates four theme parks, two water parks, Disney Springs, several recreational offerings, and more than 25 Resort hotels, most all year long.

With so much happening all over the Resort 365 days a year, mishaps are sure to occur (as much as we hope they wouldn’t) and attractions can occasionally experience some downtime as a result. One recent incident that Guests witnessed aboard a Disney attraction, came at EPCOT where Journey Into Imagination With Figment recently suffered from an error you may be familiar with from your own computer…

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During a recent ride on Journey Into Imagination With Figment, Guests’ vehicles arrived at the “Sight” lab, where Dr. Nigel Channing, assisted by Figment himself share some insight into how this sense interacts with one’s imagination as part of the open house tour of the Imagination Institute.

Much of what is happening in this scene of the ride, save for some fun details around the room, takes place on a screen. Normally the screen displays an eye chart, with Figment showing up to add his own spin on this part of the tour. This was not the case for one recent spin on the attraction though, as TikTok user @walruscarp shared the following video (sound up for an extra laugh):


Figment_bgm.exe Crash. Imagination is a blast ? You said it Doc. #walruscarp #figment #journeyintoimagination Disney ride breakdown at Walt Disney world. Journey into imagination with figment.

♬ One Little Spark (From “Journey Into Imagination”) – Wind Dectet – Untitled Virtual Ensemble

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As unfortunate (but also a little bit hilarious) as this situation on Journey Into Imagination was, some replies in the comments were quick to note other screen-based attractions where a Windows OS error message is a possibility if something goes wrong, including for instance, Toy Story Mania at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Thankfully, this error message is not something we’ve seen in person here at Disney Tips, so it likely is not all that common on Disney attractions, but we did chuckle nonetheless.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment

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Disney’s official description of Journey Into Imagination With Figment reads:

Just Imagine… Dragons!
The Institute’s beleaguered chairman Dr. Nigel Channing (played by Eric Idle) sets out to prove how the 5 senses capture the imagination—but he’s upstaged by the mischievous Figment!

Prepare for surprises galore as you travel through a series of vivid, whimsical sensory labs. Learn about all 5 senses as Figment turns the lab upside down and causes quite a stink in the Smell Lab.

Let your imagination run wild on this marvelous, madcap musical adventure!

Have you ever caught one of these error messages at Walt Disney World?

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."