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Praise from the Epcot Center Imagination Pavilion's Original Dreamfinder!

What a start to my weekend. I had the great honor to find the following
note in my email!

Jeff —

My name is Ron Schneider. I was the first and original strolling
Dreamfinder & Figment at
Journey Into Imagination
from ’82 to ’87, and I was the official
voice for the Dreamfinder (after Chuck McCann was "let go".)

I’m writing you because I have just received and glanced through your
video tribute to my old stomping grounds and couldn’t let another minute
go by without thanking you and congratulating you on a sterling job!!

Your footage, editing, sound, color and comprehensive coverage really
took me back to the old ride and I’ll be using this great production for
years to come to demonstrate the old show to people (always giving the
credit to JeffLangeDVD,
of course)!

Thanks again for all your hard work,

Ron Schneider


 
 

Photos above provided by Ron Schneider as the original Dreamfinder
(with Figment of course) in the early years of the Imagination pavilion.

I really appreciate his kind words about my
Journey Into Imagination
DVD, especially from someone who appreciates and
contributed so much to the history of Epcot Center! Thanks to Ron
Schneider for providing so much happiness as the original Dreamfinder. I
really wish the Dreamfinder was still with us in the parks today.

Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s
Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition
is
available now. For more information or to order the DVD please click
HERE
. As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory
topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

Journey Into Imagination Photo Memories: A Tribute To Dreamfinder.

Hello everyone and welcome back. Today I will be continuing my
Journey Into Imagination
Photo Memories series with a tribute to Epcot
Center’s long lost keeper of Imagination (and friend of Figment)
‘Dreamfinder’.


 
 

This was the area that you exited into after experiencing the 3-D film
Magic Journeys
(or later Captain EO). Dreamfinder could usually be
found here posing for photos with his friend Figment (like above with my
sister Amy). Note the Kodak camera & film shop in the above photo. This
area has now changed to ‘Figments Place‘, a meet & greet with a
giant sized Figment.


"I am the Dreamfinder", This was your first encounter with
the Dreamfinder as he introduced himself from the controls of his Dream
Catcher. We next encounter our new host painting a color changing mural
using a giant fiber optic paint brush.


More scenes from the classic attraction feature Dreamfinder in various
performing arts persona’s Above our friend conducting a laser light
symphony and next he is dressed as a mysterious wizard.


In the above scenes Dreamfinder operates a scientific contraption to
show the miniature workings of nature. These are projected on movie
screens surrounding the ride vehicles.


Finally we come to the end our our
Journey Into Imagination
. We see the Dreamfinder behind an old fashion
camera telling us to "Use our newly found sparks of imagination in the
Image Works". Next we look straight ahead and see that an on-ride photo
(taken earlier going between scenes) is projected on a screen. This was
well before these became common as a merchandising feature. These photos
were never sold and they only exist now for those guests who
photographed them with their personal cameras. This was not an easy task
in those days before digital photography (yes, that is me above in the
back right).

My latest release ‘Jeff
Lange Remembers Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary
Collectors Edition
‘ is now available, please click
HERE
for more information. As always, if you want to request a future DVD
idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at
suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com
.

Journey Into Imagination Photo Memories – Upside Down Figment Details – Future Production Update.

Hello everyone and welcome back for another Photo Memories update. This edition features Epcot’s
Journey Into Imagination
and some very cool shots of Figment’s upside down ‘Open House’.

We start with the exterior and the pavilion’s original sign. Note the small signs on either side for Captain EO and The Image Works. Next is our new friend Figment greeting us as we pass by in our omnimovers.

Now we’ll have some fun looking at the detail of the upside down rooms in the second version of the attraction ‘Journey Into Your Imagination‘ and the current version ‘Journey Into Imagination with Figment‘. I just love comparing these photos right down to the Figment purple toilet paper and wallpaper!

Next update I will focus on some great hidden Figments and closeup details not normally possible to view when riding the attraction. This just goes to demonstrate the Imagineers great attention to detail… even though most guests will never see it!

Production Update:

I have been uploading vintage video all week in preparation for the following releases.

Disneyland’s 45th Anniversary, Featuring, ‘Believe… There’s Magic in the Stars’, the ’45 Years of Magic Parade’, a visit to Club 33, a Horse Car ride down Main Street USA to see all the 45th Anniversary decorations, the final performance of the Woody’s Roundup stage show recorded July 17th, 2000 and more.

Epcot’s The Land, Featuring the original ‘Listen to the Land’, The ‘Kitchen Kabaret Revue’, Farmer’s Market scenes,’Symbiosis’, ‘Food Rocks’, ‘Living with the Land’ and more.

Also in pre production are Epcot’s The Living Seas, Epcot’s Communicore & Wonders of Life. I will also be fully covering  Classic World Showcase this fall.

My latest release ‘Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition‘ is now available, please click HERE for more information.

As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.

Dreamfinder is Back! Epcot's Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition 2-DVD Set Released Today.

Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination 25th
Anniversary Collectors Edition 2-DVD Set.

9 June 2007

Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s
Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition
2-DVD
Set Released Today.

To purchase this new JeffLangeDVD title, click This
LINK
.

Windsor, Conn. (June 9th, 2007) -Today, JeffLangeDVD have
released their latest Theme Park title, Jeff Lange Remembers
Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition
2-DVD Set.

Jeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to celebrate
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
. This fifth in a series, features the
Future World classic attraction Journey Into Imagination,
Presented by Kodak.

Disc One:

Journey Into Imagination presented by Kodak (1993)

This incredible video was recorded with an audio mixer and two
microphones to capture the main narration plus the sounds of the
background audio effects. Features full coverage of the exterior, que &
load area plus all your favorite ride scenes.

The Image Works – Creative Playground of the Future (1992)

Walk thru the ‘Sensor Rainbow Corridor’ and the ‘
Stepping Tones
’. Watch Figment demonstrate how to draw Dreamfinder’s
beard on the ‘Magic Palette‘ video screens. Experience
Dreamfinder’s blimp race, the pin tables and more.

Journey Into Imagination (1992)

This ride thru was recorded from a different perspective to capture
alternate scenes not always noticed on the attraction.

The Image Works (1991)

The second floor is illuminated for nighttime presentation. Complete
coverage of ‘Figment’s Coloring Book‘, plus a brief look at
Making Faces’, ‘Dreamfinder’s School of Drama
’ and ‘Figments Kaleidoscope’.

Journey Into Imagination (1991)

This ride thru is the earliest recording available.

Photo Slideshow (1983-1998)

A photo montage of over sixty vintage images spanning over a decade of
memories. The slideshow features the attraction itself and the original
Image Works.

Bonus Ride Thru (1992)

Features close-up footage of Figment & Dreamfinder on the Dream Catcher.

Disc Two:

Journey Into Imagination Presented by Kodak (1995)

This was my final recording of the original version of the attraction.

Journey Into Your Imagination Presented by Kodak (1999)

Take a tour of the Imagination Institute before the official opening and
be test subjects for the new invention, The Imagination Scanner.
This recording features full coverage of the exterior, que & load area.

The Image Works (1999)

Preview the Kodak ‘What-If?’ Labs before the official opening.

Journey Into Imagination with Figment Presented by Kodak (2006)

Join Figment & Dr. Nigel Channing for the Imagination Institute’s open
house. Explore the five human senses: sight, sound, smell, touch and
taste plus full coverage of the exterior, que & load area.

The Image Works (2006)

Tour the updated Kodak ‘What-If?’ Labs featuring Figment’s Melody
Maker.

Photo Slideshow (1999-2007)

Over One Hundred and forty Images featuring the new attraction, details
of the upside down rooms, hidden Figments, the Image Works, Props,
Figments place plus a rare look at the original second floor Image Works
location as it exists today.

Celebrate
Epcot’s 25th Anniversary
year after year or experience the
magic for the first time by purchasing ’
Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination
’.

Total Running Time: 134 Min

For more details on purchasing this title, click
HERE
.

For more information on this or other titles please contact
jeff@jefflangedvd.com
or visit JeffLangeDVD.

Buy it Now – Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition 2-Disc Set – Free Shipping Qualifier

jefflangedvd_journey_into_imaginationJeff Lange takes you on a trip back in time to celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary. This fifth in a series, features the Future World classic attraction Journey Into Imagination, Presented by Kodak.

Disc One:

Journey Into Imagination presented by Kodak (1993)

This incredible video was recorded with an audio mixer and two microphones to capture the main narration plus the sounds of the background audio effects. Features full coverage of the exterior, que & load area plus all your favorite ride scenes.

The Image Works – Creative Playground of the Future (1992)

Walk thru the Sensor Rainbow Corridor and the Stepping Tones. Watch Figment demonstrate how to draw Dreamfinder’s beard on the Magic Palette video screens. Experience Dreamfinder’s blimp race, the pin tables and more.

Journey Into Imagination (1992)

This ride thru was recorded from a different perspective to capture alternate scenes not always noticed on the attraction.

The Image Works (1991)

The second floor is illuminated for nighttime presentation. Complete coverage of Figment’s Coloring Book, plus a brief look at Making Faces, Dreamfinder’s School of Drama and Figments Kaleidoscope.

Journey Into Imagination (1991)

This ride thru is the earliest recording available.

Photo Slideshow (1983-1998)

A photo montage of over sixty vintage images spanning over a decade of memories. The slideshow features the attraction itself and the original Image Works.

Bonus Ride Thru (1992)

Features close-up footage of Figment & Dreamfinder on the Dream Catcher.

Disc Two:

Journey Into Imagination Presented by Kodak (1995)

This was my final recording of the original version of the attraction.

Journey Into Your Imagination Presented by Kodak (1999)

Take a tour of the Imagination Institute before the official opening and be test subjects for the new invention, The Imagination Scanner. This recording features full coverage of the exterior, que & load area.

The Image Works (1999)

Preview the Kodak “What-If?” Labs before the official opening.

Journey Into Imagination with Figment Presented by Kodak (2006)

Join Figment & Dr. Nigel Channing for the Imagination Institute’s open house. Explore the five human senses: sight, sound, smell, touch and taste plus full coverage of the exterior, que & load area.

The Image Works (2006)

Tour the updated Kodak What-If? Labs featuring Figment’s Melody Maker.

Photo Slideshow (1999-2007)

Over One Hundred and forty Images featuring the new attraction, details of the upside down rooms, hidden Figments, the Image Works, Props, Figments place plus a rare look at the original second floor Image Works location as it exists today.

Celebrate Epcot’s 25th Anniversary year after year or experience the magic for the first time by purchasing “Jeff Lange Remembers Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination”.

Total Running Time: 134 Min

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