Pipe Bursts on Top of EPCOT Building, Sends Water Shooting Into the Air

Imagination Pavilion EPCOT Water Pipe
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Walt Disney World Resort is known for many things, including its four incredible theme parks — the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and EPCOT. While the Magic Kingdom is certainly the most classic, EPCOT is quickly increasing in popularity, mainly due to its amazing food festivals around the World Showcase and the opening of new rides, including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. EPCOT is very popular with Disney foodies, but there are a number of rides and attractions for Guests of all ages.

remy's ratatouille adventure

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One of the places that is popular with younger Guests is the Imagination Pavilion, which is located in the World Celebration area of EPCOT, near The Land Pavilion. The Imagination Pavilion houses the adorable ride Journey Into Imagination With Figment, as well as “What If” Labs, and a theater showing Disney and Pixar short films. There is something for everyone to enjoy, but recently, Guests visiting the area were shocked to see water shooting up into the air from the top of the Imagination Pavilion.

Journey Into Imagination

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A video of the water spout was shared on Twitter by user Luke Bouma (@LukeBK), along with the information that a pipe had burst. The water then ran down the side of the building a created a trail along the walkway next to the pavilion.

Huge pipe brake on top of The journey into imagination building.

This is sadly not the first time that someone has noticed that things seem to be going downhill at The Most Magical Place on Earth. BioreConstruct shared images inside the Journey Into Imagination With Figment queue. The posters in the queue are faded, showing signs of their age, something BioreConstruct first noticed back in April. In the past, things like that would have been fixed before too many Guests noticed, but they are now falling by the wayside.

Might be an interesting time to cite other areas of the EPCOT Imagination pavilion needing maintenance. Posters still faded as of few days ago.

Journey Into Imagination With Figment — and the entire Imagination Pavilion — have long been topics of conversation. Many fans are divided into two camps. One side wants something more exciting to be brought in to replace Figment and the theater. Others remember the days of Figment and the Dreamfinder and want Disney to revamp Journey Into Imagination and make it more like the attraction from the past that they loved.

Journey Into Imagination

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Figment has become the icon of EPCOT, so it is unlikely that he is going anywhere any time soon. Figment is frequently found on EPCOT merchandise, especially if there is a festival like Food & Wine or Festival of the Arts. At the last Festival of the Arts, Disney even came out with a Figment popcorn bucket that Guests waited more than 5 hours to get their hands on.

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