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Walt Disney World Original Character Report

Character: Dreamfinder (also known as Blarion Mercurial)

Park: Epcot

Location: Journey Into Imagination, Imagination Pavilion, Future World West  (1983–1998)

Portrayed by:  Chuck McCann (voice),  Ron Schneider (original live performer)   

Status: Extinct at Epcot, but recently appeared in Disney Kingdoms comics  

Appearance: Older man with a red beard dressed in a blue suit and top hat

Personality: Creative, kind, wise spirit of imagination

Best Friend: Figment the dragon

Designer: Tony Baxter  

Quote: “Imagination is something that belongs to all of us!”

Description: Dreamfinder is one of the most iconic and beloved theme park characters ever created by Disney. Dreamfinder was first introduced in the Journey Into Imagination attraction collecting sparks and ideas with his flying machine. He creates Figment from the sparks and invites the guests to travel with him to his workshop at the Dreamport and the Realms of Imagination.

According to Dave Smith in his Ask Dave column, “Dreamfinder and Figment originated as Professor Marvel and his green dragon friend at the proposed, but never built, Discovery Bay expansion of Disneyland Resort. When Kodak signed on to be the sponsor of Journey into Imagination at Epcot, the characters were re-imagined. Professor Marvel became the Dreamfinder, and his green dragon became Figment, who adopted royal purple pigment.”

In June 2014 Disney Kingdoms: Figment a five-part comic book miniseries published by Disney/Marvel Comics was released. Disney Kingdoms: Figment series is based around the origin of Figment and Dreamfinder. The story is set in Edwardian London and Dreamfinder, then known as Blarion Mercurial, is a young scientist researching ways to create energy from the power of the mind.

Disneyland Hacks

Go on Splash Mountain with everyone in your group wearing backpack parachutes. As you’re gaining intertia going down but ways before reaching the bottom open them up simultaneously and float away holding onto your new log escape pod. Fly home in your new splash mountain log

Second star to the right and straight on til morning! This is my tattoo on my right forearm, inspired by the movie Peter Pan