Did Disney run out of money halfway through? One section of this slow track-based ride is simply a room of black curtains and painted boards. Its daffy purple dinosaur, Figment, once figured as Epcot’s mascot and now strains to act cuddly in his last, forlorn outpost. The ride purports to be an open house of the Imagination Institute run by Prof. Nigel Channing (Eric Idle), but Figment seizes control and literally tries everything he can to offend your senses—your sense of good taste, though, is the most violated. This is the third attempt since 1982 to get an Imagination ride right. The ride dumps out into ImageWorks “What If” Labs, once a high-tech playground but now a gloomy cul-de-sac with little more to offer than the purchase of fairground-style gag photos. Look above the roped-off staircase for a glimpse of the glass pyramid’s atrium, now forbidden unless you’ve purchased a Disney timeshare (there’s a bouncer if you haven’t), and you’ll get a fuller sense of how this pretty pavilion is now half-empty and riven with neglect. You might have gathered by now that Imagination! is not Epcot at its best. However, the fountain pods in front, which shoot snakes of water from one to another, are a firm favorite of children, who never tire of trying to catch one of the so-called “laminar flow” spurts.