Journey Back Into Imagination

Welcome to Journey Back Into Imagination.  This project is a work-in-progress virtual recreation of the original Journey Into Imagination attraction from Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center.  This recreation includes a web-based interactive model that you can explore, still photos of the virtual pavilion, and downloadable model parts in the Sketchup 3D Warehouse.


Overall Pavilion - The outdoor portion of this attraction is the most finished.  I'm loosely recreating the pavilion as it was around 1986.

The model features "Journey Back" Signs indicating the entrances to other scenes.

The Original Ride - The ride system and vehicles are working.  When you enter the ride, you are locked into the vehicle (but you can look around with the mouse).  Press "w" to walk around in "free roaming" mode, "s" to skip to the end of the Flight of the Imagination scene (turntable), or "e" to exit the ride.  There are a few things to see in several scenes including the Flight to the Imagination, Dreamport, Brand New Show, Science and the FInale.  This area is the most work-in-progress.

Captain EO / Magic Eye Theater - The preshow, main theater, and exit hallway are in.  They have proper music and props, but I do not plan to add working movies (too complicated and available by better means elsewhere).  The main theater is modeled after the original Captain EO set dressing.  

The Image Works - This space is in now.  All of the rooms and structures are there and I'll continue fleshing out the details as I go.  My wish is that I can eventually make this area at least partially functional.  I'm still learning how to use Unity but really want to add more animation and interactivity.

Do you have any blueprints, plans, photos or videos of the original attraction?  If you have anything you think might help, drop me a line at  Thanks!
Check out the work so far in this slideshow or at Flickr: