Universe of Energy
[Disney Vacation Planner]
|At A Glance
||Now featuring Ellen's Energy
Adventure a tongue in cheek look at energy conservation hosted
by Ellen Degeneres and Bill Nye.
Ellen's Energy Adventure is the result of a rehab of the venerable
Universe of Energy attraction. This ride features Ellen Degeneres,
star of one of Disney's TV sitcoms, who is in the midst of a personal
Ellen dreams that she is on the game show Jeopardy, competing
against an old schoolday rival (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) and
Albert Einstein (played by himself, ostensibly). In short, she's
being wasted by her old rival (Al seems to be lost in thought
and doesn't really play much into the final outcome of the match).
Fortunately, Bill Nye the science guy, another Disney character
creation, comes to the rescue and gives Ellen some personal tutoring
just in the nick of time. Along the way, the theatre itself turns
into a Jurrasic Park.
Overall the attraction lasts for 45 minutes per sitting - 8 minutes
of which is taken up with a cinematic pre-show, and 37 minutes
taken up with the theatre ride itself.
In the recent rehab of this ride, the dinos were given a facelift,
too, and as a result are now colorful and animated than before
(in line with current thinking about how they may have looked/behaved
in real life)
Since this attraction in a theatre show, it has a very large
capacity, and as a result it's rare for everyone that is waiting
not to get into the next show.