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Ellen's Energy Adventure reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Ellen's Energy Adventure, a dark ride in Future World - Universe of Energy at Epcot.

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Posted: February 15, 2014

Known for its massive animatronic dinosaurs, this pavilion features a unique moving theater, which carries 80 people in each of six vehicles that glide through the pavilion, guided by a thin wire underneath the pavilion floor. Originally sponsored by Exxon, the pavilion closed temporarily in March 1989 to remove a preshow film reference to the Exxon Valdez tanker after its Alaskan oil spill. In 1996, Disney revamped the attraction, renaming it Ellen's Energy Crisis, and later, Ellen's Energy Adventure. You'll join Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy as they travel through time to explore the past, present, and future of energy. After a preshow that sets up Ellen's "dream," you'll enter the theater to travel back in time to face life-sized dinosaur animatronics, as you learn exactly where all those fossil fuels came from, anyway.

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64 votes, so far

Ellen's Energy Adventure is complete brilliance from beginning to end. Although the Jeopardy set and the appearances of the actors playing themselves are quite dated, the fantastic narration and commentary by Ellen DeGeneres keep everything seeming fresh. I haven't noticed any problems with the projection of the films, and the dinosaurs look as amazing as they ever did. - Joshua Goodstein

Although I was only 6 when I went on this ride (and had no idea who Ellen, Bill Nye, or what Jepordy was) I loved it and plan to ride again next time I visit latter this week. - Jaiden Cohen

Could someone please put this ride out of it's misery. - O T

Ellen's Energy Adventure is a fun look back at how energy came about. Although 45 minutes long. The ride seemed shorter than that to me. Ellen Degeneres does well at providing laughs in this ride. I actually like this ride and dont care what people say, it shouldnt be scrapped. - Justin Knight

A good attraction, and a long one at that. It's a good thing to do in the middle of the day after a meal to digest and get out of the sun. - Sean Huckel

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