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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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95 votes, so far

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 in a few months. - 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

Ellen's Energy Adventure is fun, in my opinion. It's not particularly thrilling, but if you like Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Nye the Science Guy, or Jeopardy, you'll find humor in the movie. It's old, but it makes me feel nostalgic. The animatronics are the best part of the ride (especially animatronic Ellen). It's 45 minutes long, so it's the perfect thing to do while digesting a meal, waiting for a Fast Pass return time, or just to get out of the sun for a while and have a good laugh. - Renee Michelle

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