Universe of Energy

Universe of Energy

Universe of Energy

One of my absolute favorite rides in Walt Disney World is Universe of Energy.  I’m kind of a science geek, so I love this ride (plus it had dinosaurs!!!).  The ride also has Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ellen DeGeneres, so they just make it even better!

The ride deals with energy, how energy is produced, the history of energy production, and future sources of energy.  It really deals with fossil fuels.  It uses a traveling theatre system.

Before the actual ride, you see an eight minute film where Ellen is on an energy-themed Jeopardy show playing against an old rival, Judy Peterson (acted by Jamie Lee Curtis) and Albert Einstein.  She knows nothing about energy.

Guests go and sit down a big theatre area, and Bill Nye takes Ellen and guests back to the Big Bang to explain the origin of fossil fuels.  The vehicles then move, and we get to see the dinosaurs.  Yay!  There’s a prehistoric podcast, and then we see a video about energy resources.

At the end of the show, Ellen wins at Jeopardy! with her new knowledge about energy.

Unfortunately, I can’t find a full video for this attraction under creative commons.  If someone knows about one that I can’t find, please let me know.  I would really appreciate it!

I did find a video showing the dinosaurs in this attraction though.  Enjoy!


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