Universe of Energy (closing August 13, 2017)

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

Join Ellen DeGeneres for a humorous crash course in energy, the stuff that powers our world. Widescreen films, thunderous sound effects, and gigantic Audio-Animatronics dinosaurs help tell the tale. Ellen’s cast includes Bill Nye the Science Guy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Alex Trebek. Shows start every 17 minutes. The queue moves quickly once the show begins. Effects may be too intense for small kids and some adults. No flash photo or video lights. Note that this attraction is closing August 13, 2017 to make way for a new Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction, which will open in time for the 50th anniversary in 2021.

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Type: Film
Scope: E-Ticket
Ages: Ages 4 & up
Thrill Factor: Dark, loud dinosaurs

Average Standby Wait: 10 min.
Pre-Show Duration: 8 min.
Film Duration: 37 min.
FastPass: None
Queue Conditions: Indoor queue with uncovered, outdoor, overflow queue.

Special Considerations:
- Assistive Listening
- Must transfer from ECV
- Seating type: bench with backs

Also Known As: Universe of Energy

ToddlerTip: Dinosaurs roar
KidTip: Dinosaurs!!! Oh, and it has a movie about energy.
TeenTip: Itís still cool to me, and a fun way to learn.

PassPorter's Ratings for Universe of Energy (closing August 13, 2017)
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Readers Rating: (rated by 147 PassPorter readers)

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41.54% of our readers would definitely visit Universe of Energy (closing August 13, 2017) again.

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What PassPorter Readers Think of Universe of Energy (closing August 13, 2017) (31 comments):

Ellen is great in this ride. It is a fun and educational. It is a long show/ride. It is the best way to cool off or get out of the rain at Epcot. Although I do admit I have dosed off after 6 days of Disney World last time. My son loves the dinosour's. We only do this ride if we have time left and we haven't missed anything else.
DisneyKimber gave this a rating of 6 on 06/30/2016 at 6:33:45 pm EDT

Use the restroom before seeing this one because it is long! It could use an update.
Horace Horsecollar gave this a rating of 7 on 06/30/2016 at 4:49:45 pm EDT

Just not a fan of the ride. Even Bill Nye the Science Guy couldn't save it for me.
Espeon200 gave this a rating of 3 on 06/30/2016 at 2:27:59 pm EDT

Okay, I do really enjoy tnis show/ride, however, I wish it would be updated with new technology and information and especially while all the stars are still with us. Now, if you don't enjoy the show/ride, this is a wonderful way to get away from the crowds and especially the heat for a good amount of time (45 minutes). I know plenty of people who say it's a great place to nap, lol.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 9 on 06/27/2016 at 12:32:51 pm EDT

its a long ride that definitely needs to be updated but nevertheless i still enjoy it
2babiesandthemouse gave this a rating of 6 on 06/24/2016 at 5:01:48 pm EDT

Loved as a kid how the theater became your vehicle!
CheriePenguin gave this a rating of 7 on 06/21/2016 at 4:36:18 pm EDT

Fun but very time consuming.
Dopey Girl gave this a rating of 6 on 06/20/2016 at 8:21:51 pm EDT

Even Ellen can't save this one. Great place to take a nap.
scott disney dad gave this a rating of 4 on 06/20/2016 at 3:06:12 pm EDT

I have to ride it due to childhood memories of being there with my parents as a youngster. However, the movie intro needs major updating (Bill and Ellen are still available), and the end movie too.
MissyMouse70 gave this a rating of 3 on 06/18/2016 at 9:52:22 pm EDT

chelynnah gave this a rating of 5 on 06/17/2016 at 1:34:57 pm EDT

I love Ellen and Jeopardy, but it could use an update to the film.
ashlvsq2004 gave this a rating of 9 on 06/15/2016 at 12:08:41 pm EDT

Never again. Too long. Outdated
tinae159 gave this a rating of 1 on 06/15/2016 at 1:59:59 am EDT

Way too long
eeyore01905 gave this a rating of 5 on 06/14/2016 at 11:23:02 am EDT

Love Ellen but strongly dislike this attraction. Felt like 3 hours of my life that I will never get back. Why not but Frozen in here and leave Maelstrom.......?
MPoppins77 gave this a rating of 1 on 06/13/2016 at 8:31:13 pm EDT

great ride to relax on
gram25gs gave this a rating of 8 on 06/13/2016 at 1:45:27 pm EDT

A family favorite! A little outdated but it's still fun!
mom2three23 gave this a rating of 8 on 06/12/2016 at 4:10:13 pm EDT

Great attraction. Slightly outdated but I don't mind. And one more thing....dinosaurs!
CaptainSpalding gave this a rating of 8 on 06/10/2016 at 9:57:17 pm EDT

musty smell
dromio515 gave this a rating of 5 on 06/10/2016 at 9:21:07 pm EDT

AlwAys enjoy this attraction. Could use some updating, but educational and a great place to rest your feet and cool off.
FARMERGIRL gave this a rating of 7 on 06/03/2016 at 9:51:25 pm EDT

Great place for a afternoon nap.
AeroScott gave this a rating of 5 on 06/03/2016 at 4:08:53 pm EDT

Really could use some love from the Imagineers.
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 5 on 06/03/2016 at 3:56:55 pm EDT

Very nice Ellen but another long line
KDevines gave this a rating of 7 on 06/03/2016 at 12:02:21 am EDT

I love this attraction, even thou others don't like it. It could use updating but keep the main premise of the attraction.
cutiepie gave this a rating of 9 on 06/02/2016 at 10:49:55 am EDT

Disney has basically shoved this attraction into the back of the closet. Example: the Ellen A-A figure is gone, but the soundtrack continues as if it is still there. The dinosaurs are cool, but are about 5 minutes of a 45-minute ride.
Marie the Cat gave this a rating of 5 on 05/30/2016 at 7:23:06 pm EDT

In dire need of an update, not least to keep the science accurate - good place for a nap though..
Emlette gave this a rating of 3 on 05/28/2016 at 7:42:14 am EDT

This needs an update - NOW. It's known as the "nap ride" in our house. It's never full, so the kids can lie down and sleep for half an hour.
ElizaMargo gave this a rating of 3 on 05/27/2016 at 4:32:13 pm EDT

It is cool inside. There are dinosaurs at the end, but the beginning is so boring, it is not worth it.
txtink gave this a rating of 2 on 05/27/2016 at 12:32:52 pm EDT

I love Ellen!
MayraLR gave this a rating of 8 on 05/27/2016 at 11:59:14 am EDT

Still fun for us, but could use an update. Our kids barely know who Ellen and Bill Nye are!
westport_chicky gave this a rating of 6 on 05/27/2016 at 11:09:34 am EDT

Needs a little revamping for sure but fun anyway
dmargliotti gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 10:37:02 am EDT

Bill Nye is too preachy and has become a somewhat controversial figure since this attraction was first revamped using him.
Ms Minnie gave this a rating of 5 on 05/27/2016 at 7:07:23 am EDT

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