Universe of Energy Epcot Archives
Universe of Energy closed premanently on August 13, 2017
Computer-generated imagery and Audio-Animatronic dinosaurs combine to make this an entertaining, yet educational look at Energy!
Ellen's Energy Adventure – Join Ellen DeGeneres as she dreams of winning Jeopardy. Unfortunately her dream becomes a near-nightmare when she finds the returning champ is her former college rival Dr. Judy Peterson, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. The other challenger is Dr. Albert Einstein. All the categories deal with one thing she knows nothing about — energy.
Enter Bill Nye the Science Guy, Ellen’s neighbor and all-around science whiz, who guides Ellen on a "crash-course" in Energy 101 that includes the Big Bang Theory.
On three, 70mm screens, 157 feet wide by 32 feet tall, you'll view the creation of the universe. The moving theater then separates into six 97-passenger vehicles that travel through primeval dioramas, complete with prehistoric flora, fauna and a terrified Ellen.
After the dioramas, you enter another theater and view a dramatic motion picture on three screens, each 30 feet tall and 74 feet wide and curved to create a 200-degree range of vision. Ellen learns about the world’s present-day energy needs, resources and concerns.
The show takes 45 minutes. New shows start every 17 minutes.
There is no place to eat in the immediate vicinity of the Universe of Energy. If you walk into the Innoventions Plaza, there will be a counter service restaurant on both sides of you including a Starbuck Coffee Shop. During the Flower and Garden Festival and the Food and Wine Festival there is usually a quick service counter open in the old Wonders of Life pavilion with limited snacks and alcoholic beverages.
There is no live entertainment in the immediate area of the Universe of Energy.
For more information on Epcot Live Entertainment, visit Steve Soares WDW Entertainment Website.
The Universe of Energy can accommodate a large number of guests at one time. This is a good attraction to visit when you want to get off your feet and out of the heat.
Disney Characters can be found at the Character Spot on the other side of Future World.
There are no shops in the Universe of Energy Pavilion, however the Innoventions Plaza has the biggest shop in Epcot – MouseGear!
The topiaries outside the Universe of Energy were shipped to Epcot from New York's Rockefeller Center where they were once part of a Flower Festival.
There are three dozen Audio-Animatronics in the Universe of Energy.
The diorama is 515 feet long and took three artists 6,000 hours to paint the background. Walt's original diorama was at the 1964 World's Fair in the Ford Pavilion.