Universe of Energy
Epcot


Univers of Energy

INTRODUCTION


Computer-generated imagery and Audio-Animatronic dinosaurs combine to make this an entertaining, yet educational look at Energy!

ATTRACTION


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.Ellen's Energy Adventure Sign

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.

Epcot Attractions At A Glance


DINING


There is no place to eat in the immediate vicinity of the Universe of Energy. However, next door in the Wonders of Life is a food court, and if you walk into the Innoventions Plaza, there will be a counter service restaurant on both sides of you.

Epcot Restaurants At A Glance
Menus From Around the World
Vegetarian and Other Special Diets


ENTERTAINMENT


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.


TOURING TIPS


Dinosaur Topiary at Universe of EnergyBe sure to arrive in time for the standing pre-show, which sets the stage for what you will see inside.

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.  

Assistive Listening Devices from Guest Services Can Be Used Here.


KIDS AND CHARACTERS


Disney Characters can be found at the Character Connection (near Innoventions West) Check your Daily Epcot Guide Map for times.

Epcot Characters At A Glance
Character Meet and Greet FAQ!


SHOPPING


There are no shops in the Universe of Energy Pavilion, however the Innoventions Plaza has the biggest shop in Epcot - MouseGear!


Epcot Shopping at a Glance


INTERESTING FACTS


Universe of Energy During Flower and Garden FestivalThe 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.