Ellen's Energy Adventure at the Universe of Energy is always a must ride for me. Between the air conditioned 40 minutes inside, the laughs, and the dinosaurs, it just never gets old for me! This is my favorite ride at Walt Disney World, and it is highly recommended.
The universe of Energy with Ellen is a ride that will take you far back into the past. All the way....to 1996!!
Ellen, 90s jeopardy, and bill nye were current in the mid 90s but today they just seem really out of place.
There is also no mention of current enviro trends, electric cars, the current practice of lining cities with solar panels on streetlights etc., and our modern search for alternatives, the questions over fracking, what were doing to prevent oil spills since our mistakes etc. (the last one was kina a joke lol)
Dinosaur at AK kinda makes the dino scene, formerly a crowd pleaser, a bit underwhelming. It looks old. Its filled with inaccuracies anachronisms and slow movement.
Another issues is that its so dark and disturbing at times. It kinda seems like a mighty cave with massive doorways and lots of darkness all over. For a ride based on energy talking about solar, It sure doesn't let any sunshine in. I wish they had made the sunshine opening like they originally planned. But still I guess It works for the dinos.
However, I still love the ride system. At the end its somewhat hard to tell what room you're actually in. The vehicles are really unique the moving theater effect is very nice.
I gave it a 2 star for 1 reason. It got me out of the sun and into an air conditioned theatre. The problem with this, is it is too long winded, takes up almost an hour of your day, and you come out of it feeling totally dissatisfied that you have taken up a lot of the day on something that wasn't worth it. Ellen is the main pull for most people as she is big in the USA, but in the UK, she is virtually unknown. So maybe I just didn't get it.
Very informative and educational, but unfortunately that isn't really something that appeals to me. Almost fell asleep once we got into the 'ride' section.
Overall it was a waste of an hour and extremely boring.
This attraction, last time I rode it (July 13, 2012) was VERY outdated. It is very, very, very old and need a major refurb. Although, it is still quite entertainable and there's still some funny moments. The dino-rama scene is pretty old as well.
Overall, I think it was a very great well themed ride. Honestly, who else could put Jeapordy, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Ellen into a ride? I can give it some props for being very awesome for it's time, but I think we need something new here. Still, I would recommened seeing it on your trip.