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Ellen’s Energy Adventure at the Universe of Energy – EPCOT – Attraction Checklist #31

Ellen’s Energy Adventure at the Universe of Energy – EPCOT – Attraction Checklist #31

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – In this episode we say goodbye to Ellen, Stupid Judy and Bill Nye the Science Guy as we ride Ellen’s Energy Adventure at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. We learn a little about the attraction and then take one last ride on the final day of operation! John B. deHaas is along for the ride and after we discuss our thoughts on this attraction. Recorded on August 13, 2017.

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INTRO TRANSCRIPT:

Welcome to Attraction Checklist.

This episode we are going to say goodbye to a recently extinct attraction, Ellen’s Energy Adventure at the Universe of Energy Pavilion at EPCOT at Walt Disney World.  EPCOT’s guide map described the attraction in the following way: Take a multimedia romp through time and Ellen DeGeneres’ subconscious at Universe of Energy. There were no age or height requirements for this attraction.

Before we take one last ride, let’s zap through five fast facts about  on Ellen’s Energy Adventure.

1.  Ellen’s Energy Adventure was located in the Universe of Energy Pavilion in EPCOT’S Future World East.  The pavilion opened with the park on October 1, 1982.The original attraction operated until January 21, 1996 when it was closed to make way for the updated attraction, Ellen’s Energy Adventure which opened officially on September 15, 1996.  When the new version of the attraction opened, it included an audio animatronic of Ellen herself that was seen fighting off a dinosaur with a tree branch.  After November 2014, the audio animatronic stopped working and was removed never to be replaced.

2.  When the attraction opened originally it was announced that the pavilion’s roof was covered in 80,000 photovoltaic cells that partially powered the moving theatre seat ride vehicles in the attraction.  These traveling theatre cars followed guide wire in the floor instead of conventional tracks and each of the six ride vehicles could hold up to 80 people.

3.  The ride had a running time of a whopping 45 minutes from start to finish!  Hosts would often repeatedly remind guests that once they boarded the traveling theatre seats, there was no exiting the attraction until it was completed.

4.  The music for Ellen’s Energy Adventure was composed by Emmy Winner Bruce Broghton who has composed music for other EPCOT attractions such as Spaceship Earth, O’ Canada and Soarin’ Around the World.

5.  Ellen’s Energy Adventure had it’s final day of operation on August 13, 2017.  This is when the audio for this episode was recorded.  Luckily it wasn’t recorded on the final ride of the day because the attraction broke down on it’s final ride and guests had walk out of the ride on foot.

Now it’s time to take one last ride on Ellen’s Energy Adventure.  Along for this final journey is my friend John B. deHaas and after we ride we’ll discuss our thoughts on this, now extinct, attraction.  This is a binaural recording so if you have headphones put them on now as we experience EPCOT’S Ellen’s Energy Adventure.

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Sources:

WIKIPEDIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe_of_Energy

LOST EPCOT
http://www.lostepcot.com/universeofenergy.html

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The Seas with Nemo & Friends – EPCOT – Attraction Checklist #30

The Seas with Nemo & Friends – EPCOT – Attraction Checklist #30

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – This episode we dive into The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT.  We learn a little about the pavilion and it’s main attraction and then take a ride for ourselves! John B. deHaas is along for the ride and after we discuss our thoughts on this attraction. Recorded on October 27, 2016. The attraction audio… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Soarin’ Around The World – Disney California Adventure – Attraction Checklist #029

Soarin’ Around The World – Disney California Adventure – Attraction Checklist #029

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – This episode we resist the Soarin’ attraction after it’s refresh to Soarin’ Around The World.  John B. deHaas is back with my in Disney California Adventure as we ride and review this updated attraction. Recorded on June 21, 2016. The attraction audio recorded for this episode is available exclusively to the Saturday Morning Media Patron Patron.  Support the… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Electrical Water Pageant – Walt Disney World – Attraction Checklist #028

Electrical Water Pageant – Walt Disney World – Attraction Checklist #028

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – It’s time to experience and review one of the oldest shows currently running at Walt Disney World, the Electrical Water Pageant! Recorded on May 26, 2017. Bonus content for this episode is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia Intro Bumper by Paul of Window to the Magic… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Na’vi River Journey – Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #027

Na’vi River Journey – Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #027

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – Let’s head back to Pandoa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to experience and review one of the park’s newest attractions, the Na’vi River Journey!  Recorded during a soft opening on May 26, 2017. Bonus content for this episode is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – Magic Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #026

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover – Magic Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #026

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – It’s time to take a spin on one of Magic Kingdom’s classic attractions, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.  This episode we take a ride around Tomorrowland on it with friend to the show, John B. deHaas.  Recorded during on May 25, 2017. Bonus content for this episode is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons.  Support… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Avatar Flight of Passage – Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #025

Avatar Flight of Passage – Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #025

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – Pandora The World of Avatar is open at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Attraction Checklist was there opening day!  Listen in to learn a bit about the land’s marquee attraction Avatar Flight of Passage and then experience the audio of the attraction for yourself!  Recorded during a soft opening on May 26, 2017. Bonus content for this episode… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

The Muppets Present…Great Moments In American History – Magic Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #024

The Muppets Present…Great Moments In American History – Magic Kingdom – Attraction Checklist #024

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – The Muppets have invaded Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom and are bringing there irreverent brand of comedy with them!  In this episode we listen to the two versions of The Muppets Presents…Great Moments In American History: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere and The Signing of the Declaration of Independence.  Recorded on October 26, 2016. Bonus content for… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros – EPCOT – Attraction Checklist #023

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros – EPCOT – Attraction Checklist #023

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – Let’s celebrate the sights and sounds of Mexico as John B. deHaas and I take a ride on the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.  Ride Audio Recorded on October 27, 2016. Bonus content for this episode is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons.  Support the show… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

Disney Junior – Live on Stage! – Disney California Adventure – Attraction Checklist #22

Disney Junior – Live on Stage! – Disney California Adventure – Attraction Checklist #22

http://www.attractionchecklist.com – Let’s head to Disney California Adventure and check out the, now closed, Disney Junior – Live on Stage! Attraction Audio Recorded on April 4, 2017. Bonus content for this episode is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons.  Support the show and get fun Bonus content over at http://www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia Intro Bumper by Clinton of Comedy 4 Cast – http://www.comedy4cast.com… CLICK HERE FOR MORE

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