Ellen’s Energy Adventure (the feature attraction
of the Universe of Energy pavilion) is a combination
dark ride/theater show that humorously tells the
story of energy. The show starts with Ellen Degeneres
welcoming everyone into the preshow area. There,
she invites you into her apartment as she settles
down to watch her favorite show, Jeopardy!. She
is surprised (and a bit annoyed) to see that her
old college rival Judy (played by Jamie Lee Curtis)
is on the show–and doing well. Neighbor Bill
Nye the Science Guy wanders in to borrow an odd
variety of items for an experiment, and tries to
explain to Ellen that energy (the category Judy
is excelling in) is not stupid. Not convinced,
soon falls asleep and soon begins to dream.
point you’ll enter into a large
theater where the show continues on a gigantic
wrap around movie screen. Now it’s Ellen’s
turn to be on Jeopardy!, and of course Judy is
one of her opponents (the other being Albert
Einstein!). Naturally, all of the categories
relate to energy. But it’s Bill Nye to
the rescue as he whisks Ellen away on a thrilling
through time to learn all about energy.
witnessing the Big Bang (a loud Big Bang!), the
entire theater starts to move and you're instantly
transported back into prehistoric times. Incredibly
lifelike Animatronic dinosaurs of all shapes
and sizes menace you on your journey. You’ll
see a Tyrannosaurus and Stegosaurus do battle,
ride underneath a herd of long neck dinosaurs
(who seem to have a sinus problem...), and watch
a fearsome Pteranadon protecting her nest.
some tense moments and a few close calls you
end up in another theater. Here Bill Nye
and Ellen take you on a fast paced journey through
the development and discovery of new energy sources.
And of course, you’ll get to see the end
of Ellen’s Jeopardy! match–see if
you can answer the Final Jeopardy question!