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Ellen's Energy Adventure (1996)

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Shown only at the Universe of Energy attraction at EPCOT Center in Florida, Ellen DeGeneres plays herself as she goes on a fantasy tour with Billy Nye "The Science Guy" through time to ... See full summary »

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Shown only at the Universe of Energy attraction at EPCOT Center in Florida, Ellen DeGeneres plays herself as she goes on a fantasy tour with Billy Nye "The Science Guy" through time to learn the facts about energy in the world as she prepares to face off against an old rival of hers on TV's Jeporady which the topic is all about energy in the world today. Written by Matt Patay <>

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Ellen's watch briefly switches arms (probably a flipped shot) towards the end of the pre-show. See more »


Ellen DeGeneres: Look, Bill, I did ask for your help, but I was kind of hoping you'd like show me a slide show.
Bill Nye: A slide show? Well, that would be easier, but this is more fun!
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Excellent, hilarious, and entertaining Disney attraction that should never be altered!
4 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ellen's Energy Adventure at the Universe of Energy attraction at Disney's Epcot is a thrilling and hilarious mix of live-action comedy film, computer-generated effects, audio-animatronic dinosaurs, and basic education for its audience. Everyone's favorite Ellen (proof alone that this should not be touched!) has never been better, with witty writing that accentuates her uniquely unassuming, stuttering personality a la Lucille Ball as herself, a "Jeopardy!" fan who falls asleep and has an "Energy Nightmare" in which she's competing against college roommate Dr. Judy ("Stupid Judy!" - Jamie Lee Curtis as a snob)

  • as well as Albert Einstein (ultimately "nowhere, relatively

speaking") - in a game in which all the categories are about energy, not exactly her forte. So Ellen enlists the help of supposed New York neighbor Bill Nye the Science Guy (because no one locks their doors in NYC), who takes her back in time, to the dawn of the universe and the eventual creation of fossil fuels. Ultimately, Bill teaches Ellen about not just the various forms of energy and their pros and cons regarding practicality and environmental concerns, but also about brain power, "the one source of energy that will never run out." As you can see, the funny script is immensely quotable with cute one-liners galore. The stars (also including Alex Trebek) are well-assembled, the special computer-generated effects during the Big Bang sequence are still excellent, and the attraction seamlessly blends its film and ride aspects with a satirical, contemporary, and timeless approach to telling the story of the formation of the universe of energy. This is an example of 1990s Disney World Imagineering at its magical best. So if you ever travel to Orlando and visit Epcot without seeing this, then you're really missing out, "and you think about that next time."

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