This is a cute look back at the prehistoric origins of today’s energy sources. The ‘Adventure’ begins with comedienne Ellen DeGeneres falling asleep while watching Jeopardy. She finds herself in a nightmare where she’s pitted against her college rival “Smart Judy”, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. All of the Jeopardy categories are energy-related, something Ellen knows little about.
Her neighbor just happens to be Bill Nye the Science Guy. He takes Ellen under his wing and they embark on a trip back to prehistoric times. At this point, the 600-seat theatre rotates and breaks up into 6 enormous “cars” that accompany Ellen and Bill as they travel in pursuit of the origin of energy.
This is a real sensory experience. The dark lighting sets the stage. You hear the roars of the dinosaurs and there’s a distinct odor in the air. It’s best described as ‘slightly damp basement.’ You hear Ellen and Bill Nye as you travel along and Ellen pops up from time to time. (Not the real Ellen, the animatronic version of her.)
With Ellen’s new found knowledge of energy, she returns to play Final Jeopardy against “Smart Judy.” (We won’t give away how the game ends.)
Guests in ECVs must be able to transfer to a wheelchair. For guests who are hearing impaired, assistive listening devices are available at Guest Services.
Ellen’s Energy Adventure Tips!
This is a long attraction - 45 minutes including the preshow. So, make sure your little ones have had bathroom breaks and you’re prepared, because once the ride starts, you can’t get out!