Okay, so this one time I made a terrible, horrible, rotten decision. It was the first time back at Disney in a LONG time (like since childhood) and we had the day to spend at Epcot. We did some amazing things. I made paper from recycled paper pulp, we rode Soarin' a couple of times, We ate cinnamon glazed almonds and then we made what I might call the worst decision in the World. We rode Ellen's Energy Adventure. As the title of this post infers, it was a snooze at best. This is just my story...
It started innocently enough. We were wanting to find something with a quick wait. It was hot so an inside experience was preferred. I like Ellen and I love me some Bill Nye, what could be so bad about that? So we make our way into the pre-show where there were masses of people strewn about the floor. The pre-show left a lot to be desired but, the show is usually the meat and potatoes anyway so we waited through the show and began to cue up. As we walked toward the loading section of the ride a cast member gave an ominous cry "this ride is 45 minutes long if you need to use the restroom or if you have dining reservations you might want to wait to ride later" by the time this resonated, we were positioned directly in the middle of a packed seating situation. Each of the three massive "ride cars" began to fill up and be roped off. The warning came on again. It was my own fault. I remember verbalizing "45 minutes. They are just kidding". Friends, there was no joke The next 45 minutes of my life are a blur. I was scared I would never see my family again (okay, that's a bit dramatic). But seriously this ride was L O N G and boring. Seriously it was not good at all. I could look to my left and right and count tons of sleeping riders. I am sure they were having nightmares about being stuck in a parallel universe where they were forced to ride a long ride with no real point...oh wait...maybe that was real life...maybe that was me. hmmm...
All I know is that when we (finally) got off, my brother and Dad thought we had abandoned them, the sun hurt my eyes, and Spaceship Earth had added the past 10 years worth of technology that I missed during my stint on the Energy Adventure.
Perhaps I should give it a second shot. I mean this ride did provide me nearly an hour out of the hot sun. I got in a much needed nap. I learned a little, I think. And for sure the music for the attraction is beautiful.
Nahhhh...I think I am going to stick with my gut and stay away from this attraction. What do you think of this "adventure" and yes,I use that term very, extremely , loosely?
Here's a little preview of the 45 minute...adventure?
from cousininmiami's youtube channel
oh and by the way..
If I step on any toes in this article please keep in mind that Disney World is my place...I mean no disrespect to the park of my heart but this ride is seriously horrible.