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    What ride was it? help!!

    A couple of years ago at WDW we rode an attraction that was basically a giant theater than moved through a dinosaur animatronic set. I thought it was amazing and I've never heard anyone talk about it here. I think it was Epcot...or was it the Animal Park?

    Anyone know what I'm talking about? (I sure don't)
    What is this attraction called? I wanted to see if there were any pictures of it around.

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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    The Trip back in time to save a Dinosaur is located at Animal Kingdom, the name of the ride is "Dinosaur", which was originally called "Countdown to Extintion". Over at EPCOT, the "Universe of Energy", featuring Ellen Degeneres also has the much slower trip thru the primeval world in the x-large theater vehicles. You may be confusing one with the other? But they are similar in theme.

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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    From the description of "giant moving theater", I'd bet it was Epcot's Universe of Energy.
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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CMHusband View Post
    A couple of years ago at WDW we rode an attraction that was basically a giant theater than moved through a dinosaur animatronic set. I thought it was amazing and I've never heard anyone talk about it here. I think it was Epcot...or was it the Animal Park?

    Anyone know what I'm talking about? (I sure don't)
    What is this attraction called? I wanted to see if there were any pictures of it around.

    Thanks
    That definitely sounds like Universe of Energy. You can find lots of photos at Lost EPCOT.

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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Giant theater... dinosaur animatronics... Hmmm... I am almost 100% sure you are thinking of Universe of Energy!!!
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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    That's the best part of Ellen's Energy Adventure and it's severly shoehorned into the ride's theme. I was struggling to stay awake through the rest of it.

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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Yep, has to be Universe of Energy. You probably blocked out everything but the dinosaur ride through. The rest of the attraction is films featuring Ellen and Bill Nye discussing the issue of energy, as presented by a major oil corporation. Also known as, not exactly an unbiased or useful viewpoint.
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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Romantic View Post
    Yep, has to be Universe of Energy. You probably blocked out everything but the dinosaur ride through. The rest of the attraction is films featuring Ellen and Bill Nye discussing the issue of energy, as presented by a major oil corporation. Also known as, not exactly an unbiased or useful viewpoint.
    Yep! you're right. I totally forgot about the movie part, Ellen and Bill. The rest of it was pretty good. I was really blown away with the way the theater comes apart, moves through the set and then reassembles at the end.

    Thanks Everyone! I was trying to explain this to my wife, she wasn't there.
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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by CMHusband View Post
    Yep! you're right. I totally forgot about the movie part, Ellen and Bill. The rest of it was pretty good. I was really blown away with the way the theater comes apart, moves through the set and then reassembles at the end.

    Thanks Everyone! I was trying to explain this to my wife, she wasn't there.
    The first time I was on it, the ride system blew me away! It was also a little worrisome when we didn't listen to the warnings and our party sat apart in the theater which turned into different ride vehicles. Didn't know that was gonna happen!

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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Ellen... anything with her just makes me sick. haha.. even if the ride has good parts I will still probably skip it just because of her being in it.

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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yackerz View Post
    Ellen... anything with her just makes me sick. haha.. even if the ride has good parts I will still probably skip it just because of her being in it.
    If it's any consolation, Ellen does nearly get eaten by dinosaurs in the ride portion.
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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Oh man I am such a nerd cuz I loved all those old Epcot rides that dragged on forever teaching you things,lol. I still have not gotten over the whole Nemo/The Seas thing......
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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Nemo in the Seas... Hmmm.. well,after riding Disneyland's Nemo subs this past weekend, I may never set foot on that puny little ride they got at EPCOT. I am telling you.. we got ROBBED!!!

    Anyways...My favorite Universe of Energy memory comes from EPCOT's opening day Oct 1st, 1982. We got on Universe of Energy shortly after the opening dedication ceremony and got stuck in the primeval diorama. We all had to be escorted oout of the ride, through the privemal jungle and out the exit doors. the CMs kept it light by telling us, not to step on dino poop. LOL!!! That was my first time on the ride. Will never forget that!

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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by TDLFAN View Post
    Nemo in the Seas... Hmmm.. well,after riding Disneyland's Nemo subs this past weekend, I may never set foot on that puny little ride they got at EPCOT. I am telling you.. we got ROBBED!!!

    Anyways...My favorite Universe of Energy memory comes from EPCOT's opening day Oct 1st, 1982. We got on Universe of Energy shortly after the opening dedication ceremony and got stuck in the primeval diorama. We all had to be escorted oout of the ride, through the privemal jungle and out the exit doors. the CMs kept it light by telling us, not to step on dino poop. LOL!!! That was my first time on the ride. Will never forget that!
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    Re: What ride was it? help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Romantic View Post
    If it's any consolation, Ellen does nearly get eaten by dinosaurs in the ride portion.
    The last time I saw this her AA was looking awful. I know at one point this was considered an advanced top of the line AA, but she was looking a bit rough. I can't imagine its improved with age.

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