I think I have found a way to refurb the Universe of Energy that will appeal to most of the public and is co$t effective to appeal to WDW management.
The show will follow the same premise with Ellen Degeneres & Alex Trebek returning to their rolls. By doing this, you can cut some costs down by being able to re-use safety spiels, signage & more. It also doesn't hurt that Ellen's popularity has soared again because of her talk show. This time though Dr. Judy Peterson (stupid judy) will be played by.....Kelly Rippa, this switch allows for a more common, comedic, actor to take over for Jaimie Lee Curtis, an actress who's career has cooled quite a bit over the years. Using Kelly is logical because she already has a career with disney, and because of the character she's playing there is a small amount of comedic irony added in. Finally, Bill Nye could be replaced, and I know many will cringe, by Regis Philbin. Once again, this is logical because of his existing contract with Disney. As for the films, theater 1 & the pre-show's films could just be re-shot with little to no script changes. No changes to the diorama, other than the introductory audio and re-introduction of smelitzers to the diorama. And lastly, theater 2's films could be rewritten, updated to showcase the latest energy needs, discoveries, etc. The riddiculous blacklight radio tower & broadcast could be removed/replaced. By what, I'm not quite sure. Like I said, I think this way of a refurb could appeal to many with it's cost, freshness, and lack of disney characters.