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[[File:Epcot_Universe_of_Energy_Logo.png|thumb|The Universe of Energy logo during its original run.]]
'''Universe of Energy''' is a former attraction at [[Epcot]], which opened in [[1982]] and closed in [[1996]], when it was transformed into [[Ellen's Energy Adventure]].
 <span style="line-height:20px;">The '''Universe of Energy''' was an Epcot pavilion that contained two different shows in its lifetime, which have separate articles.</span>
==Attraction description==
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.3999996185303px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;">The original ''Universe of Energy'' pavilion itself was an innovation in energy technology, as the entire roof was covered in 80,000 [ photovoltaic solar cells]that partially powered the ride vehicles. Visitors were transported through the pavilion in large battery-powered "traveling theatre cars" that followed guide-wires embedded in the floor as opposed to riding along conventional ride tracks. The original attraction featured numerous films that presented information on the subject of energy in a serious fashion as well as a ride through a primeval [ diorama] complete with audio-animatronic dinosaurs.</p>
===='''Pre-show Theatre Film (audience standing)'''====
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.3999996185303px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;">The original pre-show featured a unique eight minute film presentation known as the "Kinetic Mosaic," which was invented by Czech film director [ Emil Radok](see link below for video). The film was narrated by actor [ Vic Perrin]. The mosaic screen consisted of 100 rotating prism-shaped flip screens (reminiscent of those on the classic game show ''[ Concentration]''), arranged in a twenty five wide by four high array. These flip screens rotated under computer control and were synchronized to a live-action motion picture that was projected onto their surface. Each flip screen contained three sides with white projection surfaces on two sides and a matte black surface on the third. The combination of the film and the screens' rotation created undulating, sometimes three-dimensional-appearing images. During the conclusion of the pre-show, the song "[[Energy (You Make The World Go ‘Round)]]" was played.</p>
===='''Theatre I Film (audience seated)'''====
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.3999996185303px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Upon entering the theatre, guests were seated in one of six sections. The seating area rotated 180 degrees to face three large movie screens for the first film: a four minute hand-animated film that depicted the beginnings of life on earth and the formation of fossil fuels. This film was also narrated by Vic Perrin.</p>
===='''Primeval Diorama (audience seated)'''====
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.3999996185303px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;">At the conclusion of the film, the seating area rotated once again to face a curtain, which then raised to reveal a primeval diorama. The entire seating area moved into the diorama where it then broke apart into six multi-passenger vehicles that took guests on a seven minute journey through the diorama, which was populated by numerous animatronic dinosaurs including an [ Edaphosaurus] and a family of [ Brachiosaurus] in a swamp (complete with realistic "swampy" smell), a[ Stegosaurus] fighting an [ Allosaurus] on an overhead cliff, several [ Trachodon] bathing beneath a waterfall, a number of[ Ornithomimus] watching helplessly as one of their own sank into a boiling [ tar pit], an [ Elasmosaurus] that lashed out of a tidal pool at guests, and numerous [ Pteranodon] that were perched around an erupting [ volcano].</p>
===='''Theatre II Film (audience seated)'''====
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.3999996185303px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;">Leaving the diorama, the vehicles entered the EPCOT Energy Information Center where they reassembled back into their original theatre seating formation. Here, guests viewed a twelve minute live-action film on three giant wrap around screens that took them on an in-depth look at various current and future energy resources around the world.</p>
===='''Theatre I Finale Film (audience seated)'''====
<p style="margin-top:0.5em;line-height:22.3999996185303px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;">At the conclusion of the film, the entire seating area moved back into Theatre I where guests viewed a two minute computer-animated film of laser-like images that were reflected off of mirrored walls within the theatre. The film was accompanied by an upbeat song entitled, "Universe of Energy."</p>
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Energy Poster.jpg|[[Universe of Energy (Original)]]
Ellen's energy adventure.jpg|[[Ellen's Energy Adventure]]
[[Category:Former Epcot attractions]]
[[Category:Extinct Attractions]]
[[Category:Future World]]
[[Category:Dark rides]]
[[Category:Dark rides]]

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