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EPCOT Retrospective – Universe of Energy/Ellen’s Energy Adventure


Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #199 for the week of December 6, 2010.

We’ll turn back the clock and continue our EPCOT Retrospective series as we journey aboard my Walt Disney World Wayback Machine to 1982… and earlier. We’ll look at the design, creation and development of the Universe of Energy. This unique pavilion addressed important issues that remain so to this day, and incorporated technological advances that continue to impress and delight guests as well. We’ll talk not just about its history, changes and upgrades, but the future of the pavilion as well.

I’ll have a few announcements and play more of your voicemails at the end of the show. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.


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3 Responses to "Show # 199 – December 5, 2010"

  1. I love the Universe of Energy! I can’t really comment on the 1980′s version because my first trip to WDW was not until I was 19 in 1996. But now having gone many many times I always try to ride Ellen’s Energy Adventure, I think it is enjoyable and relevant. And my girls, now ages 4 & 9, also enjoy it. (Ok so at ages 2 & 3 my youngest liked it mostly for the dinosaurs)
    EPCOT Center is actually my 9 year old’s favorite park and I cringe when I hear people say it is boring or too educational or any of that type of thing,

  2. I remember going to the Universe of Energy when I was a kid in the 80′s and I found it so fascinating. Not just the dinosaur parts but the rest of the attraction. I remember always leaving the pavillion with a sense of hope for the future and progress. It’s amazing how far we’ve come since that time.

    Oh, and the original theme song owned! I still listen to it every once in a while.

  3. Hey Lou! GREAT show this week. I also do cringe(agreeing w/ Adriana) when people say Epcot is boring–ahh!! IT’S SO NOT, and yet again, you prove it! I hate to say this, but I have never experience Universe of Energy. After this show, I FOR SURE WILL!! Spring Break 2011 trip to WDW–so many new things to experience!!!! Thanks, Lou!!!

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