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    Does anyone know the original function of the second to last room in Ellen’s Energy Adventure, the room that has the radio tower image as you first enter? The room does not seem to serve any function as everything that is projected in this room could be projected in the final (and first) room.

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    Re: Room

    I believe it helps with timing to load more guests that are still in the load room.

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    Re: Room

    I actually phrased that quite poorly. I recently read the Epcot encyclopedia that covered the history of all Epcot attractions and I think that room is where guests are "held" while others are behind in the Dinosaur room and new guests are boarding in the load / unload room.

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    Re: Room

    It's been pretty good for naps.....



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    Re: Room

    And there's your answer. Install beds.
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    Re: Room

    Hi Rick! So your question is actually quite perceptive... This room used to house large video monitors and maps of the world showing current and future energy resources around the world. It's function was very much what it is today (a sort of holding room as the vehicles caught up with each other after their trip through the diorama).

    Here is a fantastic video (that I also link to from my site) of the original attraction and it's history:

    Martin's Videos search results: universe of energy

    The room you're talking about begins right around the 34 minute mark of this video.
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    Thanks for the responses. I knew the room must have functioned for something more than just another room. That is a great video BTW, BamaJenn.

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