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Daisy’s Best Week Ever, August 17, 2017: Goodbye Old Friends

by on August 17, 2017

Hello, friends! Well, it’s a sad week for the Best Week Ever crew. In case you haven’t been plugged into Disney news lately, last week Universe or Energy and The Great Movie Ride closed their doors forever. As an 80s kid that means I lost attractions that I held pretty close to my heart.  It seems only fitting that we pay tribute to each this week, starting with the Universe of Energy.

Everyone noticed the mirrored building front, but around the sides were colored walls. It seems like just yesterday these were being repainted to their original colors. I only have vague memories of the original Universe of Energy, but I frequented Ellen’s Energy Adventure when it took over in 1996.

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Funny Disney World Attractions That’ll Have You Laughing

by on August 10, 2014

Muppet Fountain (photo by Tom Bricker)

Muppet Fountain (photo by Tom Bricker)

What does Mickey call his home? A mouse pad. Who handles Br’er Rabbit’s money? Br’er Broker. How do you turn Epcot into the best park in Disney World? Turn 21. Now that I’ve clearly established my comedy expertise with these masterful jokes, I hope you’ll trust me to guide you through some of Walt Disney World’s Funniest Attractions. One of the words most often associated with Walt Disney World is “magical” but don’t be fooled. Disney World is host to a bevy of attractions that’ll have you laughing out loud. Of course, everyone has his own sense of humor, but if you’re a first time visitor or just happen to have never been on one of the following attractions, I hope this article will give you an idea of just what makes these attractions so funny. I may have only recently started doing stand-up but I’ve been laughing at Walt Disney World my entire life.

Jungle Cruise

If you love “dad” jokes, you’re going to love Jungle Cruise. The attraction features a guided tour through the “jungle” and while you’ll see a bunch of animatronic animals along the way, I think the real appeal of the attraction is your skipper who provides some hilariously corny jokes. Like any attraction with different guides, your enjoyment will definitely hinge on how into it your cast member is. Some of the better ones will have both kids and adults of all ages in stitches by the end of your “six month cruise.” Also be sure to ride it at night and you might be lucky enough to get some jokes that are a little too “edgy” for the day crowds. For a more official new experience, go during the holidays when the whole attraction is re-themed to the Jingle Cruise.

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Universe of Energy Refurbishment

by on November 21, 2008

The Universe of Energy at Epcot will be closed for refurbishment January 5 – March 22, 2009.

Energy facelift

by on September 19, 2008

Disney is currently in the process of replacing some (possibly all) of the mirrored tiles on the fascade of the Universe of Energy at Epcot with a metal sheeting. Previously large portions of the mirrored walls (the sides of the building essentially) were removed as the pavilion underwent an overhaul to become the current attraction. Could this be the end of the mirror tiles forever? We’re not sure, but there’s certainly going to be fewer of them.

Universe of Energy:Ellen’s Energy Adventure Rehab May 1-14

by on April 13, 2006

The Universe of Energy: Ellen’s Energy Adventure will be closed for rehab May 1-14, 2006.

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