As many fans already know, tonight marked the last day of operation for both the Great Movie Ride and Ellen’s Energy Adventure with the latter’s 7 p.m. closure meaning it’s already entered yesterland. But, according to multiple reports on Twitter, guests aboard the attraction for its final run never actually got to complete their ride-through as the traveling theatre vehicles came to a stop in the dinosaur room and guests were evacuated. While some might see this as a major inconvenience, it appears Cast Members allowed riders to walk around the around and take photos before being led out of the attraction for the last time:
The Final Ellen's Energy Adventure has been E-Stopped. pic.twitter.com/bUAKxoi9ve
— Park Pass (@ORLParkPass) August 13, 2017
— WildGravity Travels (@WildGravityTrvl) August 13, 2017
Oh yeah. Ellen's Energy Adventure broke and we got to Evac on its very last ride. A fitting end pic.twitter.com/iYzGhSBKL8
— Adam Dorricott (@Dozzalon) August 14, 2017
The final ride on Ellen's Energy Adventure resulted in an Evac! They let us walk around and touch everything! Now off to Great Movie Ride!
— Brent Dodge (@BrentDodge) August 14, 2017
So what caused the evac? Ironically, it seems it was an energy-related issue:
One of the ride vehicles has a bad battery pack, it would take too long to take off.
— Mr. EPCOT (@MrEPCOT) August 14, 2017
What a strange way to end a beloved attraction — so long, Universe of Energy!