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E.T. Adventure is a dark ride featured at Universal Studios Florida and, formerly, Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Studios Japan theme parks. The ride is based on the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. E.T. Adventure's animatronics were manufactured by Sally Corporation.HistoryE.T. Adventure originally opened at Universal Studios Florida in 1990. One year later, the attraction opened in Universal Studios Hollywood. In 2001, the third installation of this attraction was opened in Universal Studios Japan. On March 14, 2003, the Hollywood version was closed and later replaced by Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride. More recently, on May 10, 2009, the Japanese version was closed and later replaced by Space Fantasy: The Ride. The Orlando version was also slated to be removed as well, but Steven Spielberg, who directed the E.T. film and already angered by the removal of the Hollywood and Japanese versions, threatened to end cooperation with Universal Studios if it made attempts to do so. As a result, the Orlando version is still operating as of 2017. E.T. Adventure is expected to open at Universal Studios South Korea in the near future.The attraction at Universal Studios Florida originally featured a different pre-show which ran from 1990-2002. During this pre-show, Steven Spielberg is in a movie theater watching E.T, munching on popcorn and informs the guests that they have volunteered to be actors in a sequel to the film. The original pre-show was discontinued, because Spielberg wanted to change it for the 20th Anniversary.
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  • I still love this ride, it's just a simple fun ride. Brings back great memories. It's ET, Who doesn't love ET.  more »
  • I enjoy the ride being a kid in the 80's but I can't imagine little ones knowing E.T. before they get to the park. For me it's nostalgic.  more »
  • I am very surprised this is still part of Universal Studios , it was a great 80' movie, but this space could be used for something more modern  more »
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  • Probably my favorite ride for nostalgic reasons in BOTH parks...back in the day when CG didn't rule film and E.T. did! Love the bike scene (favorite) and the personal touch of ET saying your name (or attempting to) is the best! Say what you will...Jaws is no longer a ride BUT...E.T. is!
  • Loved it. Perfect for my 22 month old to enjoy. Remember riding this 20 years ago, still as good now! X
  • My favorite ride at Universal when I was a kid. It's still a good ride but it is more kid-friendly.
  • Time to put this ride out of its misery. Can't believe I loved this ride as a kid. However, this is the only 100% animatronic ride in Universal Studios Florida.
  • One of my Favorite rides, the ONLY one of the Originals when I was a kid. Back to the Future, Jaws, King Kong, and Earthquake r ALL GONE!!!