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E.T. Adventure, Orlando

(3.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Ready to ride your bike and escape the scientists, while helping ET save his home? This is the ride for you. It's an older ride at Universal but it still is fun. It's not the most exciting but it has ...  more »
  • This toy is one of the oldest of the Universal Studios, but even so, the lines are constant. The attraction is already well outdated, but you have the feeling of flying a bike and go to the planet of e.t., is worth a visit in this toy.
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  • Steven Spielberg and E.T. got this. Just sit back and enjoy. Time and time again it's the type of ride that is adventurous . A ride thru space on a bike! Even if you haven't seen the movie the ride is...  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!
  • E.T. Adventure was okay but I wouldn't ride again. It's cool for little kids who have seen E.T. the movie because the sets were colorful and wonderful and the ride itself is interactive (E.T. says your name at the end). I would say that adults who rode this as kids in the 90s or 2000s, or parents with little ones may enjoy this ride.
  • Dissapointing ride, needs a severe refurbishment.
  • I thought it was dated now but the grand kids loved, the phot shoot was a bit slow pictures taken against green screen and them manipulated. There photo pass is a mustyou get all the photos you can get taken at a fixed price we were a party of 20 so it was well worth it
  • One of my favorite rides in Universal!