E.T. Adventure, Orlando

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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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  • Great ride. It is dated but allows you to relive the ET experience. I would highly recommend it for any age, as it is slow moving and allows you to relax.  more »
  • This is a fantastic ride. Simple and smooth that the family can go on together. It even smells like you were their. Keep an eye out at the end of the ride  more »
  • Great family attraction. You sit on a platform mounted bike and feel like you are participating in the movie.  more »
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  • Definitely showing its age now. Time to move on to something more recent. Nostalgic? Yes. Dated? Yes. I do still go on but definitely wouldn't queue for it.
  • Great ride. It is dated but allows you to relive the ET experience
  • Feels very outdated. The animatronics look run down and their movements are very stilted and slow. The storyline doesn't hold together and the intro video is long and patronizing -- even for children. I like that there are no screens, but it definitely needs to be refurbished (or scrapped).
  • Cute and nostalgic, but showing its age. Feels really outdated compared to the other attractions but maybe that's the idea? If your looking for thrills best to go on other rides but it has its charm.
  • This ride is the ONLY ride that does not have any screens. That is why it's my favorite at Universal. E.T. is the best!

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