Fodor's Expert Review E.T. Adventure

Universal Studios Amusement Park/Water Park

This well-meaning, circa 1990, ride is looking (and even smelling) a little tired, although you may still get a kick out of the take on Steven Spielberg's E.T. Once Spielberg himself advises you that it's your mission to help E.T. return to his planet, you board a bicycle mounted on a movable platform and fly 3 million light years from Earth, past a squadron of policemen and FBI agents to reach E.T.'s home. Here colorful characters climb on vines, play xylophones, and swing on branches in what looks like an alien Burning Man festival. Listen very closely for the payoff: having given your name to a host at the start of the ride, E.T. is supposed to bid you a personalized good-bye. This ride isn't suitable for guests with heart, back, neck, or motion-sickness problems. For people with disabilities: Guests with mobility issues must be in a standard-size wheelchair or transfer to a ride vehicle. Service animals aren't permitted. There's some sudden tilting and accelerating, but those... READ MORE

This well-meaning, circa 1990, ride is looking (and even smelling) a little tired, although you may still get a kick out of the take on Steven Spielberg's E.T. Once Spielberg himself advises you that it's your mission to help E.T. return to his planet, you board a bicycle mounted on a movable platform and fly 3 million light years from Earth, past a squadron of policemen and FBI agents to reach E.T.'s home. Here colorful characters climb on vines, play xylophones, and swing on branches in what looks like an alien Burning Man festival. Listen very closely for the payoff: having given your name to a host at the start of the ride, E.T. is supposed to bid you a personalized good-bye. This ride isn't suitable for guests with heart, back, neck, or motion-sickness problems. For people with disabilities: Guests with mobility issues must be in a standard-size wheelchair or transfer to a ride vehicle. Service animals aren't permitted. There's some sudden tilting and accelerating, but those for whom these movements are a concern can ride in E.T.'s orbs (spaceships) instead of the flying bicycles. Use Universal Express Pass or come early.

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Universal Orlando Resort, Florida  32819, USA

www.universalorlando.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Duration: 5 mins. Crowds: Moderate to Heavy. Audience: All Ages. Minimum height: 34 inches., Duration: 5 mins. Crowds: Moderate to Heavy. Audience: All Ages. Minimum height: 34 inches

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