E.T. Adventure reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for E.T. Adventure, a dark ride in Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone at Universal Studios Florida.
Written by Molly R
Ride your bike above the Earth, trying not to get caught and save E.T. and his race! Escape police, dash through the woods, and get E.T. home!
I must say that this is my favorite queue of any ride, ever! And I have been to a lot of parks in my time. Also, the first half is awesome, but definitely in need of new animatronic people. However, the end of the ride (E.T.s home world) needs to be scrapped and redone completely. It feels cheesy and doesn't seem to fit the ride at all. I have been to Universal 13 times and have been going on this ride ever since I was 9. I would hate to see this ride close...but I would love to see it updated. - Carrie Lindsey
Changing my "average" rating to "outstanding". This is such a classic ride, with one of the best queues. Flying over the city and hearing John Williams' score manages to give me chills. I hope Universal never decides to remove this beautiful attraction. - Bryce McGibeny
A great dark ride, the queue is awesome, very well done. Hope they don't close it. It's a classic beautiful ride. - David Shaul
The queue and first half is excellent, but once you reach E.T.'s planet it gets worse. Steven Spielberg and Universal needs to update it with this $1,500,000,000 they have for expansion. 7/10 - Dominick D
A great dark ride in need of some updating. But it's still stronger than anything WDW has in its Fantasyland until the expansion opens. - Sean Huckel
We love this ride. Great queue and nostalgic ride. It always brings a big smile to my girlfriend's face when they pronounce her obscure name correctly. It's always our last ride as we leave our Universal vacation. - Rob Pastor
I want to like this ride. THe queue inside is awesome, but the ride is old and tacky. Update it or get rid of it. I know it's old, but I don't get why it's a classic. - Skipper Adam
I know that this ride is old and out of date, but I love it! Mostly because it has not changed since I was maybe 7. I have such great memories of this ride. I would be devastated if they ever took it down. - Michelle Kowalski
Fun ride! definitely an upscale dark ride with fun twists. However, it's getting old and needs to be updated or scrapped in the next 5 years(I say update it now and then replace it in 12 years or so). - David L.
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