Men in Black: Alien Attack at Universal Studios Florida.We are wishing a happy 20th birthday today to one of the world's best interactive dark rides —
MIB opened April 14, 2000 at the Orlando park as its first big addition since its sibling, Universal's Islands of Adventure, opened next door the year before. Disney had just brought interactive gaming into the parks with its Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin ride, but Universal's creative team — led by Dave Cobb — took the emerging genre up to a new level with elaborate practical sets and more competitive gameplay.
Dave will be holding an online chat this evening from 6:30-8pm Pacific time to celebrate the ride's anniversary.
Check back then to ask your questions and see Dave's responses. He's also planning to bring in some special guests from the MIB attraction team, too.
We first talked with Dave about the ride over 10 years ago, when he answered your questions about the making of Men in Black: Alien Attack. Since then, he's gone on to work on many more amazing projects, including the Theme Park Insider Award-winning Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.
Back in Orlando, Men in Black continues to impress fans 20 years after its debut. (Well, it would if it were open... which is why Dave is holding this anniversary celebration online instead of at Universal Orlando.) With its detailed queue and show scenes, this would be a great dark ride on its own, but the gameplay makes it one of my favorite rides in the world. We've shared tips for high scores on Men in Black on a few occasions, so you can become a "Galaxy Defender" like an insider, too.
So we will see you tonight for the chat and, hopefully, see you inside MIB HQ in Orlando sometime again soon. (Remember, for when the parks reopen, we always have great prices on discounted tickets to Universal Orlando, from our travel partner.)Tweet
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