Ride Highlight: E.T. Adventure

Let’s get ready to take a far out journey with the popular creature known as E.T.

A classic Universal Studios Florida dark ride and the only remaining original attraction based on the 1982 Steven Spielberg film. The sci-fi film takes viewers on an epic ride of friendship and loyalty with the extraterrestrial and a young boy named Elliot.

Walk-through of the E.T. Adventure

As you approach the ride and walk through the outdoor queue line, you begin to feel transported into the golden days of theme park amusement. During the pre-show you’re informed that E.T.’s teacher, Botanicus, needs E.T. to come back to his world, The Green Planet, because the planet is dying.

You then proceed into the Interplanetary Passport room where Mr. Spielberg’s assistant will receive your name (or any name you may feel like having that day) for a personalized experience later to come.

On the last leg of the queue you walk through a bountiful forest giving off delightful smells of fresh pine and the periodic visits from Botanicus. You’re then seated on the bicycle to help guide E.T. home past police and NASA scientist high above the city with light speed travel through space to follow.

Once you and E.T. arrive, his healing touch is felt throughout the planet leading to the salvation of his family and friends.

The ride comes to a conclusion with a joyous celebration from the colorful Green Planet beings and E.T. giving each rider a personal send off.

Check out the RiDE iN A MiNUTE video of the E.T. Adventure

ET Adventure: RiDE iN A MiNUTE

  • Opened on June 7, 1990
  • Original animatronics manufactured by Sally Corp
  • Early years allowed guests to choose between a bike or spaceship as their ride vehicle
Ride Details
  • Max speed ~ 5mph
  • Last ~ 3-5 minutes
  • Riders per vehicle: 12
  • Rows: 4
  • Express Pass accepted
  • Child Swap available
  • Guests between 34”-48” must be accompanied by a supervising companion
  • Wheelchair Guests: May remain in standard wheelchair throughout attraction
  • Closed Captioning available if needed

The E.T. adventure is a true Universal Studios classic attraction. It’s something everyone can enjoy. It allows you to take a quick break from the tortuous Florida sun without losing the Hollywood magic.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!


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