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How Much Longer Does E.T. Adventure Have?

Jan 10, 2011
109
Orlando, Florida
E.T. Adventure seems like the next ride to be replaced at Universal Orlando. It's been operating since 1990 and breaks down every time I visit the park. However, I hope it doesn't anytime soon. E.T. is, and always will be a classic. Its duplicate over in Hollywood and Japan have already been shut down.
 

violarum

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Oct 5, 2009
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Oh god I absolutely LOVE E.T. Adventure. I really hope they just upgrade it or something since it's just such a well thought-out ride and is a huge classic. Then again, so was Back to the Future, and I'm perfectly fine with Simpson's since it's such a quality ride. Hopefully it still has more years left to it!
 

Vyrus

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Feb 11, 2010
6,409
Miami, FL
Jimmy Neutron is actually the next ride on the chopping block since the contract with Nickelodeon is pretty done.
 

JokerMan0925

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Nov 18, 2010
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On another Forum, I heard that Steven Spielburg was so upset that they got rid of the E.T ride in Hollywood and Japan... He said if Universal were to close the one in Florida, he will pull all of his contracts with Universal Theme parks...
Just think of that, thats 2/3 of USF and 1/7 of IOA!

I would say E.T. isnt going anywhere!
 

violarum

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Oct 5, 2009
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Hogsmeade
My faith in E.T. staying has been restored because of the above comments.

:')

Also, I would just adore it if it were restored into the 21st century with brand new technology and a big and bold facade outside. Can you imagine E.T. talking to you with the same quality of motions as the Horntail in Forbidden Journey?!
 
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Vyrus

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Feb 11, 2010
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Miami, FL
And don't forget to continue to give the TMs funny as heck names for ET to say :lol:
 

Brian G.

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Jan 21, 2008
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Orlando, FL
E.T. Adventure seems like the next ride to be replaced at Universal Orlando. It's been operating since 1990 and breaks down every time I visit the park. However, I hope it doesn't anytime soon. E.T. is, and always will be a classic. Its duplicate over in Hollywood and Japan have already been shut down.
Universal should keep the attraction, but they need to severely upgrade it.
 

Vyrus

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Feb 11, 2010
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Universal should keep the attraction, but they need to severely upgrade it.
I don't think so actually. I'll take Small World at MK for example, its a ride, thats still cute and fun and still uses 1950's technology.

I think the ET ride just the way it is makes it fun, cheesy, and timeless so it shouldn't be touched at all in my opinion
 

Brian G.

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Jan 21, 2008
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I don't think so actually. I'll take Small World at MK for example, its a ride, thats still cute and fun and still uses 1950's technology.

I think the ET ride just the way it is makes it fun, cheesy, and timeless so it shouldn't be touched at all in my opinion
They closed it down in 2004-2005 to upgrade everything. Sound, animatronics, certain effects.
 

mantaguy

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Dec 23, 2009
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Daytona Beach, Fl
I agree with Vyrus, then ride needs touch ups, but not a complete re-do. Anyway it's not going anywhere anytime soon. It's a great kids ride, it's popular, and Nuetron and Shrek need to die way before this does.
 

Brian G.

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Let me clarify. When I say upgrade, I'm talking about improving the animatronics, track, sounds, and effects. Not a whole other ride experience.