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Passports gone on E.T. ?

Discussion in 'Universal Studios Florida' started by mrjoe, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

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    I saw them only as an adult and endured them as silly and cute'ish and in the case of ET, a pathetically dated piece of themed showmanship. Even Small World wasn't dated and dusty... it was pretty and wonderfully maintained (and had just gone through the 2005 renovation). So, I have explained myself.
     
  2. Frogki

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    I go on E.T. for 3 things - the nostalgia, escaping the heat, and that smell. Mainly the smell - one of the things that I remember from my very first trip, and arguably my favorite scent throughout the parks...
     
  3. Cole

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    You didn't go on these rides as a kid? I understand but imagine going on ET when you were a kid, you probably would've exploded. Don't wanna sound blindly nostalgic but man you missed out
     
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    I go for 2 of those reasons. Personally, I hate E.T. (the movie, not the ride). I know, I know, flame me now.
     
  5. Milla4Prez66

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    The nostalgia is the only thing E.T. has going for it right now, IMO. The queue is nice, but people don't come to theme parks for queues. The ride needs a major face lift if they're going to keep it long term.
     
  6. Cole

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    You guys don't like the theming or AAs? None of you can deny the awesomeness of that owl
     
  7. UniversalFreak

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    The AA's are busted.

    Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't want to see E.T. go (unless it had a great replacement), but the ride really needs some love at this point.
     
  8. Cole

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    It admitably does, I honestly don't see it ever getting a crazy update but we can sure dream. I have a soft spot for the AAs, the humans look pretty bad but ETs friends look like they come from the same world. I also still think the sets are impressive though. Am I the only one who loves the green planet design? It's like pandora before pandora
     
  9. Milla4Prez66

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    They need to get rid of that creepy looking female alien. She looks like she could be an icon for HHN or something, yikes.
     
  10. mahnamahna

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    They need to fix the creepy cop mannequins :lol:

    "STOP... PULL OVER!!" :rofl:

    As the last major original ride, E.T. should stay. Yes, get a massive upgrade to facade, AAs and effects... but honestly, the ride is in a lot better shape than Peter Pan IMO. I know sacrilegious but that ride whips you around corners for 3 minutes :P

    E.T. is really the closest thing Universal has to a IASW/HM/POTC/SSE in terms of a ride everyone can enjoy. Wish they'd bring back the spaceship vehicles that were all ages
     
  11. UniversalFreak

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    I think so :lol: Always looked like someone took bad acid, to me.

    More like Nicki Minaj.
     
  12. Cole

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    Peter Pan looks like garbage nowadays compared to ET, now that needs an upgrade more than any ride in Florida in my opinion

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    Yeah I can live without her, she's pretty disgusting

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    I want you to look up the old japan version on YouTube. Talk about an acid trip
     
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    Agree with the green planet scenes. Awesome.
     
  14. martymcflyy85

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    Does anyone have pictures of the spaceship vehicles? I didn't know anything about their existence until reading this thread.
     
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    I hate the alien world. so cheesy lol. I Love the ride until they go flying in the air, then it gets annoying
     
  16. Cole

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    Yes please if someone has any pictures I'll be more than grateful

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    Que ET baby scream
     
  17. DK745

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    they need to fix the AAs. you always see the cop that asks you to pull over always reset and squat back down into place and it's hilarious/awful.

    the alien planet seems like it was designed by someone on a drug trip. it's too weird.
     
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    I always had the impression that the cop is dodging the bikes. That's why he squats.
     
  19. ChrisM

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    ^ yes, he (OJ Simpson) ducks because the bikes "jump" off the dirt hill and land on top of the police car with a (horrible sounding) boom, which sounds more like a bomb going off in the distance rather than the buckling of a car roof. Lol. I love ET, it deserves a class act refurb.
     
  20. Thatguyoverwhere

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    Oh, so THAT'S what that's supposed to be! I thought it was supposed to be the cop shooting at you or something :lol: So people keep mentioning these space ship vehicles- was that ever a part of this ride?! That would make absolutely no sense...
     

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