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Fans Are Begging Universal to Give This Classic Attraction a Much-Needed Facelift

Universal Studios Florida and Walt Disney World Resort are constantly trying to outdo each other with brand-new attractions and experiences. But what happens when these theme parks neglect old favorites in order to do so?

Fans and frequent Guests of Universal Studios Florida have become unhappy with the state of this classic attraction, and many are begging for refurbishments to be made.

Universal E.T. Adventure Ride

Credit: Universal Studios

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Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure are two of the most popular theme parks in Central Florida. In a relatively short time, the theme parks have become adversaries of Disney. Recently, the crowds have been rivaling the size of Disney’s crowds.

Although the most significant crowds can be found waiting in line for newer attractions, such as Jurassic World VelociCoaster, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, the older attractions have gathered a fair amount of fans who revel in the nostalgia.

Universal E.T. Adventure Ride

Credit: Universal

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Universal Studios Florida’s E.T. Adventure Ride is one of those attractions.

E.T. Adventure Ride stars the Extra-Terrestrial himself and his friends from the Green Planet (the home E.T. is phoning to in the film). The slow-moving dark ride originally opened in the summer of 1990, meaning that this ride is over 30 years old. A lot can happen in 30 years, and it’s no secret that this dark ride has been showing its age.

One Guest recently took a video showcasing how poorly the effects and animatronics look nowadays.

My friend no longer lights up or drums, doesn’t seem to know where he is. from UniversalOrlando

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In the comments of this post, many fans are begging the Universal Park to give this classic ride the TLC it clearly needs. Whether Universal listens or not, we cannot say. Only time will tell.

Will Universal Studios Florida refurbish E.T. Adventure Ride? Or is this attraction in danger of being closed? Let us know what you think.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.