Location: Universal Studios Florida - Woody Woodpecker's Kidzone
Height Restriction: 34 inches
Age Appropriateness: Anyone tall enough to ride.
Seat Type: Flying stationary bicycles; 4 to a row
classic film and part strange new creation. Your mission, per the plot line, is to help E.T. save his dying home world, the “Green Planet.” You begin by fleeing from the cops and taking flight over the city but that’s where the similarities to the film end. The rest of the ride takes you around E.T.’s home planet where you’ll find a wide assortment of wacky alien creatures. The highlight of the ride comes at the end when E.T. thanks the guests by name, thereby explaining why the nosey team member at the beginning of the ride was so interested in who you were.
Getting Ready: Be prepared to give your name – or a pseudonym if you feel like being someone else for the day – as you enter the queue.
Worth the Wait: Kids will love the colorful, slow-moving journey so it’s worth about 25 to 30 minutes if you’re looking for family friendly fare. Thrill seekers should stick to a 15 or 20 minute wait.