Universal Fans Say Attraction Starring Will Smith Is Different After Oscars Incident

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There has been a lot going on in the world of Will Smith as of late.

The famous actor, known for his role in the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as well as many others including the recent Disney film Aladdin (2019), has been the subject of much criticism and discussion as of late following an incident at the Oscars when he slapped Chris Rock after a joke was made about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.

Universal Orlando Resort even sent out a savage Tweet following the incident and, since that point, Will Smith has resigned from the Academy. 

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Many Universal Orlando fans still note that Smith can be seen every day at MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, the beloved attraction at Universal Studios Florida. However, many have noted that the ride is not quite the same anymore.

“Getting the Neuralyzer on the MIB ride hits different now,” User U/Dnr_Av said in a Reddit thread.

Another cleverly played the line from Will Smith at the Oscars when he told Rock to “keep my wife’s name out your f***in mouth.”

“Keep my high score, outchyo mouth,” User U/fury_1945 said. 

MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack opened in April of 2000 and has been a staple at Universal Studios Florida since it opened. The ride is based on the series that stars Will Smith (Agent J) and Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K).

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While the ride remains a beloved attraction in the Universal Park, there have been rumors that it could be replaced in the future. At 22 years old, it would stand to reason that the attraction could be one of the next to go once the Epic Universe is completed in 2025.

Universal’s official description of MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack reads:

Wipe Out the Scum of the Universe.

New York has been hit by an epidemic of aliens and it’s up to you, Agent Trainee, to blast them into oblivion. Use your laser gun to zap those little suckers and rack up points before they zap back at you, sending your car spinning out of control. With the fate of the Earth in your hands, you’ll become a full-fledged MEN IN BLACK™ agent.

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Universal Orlando Resort is home to many thrilling and epic attractions that you won’t want to miss. You can experience Hogsmeade, which includes Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, Hagrid’s Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and The Flight of the Hippogriff, as well as Jurassic Park River Adventure, the all-new Jurassic World: Velocicoaster, Skull Island: Reign of Kong, The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and much more at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Then, don’t forget about all the amazing attractions like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, The Simpson’s Ride, E.T. Adventure Ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s, MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, Hollywood Rip Ride RockIt, and much more all next door at Universal Studios Florida. Also in major Universal Parks News, Epic Universe— the largest Universal Park in the world— is currently under construction and is set to be finished by 2025.

What do you think of MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack at Universal Orlando Resort? Let us know in the comments!

If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, you can today! Click here to get your vacation started! You can go to Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, then eat some dinner and grab a drink at CityWalk. Want to take a splash? Volcano Bay is ready for you. With so many fun events like Mardi Gras, Halloween Horror Nights, and more, Universal will give you an action-packed adventure like you are in the movies! And, who could forget about the Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’! Universal is also in the midst of building its biggest theme park ever, the Epic Universe, which is set to open in 2025. Or, how about a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the movies?

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