Please phone home.
Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, is home to many fantastic rides and attractions, some of which many would consider some of the best in the country.
These attractions would include two of the Resort’s most recent rides, those being Jurassic World VelociCoaster and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
Unfortunately, even though Universal seems to be nailing the new, high-tech thrill rides, a lot of what made Universal Studios great has been long forgotten, except one very special attraction.
One of the few remaining original attractions in Universal Studios Florida is the E.T. Adventure Ride, located in Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone. The ride gives Guests a chance to transport E.T. from our planet here on Earth to the Green Planet, where he is able to use his magic touch to save the dying world and all of his friends.
The ride is a certified classic, providing fun and nostalgia for the thousands of Guests who ride it daily. Unfortunately, a major aspect of this experience has been removed.
Much like how Disney Park fans feel about the water in Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain at the Magic Kingdom or the fake burning smell found in Spaceship Earth at EPCOT, Universal Guests love the smell inside the E.T. Adventure attraction.
Unfortunately, many reports have come out claiming that the smell has dissipated recently. We visited Universal Studios Orlando recently, and we ourselves noticed a distinct lack of an “E.T.” smell. We had hoped it wasn’t for good, but unfortunately, it has been confirmed that this beloved scent is now a thing of the past, as discussed in a tweet from Storybook Amusement (@StorybookAmuse):
I’m crushed to confirm the rumors are true. The classic E.T. Adventure forest scent has been completely updated! There’s also a new scent on the ride itself too.
I’m crushed to confirm the rumors are true. The classic E.T. Adventure forest scent has been completely updated!
There’s also a new scent on the ride itself too.
(mini 🧵) pic.twitter.com/YmNsn06cTv
— Storybook Amusement 📖 (@StorybookAmuse) October 22, 2022
Lowkey without the original scent I don’t care if they keep the ride or not lmao