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Old 05-06-2008, 10:48 AM   #31
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With the FOTL we didn't have time to smell the ... whatever. Walked right in and got on the bike! We'll have to slow down and take a sniff next time. (Or stay off-site and wait in line forever! )
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:15 AM   #32
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With the FOTL we didn't have time to smell the ... whatever. Walked right in and got on the bike! We'll have to slow down and take a sniff next time. (Or stay off-site and wait in line forever! )
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:51 PM   #33
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I'm still leaning towards 300 sweaty peeps.Or are they sweating ??????
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:17 AM   #34
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Oh my god, I can't believe I know exactly what they're talking about, hehe...

It's kinda like moldy fog, in my opinion.

My personal favorite part of ET is giving the ride operator fake names.

One day me, my friend, my dad, and my sister's boyfriend rode it together. Before we got on we decided our names were Peter, Dick, Woody & Rod.

No one has ever made me laugh so hard as that little alien did that day.
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:03 AM   #35
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to me i notice a fresh odor, the type of scent after a rain.

kind of woodsy and earthy
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:52 AM   #36
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Ok, just got back...

I LOVE the ET smell. You're right, it smells like the forest or something.

Love the ride too
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:27 AM   #37
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It is the smell of redwoods...like the "trees" in the forest you walk through
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Old 06-05-2008, 08:56 AM   #38
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Ok, just got back...

I LOVE the ET smell. You're right, it smells like the forest or something.

Love the ride too
The smell is very interesting. We have a some woods behind our hous, and it kinda smells like E.T. It's nice to have a part of Universal in your backyard The ride is always a must do for us, I loved the movie E.T. and the ride is a good one to cool down on. Hope the ride doesn't go away
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:36 PM   #39
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I live in New York and last time I went to Universal Studios was 11 years ago, but will be back in Nov. Yeah!!!!! Anyway, my nephew was 15 at the time and I would say about 5 years later we were walking by a huge air conditioned open warehouse and I said to him "What doe's that smell remind you of?" and he said the E.T. ride right away. I do love that smell. It is amazing how a smell from years ago can bring you right back. I am looking so foward to going back, although I am so sad King Kong is gone. Anyone know why? This is my first time on the Universal Post.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:48 PM   #40
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i'm sad king kong bit the dust also.

since UO is the place for "being in the movies", they do update attractions/rides to represent themes more widely known.


to me king kong will always be known.........



i'm still in mourning over the Ghost Busters .........
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:12 PM   #41
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Donn't take out E.T.

I'm with you on that 1 mac,GhostBusters was pretty kool,until someone took a flash photo when they were told not to.Then the special effects were gone for a few moments..
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:34 PM   #42
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King Kong had some issues. I heard that the upkeep was difficult and expensive. They also needed a big building for the Mummy ride. Universal Hollywood used the ET building for Mummy and so they lost ET.

I still have my Kong t-shirt and wear it from time to time.
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:41 PM   #43
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I love that smell too. I was with my brother somewhere last year and we smelled something similar to ET and we both looked at each other and just knew where we had smelled that before.
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Its one of the best Smells on a Ride EVER! People are always staring at me as im taking huge lungfuls of it hehe :P
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #45
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this thread is really old.


over 4.5 years back but the smell is still there.
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