Description And Comments
In MEN IN BLACK: Alien Attack, you're thrust into the role of a MIB recruit, handed a laser blaster and sent aboard a spinning ride vehicle through a "training room" shooting gallery full of plywood targets shaped like aliens. Your training is cut short when it is revealed that a real alien spaceship has landed in New York and you must save the city.
Action is non-stop once you're on the ride. There are more targets than anyone could possibly shoot and they're presented at a fast pace. Each ride vehicle is paired with another ride vehicle running alongside on a parallel track, and both vehicles are competing to see who can shoot the most aliens. At various points during the ride you'll be able to shoot at the controls of the opposing ride vehicle, causing them to spin momentarily. This disorients the other riders and causes them to lose precious time splatting the aliens. Of course, the other riders (and some of the aliens!) can shoot at you, too.
To maximize your score, keep shooting at the aliens' green eyes; they'll turn red when you've extracted the maximum number of points from that target.
Regardless of your score, all recruits are deemed not ready to join MIB, and everyone's memories of the game are "wiped" at the end of the ride.
If you've seen the 1997 movie that started the franchise, you'll notice the ride's building pays homage to the architecture from 1964 World's Fair, including the observation towers from the New York State Pavilion. That theme is carried over to the attraction's pre-show, which includes a 1960s-themed film debating whether life exists on other planets.
In keeping with the movie's habit of referring to aliens as "bugs," the post-ride gift shop sells candy with actual bugs stuck inside. Unless you really want to know what kind of crunch a grub worm provides, we suggest throwing a wad of $1 bills just outside the gift shop's doors to distract small children from the food displays. It's cheaper and better for your stomach.
- This attraction participates in Universal Express.
- This attraction has a Single Rider line.
Ride during the first two hours the park is open.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack when you visit on a day with a given Universal Studios Florida Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack Wait Times.
- We rate this attraction as Not To Be Missed.
- This attraction has a minimum-height requirement of 42 inches.
- This attraction offers rider swap.
May induce motion sickness. Must be 42" tall to ride.
Disney Dish with Jim Hill
LOOK FOR THE HIDDEN STEVE
Back in 2000, when the Universal Creative team was developing Men in Black Alien Attack, they wanted to honor Steven Spielberg, Men in Black's executive producer. Keep a sharp eye out for an alien seated on a park bench, hiding behind a newspaper—not only is that target worth a lot of points, but the head-on-a-stick that the alien uses as a disguise bears an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Spielberg.
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Touring Plans with MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack
|Wait per 100 people ahead||5 minutes|
|Assumes||Both sides operating|
When to go
During the first two hours the park is open.
|Opening Date||April 18, 2000|
|Scope and scale||Super Headliner|
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