Now I am a huge fan of Universal Studios, in fact I used to have an annual pass to the theme parks. But one of the rides at the Universal Studios stuck out to me the most and I would probably go so far as to say it’s my favorite ride. Located in the back of the theme park away from all the screaming and loud music you can find a large building which is the entrance for Men in Black: Alien Attack.
As soon as you walk through the doors you will be greeted by a large round room with a door on the far end. When a Man or Women in Black steps out to meet you she explains that you are about to go through your orientation. Then the door reopens and what had once been an elevator is now a hallway. You step through and begin your exploration of the base, passing by characters from the movies and surprises that sometimes make people jump. All in good fun.
Then you come to the loading bay where they explain that all new recruits are on their way to the shooting range. You hop in a vehicle that seats six, three up top and three down bottom. In front of each seat is a mounted sci-fi gun that lights up and flashes when you click the trigger. As you round the corner card board cut outs of aliens pop up and they have targets on them. I don’t think you need me to explain what you are supposed to do. Every target you hit raises your score, which is on a little display under your gun.
Suddenly the training mission is cut short and your burst out onto the streets of Manhattan. It appears as if an alien attack on the city is more than just the active field agents can handle, and all units… even recruits are called to the field. I won’t spoil the whole story for you, but you get to fight aliens for the best score in your cart, what could be cooler than that?
In short, Men in Black: Alien Attack is an awesome adventure, probably my favorite at the Universal Studios. If you visit the theme park this is a must ride!