Universal Orlando Resort: Enter the world of Springfield like never beforeby jmaloni
Woo hoo! Springfield, hometown to America's favorite animated family, "The Simpsons," comes to life at Universal Orlando Resort this summer.
The expansive new area within Universal Studios will be anchored by the mega-attraction, "The Simpsons Ride," and will allow guests to enter the world of "The Simpsons" like never before. It will be the only place in the world where guests can walk the streets of Springfield. It will include a brand-new outdoor attraction, places and foods pulled right from the show and two new "Simpsons" characters, who will make their debut with the new area - Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob.
And yes - there will be Duff Beer, brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando.
For the first time ever - anywhere - fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as "Shelbyville by the Sea." They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi's Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a "Taco Fresho" with Bumblebee Man and imbibe at Moe's Tavern.
The new attraction - called Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl - will take "foolish humans" on an intergalactic spin designed to send them into orbit.
"This will be a must-see experience for 'Simpsons' fans all over the world," said Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative. "For the first time ever, they're going to be able to enter a world that they've only seen on television - and we're really excited to bring that world to life."
For more information, visit www.universalorlando.com.
The longest running scripted show in television history, "The Simpsons" exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world.