The Simpsons are going to Orlando!
Universal Orlando announced Thursday that the animated TV family would be headlining the theme park-within-a-theme park called Springfield — a new area modeled on the fictional town at the heart of the Matt Groening-created series, "The Simpsons," that has run for 24 seasons.
The pre-existing Simpsons Ride will be the centerpiece, but much like Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the neighboring Islands of Adventure, a number of staples from Bart Simpson’s hometown have been added.
Fans of Matt Groening’s long-running TV show "The Simpsons" will get their chance to sample Duff’s Beer and Krusty Burgers.
Among the new additions patterned on the Fox cartoon show are the Android’s Dungeon Baseball Card Shop, Lard Lad’s Donuts and Moe’s Tavern, where Duff’s Beer — Oh, yeah! — is on tap.
"Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger and have a seat at Moe's Tavern,” Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products, said in a statement.
There will also be a second ride — alien characters Kang & Kodos’ Twirl & Hurl, which humans would call an outdoor spinner.
Universal did not announce an opening date, but said doors would open sometime this summer.sourcea little too late imo, but nice try in trying to make the Universal Orlando side more appealing.