The Simpsons Ride coming to Universal Orlando

In Entertainment by Alan Hanson / May 24, 2013

When “The Simpsons” made their leap to the big screen in 2007, one of their coolest advertising angles was turning 7-11s across the country into temporary Kwik-E-Marts with plenty of Simpsons’ loot to go with it. Six years later, another physically realized version of Springfield is coming to life at Universal Studios Florida (proving once again that amusement parks with California origins initiate their most-fun ideas on the east coast for some reason).

According to Cinemablend, the park’s version of stately-ambiguous Springfield will host a bevy of Simpsons’ cuisine offering the chance to eat at a genuine Krusty Burger, dunk donuts with Wiggum at Lard Lad, explore the culinary delights of The Frying Dutchman and Luigi’s Pizza, and, best of all, knock back a Duff at Moe’s Tavern.

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The new section of USF will also host a Krusty Land Ride, most likely similar to the one in Los Angeles, and a radical sounding extraterrestrial attraction: Kang and Kodos’ Twirl and Hurl.

The Orlando Informer has been covering the progress of Universal Studios Florida’s expansion with more photos than one could ask for. The new section of the park is planned to open this summer. If you’d like to visually whet your whistle before making the trek to Orlando, check out some highlights below or browse hundreds more construction photographs here.

The Simpsons Springfield expansion at USF - May 8, 2013.

The Simpsons Springfield expansion at USF - April 2, 2013.

The Simpsons Springfield expansion at USF - February 8, 2013.