With Walt Disney World’s recent expansion of Fantasyland and the expectations for an eventual theme park devoted entirely to Star Wars – Star Wars Weekends are already underway – Universal Orlando Resorts always has its work cut out in regard to keeping things fresh. Fortunately, the theme park’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter was such a huge success that it will soon receive an expansion, and there have even been new rumors that the park will add a Lord of the Rings attraction.
When that may happen is only known to the people behind the desks and signing the checks, but one thing that is being reported for certain is that Universal’s lone ride for The Simpsons is about to get a lot of company. That’s right, Universal is finally bringing Springfield to life.
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.” (Via Central Florida News 13)
I can’t even express how excited I am for this, so I’ll let Homer take care of it for me.