The New ‘Simpsons’ Area At Universal Studios Features A Fully Operational Moe’s Tavern

A couple weeks ago, we brought you the news that Universal Studios in Orlando will be bringing Springfield to life later this year. From that post:

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. [CFNews13]

Well, here’s a more in-depth look at Universal’s take on a real life Moe’s Tavern, and HOLY SH-T, YOU GUYS, IT’S MOE’S. ON THE INSIDE, TOO. AND YOU CAN DRINK THERE. AND ORDER A FLAMING MOE. (BYOCoughSyrup, presumably.)

Look, I’m sure this place will be crawling with obnoxious tourists snapping pictures and stuffing coasters in their fanny packs, and the beer will cost $22 for a 12 oz glass and just be watered down Budweiser with a Duff label slapped on it, and the deep fryer probably won’t even be able to flash fry a buffalo in 40 seconds, but I don’t care. At all. We are all going there, once, just to do it, and you are going to leave your cynicism at home next to your laptop, where it belongs. Everybody in the van. I call shotgun.

(Via Inside the Magic)