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First Look at The Simpsons’ Springfield Area at Universal Studios

This summer, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida will open a Simpsons-themed area at its park to complement its existing Simpsons ride. The new space will allow visitors to walk around Springfield and spend their hard-earned dollars on Simpsons-related food, like Duff Beer, which will be brewed exclusively for the park. Simpsons creator Matt Groening has said in the past that he wouldn’t allow actual Duff beer to be brewed because he didn’t want to encourage kids to drink.

The press release describes how parkgoers will be able to buy other food items as well: “[You] will be able to grab 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 area will also feature a new attraction—Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl—as well as the statue of Springfield founder Jebediah Springfield. Cick on the image at top for a close-up rendering of the new area.

  • D C Mahler

    so…it’s a food court.

    • Jen Hurler

      …I am oddly okay with this.

    • Looks more like the place I would’ve wanted locally when I was 5.

  • Have a link to the press release?

  • Toonio

    WIll they honor the all you can eat voucher in Simpsons land?

  • SarahJesness

    Eh, I won’t be happy until they make that Duff Beer amusement park.

    “Duff beer for me! Duff beer for you! I’ll have a Duff, you have one too!”

    • CanCan

      That’s what you have Busch Gardens for; although I’d love to meet Duff Man. Oh, Yeah!

  • Joseph_Hudak

    Guess they’re still working out the bugs on the robotic Itchy & Scratchy..

    That layout also shows the “Android Dungeon.” No info on what’s going to be sold there (gift shop?)

    • That’s probably what it is, though I wouldn’t mind back issues of the Bongo Comics line if they do have those too!

    • Roman S.

      According to the themepark website, it says that Android’s Dungeon will be restrooms. Kind of like the Tangled Toilets in the Magic Kingdom, I guess.

  • From what I can tell, it’s where Jaws and Amity was set up, which for those who don’t recall, was all restaurants, giftshops and a few carnival games. So ultimately, this in no different in that respect.
    I’m excited to check this out ASAP. I already love Universal, so this’d should be fun. I miss Jaws, still though

    • James N.

      They’re building the new Harry Potter attractions over where Jaws was. This is over near the Simpsons Ride (which is right next to Men in Black) which, apart from the ride, is actually kind of a dead area of the park. They need more stuff there so I’m glad they’re expanding! That’s exciting.

  • Rob

    Bring back Back to the Future. It’s a classic.