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Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern open at Universal Orlando, where Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard offers a taste of Springfield

Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern open at Universal Orlando, where Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard offers a taste of Springfield

Only a little more than a week after Universal Orlando first announced the Springfield expansion of The Simpsons Ride area, Fast Food Boulevard opened this morning, bringing guests into iconic locations from the classic animated TV series. It’s all enough to make any fan shout, “Woo hoo!”

Now open at Universal Studios Florida are Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza and more, all serving up previously fictional food and drinks – including Duff Beer.

Home and Marge were on hand to mark the special “Moe-ment” as the doors to Moe’s Tavern opened for the first time just after 10:30 a.m. today.


Video: Moe’s Tavern opens for the first time at Universal Orlando


The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

This morning’s opening of the new area brought excited crowds, eager to eat and drink their way through these familiar animated environments. The videos and photos below take you on a tour of everything’s open so far, with much more to come throughout the summer months.


Video: The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard complete tour at Universal Orlando


Video: Moe’s Tavern at Universal Orlando


Video: Krusty Burger at Universal Orlando


Fast Food Boulevard takes the place of a former quick serve restaurant in the theme park and retains the same basic flow. Other than Moe’s Tavern, each of the named locations is not its own individual establishment, but rather part of a row of quick service counters within one big eatery inside. Krusty Burger is not a full service restaurant unto itself, but rather a seating area for all of the food served within.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Guests can freely wander between stations, ordering from each of the long-desired menus, picking out a Clogburger from Krusty Burger, Double-Battered Chicken from Cletus’ Chicken Shack, or a Flaming Moe from the bar at Moe’s Tavern. And employees are dressed with themed costumes to match each of the areas.


Moe’s Tavern

In “The Simpsons,” Moe’s Tavern is run by grouchy bartender Moe Szyslak, frequenty by Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble, and many other Springfield residents. Now at Universal Orlando, guests can step inside, sit alongside Barney at the bar, order a Duff Beer – brewed just for the park – and a Flaming Moe. Loud belching optional.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Here’s Moe’s Tavern from “The Simpsons” for comparison:

The decor matches what’s seen in “The Simpsons” exactly, from the pool table in the center of the room (which is covered with plexiglass to be used as a dining table) to the TV playing clips from “The Simpsons” next to the bar to the Love Tester, which actually works.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Duff Beer is indeed an alcoholic drink, an actual alcoholic beer intended only for adults. It tastes like… beer. Some liken it to Budweiser. It’s currently served in tall disposable plastic cups or glass bottles, which guests cannot take with them. They will soon offer aluminum bottles as souvenirs. Duff Beer is also available in Lite and Dry variations.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Flaming Moe is not served on fire, but is an orange flavored soda, served in a special layered cup with dry ice underneath to make it bubble. It’s non-alocholic and the plastic cup can be kept as a souvenir.

It’s a perfectly reproduced environment that will have fans of “The Simpsons” wanting to spend all day in.

Update (6/7/13) – Framed artwork has been added to the walls of Moe’s Tavern featuring famous moments from “The Simpsons” show, plus some Duff ads.

Moe's Tavern

Moe's Tavern

Moe's Tavern

Moe's Tavern


Krusty Burger

Krusty the Clown’s famous fast food restaurant is now made a reality for the first time at Universal Orlando. It’s a combination of a seating area and a counter service ordering area, split from each other, so not exactly its own establishment.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Compare the new real-life location to the one seen in “The Simpsons”:

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Its greasy burgers are tasty, but not exactly easy on the stomach. They’re topped with a special sauce and served with curly fries.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando


Fast Food Boulevard

The rest of Fast Food Boulevard features several individual counter service spots to grab food quickly from.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Cletus Spuckler now has his own restaurant, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, turning his Springfield farm house into a business, doubling as the facade for the entrance to the eatery. Here he’s offering up double-battered chicken, chicken and waffles and, well, more chicken dishes.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard

The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard

Flaming Moe’s offers three additional specialty fruit drinks in addition to the namesake drink and Duff Beer.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard

The Frying Dutchman has a variety of fried seafood flavors.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Luigi’s Pizza serves up a few different kinds of pizza.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

Lisa’s Teahouse of Horrors (hah!) has grab-and-go salads and other healthier drinks and snacks.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

And up by the cash registers are giant pink Lard Lad doughnuts and four flavors of cupcakes.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard

The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando


The Android’s Dungeon

But what of the Comic Book Guy? As it turns out, The Android’s Dungeon does not really exist at Universal Orlando. Instead, this store front is merely a facade with absolutely nothing behind it except restrooms and a pathway.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando


Still To Come

Still under construction are the Duff Brewery, Lard Lad, statue of Jebediah Springfield, and Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl ride, all set to open within a month or so, seen in the concept artwork and video below.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando

But even without these areas open, fans of “The Simpsons” can already rush out to Universal Studios Florida to sip some Duff Beer and a Flaming Moe, chow down on a Krusty Burger and some chicken ‘n’ waffles, and wander through some of the most famous animated locations ever created.

More photos from The Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard of Springfield locations at Universal Orlando:


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