Following the tremendous success of the Springfield addition to Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood has now officially announced their own expansion of the existing “The Simpsons Ride” to include more of the popular animated series.
The Springfield area at Universal Studios Hollywood is said to be even bigger than its Orlando counterpart, adding new restaurants and shops when it opens in spring 2015.
Inspired by locations made famous throughout the TV series’ 25 seasons, Springfield will include signature eateries from Krusty Burger to Luigi’s Pizza and Phineas Q. Butterfat’s 5600 Flavors Ice Cream Parlor to iconic watering holes like Moe’s Tavern and Duff’s Brewery.
Newly-released artwork also shows Barney’s Bowlarama, Springfield Police Station, Dr. Nick Riviera’s “office,” the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, King Toot’s Music Store, Springfield Penitentiary, Springfield Elementary School, Herman’s Military Antiques, and Mr. Burns’ mansion – though some (most?) of these are likely to just be facades, not actual buildings that can be visited.
Video: The Simpsons Springfield expansion concept art for Universal Studios Hollywood
The successes of Springfield in Orlando should offer an indication of how popular this area will be.
Moe’s Tavern opens at Universal Orlando in The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard
Krusty Burger opens at Universal Orlando in The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard
Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard opens at Universal Orlando, Springfield expansion
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