D'oh! A ride report for The Simpsons at Universal Orlando
Written by Gareth H
Well I got up this morning and carried on with my normal daily routine, until I got word that a certain new ride at Universal was in "Techincal Rehearsals."Tweet
Twenty minutes later I was at the entrance to the all new The Simpsons Ride, staring up at the awesone front of building, eyes lowering to 55 wait time. Not bad.
I entered the queue amid laughter from the other patient wanna be riders. Flat screen TV's filled the lines, showing carefully selected clips from all Simspsons episodes, relevant to theme park culture and of course, the man himself, Krusty the Clown. I won't spoil too much but look out for a great BTTF sketch (All new for the ride).
The line actually moved quicker than expected and 40 minutes later I was ushered into row 2.
The inside, although completely changed, is still easily recognisable for anyone who rode BTTF. But some great features in there and packed with laughs.
The ride itself is a cross between BTTF for screen size, but with much higher quality. You can tell the animation used for the ride is not the same used for the TV show, but still good.
The screen images, as moving fast, come out the same way Jimmy Neutron does, sometimes it is just a blur...
I won't spoil anything else for you as this a great ride and a great laugh, but I will point out one thing. No character rides in the car as was guessed months back!
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