Universal Orlando officially opens its Simpsons expansion
Written by Robert Niles
Universal Orlando Resort hosted a media event this morning to officially open its Simpsons-themed Springfield U.S.A. expansion, which has been soft-opening in phases to Universal Studios Florida visitors over the past two months.Tweet
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"When creating Springfield, we wanted to make guests truly feel like they're part of the record-breaking animated show, Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative, said in a prepared statement. "Now fans can become part of The Simpsons family and step inside the same places Homer and his family visit on a regular basis."
If you've visited Universal Studios Florida this summer and experienced any part of Springfield — the Kang n' Kodos spinner ride or any of the new themed eateries — please submit a rating and/or review via our Universal Studios Florida listing pages:
In addition to those counter-services restaurants, Springfield includes a Lard Lad Donuts and a Duff Brewery Beer Garden, where visitors can purchase a dessert package that includes lagoon-side seating for viewing the nightly Universal Cinematic Spectacular show.
Springfield's the second new major development at Universal Studios Florida this year, following the debut of Transformers: The Ride 3D this spring. Of course, both of those openings are preludes to next year's highly anticipated debut of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at the park in the summer of 2014.
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