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Universal Studios bringing Krusty Burger and Moe's to life!

Universal Orlando: Krusty Burger and Moe's comes to life at USF

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM
Read elsewhere that Universal is replacing the International Food and Film Festival restaurant with a Krusty Burger and Moe's Tavern, due in Spring 2013. This is fantastic! I always thought the IFFF to be an odd fit, even when BTTF was next door, and thematically bland. Another boost for the Studios.


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From N B
Posted September 12, 2012 at 3:30 AM
I read something similar on Twitter about this. USF filed permits for expansion / construction near the Simpsons area recently. I wonder if the Garden of Allah Villas are finally going to come down sooner or later as they are (and always were) for decoration only.

Since joining Twitter, I have gotten so much information about the Orlando theme parks. A certain site, which I wont mention, seems to have inside info on all the permits days before they show up anywhere else.

As I have said before, Comcast is signing blank checks at USF and letting them run with everything they want. The Cabana Bay was planned in 2007 and as soon as Comcast took over, they green lighted the project.

I think there will be some news about Fear Factor and the Tony Hawk building coming soon.... :)

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 12, 2012 at 6:44 AM
Sorry...what's IFFF? We're not ALL Universal experts :(

From Dominick D
Posted September 12, 2012 at 6:52 AM
IFFF stands for International Food Film Festival.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 12, 2012 at 8:54 AM
Thanks, Dom..I knew I could count on you :)

From Dominick D
Posted September 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM
I could make a whole list of abbreviations for WDW and UO.

From Karly Tenney
Posted September 12, 2012 at 9:16 AM
Me to Dom

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM
The moderator of one of the other sites I'm active on recently asked members not to use acronyms in subject lines/topic headlines. Cuts down on search engine hits. For example, if I do a trip report for Cedar Point, and my topic line is "CP TR", someone who may not be a site regular will not find that if they search "Cedar Point" or "trip report." In the case of something like the afore-mentioned IFFF, someone with limited knowledge of Universal..i.e, me..would probably not know it. I think it's a good idea to identify parenthetically the full name after using the acronym, then using the initials after that upon repetition. On a site like this , acronyms like WDW and IOA and HP are commonly used, and don't really require clarification. And I'm not talkin' 'bout Hewlett-Packard :)

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted September 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM
My apologies for the confusion. Totally not intended. I should have considered the fact The International Food & Film Festival restaurant is a not-often discussed topic. I made the acronym up on the spot. I do have a habit of resorting to acronyms too much because of my lazy fingers. :) I'll try to remember to clarify any acronyms better next time or simply forego them. Thanks for clearing it up for folks, Dom. :)

From Mike Gallagher
Posted September 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Apology unnecessary, Mark.

From Sean Huckel
Posted September 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM
Gardens of Allah is a bit further away from Simpsons to be included here.

The Krusty Burger/Moe's is speculation at this point.

What I've heard is a Spongebob Storepants-like experience themed to the Simpsons, as well as expanded dining.

From Jorge Arnoldson
Posted September 12, 2012 at 1:56 PM
Krusty Burger makes sense, but Moe's? I have nothing against a ThreeBroomsticks/Hog'sHead setup, but this would cause confusion with the burrito restaurant chain Moe's, which has a location in Citywalk.

From David L.
Posted September 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM
I say go for it! Creating a themed land (opposed to seemingly randomly placed attractions) would help make Universal Studios a much better park!

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted September 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM
Ehhhhh....... I guess it cool. But really Im not to psyched.

From Teddy Blass
Posted September 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Sounds like a great idea to spice up the area. Now if they can spice up the burgers too...

From Teddy Blass
Posted September 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Sorry for the double-post.

From Marie-Eve Landry
Posted September 18, 2012 at 8:40 AM
Love that idea!

From Tasia P.
Posted September 18, 2012 at 2:33 PM
This seems cool! All Universal needs is an updated kids land, relevant show in Fear Factor(or tear it down for a ride) and to add 2 more major attractions and Hollywood Studios and or Animal Kingdom are done until Disney decides to add more rides to both parks.

From Kelly Muggleton
Posted September 19, 2012 at 3:32 AM
I thought the same about the IFFF just last week when I was walking past...it just doesnt fit! Moes and a Krusty Burger would be a great addition to that area of the park. (and if they stock more Lard Lad donuts that would be awesome - sold out when I tried to get one....boo hiss)

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted September 19, 2012 at 6:19 PM
I wish universal would fix up E.T. BEFORE doing this. Even though I like this idea. It's a huge shame that ET is in such bad condition. Fix this ride up!

From Sean Huckel
Posted September 20, 2012 at 7:44 AM
Two very different things, Andrew. Universal is already dealing with the loss of Jaws. Taking another headliner ride off the ticket would not be a good move.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted September 20, 2012 at 1:24 PM
Sean I see where your going, BUT if universal decided to fix ET AFTER transformers opening than it would lessen the blow a huge amount and make the park not take such a big hit.

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