The Simpsons Ride reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for The Simpsons Ride, a simulator ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. (The minimum height to ride is 40 inches.)
Written by Nick Markham
The Simpsons Ride, based on the long-running Fox TV animated series debuted in the old 'Back to the Future' building in May 2008. The theme of the attraction is a Krustyland theme park that you, along with the Simpsons, are visiting. Naturally, havoc ensues.
The small but entertaining queue room features some of the Simpsons characters going about their crazy buisness which certainly is very entertaining. Once inside the ride, you prepare to fall off of a roller coaster and then drop into different rides at Krustyland which seem mysteriously similar to Disney rides!
First of all, I love The Simpsons. If you like the Simpsons, you should enjoy the line and the ride. As you are waiting, there are clips from episodes playing on the screens placed around the queue. The ride is a simulator ride, and it feels like you are actually on a roller coaster. I would recommend this ride to anyone who likes The Simpsons, or just wants to enjoy a simulator ride. - Lisa Jania
I really miss Back to the Future, but this is an amazing re-theming of the ride. I love the humor and parodies of Disney rides. - nick stechman
I like this better than Back to the Future. Fun ride. But not worth it if the line is over than 30 minuets - nick .
I've never been on a simulator like it before and was pretty amazed by how it was done, though am a huge back to the future fan and would have loved to go on the ride themed to that. Loved the way they made fun of other theme parks though... - Rachelle Beaney
This whole ride experience (queue, the land outside, and the ride itself) were extremely enjoyable to a diehard simspsons fan. I laughed at all the episode clips during the queue, laughed harder at the new material in the preshow, and enjoyed the ride..thought the picture quality could have been a little better actually..was oddly blurry at times, almost made me think there were supposed to be 3D glasses that I forgot to pick up. But it's all great, and Universal did a great job at really transforming the place to feel like the simpsons. Props to Universal for having a sense of humor about theme parks / themselves, as The Simpsons surely mocks them a ton during this ride experience. - Michael Weissman
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