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Simpsons exterior is wrapping up at Universal Studios Florida

February 18, 2008, 11:38 PM · On my trip to Universal Studios Florida this weekend, I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse "behind the fence" at the new Simpsons Ride.

From what I could see, it looks like they are just about done with the sidewalk out front, and the building looks ready, although I did hear a rumor about a giant Krusty the Clown Face going up on the building.

The "Kwik-E-Mart" gift shop redesign was done well, and there were also several carts selling Simpsons Merchandise around the World Expo area. Now all we need is an opening date, and it'll be time to plan the return trip!

Replies (7)

February 19, 2008 at 5:55 AM · I've never been to Universal..but I sure might if this is a fun one.
February 19, 2008 at 8:48 AM · I always enjoyed BTTF and thought it was a excellant ride.
And while in mot a big Simpsons fan I am looking foward to the new ride when we visit this Dec.
February 19, 2008 at 10:02 AM · My son loves the simpson's and we are waiting to go to Universal Florida for this to open. Can't wait. I wish they would do more in California. Barney and the Simpson's would make my 2 kids very happy.
February 19, 2008 at 10:31 AM · Thanks for the update.

Anyone know when this might open?

February 19, 2008 at 10:36 AM · I heard rumors of March 15th, but that could be disproven by how much work it looks like they have left. Early April maybe?
February 19, 2008 at 12:57 PM · Universal emailed out an update today, but just to say that it was opening in Spring. It also mentioned they will send out updates on the opening date. Can't see if being more than a month before the soft openings start!
February 19, 2008 at 2:03 PM · That seems so cool! I wonder what the ride will be like... I hope it isn't a bad ride. I don't wanna be dissapointed!

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