Experience The Simpsons at Universal Studios Orlando

I don’t think there has ever been a more iconic show than The Simpsons. It’s one of those rare shows that appeals to people of all ages and walks of life. I got to experience The Simpsons at Universal Studios Orlando during my recent press trip for the grand opening of TRANSFORMERS: the Ride – 3D. Universal Orlando has brilliantly recreated the town of Springfield, complete with Kwik-E-Mart, Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burgers, and much more.

Experience The Simpsons at Universal Studios Orlando

It was so exciting as my group approached Springfield. I fell behind just briefly (always the slacker) to take advantage of this fun photo opp which turned out to be one of many on that day.

Experience The Simpsons at Universal Studios Orlando

Lucky for me it was nearing lunchtime when we entered into Springfield. Imagine my excitement when I saw Moe’s Tavern. Walking into Moe’s was like stepping right into The Simpsons show. The fully functioning bar and grill serves up all the famous and iconic foods from the show. I was amazed by how identical this tavern is to the one on the show.

Experience The Simpsons at Universal Orlando - Moe's Tavern

The creators of Moe’s at Universal put a lot of research into making sure patrons get an authentic Moe’s experience. Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, was even consulted when the menu was being creating. He actually had a hand in the creation of Universal’s Springfield as a whole.

My lunch that day consisted of an authentic Krusty burger, complete with a bubbling Flaming Moe beverage. The burger was really great and the Flaming Moe was strangely wonderful. I was surprised that it bubbled and fizzed down to the last drop. Kids would totally love this drink!

Experience The Simpsons at Universal Orlando - The Simpsons Ride

As much as I enjoyed dining at Moe’s, the real excitement of Springfield was The Simpsons Ride in 3D. On this attraction, riders sit in a coaster car and follow behind the Simpsons family on a wild and exciting chase. The Simpsons Ride uses a unique blend of authentic Simpsons humor, amazing graphics and mind-bending theme park entertainment to create one of the most thrilling attraction experiences in Universal’s history. This ride is thrilling and since the bumps and jolts are simulated in 3D, it’s a great ride for the entire family.

Experience The Simpsons at Universal Orlando - Hugs with Krusty

While in Springfield we took a stroll through Krustyland where you can play fun carnival style games. You might even bump into life size characters from The Simpsons while you are there. Keep a lookout for Krusty though – he likes to give hugs!

There is a new section of Springfield under construction that will be opening soon. I’m looking forward to returning to Universal Orlando to check out the new attractions like Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, a Duff brewery, Lard Lad and more!

* I was a guest of Universal Studios in Orlando for this media event.

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  1. That looks so amazingly fun! I love all the bright colors. That picture of you, Homer and Baby Maggie is too cute!

  2. Universal Studios is so much fun, can’t wait to go back!

  3. My boys loved the ride last summer & Moe’s was awesome ! Looks like you had fun as well !

  4. My husband would love to visit – I think maybe I can convince him of a vacation now.

  5. I have yet to ride that ride and I don’t know why I haven’t done it yet! (That hug nearly took you out it looks like. )

  6. So much fun! I want to go!

  7. Sabrina Radke says:

    Lol! Love that picture of you trying to catch Maggie! This place looks like so much fun!

  8. We are heading to Orlando this fall!! I can’t wait! I had no idea that Universal had a Simpson part of the park!

  9. We still have not made it to Orlando!! The US in California is awesome! 1 day…

  10. Oh this is SO FUN! I love The Simpsons. The picture of you “Catching” Maggie is cracking me up!

  11. Dang, this looks so fun & I also love the shot of you saving Maggie :)

  12. AWE!!! We love the Simpsons! Need to plan a trip for sure!

  13. I don’t know if my kids or I were more excited about the section of Universal. The ride is fun, but the area itself is an attraction. The colors, the store…I love it there!

  14. We are long time Simpsons fans, so visiting this attraction would be a blast!

  15. I’m so jealous- I want a Krusty burger! That really is so cool how they did that. I love The Simpson’s but my brother-in-law is a DIE HARD FAN & he would freak if he could go there!

  16. this looks marvelously fun- except for the crusty hugs. that might creep me out LOL

  17. How fun! My kids don’t even know who they are. I won’t let them watch it…

  18. This looks like so much fun! I would love to take the kids to see this. the Simpsons is one of the few shows that all of us all like.

  19. We really need to get back to Universal.

  20. SO fun! We love Universal! We haven’t been back since they have expanded Springfield – it looks awesome!

  21. My husband would love going there. He loves the Simpsons!

  22. we’d luv to go there how fun one day I’ll get all my kids there

  23. I absolutely adore that ride. So fun!

  24. Tiffany Dover says:

    This looks like so much fun! Our family would love to go there one day! Guess it’s time to save up!

  25. I’d say this is worth the price of admission! Just love The Simpsons!

  26. This was by far my favorite part of Universal. We didn’t see any of the characters walking around though, that’s the only part I missed.

  27. carla bonesteel says:

    I love the Simpson’s and my boyfriend hates them…I would DRAG him here, if I could! This looks awesome!!

  28. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    We have not been to Universal Studios even though we live rather close. This looks like so much fun. We will have to do this

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