Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Last night we were invited to “A Taste of Springfield” neighborhood block party celebrating the grand opening of the iconic world of Springfield, the hometown of America’s favorite family, The Simpsons, at Universal Studios Hollywood. The all-new themed environment surrounds The Simpsons Ride, placing park guests inside of the fictional town/city from the long-running animated series. And with 26 seasons of content to build out this world, Universal designers had a lot to pick and choose from.
After the jump you can see some photos from the grand opening event, as well as a look at the food from all the new resturants, including Duff Brewery, Moe’s Tavern, Lard Lad Donuts, Krusty Burger, Cletus’ Chicken Shack and Phineas Q. Butterfat’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Here is a video of the grand opening ceremony which started with a bang in the form of a nuclear meltdown at Mr. Burns’ Nuclear Power Plant.
The replica of Springfield features many iconic landmarks made famous throughout the series, including the Springfield Hills, Springfield Elementary School, Comic Book Guy’s Android’s Dungeon, the cooling towers of Mr. Burns’ Nuclear Power Plant, Springfield Police Station, Aztec Theater and Kwik-E-Mart. Some of these landmarks like the Android’s Dungeon or Police Station are just facades to hide the many inside eatery areas, while others like the Kwik-E-Mart allow guests to explore inside and buy some merchandise or Mr. Burns’ Nuclear Power Plant which is a facade but provides an interactive element (how about a nuclear melt down?).
Simpsons Springfield Grand Opening Photos
Lets first take a look at some of the facades and then on the next page we’ll explore the food of Springfield. All photos in this post were taken by /Film photographer Kitra Remick.
After the jump we’ll have photos of the many food offerings in Springfield, which includes Duff beer, Buzz Cola and many other favorites from the 26 year history of the Fox animated series.