One of the biggest mysteries in the long running history of The Simpsons is the location of Springfield, the characters’ hometown. While the show’s creators have given hints over the years, it’s safe to say that, as of last week, at least one version of Springfield is in Orlando, Florida.
For the past few months, Universal Studios Orlando has been slowly opening a whole new section to their park. (Yes, this in addition to Islands of Adventure and World of Harry Potter.) The new area is designed to look as close to Springfield as possible, including stores, locations and characters from the iconic hometown of The Simpsons. Last week, that expansion was finally completed as its the flagship ride, Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, opened its gates.
Below, see some photos and videos of not only that ride, but the entire Springfield, including Moe’s Tavern, the Duff Brewery, Lard Lad Donuts and much more. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been six years since the last Harry Potter book came out, and two years since the last Harry Potter movie hit theaters. But the Harry Potter fandom remains as devoted as ever, and Warner Bros. and Universal Orlando Resort want to do their part to keep it that way.
The studio will host A Celebration of Harry Potter at the theme park next year, a three-day convention similar to the Star Wars Celebration that Star Wars enthusiasts have been enjoying for years. Hit the jump to get all the details.
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Posted on Monday, July 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
The characters of Cabin in the Woods would’ve done anything to get out of the titular house of horrors, but Universal Orlando hopes that fans of Cabin in the Woods will be equally eager to get in. The theme park has announced a maze based on the movie, which will open this fall for Halloween Horror Nights 23 celebration. Hit the jump for the details.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
If you don’t have plans for the next couple of summers yet, you may be tempted to take some theme park trips after you read this post. After the jump:
- Disneyland Paris will get a Ratatouille attraction in 2014
- Check out the first model image from Shanghai Disneyland
- Disney’s Imagineers will be the subject of a new documentary
- Universal Florida‘s Transformers ride prepares for its launch
- Despicable Me Minion Mayhem opens in Hollywood next year
- Stephen Chow is making a Journey to the West-themed park
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