It’s The Simpson’s

8 Aug

I live in the land of theme parks, and that land is named: Orlando.

One of the new big things that has come this summer is The Transformers ride to Universal Studios.

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Bumblebee impersonating Tony Hawk.

It’s a pretty good ride. I even liked it when it was called Spiderman.

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Spider-Man impersonating Tony Hawk trying to hold in a poo.

I know not everyone has made it down to Universal Studios Florida, so the joke there is that they are basically the same ride with different themes.

I’m actually more excited about something different that has come to Universal Studios and that is: Springfield!

They have had a Simpson’s ride for a couple of years and it is really good (and different from Spiderman/Transformers), and also the Kwik-E-Mart. When the ride first came, they turned a couple of the local 7/11s here into Kwik-E-Marts where they sold Buzz Cola, Krusty O’s, Pink Doughnuts, and Squishees.

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To that ride, Universal has added Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, The Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s, Duff Brewery, Lard Lad, and Android’s Dungeon. As well as a couple show themed places, which I don’t think where in the show itself, Cleatus’ Chicken Shack and Bumblebee Man’s Tacos.

You can correct me if I’m wrong.

I’m kind of weird about the show anyway. I’m actually not that big of fan. However, I think Homer Simpson is one of the best characters ever created. I’m a huge Homer fan. I even have a life size cardboard cutout of Homer that watches over the kids in our game room.

My my my my Homa

My my my my Homa…Kids you need to stop playing video games and go outside…but not too far outside…

For those who are not visiting me anytime soon, let me take you on a brief tour of the come-to-life Springfield.

Android's Dungeon is actually not a comic book store but a bathroom. Kind of disappointing, however Comic Book Man did take a piss next to me when I used the facilities.

Android’s Dungeon is actually not a comic book store but a bathroom. Kind of disappointing, but Comic Book Man did take a piss next to me when I used the facilities.

This is Moe's and yes it is a real bar.

This is Moe’s and yes it is a real bar.

While we were waiting for Moe's to open at 10:30 am...yes, you read that right...everyone would come to the door and take this picture. So the wife had too as well.

While we were waiting for Moe’s to open at 10:30 am…yes, you read that right…everyone would come to the door and take this picture. So the wife had too as well. I don’t think the tourists knew this was an actual real bar.

Sitting at the bar. The Flaming Moe is actually nonalcoholic. You can also get Duff, Duff Light, and Buzz Cola.

Sitting at the bar. The Flaming Moe is actually nonalcoholic. They put dry ice in the bottom of the drink to make it smoke. It tastes like orange soda. You can also get Duff, Duff Light, and Buzz Cola here.

The Flaming Moe up close.

The Flaming Moe up close.

Some view of the inside of the bar.

Some more view of the inside of the bar. The guy in the picture works at the Frying Dutchman.

What could almost top Moe's? Krusty Burger of course!

What could almost top Moe’s? Krusty Burger of course!

I don't know what the special sauce is, but when they offer it, don't turn it down. Delish!

I don’t know what the special sauce is, but when they offer it, don’t turn it down. Get extra. On the side. It’s messy. Delish! Look closely at the paper lining the basket. This is the real deal.

Duff Brewery is going to be an outdoor bar. In addition to the other fine Duff products, it was also offer Duff Dark. It wasn't open the day I was there, but it is now.

Duff Brewery is going to be an outdoor bar. In addition to the other fine Duff products, it will also offer Duff Dark. It wasn’t open the day I was there, but it is now.

I don't know if Lard Lad will be selling donuts, but you can find pink donuts the size of your head at Kwik-E-Mart.

I don’t know if Lard Lad will be selling donuts, but you can find pink donuts the size of your head at Kwik-E-Mart.

52 Responses to “It’s The Simpson’s”

  1. namredips15 August 8, 2013 at 9:15 AM #

    Great post Chris! I NEED to travel back out there at some point, to see this if for nothing else…

    • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM #

      They did a really good job. And the Krusty Burger is amazing.

      • namredips15 August 8, 2013 at 4:57 PM #

        I bet! Can I just ask though, in the right hand window of the first bar picture, what’s going on with Rod? :p

      • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 7:42 PM #

        I don’t know. That’s a reflection of the construction wall which is not there anymore. It’s Duff’s Brewery now.

      • namredips15 August 8, 2013 at 7:47 PM #

        I see, gutted the Spider-Man ride is gone though, how have they gone about putting transformers in marvel island? That’s just not cool, I mean I’m all for bumblebee and stuff, but he’s no web slinger…

      • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM #

        No, Spider-Man is still there. Just Transformers is the same type of ride.

      • namredips15 August 8, 2013 at 8:57 PM #

        Ooh good, phew. A transformers sim? I like the sound of that

  2. misskzebra August 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM #

    That sounds amazing! The only thing similar I’ve been to is the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford, you have the added kick of seeing the actual props/sets used in the films, but the butterbeer was pretty substandard. That Krusty Burger looks goooooood.

    • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM #

      Universal has Harry Potter as well. Really cool too. They are building more because of how popular it is. I don’t know if it’s the same Butter Beer as there, but it is really good. And you can get it regular or frozen.

      • misskzebra August 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM #

        I guess my expectations were really high, it could be the same stuff. I got obligatory photos of myself with the butterbeer ‘tache, so I wasn’t too disappointed, really.

      • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 11:03 AM #

        I wish we could compare. I like it. It’s a must when we go.

  3. Mrs. DeVoss August 8, 2013 at 9:54 AM #

    I love moe’s. I’m already a regular. This reminds me, it’s Thursday, you need to come home from work now so we can go sit a the bar. I’m sure moe is missing me!

    • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM #

      It’s your cheers.

      • Mrs. DeVoss August 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM #

        Maybe… But with way more brazilian tourists

      • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM #

        True.

  4. night owl August 8, 2013 at 10:16 AM #

    Hey neighbor! Thanks for the tour. Now I’m sorry I didn’t take advantage of the free UCF evening at Universal this year.

    • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 11:05 AM #

      Go if you get a chance. I would have never said that about Universal even 5 years ago. They have really stepped it up.

  5. The Vanilla Housewife August 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM #

    I envy you!

  6. RFL August 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM #

    I want a Krusty Burger now. Cool post. I also need a picture in front of Moe’s.

  7. Hippie Cahier August 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

    Mmmm…. donuts.

  8. El Guapo August 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM #

    Will it be there indefinitely?
    And did it feel like you were in Springfield?

    • Christopher De Voss August 8, 2013 at 3:07 PM #

      Yes. Sort of…as close as possible at least minus the giant roller coasters in the background.

  9. silkpurseproductions August 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM #

    This looks like so much fun. I’m not a huge Simpsons fan either although there was a time I never missed an episode and I got lots of friends watching it that still do. One of the fast food places had plush characters with plastic heads as collector pieces at one point and I had them all. I don’t remember when or why I stopped watching and I have no idea where my collectibles are now.

  10. ohlidia August 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM #

    We went to Universal last year at Christmas and the Simpson’s ride was the best! We also really enjoyed Spiderman…

  11. David Stewart August 8, 2013 at 10:54 PM #

    I’m a huge Simpsons fan, so that place would be like my Mecca. I guess we should be glad that the Flaming Moes don’t really have cough syrup in them. And hopefully the Krusty Burger there doesn’t serve stapled-together burger leftover as it does sometimes in the show.

  12. gingerfightback August 9, 2013 at 3:20 AM #

    I would need a lot of D’oh to visit!

  13. Kayla Lords August 9, 2013 at 7:29 AM #

    Now that sucks…I’m going to be in Orlando in a few days and I KNOW I won’t get to go to Universal…blah! Maybe next time!

    • Christopher De Voss August 9, 2013 at 8:02 AM #

      Boo! Maybe next time. It will be good to have you in the city. Hopefully you will have some fun here.

      • Kayla Lords August 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM #

        I’m having a blast!

      • Christopher De Voss August 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM #

        Your here now?

      • Kayla Lords August 11, 2013 at 8:37 PM #

        Not Orlando…but pretty close. I’ll be in Orlando starting Wednesday – for business…

      • Christopher De Voss August 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM #

        Yay! Welcome!

  14. BrainRants August 10, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

    This is too awesome. Do they sell Laramie cigarettes at Apu’s?

    • Christopher De Voss August 10, 2013 at 10:57 AM #

      That’s a good idea, although the park is non – smoking. However they could probably be of the candy variety.

  15. dmulcare August 10, 2013 at 1:57 PM #

    “Life” imitates “Art?”

    • Christopher De Voss August 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

      Or is it Art imitating Life?

      • dmulcare August 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM #

        It a group of businesses and individuals use “the Simpsons” as a theme, would it not be that part of their lives of these flesh, blood and concrete people and their possessions now resemble the “Simpsons art form?”

      • Christopher De Voss August 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM #

        Or would the art of the Simpsons transform nothing into life? Where there was empty space now exist a world inspired by the artistry of it’s creators.

  16. bennitheblog August 10, 2013 at 3:37 PM #

    Thanks for the virtual tour! I was very disappointed to find out that the Android’s Dungeon was a…bathroom. Ha.

  17. The Hook August 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM #

    Too cool…

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