Universal Studios Florida recently announced its plans to create a whole new world based on the hit TV series, The Simpsons. Fans will be welcomed into Springfield, where they can live the life of Marge and Homer by dining at Krusty Burger and enjoying dessert at Lard Lad’s Donuts. Guests can look forward to walking down Fast Food Boulevard, enjoying a Duff at Moe’s Tavern and tasting seafood from the Frying Dutchman. Pop into Kwik-E-Mart to pick up your trusty souvenirs and keep your eyes peeled for Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob who might just be sneaking around the area. Exclusively at Universal Studios Florida, Simpson’s fans can look forward to Springfield opening later this year.
In anticipation of the new Simpson’s world, we collected our top kid family friendly rides at Universal Studios Florida.
The Simpsons Ride
The existing Simpson’s Ride opened at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2008. Immensely popular, this simulated ride takes guests on a wild adventure, as you crash land into Krustyland. Be bombarded with one thrilling surprise after another, as you join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie on the ride of their life. Featuring everyone’s favourite characters from the renowned TV series, this ride is the first ever attraction based on the show.
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
This new 3D ride will take you on a hilarious quest with Gru, his daughters and the cheeky Minions. Beginning in Gru’s home, you will become part of the action as you complete Minion training before donning your responsibility as one of Gru’s little yellow helpers. Outrageously funny, you will be in stitches with every zany twist and turn. Be sure to hang around after the ride to bust out some of your best moves at the Minion-inspired dance party.
E.T. fans must not go home before experiencing this unique and heart warming ride. Jump on your bicycle and take off on a flying adventure to E.T.’s magical planet. Be greeted by unforgettable creatures and set out to save E.T. and the Green Planet before it’s too late. Perfect for kids, you will be taken on a special journey, commemorating one of the most popular movies ever made.
Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster
The Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster is the nuttiest ride you’ve ever seen. Your wooden cart will zoom through Woody Woodpecker’s nut factory with plenty of entertaining twists and turns along the way. This cheerful roller coaster is a mild ride with gentle thrills, making it ideal for little ones.
More than just a movie, the Shrek 4D experience will have you completely mesmerized by the action-packed adventures of your favourite Ogre and his four legged side kick. See, hear and feel all the action, as you join Shrek and Donkey on their mission to rescue Princess Fiona from the evil Lord Farquaad. This hilarious show is perfect for all ages.