Simpsons News: Awesomeness in California

What a week.  Ewok brought me home a bag of Jalapeno Cheetos, her little sister lost her first tooth, passed a midterm and bought Sweeney Todd.  Not too shabby a week and then Wookieemama came home and gave me some of the Best. News. Ever.



No kidding.  My family is a bunch of theme park nerds and we all have passes to both Disneyland and Universal.  On April 8th, 2014, Universal had a press release about additions to their theme park.  Among all the exciting news was that they will be bringing Springfield to the park Spring 2015.  I don’t know about you but I am on cloud 9 right about now.  The next year can’t go fast enough.  Here’s an excerpt from the press release which included the image above.

2015 will be a momentous year for the theme park with two spectacular attractions debuting as part of the 50th anniversary. “Springfield” an immersive land surrounding “The Simpsons Ride” will open in Spring 2015 and in Summer 2015, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” based on the blockbuster film series, will be introduced as the grand finale to the celebrated Studio Tour.

The former layout of the park will become unrecognizable when “Springfield” hometown of America’s favorite family, The Simpsons, breathes new life to the sprawling and vibrant space surrounding “The Simpsons Ride.” “Springfield” will capture the spirit of the town and engage visitors and fans of the show in the intensely absorbing and colorful world made famous throughout the series’ 25 seasons.

“Springfield” is being designed to make guests feel as if they are being propelled through their television sets into the accurately depicted city, complete with signature eateries from Krusty Burger to Luigi’s Pizza and Phineas Q. Butterfat’s 5600 Flavors Ice Cream Parlor to iconic watering holes like Moe’s Tavern and Duff’s Brewery.

Here’s the link if you want to see what else they announced.

Having had the chance to visit the Florida version, I am so stoked it is coming to my local park.  I will of course be visiting and seeing what I can find out.  Next week, I plan to go for the Minion ride and I’ll see what info I can get from employees.  I certainly can’t wait to have another Krusty Burger and Duff.

Right now, Hollywood just has the Simpsons Ride and Kwik-E-Mart (more info here), but the future is looking bright for this Wookiee and all Simpsons lovers. This also gives me hope for longevity of the show since Universal is spending a lot of D’oh for this expansion.  I think we need to plan a TSTO fan outing in Spring 2015… just saying.  That’s all but I really had to share.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

48 responses to “Simpsons News: Awesomeness in California

  1. I wonder when they’ll open up a Universal Studios, Alaska… I can see it going over really well.

  2. Dang…you should be One. Stoked. Wookiee. 🙂

  3. Amazing!!

    I will be visiting Universal Studios in two weeks … as I live in Switzerland, this means I will have to go back in a couple of years 🙂

  4. Would need planning coordination and a biometric passport

  5. I really miss the Back To The Future Ride, but I’m glad Universal decided to go with another timeless classic. Not like with other summer hits, that quickly became unknown to park goers when they finally opened (ex: Mummy instead of King Kong, Twister instead of Ghostbusters)

    • I loved the back to the future ride and I so miss ET. They actually still have it in Florida and I felt like a kid again getting to ride it in my 30s. Me thinks Doc Brown’s chicken restaurant and the Italian places days in Hollywood are numbered now.

  6. I think that would be awesome for TSTO Addicts to invade Springfield!

    • Hey…’member me???…did my request scare you??? lol 🙂

      • LOL, no way Freak, I don’t scare easily (except when Bunny runs out of “water”). 😉

        I probably made the mistake of lumping several responses/comments to you in another post. I’m not sure if you can search for it, or maybe I can, but I definitely did answer you 🙂 Let me know if you can find it 🙂

      • Grrr, just spent the last 1/2 hr trying to find my post. Maybe you’ll have better luck?

        • Want to see something cool? On our home page, go up to the main menu at the top and the “Search” feature in the menu. Put in your name in the Google Addicts search bar. It will pull up posts and comments your name showed up in. 😛 (It may not get every last one, but you can go back to an area you were in before.)

          • LOL miss smartypants. I may be blonde, but I’m not that dumb 😛
            I tried that, I tried searching Freak, I tried searching for keywords I was pretty sure were part of the post, I even tried oogling… nada, zip 🙁

            • Hmmm…odd…I searched your name and pulled up many comments. Lol. I can always locate one for you if you need. Just let me know. 😛

              • Why yes my dearest Furry one, I would love it if you could find my post to Freak, I would even give you back your water 😉

                The post I was trying to find was about 3 or 4 different ramblings (you know how I can be)… I know at least 2 of the comments were directed to Freak. It would have been in the past 2 weeks, and might have been a response to a post from a month ago LOL. I’m pretending to be a great multi-tasker, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out too well :/

              • I will send out the search party. Lol

              • Thank you!, I’ll give you the treasure map after you find it 😉

              • I just sent you a few…not sure WHAT comments you are looking for. A lil more detail of what was in them may help me narrow it. I have 9 pages of comments from/to you. Lol

              • I swear, that was my evil twin!

                LOL Thank you 🙂

              • You found it! Thank you!

                Here ya go Freak:
                Submitted on 2014/03/31 at 5:36 pm | In reply to freaknstein8.

                DOH! I meant Sanjay’s house LOL. I’ll eventually get Apu’s apartment (mainly because I like Manjula).
                Right now, I’m getting 60 more donuts for Arnie, gotta have that helicopter! I appreciate the offer of the donuts, too bad EA won’t let it happen

                Another positive note, I’m halfway to the lighthouse 🙂

                Oh, GWB= Girls With Brains (you already knew that, though) .
                As for spiders, I have no problem killing them, even squish the little buggers with my fingers if they’re smaller than the palm of my hand… but I can think of a few other things men are good for… like changing light bulbs, and um… ummm…., well they are still good for something 😉

                TA DAAA Freak! See, I just misunderstood what you meant LOL

              • You are most welcome. 🙂

              • … your “water” is behind the huge bag of Cheetos LOL

              • Pssssh. Then it is contaminated by Fuzzball cooties. I don’t want it now. 😛

              • I made sure it was hermetically sealed first 😉

              • I see you drank the “water” anyway since I haven’t seen hide nor HARE of you LOL 😛

              • Lol. Sorry. Been in the midst of glitch control and communication non stop for two days. Haven’t slept much. Doubt I will tonight either as I smell something Wicked this way coming. 😛

                We will see 🙂

                I am here. I am always here. Lots of writing. Lots of posts putting together. Lots of emails. Lots of …typing. Lots of….AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I AM GONNA SNAP AND GO CRAY CRAY!!!! 😛

                I really enjoy helping. It is what I do, so I am on geek patrol right now on technical things. I am watching though. I adore my lil community of awesome people here. I am never to far away. 😉

              • Awww, I was teasing, I just figured you were just getting some much needed rest. It amazes me how the three of you keep up with everything! There’s always one of you there to “moderate” (I think that means keep an eye on us so we don’t get out of control LOL), or just there to lend a helping hand or give us a heads up. You guys are really great 🙂

              • Heheheh I know you were. 😛

                You guys get out of control??!! Pssssh. Easy Peasy (though I can’t speak for freak) 😉

              • GMTA 😉

      • Lol…I don’t need proof that you answered me… 🙂 …if you ‘re full, you’re full…no back off my skin…???…lol…just didn’t wanna leave you out…Hey Bunny…sweet dreams??? 😉 …oh and I got the new prize…sorry…lol…I still don’t know what it is aside from some mascot… 🙂

        • Just a silly guy in a costume. NPC. Lol. So he just wobbles around. I would have preferred a lil more interactive one, but free is free 🙂

          Dream? Did I sleep? 😛

        • OK, so maybe I’m a wee bit dumb (no comment from the carrot muncher LOL)… were you offering to move in next door, or be my sugar daddy? I would SO.FREAK.OUT. if we were neighbors! (pun intended) I will make room for you, if that’s what you meant! …um, as neighbors… I never saw a request from you in my list, so I didn’t… oh I’ll just shut up while I’m behind 🙂

      • I saw SOMEBODY yawn…didn’t wanna be the first to comment as usual… 🙂 having a quiet afternoon watching DrWho and now Star TrekNG…
        Granmamadar…you are invited…aye but where ye go there be monstaaarrrrrs… 🙂

        • Make it so #1

        • A nice quiet afternoon would have been great, but instead I had the **pleasure** of a 3 yr olds bd party that lasted almost 4 hrs (I finally went out to have some “me” time at that point LOL)

          Your invite sounded great, but I would have gone for #2, sorry Bunny LOL.
          monstaaarrrrrs… bring ’em on 😉

      • 🙂

    • Wow…I fell asleep after SNL…you’re in BABY…Welcome to the Freak Show…it’s not that great really…I saw your town…yours is more organized than mine… 🙂 … still waking up, gotta peeeeeeeee!!!

      • Thanks Freak! Went on break today & checked to see if you’d accepted, was so excited I went right to your town & started looking around. I like it! Your 2d is great, and I like a lot of your layout, as you saw from my 2D, I’m still learning. I saw you post you’d gotten Goofball, so I wasn’t going to vandalize, then I saw your 2D “violat… um vandalize me”, so out of curiosity I would like to know what your preference is? (or are you like me & it doesn’t matter?) Anyway, thank you for the complement on my town, I still have so much I want to do after checking everyone else’s on my TV w/BlueStacks. it’s amazing what I’ve missed just using my phone!

      • Wow, a reply button!!! You tap what you wanna tap…I just figured I’d leave my “Vandalize” sign up, maybe for good…so you apparently work third shift somewhere…? I’m kinda like a butler/maid/slave to my parents who had strokes about 5 years ago…my mother has almost totally lost it…bless her heart, one minute she’s fine, the next, she thinks it’s 1967 and she wants to know where I hid my lil brother…my father has given up correcting her…he now just walks away and has me deal with her…they do have the cutest moments together though…but watching them die has taken a toll on me…
        Anyway…I make walking around money under the table through handyman ventures, plumbing, electrical repairs, yard work…while also taxi-ing my son to school.
        I talked my ex into coming back with my daughter…so they are now just 10 minutes away… 🙂
        PS: almost fogot…Hi… 🙂

      • …oh, my preference???…females…yep, last time I checked… 😉

  7. This is really exciting! I’m hoping to get to Universal Florida in the fall to check out the new HP expansion AND the Simpsons land. I’d be so down for an addicts meet up in Hollywood next spring, tho! How fun would that be? Do they do group ticket prices?

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