Field Report from Springfield in Hollywood

Hey hey hey tappereenos!

Admittedly, it has been a little bit since I reported on anything about Krustyland in Hollywood and for that I apologize.  Here at Addicts, I’m sort of the resident them park guy since I have a pass to Universal Studios Hollywood.  Being super stoked about the press release of Springfield coming to my home state in Spring 2015 (check out this post), I find myself eager to check out the progress.  Well, I went back in April and I’m here to share what I saw.  Apologies for the delay in getting this to you but I’m blaming Easter.

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Ok… before you think I’m uber cool or anything, I have to admit I only went to Universal this day because a) it was Spring Break from college and b) I really wanted to go on the new Minion Mayhem ride they’d opened.  That ride is a lot of fun and minions are hilarious to me.

Wookiee Minion

Of course, this fuzzball couldn’t visit Universal without also going on my favorite ride in the park.  As I walked towards The Simpsons Ride, I marveled that construction had already begun on bringing Springfield to the theme park.  From the height of the girders, it’s also going to be different from the look of Florida. Makes me think that image at the top of the post might be brought to reality.

Krustyland Construction

After zooming through Krustyland on The Simpsons Ride, my little sister and I had to go on the World Famous Studios Tour.  It’s really a cool experience if you’ve never done it.  King Kong, Backlots, Earthquake, and a whole lot more.  I really love seeing the Psycho set and also the plane crash set from Spielberg’s War of the Worlds.

Coming back towards the Simpsons area from the tour, here’s another view of the construction.

Krustyland Construction 2

And here’s another view from standing right in front of the Kwik-E-Mart that serves as a gift shop.  For anyone well-acquainted with USH, yes, Doc Brown’s Chicken Restaurant has been paved away for this new stuff.  Small price to pay for Krusty Burger, Moe’s, etc plus since the Back to the Future Ride became The Simpsons quite a while ago, it was pretty dated.

Krustyland Construction 3

All this construction has me so excited.  Spring really can’t come fast enough.  I chilled out by the side of the KEM (themed as the Android’s Dungeon for now, Moe’s is painted on the back side) watching construction for a while until my sis insisted we go do other things.

Wookiee Dungeon

One last thing I wanted to point out is that my prediction back in March that Universal was bringing games of chance to Hollywood was spot on.  Here’s the post where I discussed this.

Krustyland Games

These new games surround the entrance to the ride and are really popular.  I think it is really neat that two of these games are in TSTO.  How cool would it be for the others to find their way into our games?

Krustyland Games 4Krustyland Games 3

That image for the Dunking game cracks me up.  Those guys were having a lot of fun.  As Universal is one of those parks where you can indulge in adult beverages if you don’t mind paying a mint, I think this may have been involved as well.

Just to fill out the post I had in mind when I took all these picture, I also decided it was time to be even more a part of the Real Springfield.  For 5 bucks, it was time for the Wookiee to tackle Sideshow You.  The real game consist of throwing two bean bags at balloons.  You win as long as you pop one.  If you pop two, you get a bigger prize.  I only popped one (threw the bag into the same spot twice) but here’s me and my new little buddy to add to my Simpsons collection.

Sideshow You

 

Well, that wraps up this field report from Springfield in Hollywood.  if I go back and see any big changes, I’ll be certain to let you know.  Please sound off in the comments if you have anything to add or discuss.  Until the next,time y’all keep on tapping in the free world.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

21 responses to “Field Report from Springfield in Hollywood

  1. Josephine Kick@$$

    I now have just one question Wookiee… WHERE is my Krusty! Trade ya a case of Cheetos for the Krusty Doll ;P

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  2. Hey Wookiee, wasn’t sure where to put this but wanted to give you a heads up on a possible bit of Simpsons Universal fun! Albeit Orlando. Watching Jimmy Fallon tonight, broadcasting from there this week.

    At some point this week, Pitbull will be his guest and they’re going to play “Giant Duff Beer Pong” in front of Moe’s Tavern! Just a FYI. 🙂

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  3. Whoa thx, looks awesome! I had no idea this existed? Have to make it further than NorCal on the next road trip now!

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  4. Beedobeedobeedo…

    EYE Carumba! I want that in my KL!!!

    Looks like you had way too much fun Wookiee! I am going to have to get over there!

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  5. Hollywood schmollywood you ain’t been anywhere if you’ve not been to Heads of Ayr Farm Park.

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    • Heads of air? Sounds like they have a lot of helium balloons LOL 😉

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    • That place actually looks awesome. Unfortunately if I eve end up in that area, I doubt I’ll be going to amusement parks unless it’s Euro Disney.

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      • So, where would you end up, if not EuroDisney? Inquiring minds want to know 😉

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        • London and historical battlefields. I’m a sucker for castles and heaths. The history buff in me would not let a day be wasted unless it was a necessary recovery day lol.

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          • LOL, I can relate, I want to go to Scotland and visit the Culloden battlefield. I’ve read Diana Gabaldon’s Highlander series of books, it all fascinates me, the books involve true historical events, the standing runes, & time travel.

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      • Lol love you guys……Heads of Ayr is the antithisis of theme parks had many great days there with family and friends.

        As for history and castles Ayrshire is full of this stuff from sawney bean through William Wallace and the Bruce to Rabbie himself Castles there are piel towers every 5 miles…….

        You can even buy Simpsons Lego…..

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    • And you can take RyanAir direct! (from most major European sub-suburbs) 😉

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  6. Awesome write up and photos Wookiee man! I haven’t been there in like 10 years, and I can’t wait until next year when Springfield is finished and I get to go back. Hey, Hey! At least you got a Krusty doll for 5 bucks! Hopefully you checked the back to make sure the switch is not set on “Evil” mode.

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  7. In the first pic of you…. you look just like a skinnier version of Kevin Smith 🙂

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    • In the first pic of him I noticed his shirt (among other things), and it reminded me of the Sunday night thread… now that movie did creep me out a little LOL

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  8. Is that shirt supposed to be ironic?

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  9. This place looks fxxxking awesome.

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