“To all who come to this krusty place; welcome. Krustyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of Simpsons past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of nausea. Krustyland is dedicated to the debts, the dreams and the hard laughs that have created Springfield…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
Hey howdy ho Addictereenos!
So Level 43 has been out for a little now and you may have found yourself spending more time in your own theme parks. Of course, our KLs are inspired by the real world Krustyland at the two different Universal Studios theme parks but our TSTO versions are a bit different. When art imitates reality, it can be fun and KL is just one of those things for this fuzzball.
One of the big changes recently was the addition of the Tavern on the Scream restaurant. I got super excited to see EA add something from Itchy & Scratchy Land to KL. That of course got me thinking about all the other goodness that could be brought into KL from the Simpsons so I figured I’d dish on it a bit here.
Itchy & Scratchy Land. What a great episode! If you have never seen it or it’s been a while since viewing, it’s definitely worth re-watching the fourth episode from season six. I&S Land has a very violent motif but it’s pretend violence so it must be ok, right? Imagine a land that embodies all the cartoon violence of the infamous cat & mouse duo and you probably are close to enjoying all the stuff that could come from there. It’s the amusement park of the future where nothing can possi-blye go wrong.
Some items never seen but mentioned are Parent’s Island, TV Town, Hammock Land, Recipe-related Bumper Cars and a world class chemical dependency center and all that stuff is just for the parents. Recently EA has been having fun making new items never before seen so this seems right up their alley. I&S Land also has a sign stating the Head Basher, Blood Bath, Mangler and Nurse’s Station are all not operating. The Nurse’s Station makes an appearance but those others sound ripe for sick designs. Another ride mentioned but not shown is the Nauseator. I’m not sure I want to see that grossness but maybe it’s a radical roller coaster? Lots of ideas for original stuff for KL.
The bomb shaped ticket booths would be neat in KL too!
Of course, those familiar with I&S Land remember the four “Lands” associated with it:
We could get signs to separate KL lands or maybe one of these items. I like Scratchy stuck in the Iron Maiden… way too funny. (NERD NOTE: I always say excellent after Iron Maiden and bogus when the King wants to execute me lol). Here’s a couple other things from I&S we could see added:
T.G.I. McScratchy’s Goodtime Foodrinkery (where it’s always New Year’s Eve) or maybe the Itchy & Scratchy Land Child Care Center. If anything, it’d be great to see toddlers lost in the ball pit.
Check out the buildings in the background of the Itchy & Scratchy Robot Parade. If you miss the parade, there will be another in 5 minutes.
Of course that image points out that Krustyland could look really cool with Itchy & Scratchy Robots. They’d probably be NPCs but they’d be worth it for KL tickets.
I&S Land also has its own log ride which is much more original.
Other cool things are the I&S Land Camera shop (how else to stop killer robots?) and Itchy’s Mine Field.
The last thing to show is The Roger Myers Story building. This looks cool and makes me think of a similar attraction in Florida. If not the building, we could at least get the statue of him with Itchy & Scratchy. Since I always think of the house of mouse when I’m designing KL, why not make the parody official?
Reader Mathew W. pointed out that Roger Myers Jr. should really be able to go to Krustyland and those last two would be a perfect way to introduce him. Well, that’s enough new ideas to throw out for one walking carpet. Let me know what you think or if I missed anything besides Itchy’s 70s Disco which was excluded on purpose. Keep on tapa-tapa-tapping in the free world.
TTFN… Wookiee out!