Universal Studios Orlando & Hollywood Both Get the Simpsons



“Woo Hoo!” for the Simpsons--TV’s longest running series and its amazing successes will be celebrated in an interactive ride at not one, but two Universal Studios theme parks on both the East and West Coasts. Guests at Universal Studios Hollywood and  Universal Orlando Resort will be able to take a hysterical adventure through Springfield, thanks to the concepts of Krusty the Clown.

The Simpsons attraction is a collaboration between The Simpsons Creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening and Executive Producer James L. Brooks. Within this ride will be recognizable characters (all voiced by the original actors) and storylines from the popular cartoon show will allow audiences and fans of this somewhat adult humor half hour program to share an inside track with their favorites personalities.

The ride is designed to duplicate the Simpsons home-viewing experience, only at high speed and with lots of screaming. Not far from a 20th season, the Simpsons features a not-so-typical family comprised of a simple-minded father who works in a nuclear energy facility, a mother with and incredible stack of blue hair and dedication to doing the right thing, a conniving son, Bart, who takes after Dennis the Menace, his sister, Lisa, the smart one, and Maggie, a baby that never seems to grow or mature. Suspended in a time, these characters reflect contemporary themes in experiences that range from joining a religious cult to sharing life's daily musings in an unusual manner.

Universal Studios Hollywood includes a movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal Cinemas and the Gibson Amphitheatre concert and special event venue. The theme park features the groundbreaking attractions “Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride,” “Shrek 4-D,” “Jurassic Park—The Ride” and the world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind-the-scenes of such landmark TV and movie locations and sets as Steven Spielberg’s “War of the Worlds.” CityWalk features 65 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, shops and dynamic entertainment options. The Universal CityWalk Cinemas, which includes California’s largest IMAX venue, features the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles. www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com