25 seasons of the animated series have certainly created a legion of fans. But how well they'll mesh with the Harry Potter and other Universal attractions will be another matter.
Universal Studios plans to build a near-life-sized replica of “The Simpsons'” Springfield around The Simpsons Ride at Florida’s Universal Orlando Resort this summer, complete with Duff beer and Krusty burgers.
“For the first time ever — anywhere — fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as “Shelbyville by the Sea.” They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi’s Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a “Taco Fresho” with Bumblebee Man and imbibe at Moe’s Tavern.”
Of course, as “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening once admitted — and all Oregonians already knew — the show’s Springfield is named for Springfield, Ore.
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