Built around, and as an addition to, The Simpsons Ride, the planned area will allow visitors to walk through Springfield. Locations available to explore include Krusty Burger, the Flying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, Lard Lad, and Moe’s Tavern. Familiar food and drink will be available to purchase at those locations.
Also, rather predictably, Duff Beer will also be available, and will be brewed exclusively for Universal Studios.
Here is an artist’s rendering of what the Simpsons area will look like:
Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative, said in a press release;
“This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world. For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”
Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products, added;
“This new expansion will broaden and deepen the already incredible experience at Universal, by bringing to life the iconic landmarks of Springfield that fans have grown to love. Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger, and have a seat at Moe’s Tavern, which are just a few of the great experiences awaiting at Universal.”
An exact date for completion has yet been announced, though it is expected that The Simpsons area will open this Summer.