What To Know About Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida

Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida - Photo by Steps to Magic

Springfield USA is the themed land at Universal Studios Florida that brings The Simpsons from the small screen into real life. From attractions, dining and character interactions, this area is a must-see for any fan of the FOX animated sitcom!

What To Know About Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida


The Simpsons Ride

The Simpsons Ride
The Simpsons Ride – Photo by Steps to Magic

Simply put, this is the flagship iconic ride that everyone who visits the land wants to experience. It’s a simulator ride that takes you into a feud between Sideshow Bob and Krusty & the Simpsons.

Facts:

  • Opening Date – May 15th, 2008
  • Replaced – Back to the Future: The Ride
  • Ride Type – IMAX Dome Motion Simulator
  • 24 Vehicles, with 2 rows and 4 riders per row.
  • Duration – 4:30
  • Universal Express and Single Rider Line available

Did you Know?

  • Harry Shearer decided not to participate in the attraction, so even though a few of the characters that he voices are visible…his voice is not heard in the ride at all. This includes Mr Burns, Principal Skinner, Smithers, Reverend Lovejoy and Scratchy!

Related Article: Top Universal Studios Florida Rides You Must Do Every Visit



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Dining Options

Moe's Tavern
Moe’s Tavern – Photo by Steps to Magic

When you think about grabbing a bite to eat in Springfield USA, there are a few “gotta have” meals! From getting a Krusty Burger to a Flaming Moe and everything in between, you’re going to be living in style when you head into Fast Food Boulevard!

Stepping into the food court-style quick service location is like walking into an episode! Here are some of the options that you’ll see:

  • Krusty Burger
  • Moe’s Tavern
  • The Frying Dutchman
  • Cleatus’ Chicken Shack
  • Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror
  • Luigi’s Pizza

Across the street from the Fast Food Boulevard is the second phase of expansion of Springfield, which includes:

  • Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck
  • Phineas Q. Butterfat’s
  • Duff Gardens
  • Lard Lad Donuts

Related Article: The Best Quick Service Dining at Universal Orlando Resort


Kang & Kodos’ Twirl n Hurl

Kang and Kodos Twirl n Hurl
Kang and Kodos Twirl n Hurl – Photo by Steps to Magic

This is an Aero Top Jet attraction that’s probably the least popular attraction in the park, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try it out if there’s no wait!

Basically, your goal is to help Kang & Kodos (the aliens) take over Springfield. Basic premise and straight-forward flying-spinning ride.


Kwik-E-Mart

Dustin and the Bort Keychain
Dustin and the Bort Keychain – Photo by Steps to Magic

Wait, did you really expect to walk into Springfield USA and NOT find the Kwik-E-Mart? Granted, it’s smaller than in the show, but that doesn’t mean that your Simpsons knowledge won’t be on high-alert when you look around. From the merch (yes, they’ve got a Bort keychain) to the details around the cash register…it’s pretty epic! So epic that you’ll want to come again!


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Character Experiences

Krusty Sideshow Bob and Dustin n Jill
Krusty Sideshow Bob and Dustin n Jill – Photo by Steps to Magic

May luck be on your side when you head into Springfield USA!

There’s a chance, depending on the time and day, that the full family (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie) are out meeting with guests. Maggie is usually the character that isn’t out regularly, but I’ve seen both sets on our trips.

The other set of characters that are available for photos are Krusty & Sideshow Bob!


Final Thoughts

With Universal Orlando creating more immersive experiences as they open new lands, Springfield USA is one of the areas that bring together all aspects of a 4-spectrum theme park parcel. With dining, attractions, shopping and characters, you’re in for a treat with the level of detail that true fans of The Simpsons would get a kick out of!

Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida - #StepstoMagic
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida – #StepstoMagic

Written by Dustin Fuhs

I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality! If you want more Theme Park fun - listen to the We Like Theme Parks Podcast at https://welikethemeparks.podbean.com/

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