Springfield is officially open at Universal Studios Hollywood

Springfield is officially open at Universal Studios Hollywood 1

Only a few years after Universal Studios Florida received the iconic home of The Simpsons, Universal Studios Hollywood has opened their version of Springfield.

Universal Studios Hollywood kicked off the grand opening with a party featuring Al Jean, Executive Producer of The Simpsons, Nancy Cartwright, the voice of “Bart,” Yeardley Smith, the voice of “Lisa” and Joe Mantegna, the voice of “Fat Tony,” alongside Springfielders – Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa Simpson, Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob.

The newly opened Springfield section at Universal Studios Hollywood features several iconic locations from The Simpsons show, including Springfield Elementary School, Android’s Dungeon Comic Book Store, the cooling towers of Mr. Burns’ Nuclear Power Plant, Springfield Police Station, Aztec Theater and, of course, Kwik-E-Mart.  Several of these locations are original and not duplicates of the Orlando version.

“The Simpsons is an enduring franchise that has withstood the test of time, contributing to why The Simpsons Ride has been an all-time favorite since it opened at our theme park,” said Larry Kurzweil, President of Universal Studios Hollywood. “As Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates its 50 year milestone celebration, the introduction of ‘Springfield’ underscores the extensive transformation underway to engage guests in dynamic and relevant, immersive entertainment.”

What would Springfield be without food?  The area also features several famous food locations from The Simpsons, including Krusty Burger, Luigi’s Pizza, Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck, Cletus’ Chicken Shack.  Guests with a sweet tooth can also choose from Phineas Q. Butterfat’s Ice Cream, and of course, Lard Lad.

“This is a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world,” said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. “In spectacular fashion, guests can now enter an animated world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.”

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed