New Simpsons ride at Universal Studios brings fictional brands like Duff Beer and Krusty Burger to life
Ever wanted to try a greasy Krusty Burger or toss back a frosty pint of Duff Beer at Moe’s Tavern? Well, now you can. A life-sized version of the candy-colored cartoon town Springfield – home to the world’s most famous cartoon family – just opened in Universal Studios in Orlando this summer (despite the fact, as some aficionados have pointed out, that the Simpson family was banned from Florida after Homer accidentally killed a famous alligator named Captain Jack in the 11th season).
The popular Simpsons Ride, built in 2008, will anchor the massive Universal Studios expansion. Nearby, fans will be able to stroll down Fast Food Boulevard and visit places like Apu Nahasapeemapetilon’s Kwik-E-Mart, Krusty Burger, the Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, Lard Lad and, of course, Moe’s Tavern, which will feature a brand of Duff Beer brewed exclusively for the park.
At Krusty’s fast food emporium, the menu includes the Krusty Burger, a 6-ounce hunk of beef topped with cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce, a special sauce and served on a special bun. At $9.99, the price is a bit steep, but were you honestly expecting theme park food to be cheap? There’s also the Sideshow Bob Foot Long, a foot-long Nathan’s all-beef hot dog covered in cheddar cheese sauce, chili, diced onions and coleslaw. No word on which brewery is responsible for the Duff (“that wonderful stuff”).
Currently in its 25th season, the Simpsons is the longest-running scripted show in television history, and its fan base spans generations. The famously satirical cartoon is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television.