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Inside The Simpsons Ride at Universal Orlando

They’re the original wacky, slightly dysfunctional and hilarious animated family and if you ever got the chance you probably wouldn’t mind spending a day with the crazy brood. Well, now you can on the popular The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios.

Bringing together everything and everyone you love about the Simpsons, The Simpsons Ride will take guests on a wild journey as the family takes a trip to the low-budget theme park, Krustyland, created by famed TV personality Krusty the Clown. You’ll fly float, twist, turn and almost crash into things as you discover there is something off about Krustyland and its many wacky rides. Luckily, Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie keep things entertaining even if you are about to careen into a stunt show!

It all begins in the ride’s queue, where guests will be able to watch videos of Krusty opening the theme park, and hailing the ride as his “Thrilltacular, Upsy-downsy, Spins-aroundsy, Teen-operated Thrill ride.” Another video shows Professor Fink going back in time (a tribute to the ride’s former predecessor Back to the Future) to save Doc Brown from turning his institute into Krustyland, but he’s too late. The videos also show several clips from The Simpsons episodes.

Right before you enter the boarding stations, guests will be able to get better acquainted with the Simpsons characters through stalls starring such characters as Moe, Apu, Old Man, Patty, and Selma. They take turns talking to each other and the guests while inviting them to play their games. Eventually Bart selects guests who are then taken into a small room to watch another short video where Krusty is letting the Simpsons backstage to see where the ride is operated. It is here that Fink comes in and warns the family of a forbidden room that enlarges anybody that goes in. Right before he gets on the ride Grandpa is told not to ride because of his heart, so he sits out with Maggie who goes into the forbidden room.

As for the rest of the family, just as they board the ride, Krusty is knocked out by Scratchy, who turns out is Sideshow Bob in disguise. He forces the Simpsons on the ride, and shares his own Itch and Scratchy safety video to waiting guests.

You’ll then board and encounter Bob’s crazy attempts to destroy the Simpsons including dodging a wrecking ball, riding through Springfield, the couch from the opening scene turning into a deadly trap, a giant Maggie who wants her pacifier and so many more over-the-top, thrilling and disastrous fun!

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