Theme Park News

Simpsons Midway Games comingUniversal Orlando has been quite the busy theme park this year as it has declared “2012 the Year to Be Here.” In doing so, the Orlando theme park has already added a new parade, nighttime lagoon show, Despicable Me ride, updated The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Blue Man Group, and so much more. And now it seems Universal Orlando is expanding “2012 the Year to Be Here” indefinitely as it adds more rides, shows and attractions, including new midway games outside of The Simpsons Ride.

Rumor has it, Universal Studios’ guests may soon be able to enjoy carnival games, Simpsons style as a new midway games area outside of the ride appears to be under construction. Universal is taking the midway games from the old Amity area of the “Jaws” ride and relocating them to be a part of The Simpsons Ride queue. With the relocation come plenty of updates as the Orlando theme park expectedly will re-create the games to fit The Simpsons’ theme and style.

There is expected to be 8 new midway games including “Pie in Your Eye,” “Ring Toss,” “Shoot Out the Stars,” “Wheel of Chance,” “Knock Over the Fuzzy Guy,” “Bulls Eye,” “Striker 3” and “Hit It!” Sounds like the perfect way to wait for one of Universal’s most popular rides!

But again, all of this is speculation, at the moment it seems all Simpsons midway games construction has halted and we’re not sure if this is just temporary or if this means the games will not end up here after all. We can’t seem to wonder if it has anything to do with the construction for the rumored Harry Potter expansion taking place in the old “Jaws” area of the park. The old “Amity” section was recently completely leveled, leaving nothing more than massive sand piles and cranes where “Jaws” once used to attack boats and swimmers. The spot will soon be home to Diagon Alley and a likely Gringotts Bank attraction. So is it possible the halting of the construction of the Simpsons midway games has anything to do with the construction of Harry Potter’s new additions? We’ll just have to wait and see!

Stay tuned for more details on the Simpsons Midway Games and other new thrills coming to Universal Orlando. In the meantime make sure you check out the new Superstar Parade, Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories, the new enhanced The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem with discounted Universal Orlando tickets right here on Orlando Fun Tickets.