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P. 602: Universal Holidays & Velocicoaster photo report posted!

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I like how they build a roller coaster in the same time it took them to built new lockers for Harry Potter.   

On Sunday I ventured out to the Universal Orlando Resort for a chance to see the new holiday offerings at the two parks. This year is a little different thanks to COVID-19, but Universal has still man

^Agreed. I think the newer Intamin lapbars are actually the best steel coaster restraint currently being produced. When comparing overhead lapbars on Taron and Blue Fire, I found the Intamin ones to b

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Love the look of the new Simpson's Land, but is anyone else kinda disappointed in the Twirl & Hurl?

 

Yeah, I know it's probably billed as a family ride and I love the theming, but I was hoping that it would spin (at least) like a Tilt-A-Whirl. The ride seems like it crawls around at a snails pace and after the first 30 seconds hearing the same character phrases gets rather annoying...and I love me some Simpsons.

 

Anyone try the Duff beer yet?

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Maybe you need to drink lots of Duff before riding to enhance the experience.

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That theme (apparently every hispanic person was terrified of the lady as a kid) went over real well at USH the past two years. Excited to see what UO's creative team does with it.

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It'll be interesting to see the USO version of it. I honestly had no clue what it was until my hispanic friends told me about it. Still a decent maze even if you have no clue what it's about.

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Two more houses!

 

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Witness the brutal vengeance of his victims as they turn his afterlife into an inescapable hell...

 

This fall, 2000 volts of electricity are going to send serial killer, Bobby “The Blade” Galleta into a horrific realm of suffering at HHN23 in this new, original haunted house, Afterlife: Death’s Vengeance

 

 

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WARNING: In this all-new original house the train convoy has derailed and the bloodthirsty maniacs are loose.

 

Escaping them this time will be a hard feat…the “Dogs of War” return to HHN23 in this sequel house, Havoc 2: Derailed.

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Today we were invited to Universal Orlando to check out the new Simpsons "Springfield" expansion which has now officially opened.

 

I have to say that we were completely impressed! If you are a fan of the quirky and awesome Simpsons humor (who isn't?) this new expansion does not disappoint!

 

You'll recognize very iconic Simpsons landmarks you've seen in many episodes, Universal have created 28 new food items specific to the area including Duff Beer, Lard Lad Donuts, Cleatus' Chicken n Waffles, and of course the Flaming Moe.

 

The new family ride "Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl" is full of Simpsons humor!

 

Overall, the new expansion is a huge win for the park!

 

Lets check out some photos...

 

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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Welcome to Springfield! Let's have a look around the new Simpsons expansion at Universal Studios Orlando!

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One of these two pictured is flaming. One of them is not. Do you know which is which?

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Here is the "bar" inside Moe's...

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Today the pool table will be covered with food. Is that such a bad thing?

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"I am officially afraid of this machine!"

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The cupcakes were delicious! Especially the cake batter one with the gooey middle! Yum!

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When it comes to food in Springfield, Universal made 28 unique items only found in this park! Fantastic!

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If you know Simpsons, you know how much Homer LOOOOOOVES his donuts! These did not disappoint!

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Probably one of our personal favorite areas of the new expansion was the "Duff Beer Garden!" Duff Beer was created specially for the park and there is a regular Duff Beer, a Duff Beer Lite, and a darker brew.

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Lisa's Caprese Salad is Elissa approved!

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You can get a "Flaming Moe" inside Moe's Tavern as well as at the Duff Beer Garden. It's sort of like a bubbling "Orange Soda" on steroids!

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Krusty Burgers or Krabby Patties? Which do you prefer?

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"I tried to give Barney a giant donut... but all he wanted is some more beer!"

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Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl is filled with awesome Simpsons humor at Universal Orlando!

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Here is the menu for the Flaming Moe bar.

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Mike West played a very important role bringing The Simpsons to life, and this new area really shows off the property VERY well! Great job!

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"Sideshow Bob was spotted in the town, but I tapped him and got some money and XP!"

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Bumblebee Man food truck! lmao! (The tacos were good, too!)

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Krusty Burger menu! You will not get buyers remorse if you buy the Ribwich!

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Kwik-E-Mart was built when The Simpsons ride was originally put in, but it's still just as iconic.

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"Check it out... it's me and Surely!"

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Chief Wiggum is always on patrol in Springfield.

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Elissa pays tribute to one of Springfield's finest!

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Chicken & Waffles in here were great!

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"Welcome to Moe's!" Oh, wait...

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^But does it "warm you like a hug"?

 

Springfield looks great--I'm glad Universal has increased the Simpsons' presence in the park.

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Surly is one of my favorite minor characters.

 

Same! That's why as soon as I saw him I wanted my picture! Hopefully they'll make walk around characters of them someday!

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Surly is one of my favorite minor characters.

 

Same! That's why as soon as I saw him I wanted my picture! Hopefully they'll make walk around characters of them someday!

 

And maybe build the "Duff Beeramid."

 

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Springfield, Springfield, it's a hell of a town... The new expansion is awesome. I'm not really into Potter but we used to record every Simpson's episode on VHS tape (I'm old) and watch the hell out of them. This is awesome for me. I've been in Moe's and have seen other folks my age walk in and have the same look on their face as when their kid sees Potterland. It's an awesome experience for everyone!

 

The Duff Beers are brewed by Florida Brewing out on the east coast. Quality brews. Duff Dry is similar to Orlando Brewing's Backwater Dry Porter. It's very tasty.

 

Quality TR. Thanks for the update!

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