Bi-coastal Simpsons rides announced for Universal parks

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A new ride based on The Simpsons is planned for Universal Studios both in Orlando and Hollywood. Universal Studios officials and The Simpsons producers Matt Groening and James L. Brooks are expected to announce a new partnership and theme-park ride today during a tourism convention in Anaheim, Calif.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:32 PM
Who doesn't love The Simpsons?

Oh, we're talking about Bart, Homer, Maggie, Lisa and Marge?

Damn, I was hoping for an Ashlee and Jessica ride. ;)

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 12:56 PM
Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhh-xcellent!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:23 PM
Meh... cool, I guess.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:42 PM
Yeah, I guess its cool and all, but it is just a motion simulator. The theming leading up the the ride is what will make it or break it for me.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 1:46 PM
I imagine the ride will start off strong, be very enjoyable, then go on for way too long. ;)
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 2:46 PM
They should have done this back when the Simpsons were still funny.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 3:56 PM
Ugh. One of my all-time favorite shows, finally placed in a theme park in the form of... a motion simulator? So excited... so disappointed.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:01 PM
Don't drink the water or you might turn into the Lizard King! :)

-Tambo

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:13 PM
Please, please, please let it be a recreation of the Duff Beer ride.

Agreed that this would've been much more appropriate 10 years ago.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007 9:40 PM
BttF > Simpsons. Sad times.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:13 PM
First the movie, and now this.

It is officially the begining of the end. Then Matt can go back to making more Futurama.

Will the ride simulate the Zoominator in it's glory days?*** This post was edited by WildThingNative 4/25/2007 1:14:11 PM ***

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:30 PM
It's about time they change this ride. All Back to the Future was good for was banging my head arond.

I love the new theme mainly because I grew up watching the Simsons.

Great change for this type of ride

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Friday, April 27, 2007 8:56 AM
Isn't Matt working on new Futurama episodes for Cartoon Network?
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Sunday, April 29, 2007 12:42 PM
Yes, Matt is working on I believe 8 or 9 new episodes for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

The reason the number is so low is that Adult Swim does not how well this will do for them.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007 9:36 PM
"Matt?" You guys talk about him like you're drinking buddies!
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Monday, April 30, 2007 8:54 PM
Adding my 2 cents, I would prefer to run a themed ride that is still in main stream pop culture than a ride that really would have a hard time catching the attention of those born in the mid to late 80s who were 10 or less when the last movie came out.

Taking the coasters lovers out of the mix (yes there are others with opinions), its part (I said PART)the themeing, that draws people to the ride.. Simpsons still has an icon in the US, like the show or not. BttF is past and something you catch on TBS television on a slow saturday afternoon.

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