Universal plots Simpson attraction

24th Apr 2007

“Woo Hoo!” Universal’s theme parks are adding animated fun and excitement to
their roster as FOX’s blockbuster hit series, The Simpsons, becomes the
inspiration for the world’s most highly anticipated new theme park ride.

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson - stars of TV’s longest
running series - will ride along with guests in a new mega-attraction
opening at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood in
spring 2008.

Guests will be rocketed along with the Simpson family on a hysterical,
almost unimaginable adventure.  They’ll experience a side of Springfield
previously unexplored as they enjoy the new ride’s interpretation of the
thrill rides, dark rides and “live” shows that make up a new fantasy
amusement park dreamed up by the show’s cantankerous Krusty the Clown.


Universal’s award-winning creative team is collaborating with The
Simpsons Creator and Executive Producer Matt Groening and Executive
Producer James L. Brooks to create and open the first-ever
mega-attraction based on the blockbuster TV series. It will feature the
show’s classic humour and many of its instantly recognizable characters
- all voiced by the original actors. 



“The ride is designed to duplicate the Simpsons home-viewing experience,
only at high speed and with lots of screaming,” stated Matt Groening.


“I am particularly thrilled since, like most people, I’m forever
looking for a way to cut the line at Universal Theme Parks,” added James
L. Brooks.


“Universal takes the most popular characters in blockbuster movies and
hit TV shows and creates fun, exhilarating entertainment experiences,”
said Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts. “With
its unique sense of humour and enormous popularity, The Simpsons is a
perfect complement to our brand of entertainment.”


“The Simpsons is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon and nearly 400
episodes in, the multiple Emmy-Award winning show continues to be as
hilarious and inspired as ever,” commented 20th Century Fox Television
Presidents Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “Creating an attraction based on
this landmark series is a fantastic opportunity for our viewers to
experience The Simpsons in a whole new way, as well as potentially
expose it to an even wider audience.”


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