Look Inside Universal's Simpsons-Themed Duff Gardens
Two months ago Universal Orlando unveiled a nostalgia-filled Simpsons-themed expansion to their theme park. The original set-up was primarily filled with fast-food joints based off of iconic Springfield locales including Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger and the Kwik-E Mart. While the first batch of attractions delivered loads of Simpsons-inspired stops, Universal recently bulked up the Springfield experience by adding a Duff Brewery, Lard Lad Donuts and a Bumblebee Man Taco Truck.
According to theme park blog Inside The Magic, the new attractions boast a variety of novelty items from the long-running show. Duff Brewery is home to the Duff Gardens, an open-air bar that serves “Lite,” “Dry” and regular Duff beer alongside a non-alcoholic “Flaming Moe” from Moe’s Tavern and Kwik-E Mart’s Squishees. The garden features seven Duff mascots, Tipsy, Queasy, Surly, Sleazy, Edgy, Dizzy and Remorseful and makes for an awesome parody of their neighboring Disney park.
Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck features chicken, fish, carne asada and Korean beef tacos while Lard Lad provides an assortment of fried treats. Among the various restaurants added, there have been several statues and monuments of beloved Simpsons characters. Still to come from the park is the sole ride of the expansion, Kang and Kodos Twirl ‘n’ Hurl, a spinning ride that’s “set to debut any day” according to Inside The Magic.
Check out video footage of the theme park below.