Thursday, August 15, 2013

Simpsons Themed Spinner Now Open at Universal Studios Florida

The final piece of the expanded Simpsons area at Universal Studios Florida recently opened to guests, Kang & Kodos Twirl'n'Hurl.  The spinning flat ride allows riders to enter their own space ship and practice attacking the earthlings of Springfield.

Each space ship has its own joystick that allows the rider to control the elevation of the ride vehicle.  There are large tentacles that you pass with Simpsons characters on them, and if you go by at the right height you can activate a special sound effect.

Located right along the waterfront, the traditional flat ride is next to other recently opened parts of the area.  This includes the Duff Gardens and Bumblebee Man's Taco Truck, both serving authentically themed Simpsons food and drink.  You can see more of the expanded area from Orlando Attractions Magazine.

With this addition now open, all eyes have turned across the park's central lagoon and toward the under construction London themed Wizarding World of Harry Potter expansion.  We will have to wait for next Summer for that to open, however.