Last week, the new Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Florida opened. Island of Adventure Central has coverage of the grand opening. Universal went all out for the event. Visitors adorned blue Marge Simpson wigs handed out by the park. And Krusty the Clow was on hand to lead an orchestra during the ribbon cutting. The ride is a six minute long simulator ride taking passengers through the Krustyland theme park. 24 characters from the show appear during the ride including Sideshow Bob who has just escaped from prison.
The technology behind the ride includes 80-foot IMAX dome screens, Sony projectors, and hydraulic cars with 12 Dolby surround speakers. There’s also a cool reference to the park’s history. A video in the queue includes a cameo by an animated Doc Brown from Back to the Future voiced by Christopher Lloyd. The new Simpsons Ride is built on the location where the Back to the Future ride once stood.
The Simpsons Ride sounds pretty cool. Have you ridden it already? What did you think? Leave a comment or a review below. Image courtesy of IOACentral.com.