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Universal Orlando announces Simpsons-themed expansion

Universal Orlando Simpsons
Posted at 4:35 PM, May 23, 2013
and last updated 2014-07-14 12:14:47-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (WTXL) -- On the heels of announcing details of their major expansion to the Wizarding World of Harry Pottery, University Orlando announced Thursday another major expansion at the central Florida theme park.

Universal Orlando posted photos on their Facebook page unveiling the new Springfield coming to the park. It's an all-new Simpsons-themed area that is slated to open this summer.

Park leaders say the new area will allow guests to step into the world of the Simpsons like never before.

The new area will include a Krusty Burger, Lard Lad donuts and Moe's Tavern.

Duff Beer will also be available.

While there has been a Simpsons ride for a while at the theme park, the expansion will also include a new Kang & Kodos' Twirl n' Hurl ride that park leaders say will take guests, or "foolish humans" on "an intergalactic spin designed to send you into orbit."