Universal Orlando Resort in Florida has announced that it is expanding on its The Simpsons Ride to include an entire area of Springfield locales by the end of Summer 2013. Visitors to the park will soon be able to “can walk the streets of Springfield” and go to town favorites like Moe’s Tavern, Krusty Burger, Android’s Dungeon, Lard Lad, Cletus’ Chicken Shack, and Duff Brewery (where they’ll serve real Duff Beer). “Foolish humans” can take an “intergalactic spin” on a new ride called Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl. President of Universal Creative Mark Woodbury says, “This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world. For the first time ever, they’re going to be able to enter a world that they’ve only seen on television – and we’re really excited to bring that world to life.” Full press release.
UPDATE: Here’s a video of the park being built:
images via Universal Orlando, video via Inside the Magic
via Eater National