World’s first Simpsons themed environment

Simpsons SpringfieldAll-New Themed Area Allows Guests to Enter the World of The Simpsons Like Never Before


Simpsons fans, rejoice! The world’s first Simpsons themed environment is now open at Universal Orlando Resort.  Springfield – the expansive, new area in Universal Studios Florida – invites guests to step inside the hometown of America’s favourite animated family, The Simpsons, like never before.

For the first time ever, guests can enter downtown Springfield and visit the places that helped the town stake its claim as “Shelbyville by the Sea.”  Anchored by the mega-attraction, The Simpsons Ride, the newly-themed area includes iconic eateries and knick-knack nooks from the hit animated series, The Simpsons, and an all-new outdoor attraction based on the show’s “evil” alien duo, Kang & Kodos.  Guests may even run into Chief Wiggum (if he doesn’t run into them first).

Simpsons SpringfieldSpringfield at Universal Orlando Resort is the only place in the world where fans are able to…

  • Enjoy a “Genuine Clown-Endorsed Meal” and Buzz Cola at Krusty Burger
  • Grab a Homer-sized helping of donuts at Lard Lad
  • Drink at Moe’s Tavern with a Flaming Moe
  • Get “embiggened” at the Jebediah Springfield statue
  • Enjoy a “Taco Fresho” at Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck
  • Snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman
  • Get a slice that’s “a-nice” at Luigi’s Pizza
  • Hang out at Duff Brewery and enjoy a Duff Beer – brewed exclusively for Universal Orlando Resort
  • Go for an intergalactic spin on the area’s new attraction, Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl
  • Meet Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob – Universal’s two newest walkaround Simpsons characters

Fans who love both The Simpsons and the ride at Universal Orlando will now be able to experience a much deeper immersion into The Simpsons world with the launch of Springfield. Now fans can become part of The Simpsons family and step inside the same places Homer and his family visit on a regular basis.

SimpsonsThe longest-running scripted show in television history, The Simpsons exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most ground-breaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognisable throughout the world. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 25th season, The Simpsons has won 28 Emmy Awards and been nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for the theatrical short The Longest Daycare.   The Simpsons: Tapped Out is a top grossing mobile App and has ranked number one around the world on the App Store™ charts. The Simpsons Movie grossed over $525M at the global box office and the revolutionary virtual coaster ride at Universal Studios in Orlando and Hollywood is a continuous hit.   The Simpsons received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2000 and has been honoured with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening.  Named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, in 2013 Entertainment Weekly named The Simpsons the Greatest American Sitcom.

There are many ways to enjoy your Orlando holiday, but there is only one place where holiday becomes adventure:  Universal Orlando Resort.  It is a unique destination featuring two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, three magnificently themed on-site hotels and a night-time entertainment complex.  It’s the only Orlando destination where you are not just entertained – you become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. You can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, battle aliens alongside Agent J, and help Shrek save Princess Fiona in Shrek 4-D.



Extreme Snowdonia in Wales

gobelowExplore above and below ground with this unique adrenalin-fuelled break in Snowdonia National Park in Wales including 3 nights’ luxury accommodation with Snowdonia Shepherds’ Huts, as well as a Tree Top Adventure one day and underground exploration the next.  Go back to the warmth and comfort of your shepherds’ huts after a thrilling day and soothe your body and your nerves in their wood-burning sauna, ready for more adventure the next day.

On your first day you’ll take an underground journey through the mountain with an experienced guide from Go Below Underground Adventures. As you explore the awe inspiring environment of an abandoned mine you’ll encounter forgotten deep blue lakes, lofty caverns and ancient mining machinery lying abandoned in the darkness. You’ll cross zip lines and traverses, climb rock faces and waterfalls, boat across water and abseil off ledges for that thrilling adrenalin rush that’ll leave you feeling totally exhilarated!

TT Adventurer's courseAfter spending the evening with your feet up by the fire, reliving the best bits of your day, you’ll get a good night’s sleep ready for the next day of adrenalin fuelled adventure – this time high above ground with Tree Top Adventures!

Firstly try out the Adventurers’ Course, a 90 minute tree top obstacle course, where you will swing, step, balance and fly around various obstacles in the heights of the woodlands.  You finish the course with a small (48ft) PowerFan parachute simulator jump. 

All this before facing two extreme challenges – the Sky Ride & the Powerfan Plummet – the worlds’ highest PowerFan parachute simulator!  SO if your nerves are still intact, it’s time to scale Tree Top Tower to a knee quaking 100 feet to reach the PowerFan’s jump platform.  Standing with heart pounding and knees quaking fully qualified instructors do the final checks before your spectacular descent on the jaw dropping PowerFan Plummet. The revolutionary new technology ensures a featherlight landing!

Shepherds' hutsThen it’s onto the Sky Ride, Europe’s highest and first 5 seater Giant Swing will leave you truly breathless as you are hoisted over 80 feet high into the air then released to swing out over the magnificent Conwy Valley.

This unique break is available throughout November and December (until 20th December) at a special price of just £189 per person, for 3 nights’ accommodation including activities, based on two people sharing.  Snowdonia in North Wales, is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for hiking and outdoor holidays. But there’s more to this region than craters and crags. It’s blessed with some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Wales, on the Llŷn Peninsula and Cambrian Coastline. And its reputation for fine dining using Welsh meat, fish and cheese is growing all the time.