It's a big responsibility to bring something as iconic as the Simpsons to life, and that's the challenge recently taken on by the creative minds at Universal Studios Florida.
The park has long featured a Simpsons simulator ride, along with a Kwik-E-Mart, but that's as far as any resemblance to Springfield went. Now the park has an entire section devoted to the Simpsons' hometown, complete with both inanimate and walk-around characters, a second ride, and lots of great food and drink choices, including Krusty Burgers, Flaming Moes, and of course Duff Beer, which comes in three varieties (regular, light and dry).
If you'd like to know what it's like to work on a project of this scope, and to do under the watchful eye of Simpsons creator Matt Groening, click the video accompanying this article to hear from Executive Producer Mike West. He was on hand for a recent media tour of the area and talked about how the ideas were transformed into the new park area that's now open to guests.
If you haven't seen Springfield at Universal Orlando Resort for yourself, jump to this article for a quick video your that will give you a taste of what it's all about as you cross the threshold into a cartoon world.