The Simpsons & Springfield In Real Life #FamilyForward

I have seen some cool things in my life but The Simpsons very own Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida takes the cake.  It is a work of art.  The thing I love about The Simpsons is that they aren't a perfect family but they love each other.  The Simpsons (the whole lot of them) are thee epitome of an American family, much like my own.  It takes an involved community to grow and progress. I started a few blog posts (still in perpetual draft status) about the state of some bloggers showing their lives as too perfect, too sanitized...  I am not one of those bloggers.  What you see is what you get with my family - we don't strive for perfection and in that, it makes us perfect?  No wonder I felt so at home in Springfield.      

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Krusty Burger $9.99
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida
The Ribwich $11.99
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida
Clogger Burger $12.99
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Chicken & Waffle Sandwich $10.99 (With Maple Syrup Mayo - not too sweet)
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida

I intentionally didn't put up all my pictures from Springfield because you have to see it for yourself!!! I also used the Yearbook filter from PicMonkey to give it a different feel.  

You have questions, I have answers:
Fast Food Blvd. is where you can find Cletus' Chicken Shack, Moe's Tavern, Krusty Burger, Frying Dutchman and Luigi's Pizza.  Not on the show but a necessity for those healthier eaters is Lisa's Teahouse of Horror.  The setup is food court style - you get in one line and order from the restaurant you want, get in another line to pay and are greeted by staff to seat you.  It looks overwhelming but it was a breeze.

You can enter the "food court" via Moe's Tavern or Krusty Burger.

The inside of Moe's Tavern looks incredible.  There is a real bar setup where you can order a Flaming Moe. There is also a pool table and Love Tester game.  Looks like the real deal!

There are two rides in Springfield - the newest being Kang and Kodos Twirl 'n' Hurl.  The other ride is The Simpsons Ride.

Krustyland is the midway section of Springfield, you can play your heart out at carnival style games.

The area between The Simpsons Ride and Kwik-E-Mart is where you can meet The Simpsons.

Bumblebee Man's Tacos, Lard Lad Donuts and Duff Gardens are all standalone food offerings.  Duff Gardens has Squishees, Duff Beer (specially brewed for Universal Studios Florida).  Lard Lad Donuts has Homer's favorite pink donuts - they are ginormous and only $4.99

Kwik-E-Mart has everything from t-shirts, comic books, skateboards... definitely worth a visit.

Springfield is truly one of a kind, I felt like an excited little kid.  Our family absolutely loved visiting!  I'm not spoiling everything because you really should experience it for yourself :)   

Disclosure:  This is not a compensated or sponsored post.  We purchased a heavily discounted family pass to Family Forward.  All thoughts are my own.





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raised by culture: The Simpsons & Springfield In Real Life #FamilyForward

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Simpsons & Springfield In Real Life #FamilyForward

I have seen some cool things in my life but The Simpsons very own Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida takes the cake.  It is a work of art.  The thing I love about The Simpsons is that they aren't a perfect family but they love each other.  The Simpsons (the whole lot of them) are thee epitome of an American family, much like my own.  It takes an involved community to grow and progress. I started a few blog posts (still in perpetual draft status) about the state of some bloggers showing their lives as too perfect, too sanitized...  I am not one of those bloggers.  What you see is what you get with my family - we don't strive for perfection and in that, it makes us perfect?  No wonder I felt so at home in Springfield.      

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Krusty Burger $9.99
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida
The Ribwich $11.99
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida
Clogger Burger $12.99
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida
Chicken & Waffle Sandwich $10.99 (With Maple Syrup Mayo - not too sweet)
Springfield USA at Universal Studios Florida

I intentionally didn't put up all my pictures from Springfield because you have to see it for yourself!!! I also used the Yearbook filter from PicMonkey to give it a different feel.  

You have questions, I have answers:
Fast Food Blvd. is where you can find Cletus' Chicken Shack, Moe's Tavern, Krusty Burger, Frying Dutchman and Luigi's Pizza.  Not on the show but a necessity for those healthier eaters is Lisa's Teahouse of Horror.  The setup is food court style - you get in one line and order from the restaurant you want, get in another line to pay and are greeted by staff to seat you.  It looks overwhelming but it was a breeze.

You can enter the "food court" via Moe's Tavern or Krusty Burger.

The inside of Moe's Tavern looks incredible.  There is a real bar setup where you can order a Flaming Moe. There is also a pool table and Love Tester game.  Looks like the real deal!

There are two rides in Springfield - the newest being Kang and Kodos Twirl 'n' Hurl.  The other ride is The Simpsons Ride.

Krustyland is the midway section of Springfield, you can play your heart out at carnival style games.

The area between The Simpsons Ride and Kwik-E-Mart is where you can meet The Simpsons.

Bumblebee Man's Tacos, Lard Lad Donuts and Duff Gardens are all standalone food offerings.  Duff Gardens has Squishees, Duff Beer (specially brewed for Universal Studios Florida).  Lard Lad Donuts has Homer's favorite pink donuts - they are ginormous and only $4.99

Kwik-E-Mart has everything from t-shirts, comic books, skateboards... definitely worth a visit.

Springfield is truly one of a kind, I felt like an excited little kid.  Our family absolutely loved visiting!  I'm not spoiling everything because you really should experience it for yourself :)   

Disclosure:  This is not a compensated or sponsored post.  We purchased a heavily discounted family pass to Family Forward.  All thoughts are my own.





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10 Comments:

At August 29, 2013 at 11:28 AM , OpenID AJ said...

OMG! It looks like so much fun -- I am so jealous!

 
At August 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM , Blogger kirida said...

That is my dreamland. I am a huuuuge Simpsons fan. I want a Duff beer!

 
At August 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Marilla @ Cupcake Rehab said...

I wanna go!

 
At August 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Melissa Libertad said...

I want to go!!! OMG!!! I want a flaming Moe.. lol.

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At August 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Amazing photos! That's on my list to go!!

 
At August 29, 2013 at 3:04 PM , Anonymous jyl from @momitforward said...

I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN over that chicken and waffle sandwich. The mayo was to die for. It was sooooo delish! I can't wait to go back and enjoy it again.

Sooooo amazing hanging with your family this past week. We loved having you at the event!

xoxo

 
At August 29, 2013 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

I want to go to there! I need to get a Flaming Moe!

 
At August 30, 2013 at 10:31 AM , Blogger AutismWonderland said...

OMG - I WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! I would love to have a pick with Lisa Simpson :)

 
At August 30, 2013 at 12:42 PM , Blogger Ruby said...

How awesome is that! I love that it looks so real! Yum to the waffle burger! Hope to take the family there one day thanks so much for sharing!

 
At September 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Ann said...

This looks like so much fun; I've never watched the Simpsons too much, but I still think this would be a blast to visit!

 

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