Springfield at Universal Studios

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An In-Depth Look at Springfield: Home of the Simpsons at Universal Studios Florida

Being the longest-running animated television series in history means that The Simpsons has generations of fans. So it’s only natural that families can head to Universal Studios Florida and enjoy Springfield: Home of the Simpsons! This is a slice of Simpsons fun sure to please everyone, from Maggie to Homer! Let’s take a closer look into Springfield!

Springfield
Jebediah Obediah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield, who killed a bear with his bare hands – or not

Springfield: Rides

Springfield: Kang & Kodos Twirl & Hurl

There are 2 attractions in Springfield. I think a general rule of building an amusement park is to have some form of the Dumbo ride, so let me introduce: Kang & Kodos Twirl & Hurl. This version of the classic aerial coaster sees humans “captured” by the titular aliens. They are then forced to “attack” other Earthlings by using the flight path of their flying saucer to pass by and activate targets bearing the faces of different citizens of Springfield. Riders control how low or high they want to fly.

Springfield Simpsons the Ride

As with most rides built these days, the Simpsons Ride is a motion simulator full of screens, but still a ton of fun. Join the Simpsons as they go on a theme-park adventure to Krustyland! Sideshow Bob then shows up, bent on revenge against Bart Simpson and the rest of the family.

Springfield
Sideshow Bob is Still Hunting Bart!

Take off on an through Krustyland and the rest of Springfield to escape Sideshow Bob. This is a must-do experience for fans of the show, featuring all the familiar sights and sounds, more than 24 of the regular characters, and that classic theme song.

Entertainment

Give Homer a hug! Character meet-and-greets take place, where you can meet the family, Krusty the Clown, and Sideshow Bob! You can also make your way to Midway Games and play traditional carnival-style games to win Simpsons-themed prizes.

Shopping

Springfield Milhouse outside the Kwik-E-Mart

The main gift shop is, naturally, the Kwik-E-Mart. You can find all kinds of crazy Simpsons souvenirs here, and take your photo on the bench with none other than Milhouse!

You can also head to the Duff Kiosk, where you can grab a huge number of Duff Beer souvenirs!

Food and Beverage

And speaking of Duff Beer…head to Duff Brewery, an outdoor bar serving Duff Beer, the famed Squishee of the Kwik-E-Mart, and more. The TVs, of course, show continuous loops of the Simpsons.

Springfield Moe's Tavern

Do you wish you could grab a Duff Beer at Moe’s? Well, dreams do come true. Grab a Duff Beer (if you’re at least 21, of course), or a Flaming Moe, a non-alcoholic orange soda, made with dry ice for the flaming effect.

Springfield Lard Lad Donuts

The biggest, pinkest donuts you’ve ever had? They have those! Just head to Lard Lad’s!

Or you can head to one of six restaurants that make up Fast Food Boulevard: Lisa’s Treehouse of Horror; Luigi’s Pizza; the Frying Dutchman; Cletus’s Chicken Shack; Krusty Burger; or Flaming Moe’s.

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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater is One of Hollywood Studios Most Popular Restaurants. Read More About It!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Even though Hollywood Studios is one of the most popular theme parks at Walt Disney World, they don’t have a ton of restaurants. And the restaurants they do have are difficult to get into. But none are harder to get than the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater!

The Setting is EVERYTHING – Top-Notch Disney Imagineering Theming!!

Located in Hollywood Studios, this unique “drive-in” restaurant features booths shaped like cars, dim lighting, and science fiction film clips on a drive-in movie screen. For starters, this is niche dining, and if you’re looking for a great dinner conversation, this is not the place for you! The cars seat 6, in rows of 2, so you can really only talk to the person next to you. And it’s dark. You may doze off, not that I would be ashamed because a nap is a nap, but if you don’t want to fall asleep, maybe, again, this is not for you!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
Like Noah’s Ark, you’ll go 2 by 2
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Interior

It really does seem like you’re at a drive-in, but the film clips play on a loop and you WILL see them over and over and over and, likely, over again. Yes, it does get old. But it’s still an incredibly fun experience. The film clips are not scary. They’re more cheesy 50’s-type clips with corny aliens. When in doubt, pack a tablet, and let little ones blow off steam however they like!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Cars Interior
Seriously, the inside of this restaurant is amazing

The Food – Introducing a BRAND NEW Menu!!

APPS AND SALADS
Sci-Fi Smoked Wings

As of June 2, 2022, there is a brand new menu, and it looks absolutely incredible! Start your meal with the all- new Sci-fi Smoked Wings. These wings come tossed in a porter barbecue sauce with a house-made pineapple and poppy seed coleslaw. YUM!

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Photo: Disney

Or maybe you’ll want the Spinach and Artichoke Dip. This plant-based blend of spinach, artichoke, red peppers, cauliflower, cashew cheese, and oat milk is served with house-made chips.

If you’re anything like me, you sometimes just want a nice, big salad. Like the Black Garlic Caesar Salad. Featuring petite romaine, grilled hearts of artichoke, chopped Applewood smoked bacon, shaved parmesan cheese, then covered with house-made black garlic Caesar dressing, and served with a tasty, toasted crostini. Then there’s the Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad. This delicious salad combines romaine lettuce, spinach, and arugula with rainbow tomatoes, candied pecans, cranberries, and feta cheese, and is topped with a house-made citrus vinaigrette and grilled marinated chicken.

BURGERS
Feature Film Burger

Holy moly, these burgers…. First up, the Feature Film Burger – Surf & Turf. LOOK AT THIS BEAST!! This unique twist on a classic is a signature blend of beef and house-made seasoning served on a brioche bun. It is then topped with a shrimp and crab cake, pepper jack cheese, chipotle hollandaise sauce, grilled onions, heirloom tomato, arugula, and house-made vinaigrette.

Pork on Pork Burger

I’m sure my husband would love that, because he is a connoisseur of Disney crab cakes on both coasts, but surf is not for me. HOWEVER, this Pork on Pork Burger is another story!! This is a grilled house-made pork patty topped with roasted pork belly, white sharp cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, cabbage slaw, and a house-made Carolina mustard sauce. OOOOOOOOH BABY! Gimme gimme gimme!

DESSERT
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Desserts
Photo: Disney

The Red Planet is a delicious white chocolate cheesecake with blueberry compote on a graham cracker tart with a matcha sponge and gold candied pecans. For a more tropical option, we have the Out-of-this-World Sci-Fi Swirl. This dish features a pineapple mousse with passion fruit cosmic swirl and a spiced lime spaceship garnished with space dust and blood orange coulis.

My Review

Film Clip

So, if I’m being completely honest, while I enjoyed the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, it wasn’t really something that made me want to go back again and again. It was more like a “well we did this once, that’s enough” situation. But this new menu has me second-guessing myself! I’ll be looking to add this one to an upcoming trip, for sure! What about you? Do you want to try the new foods?!

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