“The Simpsons” Springfield expansion announced at Universal Studios Hollywood for 2015 with new restaurants, shops

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Following the tremendous success of the Springfield addition to Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Hollywood has now officially announced their own expansion of the existing “The Simpsons Ride” to include more of the popular animated series.

The Springfield area at Universal Studios Hollywood is said to be even bigger than its Orlando counterpart, adding new restaurants and shops when it opens in spring 2015.

Inspired by locations made famous throughout the TV series’ 25 seasons, Springfield will include signature eateries from Krusty Burger to Luigi’s Pizza and Phineas Q. Butterfat’s 5600 Flavors Ice Cream Parlor to iconic watering holes like Moe’s Tavern and Duff’s Brewery.

Newly-released artwork also shows Barney’s Bowlarama, Springfield Police Station, Dr. Nick Riviera’s “office,” the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, King Toot’s Music Store, Springfield Penitentiary, Springfield Elementary School, Herman’s Military Antiques, and Mr. Burns’ mansion – though some (most?) of these are likely to just be facades, not actual buildings that can be visited.

Video: The Simpsons Springfield expansion concept art for Universal Studios Hollywood

The successes of Springfield in Orlando should offer an indication of how popular this area will be.

The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard at Universal Orlando
(Moe’s Tavern at Universal Orlando)

To give an idea of what may be included in the Hollywood version, here’s a look at what is already open in the Springfield area of Universal Studios Florida:

Moe’s Tavern opens at Universal Orlando in The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard

Krusty Burger opens at Universal Orlando in The Simpsons Springfield Fast Food Boulevard

Simpsons Fast Food Boulevard opens at Universal Orlando, Springfield expansion

Sideshow Bob and Krusty the Clown meet guests at The Simpsons Ride in Universal Orlando

The Simpsons Springfield opens Duff Gardens, Lard Lad, Bumblebee Man Tacos at Universal Orlando

Photos of Springfield at Universal Orlando:

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