Springfield, the capital of the great State of Illinois. It was the place Abraham Lincoln came to in 1831 to being his law practice and later his political career, sitting in the legislature there as part of the General Assembly. Of course, Lincoln is not the only great Springfieldianite to contribute positively to the fabric of American society. The Flower City was also home to Civil War general and later President Ulysses S. Grant, founder of General Foods Marjorie Merriweather Post, and the famed frontman for Morris Day and the Time Morris Day. But now the reputation of the City of Springfield is forever tarnished as Mayor J. Michael Houston has given the keys to the city to Cobra Commander. Yes, that Cobra Commander. (more…)
Happen to be a fan of the Simpsons? Well, it looks like you’ll have the chance to wander in a piece of good old Springfield, and pretty soon. Universal Studios in Orlando has been working on a new themed area based off of the famous cartoon city. In the vein of their Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visitors will be able to travel the streets of Springfield and partake of its many wonders.
The new Simpsons world will have everything you need, from food to drinks to rides. The line-up consists of Moe’s Tavern, Lard Lad’s Donuts, Krusty Burgers, The Frying Dutchman, Luigi’s Pizza, Duff Gardens and even The Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. Along with the shops and eats, there will be another Simpsons ride coming to join the one already there.
Best of all, you don’t have to wait too long, as the folks at Universal have said that it will be ready to go sometime this summer. Just remember, if you happen to be on a ride, don’t drink the water.
Thanks to Topless Robot for the heads-up.