Viewers have always wondered where in the world is Springfield. Well lo and behold it is actually in a theme park. Well a version of it anyway. Remember back when 7-Eleven converted a bunch of stores into Kwik-E-Marts when the Simpsons Movie was coming out? And they had Squishees, and those pink donuts with sprinkles, and accurate exteriors, and it was awesome? Well, you should, because it was awesome.
Anyway, the Kwik-E-Mart is making a comeback, and it’s bringing company. Today, Universal Studios announced that they’ll be building Springfield around the Simpsons ride in their Orlando theme park. I mean, they won’t be building the whole city, but maybe you can think of it as a best-of collection – Krusty Burger, Kwik-E-Mart, Lard Lad Donuts, and Moe’s Tavern, hopefully with the closest thing possible to a Moe lookalike.
And yes, there will be Duff beer. No word on whether or not the whole thing will be powered by a nuclear power plant, though. I’m sure Mr. Burns would want it that way.