We didn't realize how much we wished we could drink at Moe's, eat a Krusty Burger, visit the Duff Brewery, get a Squishee at the Kwik-E-Mart, and have all manner of Simpsons adventures until we read on Eater this morning that Universal Studios plans to open a real-life Springfield this summer. There will be real-life Duff Beer brewed exclusively for the park, as well as all the iconic Simpsons culinary adventures. Per the press release:
For the first time ever - anywhere - fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as "Shelbyville by the Sea." They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigi's Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a "Taco Fresho" with Bumblebee Man and imbibe at Moe's Tavern.
Here's the preview video for the park: