The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood invited us out to experience their newest attraction, The Simpsons Ride. The ride is housed in the former location of the Back to the Future ride. The rides are similar in that they both use an Imax screen and simulator ride vehicles. A big difference was that while BTTF always gave me a headache, the new Simpsons ride was actually comfortable.

The ride features the Simpsons animated in 3 dimensions, al’a Shrek or Toy Story. The action is fast and funny. The movie is hilarious and one that would require multiple rides to catch all the jokes, both audio and visual. You have to wonder why it took this long to get a ride featuring the Simpsons created. It features all the original voices from the television show – including Kelsey Grammer as Side Show Bob!

This ride is definitely not for those who suffer from motion sickness. Children must be 40″ tall to ride. However, there is a well planned and organized child trade-off area for parents with small children. Just ask a ride host where to go and they’ll gladly point you in the right direction. Check out the fun website at

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