The Simpsons Ride
The Simpsons Ride
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Neighborhood: Universal City Area
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  • Universal City/Studio City • 10 min walk
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Vanessa M
Gordon, Australia564 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
We loved this ride. Massive Simpsons fans and it’s a great simulator ride. You can take all your bags with you because you just leave it to the side the and the cart goes up and then comes back down. I love the area where you pine up for the ride too.
Written February 28, 2020
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Kathami86
Orlando, FL137 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Hi Guys... This is another simulator ride Which replaced the original "Back to the Future" ride. It's the exact same set up.. Just Simpson's style. You go on board with the Simpsons and try to avoid Sideshow Bob who is trying take Bart... It's a jerky up and down simulator ride within all different levels of the stadium. Wait time is usually long. I actually was a little dizzy on this ride for some reason. It's a non track ride unlike Transformers & Spiderman.
Written January 15, 2019
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Duerds5
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK677 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Great concept of a ride. It’s actually a simulator but funny and enjoyable! Suitable for all ages in the family
Written August 4, 2019
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RMurray847
Albuquerque, NM301 contributions
Apr 2022
First of all, I am very prone to motion sickness (and a couple of rides at Universal pushed my limits), but The Simpsons Ride caused no issues for me, and we rode it twice in fairly quick succession with our Unlimited Express pass. I mostly mention this because so many others mention here how sick it made them.

I think it's important to have at least a passing familiarity with the Simpsons to fully enjoy this ride, and we are big fans. The various waiting areas you pass through are all quite clever and have lots of video screens and such to keep you distracted and to provide some pretty solid laughs. There's one point in the line where you're in a room that's basically a series of carnival booths, and various key Simpson's characters play out different scenarios while you're there (all on video screens). Because the show is animated (and fairly simply animated), it's easy to immerse you in a convincing "Simpson's world."

The story of the ride is that you're at Krustyland, the new carnival, and you're there for the world premier of the new coaster. The Simpsons are to be the first passengers, and you've been tapped to tag along for the ride. But at the same time, Sideshow Bob has escaped from prison and is on a rampage of revenge, which you get swept up in.

It's a simulation ride, with a giant screen showing the action and your carnival car swinging you around with jolts, sharp movements up and down, etc. There is even some scent involved (one involving baby Maggie is a classic I won't spoil).

It's a blast. The ride is fun. The story has more coherence than many of these kinds of rides do. The dialogue is great. (Homer to Marge: "What a great day." Marge: "Sideshow Bob is trying to kill our kids" Homer: "This day just gets better and better.")

Personally, I highly recommend this ride. Other rides here have more thrills, perhaps, or more technical bravado...but this one, to me, is the most complete experience.
Written April 21, 2022
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WBJM2009
Little Rock, AR768 contributions
Dec 2021
My least favorite ride at this park. Not suited for people who get motion sickness easily. My son loved the ride while I spend most of it with my eyes closed. We had unlimited express pass and we still waited over 30 minutes to ride. Not sure if that is typical or not, but we didn't wait more than 10 minutes for any other rides all day.
Written January 27, 2022
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Sabrina Hart
Columbus, OH41 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This is a cute ride and the carnival theme is consistent throughout. Fun experience for The Simpsons fans and non-fans alike.
Written June 18, 2018
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,498 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I was do disappointed when they took down the Back to the future ride and when I found out this was the replacement, I couldn't believe it. The ride made me so nauseous and it is terrible.
Written March 1, 2018
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Joyce B
Marietta, GA28 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
The wait was finally reasonable enough for us to stand in line and wait to ride the Simpsons ride. They take you into a room beforehand and give you the normal speech about who should and shouldn't ride, but in a Simpsons sort of way. I found it hilarious. :) The ride itself was good, but I won't be riding it again. I do have minor motion sickness, but this ride brought it out big time. A few times I had to look down and focus on a spot to make that feeling go away. We all liked it, but 3 of 5 people in our group (1 adult, 2 teens) got different levels of motion sickness on this ride. So, if you have any motion sickness or vertigo issues, I would not ride. Overall, a cute ride though!
Written February 25, 2018
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DjJassu
Vantaa, Finland1,151 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
This ride really needs a refurbish. Queues are really long and slow, the capacity and cycle time for the ride is not good.

The ride was nice 10 years ago, but the age starts to show with this one.
Written February 18, 2018
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Venkata Subhash M
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
Skip this ride. The queue was very short for a reason. The ride is so Jerky and made me feel to vomit. Avoid at all cost, it ruined my experience of Universal Studios.
Written December 12, 2022
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