World Expo

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by dkm1981 on October 25, 2012

There are only two rides in this part of the park, but they are two of the most popular I would say in the form of The Simpson Ride and Men in Black Alien Attack. You can expect a queue for both, but there is plenty to look at in the queuing system so it isn’t too painful. In the queue for The Simpsons Ride, they actually play episode of the show, which makes the time go remarkably quickly!

The Simpsons ride is a kind of simulator where you are in a roller coaster carriage and you swoop and soar over Krustyland. It is very good and quite clever. It also feels a bit different from your usual run of the mill simulator which is good. If you are small, sit on the front row though so your view isn’t obscured.

The second ride here is the Men In Black one which is fully interactive because you even get a gun to zap baddies and you compete against other players in your cart. It is worth paying attention as you walk around the queuing area as there are instructions on what to do once you are onboard and there are even special hints and tips for what to do to get bonus points. It is fun although they seemed to be having problems when we visited and the ride actually broke down whilst we were in it. Not a problem and these things happen, but it did annoy me (and it was very out of character for the Universal folks in general) that they didn’t apologise or give an explanation, instead just leaving us there until it was fixed.

TheWorld Expo area has a sort of carnival feel to it, especially near The Simpsons Ride, where there are lots of little games to play (for a price of course), such as whack-a-mole, catch a duck and throwing a ball through a hoop. The games aren’t too expensive (around $3 a go each) and there are lots of Simpsons themed prizes to win, although you might want to avoid it if you have already blown the budget!
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