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I swear to God this story is true.
Let me set the scene first: It's Friday, June 7th. And
thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea, it's a cold, very wet day out here in the
woods of New Hampshire.
Photo by Nancy Stadler
Anyway, via Skype, I'm doing a podcast with the guys who run Dis After Dark.
And we're all talking about Springfield
at Universal Studios Florida. How we've all seen the pictures online that were
taken earlier this week inside of Moe's and Krusty Burger. And how the four of
us just can't wait to get back to Orlando
so that we can then experience the Simpsons expanded presence at that theme
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And as I'm telling the Dis After Dark guys about all of the great
stuff that has yet to open up at the USF version of Springfield
(i.e. Duff Gardens,
Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl), a UPS
truck comes trundling up the driveway in the rain. And before I can get off of
Skype and then go answer the door, the UPS man has charged up the steps and quickly
dropped off a package. A moment later, he's back in his big brown truck, headed
for his next delivery.
So I continue on that podcast, telling the Dis After Dark guys
everything I know about Universal's Simpsons-themed placemaking efforts at
their studio theme park. Talking about all the cool details from this long
running animated series that Guests will discover as they walk through Springfield.
Things that Simpsons fans are sure to appreciate. Like full-sized statues of Jebediah
Springfield and Lard Lad.
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Meanwhile Nancy brought
this package into inside the house. And as she opens it in the kitchen, Nancy
starts to laugh. Why For? What was inside of this box? Would you believe one super-sized,
genuine Lard Lad donut straight from Universal Studios Florida's new Springfield
"And why exactly would Universal send you a donut?,"
you ask. Well, surely you haven't forgotten that June 7th is National Donut
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The Universal Orlando Resort certainly didn't forget. Which is why -- on Friday
morning -- they treated a hundred Universal Studios guests to the exact same
deep fried beauty that they were so kind to send me ...
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... which was all covered with pink icing &
multi-colored sprinkles ...
Mmmn ... Donut ...
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Here's hoping that you all stayed safe & dry and had a
very happy National Donut Day. I know I did.