I was a big fan of Back to the Future, but over the past few years it wasn't as great. I am also a HUGE fan of the Simpsons so was very much looking forward to the ride.
The Queue is very well done. It's still mostly outside, mostly switch-backs but they have TV screens that show the Simpsons (with some new animation for the ride) and ride signs for other "Krustyland" attractions.
The inside queue when you get lined up in your groups is also well done. They have some animations with characters like Apu, Patty and Selma, Groundskeeper Willy, etc. The pre-ride video is also well done.
The ride is very fun. There are nods to back to the future (more than one) and some Disney bashing, but not as much as I would have thought.
I have to admit, there was more bad than I thought there would be.
The queue part just before you go into the building. If you remember the Back to the Future queue, it's the same set up. You go through the regular (nicely done) queue and then you get sent upstairs, downstairs or straight ahead. Because of the set up of the ride, this is where you spend the most time. There is absolutely NOTHING here to look at. There are 2 TV's there, but you can't see them. They weren't even on Saturday when we were there.
On our 2nd ride, we were standing there for about 30 minutes with absolutely nothing to do, nothing to look at but a wall. They should release people slower into one of the 3 areas and keep you in the nicer queue with stuff to watch.
The TV's in the queue are all in pretty bad spots and are not seen all that much.
The little room before the ride, when you first get in there is no music, nothing happening on the TV or anything until the safety spiel starts.
While the ride is fun, I got quite nauseous on our 2nd ride, this has NEVER happened to me on a ride of this kind before.
Overall, I give the attraction a 3 out of 5. It's an improvement on Back to the Future, it will be a good thing for the park, but I can't see us making another special trip to the park just to ride it. It doesn't really offer anything new, we've seen it all before. And from what I've seen from the Universal Orlando Queue/Exit, it's nicer than Hollywoods, which really, is no surprise.
The new outside of the building, nicely done.
Love the height checker:
Some of the outside theming, this is part of the overflow queue which wasn't being used in the morning.
Krusty's Uvula, which you can use as a punching bag
Some Signage for other Krustyland attractions and shows
A couple more Krustyland entrances
This is where the line splits off to the 3 different levels.
This was my one MAJOR dig, you sit here in this spot for AT LEAST 20 minutes with nothing to look at but this sign:
You see where the TV's are. Even if they were on, you couldn't see them
This is what the sign says, it is funny enough, but not enough to keep you entertained considering the other part of the queue (which we went through in about 5 minutes) had to look at.
Once you get inside, this is the new waiting area. The characters kind of interact with each other.
The "Information" booth
Closed attractions for the day:
The TV changes and shows different things:
The video where Krusty picks the Simpsons, and Bart picks you to be the first on Krusty's new ride.
Then you go in the other waiting room, where they do another safety video and the ride. The exit is nothing different from Back to the Future except they have booths where you can email your picture ... for $5.