Easily my favorite ride EVER. This is the Krustyland ride at Universal Studios, also known as 'The Simpsons Ride.' It's a motion simulator ride where you sit in a car with a huge screen in front of you. It also has water, smell and smoke effects and mimics the feeling of g-force.
The entire area of the ride (inside, out and around) is made to look like you're in the Simpsons. Even the ATM! While you're in line you watch a video leading up to the events of the ride. In short, Krusty opens his amusement park and Sideshow Bob shows up to kill the Simpsons (and you).
I found these photos while packing today. All but the bottom right, which you've already seen: [link]
These are all photos taken by me at the local fair around 1990-91, when I was 9 or 10 years old. It was a free show, and the fairgrounds were within walking distance of my house, and being a huge Simpsons fan back then (WAY bigger than I am now, believe it or not) I begged my mom to take me to the show, and she did.
I have no idea what book Homer is reading in the top left photo. The top right photo with Homer, Marge and Lisa looks like it must have been a musical/dance number. The bottom left shows Marge and Homer talking to Principal Skinner, with Bart hiding in the background. FYI Skinner wears a wig! Bart steals it as a prank, if I remember correctly. And the bottom right is a close-up of my then-idol, Bart, back when he wore "The Mysterious and Legendary BLUE Shirt."
The many times I've watched Star Track from the first show to the movies I've always like the part were Spock was in and like the kid in that one episode said, He reminded me of Moe Howard from the three stooges.
Goodnight and Goodbye Leonard Nimoy like everyone in the Star Track community will never forgot you Spock.
I went to Phoenix Comicon this year. Pretty much because Leonard Nimoy was scheduled to be there. And Bruce Boxleitner. But mainly Leonard Nimoy. <3
So I went to his panel. Which was awesome. And his wife ended up calling in the middle of it, so he was standing up there answering phone, being all like "never had this happen before." And then I ran across the building and downstairs to get in line for his autograph! Had to pay 80$ for the thing, but it was worth it. Aaaand I brought the Spock plushie I had commissioned from and asked if I could get a picture of him with it. Mr Nimoy (and his security) agreed, resulting in this picture! I'm a happy clam.
When I heard the news today I put my other projects on hold to make this image to honor the memory of the man who I grew up watching on reruns of Star Trek. The image features Leonard Nimoy, his character Spock from Star Trek, and his last Twitter message: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"
He inspired generations of children to pursue careers in science and technology, and with his passing he boldly goes where so many great men have gone before; to live on in the hearts and minds of those he left behind so that one day we might join him amongst the stars.
"Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most ... human."