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Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl concept art

The new Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl flat ride in the Springfield land at Universal Studios Florida has begun testing, ahead of its debut later in summer 2013.

Universal Orlando has not yet set a firm opening date for the attraction, which is one of several additions to the area surrounding The Simpsons Ride. Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl features the aliens made famous by the Treehouse of Horror episode of the The Simpsons, and sees guests spinning and bobbing up and down on the end of long arms.

The ride is themed around an attack on Springfield by the extraterrestrial pair, and features twelve three-seater cars that rotate around the central model of Kodos.

Testing of Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl was captured on camera by YouTube user PopSong1, in the footage embedded below. Clearly visible are the flying saucer-style ride cars, although the interactive elements that have been mooted (including the central figure of Kodos talking to riders, and an interactive game based around flying a craft to a target) are not seen.

The Fast Food Boulevard area of Springfield is already up-and-running, serving a range of different food types from a selection of restaurants themed around recognisable locations from The Simpsons. Several further eateries are still under construction, including Bumblebee Man's Taco Freshos truck, which will be 30 feet long. Elsewhere, Lard Lad Donuts will feature the huge statue seen in the show, and the Duff Brewery will serve several varieties of Duff Beer.

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