Photo: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon (Courtesy of Universal Studios)
One of the new attractions for 2017 garnering the most attention is the “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride at Universal Studios Orlando scheduled to open in Spring 2017.
To intensify the excitement, Universal Studios has released new details about the late night ride.
According to the official blog of Universal Orlando, guests will arrive at the Studio 6B Club and will be treated to performances from the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet, highlights of the show’s classic bits and a dance party with the “Tonight Show” mascot, Hashtag the Panda.
Fans of Fallon’s show will also be able to sit behind his desk in the Studio 6B Club and send thank you notes, play a ‘Jimmy Drive’ retro-style video game and watch some of the best clips from his show.
Once the guests have made it through the Studio 6B Lobby, they will board the first-ever flying theater which seats 72 audience members. The ride will fly passengers through the streets of New York City and past all of the iconic landmarks of the Big Apple.
With the music of The Roots playing in the background the whole time, passengers will notice appearances by Sara from “Ew,” Jimmy in “Tight Pants,” and “Tonight Show” announcer Steve Higgins.
The attraction will also be about history, as the NBC Studios facility will pay homage to the 62-year evolution of “The Tonight Show.” Memorabilia will adorn the area, including suits of past hosts, desk props, video cameras and a display dedicated to Fallon himself.