To up the anticipation for the opening of “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Universal Orlando has released some detail on what to expect.
The opening queue area is styled after Studio 6B, the real-life studio where Fallon records “The Tonight Show,” and it will have plenty to keep you busy until it’s your turn to ride.
Studio 6B will feature live music from the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet, clips of show highlights like “History of Rap” and “Lip Sync Battle.” You can send your own personalized “Tonight Show” Thank You Note, prep for your race with a ‘Jimmy Drive’ retro-style video game, and even enjoy a photo op with the beloved “Tonight Show” mascot, Hashtag the Panda.
When it’s time, you’ll leave Studio 6B and board the world’s first-ever flying theater, which seats up to 72 audience members, for exciting race alongside Jimmy Fallon through the streets of New York City.
You’ll head out from 30 Rock and zoom past iconic NYC landmarks in an action-packed race with plenty of twists and turns along the way, all set to the sounds of “Tonight Show” band The Roots.
There will also be cameos from familiar characters from the show like Sara from “Ew,” Jimmy in “Tight Pants,” and “Tonight Show” announcer Steve Higgins.
Afterwards. make your way through “The Tonight Show” lobby, where you’ll get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see real set pieces from one of the longest-running shows in television history. You’ll see everything from suits of past hosts, to iconic desk props, to NBC video cameras used to record the show, all surrounding a display honoring the current host, Jimmy Fallon.
It sounds like a lot of fun. “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” is set to open Spring 2017 in the Universal Studios Florida park. It sits in the former spot of the Twister attraction.
Universal also put together a behind the scenes look at how the ride is shaping up, and the motion capture is cool to watch:
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