Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, Universal Orlando Resort’s newest experience is now open. My behind-the scene peak at the attraction created at the request of Jimmy Fallon himself….is impressive!
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon has been 3+ years in the making. It was amazing to hear Jason Sorrell, the creative director at Universal Orlando speak of all the research and planning entailed to bring this immersive experience to life. Plus, the efforts made to make this attraction really fun for people, just like The Tonight Show!
You might even spot Jimmy’s wife and two daughters in the experience.
The Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon gives people a tour around New York City! The race takes you through all of NYC’s iconic places including Times Square, Statue of Liberty, The New York Subway, and 30 Rock just to name a few. You will race on the street, on the water and beyond to the moon. Be prepared to feels immersed in the sights and smells of NYC. You and the audience of The Tonight Show in a flying theatre, compete with Jimmy Fallon for the ultimate prize! My favorite part of the attraction….New York City pizza, I can smell you now! I also loved the rider’s guide performed by The Roots. Absolutely hysterical so make sure you watch for it!
The Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is the first attraction to do away with traditional line queues. Guests receive a color coded Peacock Card based on the NBC LOGO. When it’s your turn to ride, you will hear the traditional NBC bells and columns will light up according to your color card. This will be the signal it’s your turn to proceed to the experience.
While waiting, you can meander through the lobby filled with The Tonight Show memorabilia on display from past hosts of the tonight show. View the actual camera used to film The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in Studio 6B in Rockefeller Plaza.
In the lounge, interactive tables reflect Jimmy Fallon’s desk. Play 8 bit video games, create thank you notes, and take snapshots and selfies with Hashtag the Panda as you hangout in Studio 6B. Universal Orlando has thought of everything including the ability to utilize charging ports while waiting. Head toward the stage to view a LIVE show from The Ragtime Gals. This barbershop quartet brings to life all of the musical entertainment and lipsince battle from the show.
After the race concludes, visit the gift shop in Studio 6B to purchase your very own Hashtag the Panda and grab a pair of Jimmy Fallon’s tight pants to take home with you!
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