Jimmy Fallon just announced on the Tonight Show that a new attraction called “Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon” will be coming to Universal Orlando in 2017.
Fallon did not release any details to what the ride will feature, other than it will be a 3D attraction, my guess is something similar to Soarin’ at Epcot, where you will race Jimmy through the streets of New York City encountering some of the city’s most popular locations.
Where will this new ride go? Twister will be closing to make way for this new attraction. As for when Twister will be closing, many are saying at the end of Halloween Horror Nights. So this could be the last weekend for Twister.
Guess we will have to wait to hear more from Universal.
Stay tuned after the break for the official press release!
JIMMY FALLON TO GET HIS OWN RIDE AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT
Inspired by the Popular “Tonight Show” Segment, “Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” will Pit Guests Against Jimmy in a Wild Race Through One of the World’s Greatest Cities
Click here to see Jimmy share the news about the new ride during
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2015) – The host of America’s No. 1 late-night talk show will soon get his very own theme park attraction at Universal Orlando Resort.
In 2017, Jimmy Fallon – host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and one of today’s funniest comedians – will be the star of a brand-new hilarious ride experience at Universal Studios Florida called, “Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Guests will enjoy the full “Tonight Show” experience as they’re transported to Studio 6B to race against Jimmy in a crazy adventure that only he could imagine.
Jimmy and his creative team are working closely with Universal to develop the ride’s storyline and bring his vision to life. The experience will seamlessly blend the playful and irreverent world of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” with the incredible technology and imaginative storytelling for which Universal Orlando is known.
The adventure will begin as guests step right into Studio 6B, where Jimmy will challenge them and their fellow audience members to a white-knuckle race. Guests will twist, turn and laugh as they speed through the streets – and skies – of The Big Apple – encountering everything from iconic landmarks to the deepest subway tunnels – and anything else that comes to Jimmy’s mind.
Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will open in 2017 at Universal Studios Florida and join the incredible lineup of experiences at Universal Orlando Resort. It will replace Twister…Ride It Out, which will close on November 2 to make way for the new experience.
More details will be released in the future. Stay tuned to universalorlando.com for updates.
About The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights on NBC and is the highest-rated, late-night show in the U.S. Recorded from Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center, the show is hosted by comedian Jimmy Fallon, and also stars announcer Steve Higgins and the award-winning band The Roots. The show, which features comedic sketches and games, interviews with celebrity guests and musical performances, has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, and has become a staple of pop culture.
About Universal Orlando Resort
For 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. Guests can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, grab a Krusty burger in Springfield, join the ranks of the Minions and so much more.
Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family. And just minutes away is Wet ‘n Wild, a family water park.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled 18 new guest experiences in the past five years – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and a dramatically themed hotel. And more is on the way. Coming in 2016 is Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; and Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure. And in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park experience; and Fast & Furious: Supercharged, a high-octane journey that will bring to life one of the most successful movie franchises of all time.