Jimmy Fallon to bring show, new theme park ride to Orlando
Jimmy Fallon: the theme park ride. Yes, that's a thing. The Tonight Show host giddily announced on his show Thursday night that Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will officially open on April 6 in Universal Studios in Orlando and he will be taping his show at the theme park April 3–6 to celebrate.
The ride is another in a series of rides at Universal, like Spider-man and Harry Potter, using screens, sounds, smells (New York pizza) and 3D optics to make you feel like you are on a wild ride through the Big Apple racing against Jimmy Fallon himself. Your race course includes New York’s biggest landmarks.
Universal also announced that Fallon's will be the first attraction to feature a Virtual Line experience at Universal Studios Florida.
"You’ll be able to access this new system through the Official Universal Orlando Resort App or at kiosks located outside the attraction entrance. This allows you to virtually wait in line while still enjoying the rest of Universal Studios. When it’s your time, just head back to attraction, head inside, and get ready for the race of a lifetime," Universal's official park blog announced.
Stay tuned for additional details on how to become part of the audience. There will also be celebrity guests, which will be released over time.