Any fan of “The Tonight Show” knows to expect the unexpected when Jimmy Fallon is involved. I just returned from a trip to Universal Orlando and was excited to see construction progress on “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” opening at Universal Studios Florida next spring. The glass windows are going in the studio and it looks like THIS trip through the Big Apple not to be missed – complete with puppies and a 40 year old dressed like a teenage girl – EWWWWWW.
Just got an update and here is what you can expect – prepare to be THRILLED!
Hang Out in Studio 6B
Arrive in the Studio 6B Club in style, and enjoy a live performance from the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet, or check out some of the show’s classic bits, from History of Rap to Lip Sync Battle. You’ll also have the chance to meet and dance with the beloved “Tonight Show” mascot, Hashtag the Panda.
Ever dream of sending your own personalized “Tonight Show” Thank You Note? You’re in luck! You can play host at your own Interactive Desk in the Studio 6B Club. Here, you’ll be able to send Jimmy Fallon’s famous Thank You Notes to your friends and family, prep for your race with a ‘Jimmy Drive’ retro-style video game, and watch your favorite show clips.
Get Ready for a Wild Ride
After a briefing in the Studio 6B Lobby, you’ll board the world’s first-ever flying theater, which seats up to 72 audience members, for a rousing race alongside Jimmy Fallon through the greatest city in the world, New York.
From 30 Rock out into the streets (and the skies!) of The Big Apple, you and your fellow studio audience members will zoom past iconic New York City landmarks in an action-packed race with plenty of twists and turns along the way.
Be sure to keep an eye out for cameos from familiar characters like Sara from “Ew,” Jimmy in “Tight Pants,” and “Tonight Show” announcer Steve Higgins. All the sweet sounds of New York will come to life with the help of the Grammy award-winning band, The Roots, the musical masterminds behind the original attraction score
Step into the History
As you step foot into the renowned NBC Studios, you’ll get a front row seat to witness the most significant moments in the history of NBC as you travel through the 62-year evolution of “The Tonight Show.”
Making your way through “The Tonight Show” lobby, you’ll also 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.
For a behind the scenes look at how “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” is shaping up, check out this video below:
Buckle up for a wild ride through The Big Apple and keep checking back for more details because the race begins next Spring. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is the former Twister attraction location, just look for the pictures of Jimmy, snap a shot of the two of you and post to your social media with #FallonRide!
You ready to race though the big apple?