As Jimmy Fallon puts it, he’s pretty much Harry Potter, but not.
“You know the Harry Potter ride? It’s like that except that instead of Harry Potter, it’s me….and instead of Hogwarts, it’s New York City,” said Fallon as he announced the new 3D ride on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Universal Orlando Resorts and Jimmy Fallon announced the a ride, “Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” that will open in 2017. Although the details of the ride are a closely guarded secret we know riders will step into studio 6B and live our their wildest Tonight Show dreams as they race around NYC with Jimmy. The only downside to this announcement is that it’s replacing the iconic “Twister” ride, closing Nov. 2nd. But lets be honest, Jimmy Fallon > Twister.
Read the official press release from Universal Orlando Resort:
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.