If there’s one thing tourists in Orlando want the most, it’s definitely an authentic New York experience guided by Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show gang, and during last night’s show Fallon confirmed that a Tonight Show ride is coming to the theme park in 2017. Called “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the ride will open at Universal Orlando sometime in 2017, replacing the Twister attraction “Twister…Ride it Out.” Fallon didn’t give much about the ride away last night aside from this: “Do you know the Harry Potter rides and all that stuff? It’s like that, except instead of Harry Potter it’s me, and instead of Hogwarts it’s New York City.” Here’s some more info from Universal Orlando’s official blog:
So, what’s the attraction going to be like? I can’t tell you everything, but I can tell you our team found inspiration in the outrageous celebrity races that have become one of the most popular segments of Jimmy’s Tonight Show. The source material already features a wild and crazy ride almost every week! And since Universal Studios Florida has long been famous for placing guests in the middle of their favorite movies and TV shows, we thought it was a perfect fit. Soon, you will get the full Tonight Show experience as you make your way to the fabled Studio 6B for a very special taping in which Jimmy challenges his studio audience to the ultimate race through the greatest city on earth. You’ll rocket through the streets—and skies—of New York City, from the deepest subway tunnels to the tallest skyscrapers, encountering colorful characters, famous landmarks and anything else that comes to Jimmy’s mind—and “that is some weird, wild stuff,” to quote an iconic previous host.