Talk show hosts have never gotten their due when it comes to theme park attractions, mainly because that would make no sense whatsoever. But Universal Studios Orlando is banking on Jimmy Fallon to change all that. The park is planning a ride based on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and they've just posted a sneak preview on their official blog.
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will take passengers on a virtual tour behind the scenes of the show, from wandering the halls backstage to encountering mascot Hashtag the Panda. Visitors can also sit behind a replica Tonight Show desk and pretend to lob softball questions at guests plugging terrible movies. From there, you’ll be shuffled to a “flying theatre” that will find itself in a race through the city against Fallon.
The attraction—which will also feature a historical look back at 62 years of the talk show—will replace the simulated tornado ride Twister: Ride It Out. It’s set to open in spring 2017.