After weeks of technical rehearsals and a celebrity-studded ribbon cutting at the attraction this morning, the new Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is now open at Universal Studios Florida.
This morning, guests joined Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to celebrate the grand opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s newest ride, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. The all-new ride takes guests on an simulated race through the Big Apple against Jimmy Fallon himself, and completely immerses them in the world of The Tonight Show.
Jimmy Fallon kicked off the celebration with a New York-style ticker tape parade in Universal Studios Florida that featured tons of confetti, a custom float and Universal Orlando characters. Joining Jimmy on the float were Tonight Show house band The Roots, announcer Steve Higgins, and an array of characters from the show, including Hashtag the Panda, the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet, and even Stepdad Gary from the popular “Ew!” sketch. The moment culminated with a countdown to the official opening of the attraction and a special ribbon cutting.
Watch our video of the Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon grand opening:
“I’m happy. I’m grateful. I’m excited. This whole experience has been a real emotional rollercoaster simulator,” said Jimmy Fallon.
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is the first ride at Universal Studios Florida to feature the new Virtual Line experience – allowing guests to enjoy other areas of the park while they “virtually” wait for their time to enter the attraction.
For more information about “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” and the Virtual Line experience, visit universalorlando.com and watch our complete coverage of the attraction: