Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Coming to Universal Studios Florida in 2017
Twister: Ride It Out closed its doors a month and a half ago to make way for a brand new attraction coming to Universal Studios Florida in 2017. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Wow, what a name that is!
Inspired by the “celebrity races” segments on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the new attraction will be a 3D, Soarin’ type ride where, according to the Universal Orlando Blog, “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.”
Though the initial announcement doesn’t say much about the ride itself, several well-placed sources have revealed that the “race” portion of the attraction will use a Soarin’ style system that will lift guests in the air, giving guests the sensation of flight.
During the announcement it was also confirmed that this attraction will feature 3D imagery, as well as “new technology” which has yet to be revealed. Universal has been paving the way in recent years with theme park technology in its attractions, something Disney used to be known for but have since become moderately complacent. With the incredibly ride technology used for The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man/Transformers: The Ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, I have no doubt we’ll be seeing something something very unique to make this attraction reach the standard we’ve come to know and expect from Universal Creative. Whatever the case, they sure have their work cut out for them with the limited amount of space they have to use! Construction has already began