I'm not really a fan of 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon'. The premise is silly and the ride system is old hat. But what I do enjoy is the walk through the pre-show (kind of) queue area. That feeling that you are walking through the lobby/halls of 30 Rockefeller Plaza is exciting. No other network operates out of such a signature building.
That made me wonder why Universal Creative doesn't showcase the history of NBC at its Florida parks.
Consider the following: If you ask the proprietor of this website (Robert Niles / Theme Park Insider) to name his favorite attraction at EPCOT, I have zero doubt that somewhere near the top of the list would be the film 'Impressions de France' in the French showcase. It is a beautiful film shown in a comfortable theater. No physical effects. No 3D. No moving seats or simulator platforms. It's just an air conditioned space that is home to a great film.
Universal has the opportunity to do the same thing. They have decades of material, from "Must See TV," to historic news reporting, to Johnny Carson to Saturday Night Live and so many other properties.
If it follows the model of 'Impressions de France', the film would be 18 minutes long.
It strikes me that it would be relatively easy to gut the Fallon attraction, build a theater and showcase the NBC portfolio -- the shows and stars who created so many extraordinary memories.
The air conditioned space would be a perfect spot for guests to relax, recharge and recollect the memories of this great American television network. Additionally, depending on the size of the theater, it provides some crowd control benefits by getting guests off the street.
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