Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is a flying theater attraction (presumably from DyMoRides) that will open in the former Twister space at the Orlando park this spring. In the show this morning, Fallon revealed that he pitched the idea for a Soarin'-style tour of New York to Universal Creative years ago, when he started hosting NBC's "Late Night" show. He said that Universal passed on the idea, but brought it back to him after he took over "The Tonight Show."
Fallon also revealed a couple of the 4D elements that riders will experience during the show, including the smell of pizza and getting wet from a plunge in the East River. (Uh, ewww?)
Construction walls are down on the show building, which is decorated to look like NBC's 30 Rockefeller Place New York headquarters, where Fallon tapes The Tonight Show. The story, as Fallon told it, is that visitors are coming to see a taping of the show, only to end up in a madcap race through the city. Universal Orlando has not yet announced a specific opening date for the ride.
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"I got it. How about a ride staring a talk show host?!"
I just can't imagine how this sounds exciting to anyone. And if the King Kong ride is a idea of the direction they want their rides going I'm really worried.
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