Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Ride in Universal Studios Florida

 Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

Ride Type

3-D ride 

Location

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is located in the New York area in Universal Studios Florida (USF).

Fallon Ride Grand Opening Celebration

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon officially opened on April 6, 2017. To celebrate the grand opening of the ride, Jimmy Fallon was on-site at Universal Orlando Resort to film episodes of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from April 3 to April 6. 

 The facade for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

The facade for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Image credit: Universal Orlando Resort.

Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Ride Description

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, also known as the Fallon Ride, is a 3-D ride based on a popular segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The ride that takes guests on a race through the streets and skies of New York City with The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon.

The adventure begins with a trip to Studio 6B Club (where The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is filmed). In this space, guests can watch show clips and see a live performance by the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet.

Studio 6B features unique interactive experiences as well, such as a meet and greet with Hashtag the Panda (The Tonight Show mascot) and a retro-style game called "Jimmy Drive" (to prep you for the actual ride). Guests also have the opportunity to sit at an Interactive Desk where they can send Fallon-style thank-you notes to family and friends. 

In the Studio 6B Lobby, guests get a short "briefing" about the ride and then take their seats in a flying theater that holds 72 audience members. This is where the race part of the ride begins. Audience members race Jimmy through New York City and then to the moon and back. The ride includes glimpses of New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. 

Guests of this ride can also experience museum-style exhibits to learn more about the 60+ year history of The Tonight Show. Exhibits include various props and set pieces from the show, such as cue cards, camera equipment, and clothes worn by both past and current hosts. 

Virtual Line Experience

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon has a Virtual Line system. This means that you do not have to physically queue up like you do for other rides in the theme park. Instead, you get in a Virtual Line by reserving a ride time through the free Universal Orlando app or by visiting one of the nearby ride kiosks. When you reserve the ride, you will be told what time you should show up at the ride entrance. 

The Tonight Shop

Fallon fans can shop for Tonight Show merchandise in The Tonight Shop, a themed store near the ride exit. 

Fun Fact

The Roots, the official house band for The Tonight Show, performs the musical score for this attraction. 

Ride History

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon replaced Twister…Ride It Out, a simulation ride that opened in May of 1998 and closed in November of 2015. Twister…Ride It Out replaced Ghostbusters Spooktacular, a Ghostbusters themed stage show that opened with the park in 1990 and closed in November of 1996.

The Making of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

You can go behind the scenes and learn more about the making of this ride in this official video from Universal Orlando Resort.