Universal Orlando has announced yet another new attraction for 2017. Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon will feature the Tonight Show host on an adventure through New York City. The new attraction will replace Twister... Ride it Out, which will close November 2nd.
Not many details were given on how the ride will be presented. Considering Jimmy Fallon will be hosting the attraction we can assume lots of screens will come into play, in classic Universal fashion. The show building for Twister is just slightly smaller than Transformers'. Will it be a ride that advanced? Probably not. I'm betting on a large theater experience like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.
The story of the ride will take the audience on a satirical tour of New York City. I'd expect a few celebrity cameos as well. A popular segment on Fallon's Tonight Show are celebrity races where Fallon challenges his guest to a race on a unusual mode of transportation around the studio with humorous obstacles in their path. The attraction will take on a similar vibe with Fallon challenging us, the audience, to a race perhaps?
I'm not a big fan of Fallon's. I don't think he is very funny on his own and is constantly giggling at his own jokes. That being said, I have found a few of this viral sketches to be pretty funny and I think his brand humor could work well for a theme park ride.