It’s no joke—comic Jimmy Fallon will have a ride named after him at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida. The theme park attraction, which is expected to open in 2017, will be called “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.” It will follow the playful host of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on an adventure through the streets and subway tunnels of The Big Apple, passing famous landmarks along the way.
Fallon and his team are working with Universal to develop the ride’s storyline. Like all new offerings at the famed Universal Studios, the attraction will twist, turn and feature the latest in technology. It will replace the attraction Twister…Ride It Out, which will permanently close Nov. 2.
About Jimmy Fallon
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is the No. 1 late-night talk show in America. It is broadcast from an NBC studio in Rockefeller Center, in the heart of New York City. The variety show features interviews with celebrities, musical guests and comic sketches. The top-rated show has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards.
For a video of Jimmy Fallon breaking the news about his namesake theme park attraction, click here.
Meet at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort, which is constantly upgrading its offerings, is a perennially popular place to host a meeting. It boasts two theme parks—Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure—with plenty of unique and exciting event venues. There are four (soon to be five) themed hotels onsite, as well as a dining and entertainment complex featuring award-winning catering. The resort can accommodate groups ranging from 20 to 20,000. For further information, visit www.uomeetingsandevents.com.