Universal Orlando to open Jimmy Fallon ride

Coming soon to the Sunshine State? Jimmy Fallon and the Big Apple.

Universal Orlando Resort announced Tuesday that it will open its new attraction "Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" in the spring.

The race takes guests into Studio 6B Club where they'll hear from the Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet, according to Universal Orlando's blog, then they'll board a flying theater to race alongside Fallon in New York. In true "ride the movies" fashion, Universal Orlando will have hints of "The Tonight Show" on the set of its new ride, like iconic set pieces, desk props and suits from former hosts, the blog states. Guests will get a taste of Fallon's popular Lip Sync Battle and his famous thank you notes from the show.

Other features of "Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" include a "Jimmy Drive" retro video game, show clips and a little dancing with Hashtag the Panda, the "Tonight Show" mascot.

In 2014, Fallon "took a road trip" and brought his show to Universal Orlando to tape a week of episodes there. Fallon usually tapes at Rockefeller Center in New York City. While riding the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster with comedian Kevin Hart, Fallon swallowed a bug. The video is priceless.

He was in town the summer the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley opened.

In its 62 years, there have been six official hosts of "The Tonight Show:" Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and current host Fallon.


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