Inside Jimmy Fallon’s New Ride at Universal Orlando
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Universal Studios Florida recently opened Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, a new 3D motion-simulator ride that takes you though the show’s history, into the studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and culminates in a race through the Big Apple past some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
Perhaps best of all is the fact that you won’t have to wait in long lines for this ride in the intense Florida heat. By implementing a new “Virtual Line” reservation system, guests will be able to select hour-long windows when they wish to visit the ride via app and will be able to enter the attraction immediately during that period of time. The “booking” system is available free of charge to anyone on the Universal Orlando Resort property — note that those with the Express Pass (which you can purchase for $75 or get for free as a guest of one of Universal’s on-site hotels) have the option to skip everything and head straight to the ride.
Otherwise, there’s still some time to kill on (granted, a much smaller) line once you’re inside before you can board the actual ride, but Universal does its best to keep guests entertained throughout. Upon entering the building, you’ll be given a ticket in one of the NBC peacock’s six colors. When the walls light up showing your designated color, you’ll be able to move through to the next room and eventually to the actual ride. Instead of spending time waiting behind barricades in the hot sun, you’ll be waiting within an air-conditioned space playing Tonight Show-themed games and enjoying live entertainment by the Ragtime Gals, a barbershop quartet, or posing for photos with Hashtag the Panda. Just before it’s your turn to race through New York City, you’ll view a short safety video featuring the show’s band, The Roots. Check out the video below, featuring Fallon and country music star Blake Shelton, for a closer look inside the new attraction.
H/T: Travel + Leisure
Featured image courtesy of the Universal Orlando Resort.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
Earn 90,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first three months of card membership. Plus, earn a $200 statement credit after your first Delta purchase within the first three months. Offer ends 7/28/21.
With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.
- Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles after spending $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months and a $200 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
- Limited Time Offer: Plus, get a 0% intro APR on purchases for 12 months from the date of account opening, then a variable 15.74%-24.74%. Offer expires 7/28/2021.
- Accelerate your path to Medallion Status, with Status Boost®. Plus, in 2021 you can earn even more bonus Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) to help you reach Medallion Status.
- Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
- Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
- Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
- Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
- Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
- Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- $250 Annual Fee.
- Terms Apply.
- See Rates & Fees