New “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” attraction announced for Universal Orlando to replace Twister

in Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Florida

Jimmy Fallon announced Tuesday night a brand new Universal Studios Florida attraction based on his hit TV show “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will open in 2017.

“Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” will replace “Twister…Ride It Out”, which will close Nov. 2.

Here’s the surprise announcement:

As for what to expect, the official Universal Studios blog has more:

So, what’s the attraction going to be like? I can’t tell you everything, but I can tell you our team found inspiration in the outrageous celebrity races that have become one of the most popular segments of Jimmy’s Tonight Show. The source material already features a wild and crazy ride almost every week! And since Universal Studios Florida has long been famous for placing guests in the middle of their favorite movies and TV shows, we thought it was a perfect fit.

Soon, you will get the full Tonight Show experience as you make your way to the fabled Studio 6B for a very special taping in which Jimmy challenges his studio audience to the ultimate race through the greatest city on earth.

You’ll rocket through the streets—and skies—of New York City, from the deepest subway tunnels to the tallest skyscrapers, encountering colorful characters, famous landmarks and anything else that comes to Jimmy’s mind—and “that is some weird, wild stuff,” to quote an iconic previous host.

We’ll have more info on the attraction as it comes in.


  1. EricJ

    I thought they stopped giving discounts if you asked for Babs! (Or was that the Hollywood one?)

  2. s-w

    I’m just glad the lame twister attraction’s closing but I don’t know about this

  3. Caitlynn

    I know we have no idea what type of ride this is going to be, but it sounds like another simulator attraction. I would love to see them do something different for a change. Still a little indecisive about this attraction.

    1. Andres

      They did say it was going to be a 4-D ride with smoke and water. I don’t know how I feel on this though. It’ll be something new and odd, so at this point, they’re doing some trial and error. I’m not sure if I’m really excited, but anything is better than Twister.


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