New Jimmy Fallon Ride
As I sit on the couch writing this, just a touch of disappointment hits me. I could be riding “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” right now!
“Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” is the newest ride at Universal Studios in Orlando. This ride is a high speed attraction around New York City. You will face Jimmy Fallon and some other fun characters from NBC’s “The Tonight Show” as you zoom around Manhattan, subways, and even over skyscrapers. It sounds like such an amazing ride…right? I know a lot of people have been anxiously waiting for this new ride.
We were lucky enough to be selected as talent for a photo shoot for the new Jimmy Fallon ride. Living in Florida surrounded by theme parks, we get to experience a lot of photo shoots for rides. One of our other exciting photo shoots recently was Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. When you have photo shoot for a ride, it is such an interesting experience.
Behind the Scenes
One of the coolest opportunities with a ride photo shoot is getting to see “behind the scenes.” Most of the photo shoots are early in the morning (before theme park guests arrive) or overnight. For a recent Mine Train photo shoot at Magic Kingdom, we arrived to the park at 3 AM. We got to walk through Magic Kingdom during the late night shift. The Cast Members were planting flowers, washing down sidewalks, and cars were driving everywhere inside Magic Kingdom. Yes, I did say inside Magic Kingdom! It was amazing to see!
How Many Times Can you Ride in a Row?
With a photo shoot, you never ride the ride once and are done. The photographer or cinematographer likes to get a lot of shots at different angles. You will spend hours riding a ride over and over and over again. With Mine Train, we rode it 14 times. We had another shoot on Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. We rode this ride 12 times. As thrill seekers, we love it! We get to ride our favorite rides, without lines. It is amazing!
“Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” would be an awesome photo shoot! We did have to turn down this job (due to our schedule.) BOOOO! I do still have some good news. The good news is the ride is already in soft opening. This means we still may be able to test out the new ride, before the opening on April 6. You can, too!
Just yesterday, Universal Orlando started soft opening (technical rehearsal) of “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.” This allows the attraction to test out the ride to make sure everything with the “show” is working properly. Be sure you check out the new Jimmy Fallon ride to see if you can get a sneak peek into this brand new ride. Are you excited about this new ride?