Jimmy Fallon, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Has Fallon Fever! 

Jimmy Fallon and his Tonight Show posse arrived in Orlando sometime over last weekend. Jimmy himself was seen in the Tonight Shop this past Sunday before he went to Wrestlemania (and allegedly sat next to Mark Woodbury) and took photos with some guests! Notice his Team Member name tag?

Photo courtesy of Trey Morningstar. Follow his Instagram @tmorningstarphoto

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon will be filming all this week at Universal and culminating this Thursday with the grand opening of his attraction “Race Through New York”. 

Sign for the new Jimmy Fallon attraction in Citywalk

The front area of the park has exploded with Fallon signs about the tapings, the opening of the ride, and sets for filming of the show. They even put some merchandise at the front of the Universal Studios Store.

Race Through New York merchandise at the entrance to the Studios Store

Guests attending the Fallon tapings check in at the entrance to the Blue Man Group path. Even though the tapings don’t start until 2pm, guests can (and have) check in as early as 9am! Joey and I will be attending the “red carpet” grand opening for the attraction on Thursday morning. 

Hashtag the Panda, the Tonight Show mascot, has been meeting guests in front of the Tonight Shop the last couple days
Musical guests for the Tonight Show tapings will perform on the Rockit stage. That’s the same stage where the Mardi Gras concerts are held. These performances are free for anyone that has a park ticket and obviously limited to capacity. These aren’t full blown concerts. Just one or two songs from the artists. Performers include Pitbull featuring Stephen Marley, Blake Shelton, Flo Rida featuring 99 Percent with The Roots, and Jason Derulo featuring Ty Dolla Sign. 

Just like the last time he came to town, this is a very exciting time to visit the Universal Parks while Fallon is here! We are looking forward to the grand opening of the ride on April 6th! Be sure to look for a Facebook live broadcast as well as photos and other videos from the day!

See you in the parks!

-Mikey @MagicCityMayhem on Twitter

Jimmy Fallon, Theme Parks

Jimmy Fallon sketch specific merchandise!

Earlier today we noticed some newer items in the Tonight Shop. Going along with the newly unveiled mural behind the register, the Ragtime Gals have merchandise of their own. Also, here’s a video of them in action with Justin Timberlake:

More of these sketch related items that I noticed were the “classroom instruments” like the ones used by The Roots, Jimmy, and a musical guest of the show. Here’s a video of The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, and Carly Rae Jepsen doing her classic “Call me maybe”. You’re welcome.

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Jimmy Fallon is coming!

We are just about 2 months away from the new attraction, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” opens at Universal Studios Florida! Taking the place of the Twister attraction, Jimmy Fallon’s new “ride” will have a much different feel than the previous tenant. Fallon explained it as something like sitting in front of a huge IMAX screen and we will smell pizza. The new attraction officially opens April 6 2017 when Fallon does his show from Orlando. 

To help hype the attraction, the gift shop at the exit, the “Tonight Shop” is now open. Lots of Fallon specific and Tonight Show branded merchandise. You can also find a couple things that are only branded for NBC. 

There are larger than life photos around the store of Fallon’s iconic characters and also members of The Roots. We heard there will be a Hashtag the Panda meet and greet, but we’re not sure when he will be in the park.