The Tonight Show kicked off their Orlando shows last night with a video showcasing a familiar scene and car from National Lampoon’s Vacation. Jimmy and his crew, including Steve Higgins, The Roots, and Hashtag the Panda, hoped inside the iconic station wagon from the film and made their way down from New York City to Universal Orlando Resort, only to be turned away by a security guard at the entrance of Universal Studios Florida, just like Chevy Chase is turned away in National Lampoon’s Vacation at Walley World. How did they finally make their way into the park? Let’s just say Hashtag the Panda saved the day.
Celebrity guests featured on last night’s episode included Vin Diesel, Shaquille O’Neal and a musical performance by Pitbull. Other guests throughout the week include Blake Shelton, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Richie, and Jay Leno. Guests who did not get a ticket to the recordings of the shows can attend the musical performances with their regular Universal Orlando admission. Shows start at 8:15PM Monday through Wednesday night at the Music Plaza Stage.
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon has been in technical rehearsals for several weeks now, but officially opens to the public on April 6, 2017. Orlando Informer will be there live covering the grand opening festivities starting on April 5, 2017.