Restrictions and access
40 inches; Universal Express is accepted (you just walk in).
Two-sentence insider summary
Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is an indoor simulator that takes place in a “flying theater.” The ride takes you through popular locations throughout New York City while highlighting characters from The Tonight Show.
2 out of 5. This is a tame motion simulator, comparable to Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.
What you wish you knew before you experienced it
Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon has two areas you wait in prior to riding (a museum area and an area with Tonight Show-themed games and shows). These areas may be more impressive to you than the ride itself.
OI fun fact
Jimmy Fallon was the one to initially propose the idea for a ride centered around himself.
Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon – queueing explained
At Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, you will not wait in a physical line for more than a few minutes. This is because of the way the attraction is designed; on busier days, guests will need to use kiosks outside of the ride or on the Universal Orlando app to receive a return time to experience the attraction (in a process which Universal officially calls Virtual Line).
Once it’s your time to return, you will enter into the first room and receive a colored card. You are free to roam this room, which features memories from the history of The Tonight Show. When the room lights up with your color, it’s time to move upstairs to the second area.
You are also free to roam around the second room, which has Tonight Show games, seating, and shows. Finally, when the second room lights up with your color, you move into the ride’s only line to receive your 3D glasses. This line shouldn’t be more than five minutes.
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Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon – real guest reviews
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An complete disaster. Interesting but poorly executed wait time design and the most boring, dated simulator imaginable. I've been on all the rides at both parks and this is by far the worst. It's even worse than despcicable me. 2/10