Orlando theme parks have been attempting to up their entertainment game when it comes to ride queues. Many theme parks now incorporate some sort of interactive elements for guests to play with while they wait for the ride, but none has done it quite like Universal Orlando in Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Let’s take a look at the hidden fun you can find in this interactive queue:
The Tonight Show Museum – Immediately after checking into the ride, guests will experience the history of The Tonight Show in the Tonight Show Museum. The Museum goes all the way back to the days of Steve Allen and Jack Paar. It’s fascinating to learn about the show pre-Johnny Carson. Guests will even learn the history behind Conan O’Brien’s one-year stint.
Games – Due to Race Through New York’s Virtual Line system, guests are actually able to enjoy what’s inside the queue without holding up the line. For example, riders can grab a seat in the air-conditioned queue area and play a Race Through New York video game for as long or as little as they’d like. There are plenty of seats in this area as well as outlets so you can make sure your phone is charged for all of the pics you’re about to take.
Ragtime Gals – There is nothing like seeing the Dapper Dans perform at Walt Disney World, except for maybe seeing a funnier version of the barbershop quartet, the Ragtime Gals, in the queue of Race Through New York. The Ragtime Gals entertain the crowd with harmonic melodies, including a segment dedicated to boy bands and an amazing History of Rap segment.
Hashtag Panda – The Tonight Show’s mascot Hashtag Panda is also a surprise to see in the ride’s queue. He is up to his usual antics as he entertains while you wait. In fact, it’s so fun seeing the mascot you might not want to leave to get on the ride!
Safety Video – A ride’s safety video has never been as entertaining as it is in Race Through New York. The Tonight Show band, The Roots, join Jimmy Fallon in this video for a fun rap about the safety precautions.
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