Jimmy Fallon Begins Filming His New Attraction
After taping of last night’s episode of The Tonight Show wrapped, Jimmy once again took to his old home stage at Saturday Night Live for some live recoding that will play a part in his 3D adventure; “Race Through New York starring Jimmy Fallon”. Given the title of the upcoming attraction, and the small bits of information given, it seems that the “race” will involve a vehicle of some sort, but only time will tell how the plot goes and what action will ensue.
Not a lot of info has been released about the content of the ride itself aside from its name, Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. According to a creative director at Universal Studios, the 3-D attraction is structured along the lines of the “outrageous celebrity races,” Fallon hosts on his show.
“You’ll rocket through the streets—and skies—of New York City, from the deepest subway tunnels to the tallest skyscrapers, encountering colorful characters, famous landmarks and anything else that comes to Jimmy’s mind—and ‘that is some weird, wild stuff,’ to quote an iconic previous host,” Surrell wrote.
In his posts, Jimmy mentions praise to the team at visual effects powerhouse Industrial Light and Magic, who we now know are involved with this project. As you can see in the photos above, he’s donning a black Lycra motion capture suit while in the photo below, you can see the application of tracking marks being placed on his face by makeup artist Cyndie Lou Boehm.
“Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” is slated to open sometime in 2017, and is replacing the old Twister ride, which officially ended service Nov. 2.