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Jimmy Fallon Ride

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Disneyhead'71, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Disneyhead'71

    Disneyhead'71 Well-Known Member

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    Tonight may be a good night to watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

    Twister is scheduled to close on Nov. 2nd.
     
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  2. cheezbat

    cheezbat Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting...

    I'll be sure to tune in...
     
  3. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon was just announced. Not much excitement or bravado in the announcement.
     
  4. Evan-500

    Evan-500 Well-Known Member

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    What the heck is this?? Not impressed universal.
     
  5. Evolution

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  6. Next Big Thing

    Next Big Thing Well-Known Member

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    Why do you think they announced it so late at night? Between this announcement and the F&F one, it doesn't seem like they are wanting to over-hype these. Lord knows if they do they'll be in trouble because both are gonna be pretty mediocre to bad.
     
  7. CTXRover

    CTXRover Well-Known Member

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    Meh. Seems shortsighted. Even if Jimmy remains popular, this will become dated relatively quicker than other attractions. From what OU is reporting, it sounds like another 3d screen ride. Too many of those at Universal already. Screen/3d rides have their place and Universal tends to do them very well, but they are quickly losing diversity in the type of attractions they offer. Also, not sure how many people will plan a trip around this ride. New things are always good though.
     
  8. Mukta

    Mukta Well-Known Member

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  9. Next Big Thing

    Next Big Thing Well-Known Member

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    I honestly feel like they just wanted to wipe Twister and Disaster off the map this year. They don't want future tourists to even know or remember that those attractions existed.
     
  10. Tom Morrow

    Tom Morrow Well-Known Member

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    So it's actually a ride, huh? Interesting. Here I was picturing some sort of interactive Tonight Show show.
     
  11. JT3000

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    Because it isn't called The Tonight Show just for giggles. This may not be a great attraction, but you're reaching for reasons why not.

    I think this says it all though. Thanks NBC. Good looking out.
     
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  12. Next Big Thing

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    No, i'm not. This is nothing special. It will be a decent facade but that's about it. And if they really wanted, they could've had a huge, televised announcement in Times Square today if they wanted to make a splash. But they didn't. They buried it in the Tonight Show hour.
     
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  13. JT3000

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    The announcement was "buried" on The Tonight Show because it pertains to the host of The Tonight Show. Pretty easy to understand the logic behind that. And regardless of the attraction's quality, no one cares enough about Jimmy Fallon to make a splashy primetime announcement anyway. I'm not saying the attraction won't suck, but you cannot make that call based on how it was announced.
     
  14. Next Big Thing

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    I get the tie-in to the announcement, it's not hard to figure out. I'm just saying, it was very non-chalant. They clearly didn't want to make it out to be a big splashy announcement or they would have. I mean, if I wasn't on this website and knew this was happening, i'm not even sure i'd have believed him and that he wasn't just joking about the attraction. It was just very down-played.
     
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    This sounds terrible. I give it 2 years before they decide to scrap it based on no one giving a crap about it.
     
  16. Mike C

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    Don't underestimate the draw for this it is NOT aimed at a typical theme park geek--it's trying to bring in different types of folks-- and not the average guest but new folks. Definitely don't overblow what it is either. It will be good for what it is. Fallon is the highest rated of all the 3 late night hosts (Colbert has been falling -- http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/10/22/late-night-ratings-oct-12-16-2015/479861/ )

    This one is being head up by ex-imagineer Jason Surrell, FYI.

    The good thing for theme park geeks is that it'll be much more coherent with the New York area of the park than Wakita Kansas, and as a bridge between production central and New York it's about perfect. It'll be open before Avatar's theater motion simulator.



    This makes 4 Announced things for 2017 so far, and still one more that has not been announced yet.
     
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  17. lazyboy97o

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    The "average guest" line is just an excuse to try and justify junk. If they really thought the public would be eating this up it wouldn't have been a tiny announcement at 11:40 at night. Even within the show it was more of a chore to be done than a big deal.

    Jason Surrell being involved isn't going to win a lot of people over.
     
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  18. Tom Morrow

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    You realize that being announced on The Tonight Show means more people saw it than they ever would as a typical online announcement, right? Besides, it only makes sense to announce it on the show.
     
  19. lazyboy97o

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    A brief barely mention at the beginning of The Tonight Show is not the only alternative to a blog post. At the very least there could have been a little pomp and circumstance during the show. The whole announcement came across as more of chore to be done quickly than something exciting.
     
  20. Corey P

    Corey P Well-Known Member

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    Just a C ticket nothing to get excited about. Theme parks can't be all E tickets. Maybe this lasts 4 years then they'll rip it out with something relatively cheap for another 4 or 5 years.
     

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