Baker: It is a truly bizarre concept for a theme park attraction. And, it's not as if Mr. Fallon is universally loved in the United States. I find him juvenile and a touch sycophantic.
I wonder if Universal has a back-up plan if he leaves the show. Jimmy Fallon has been dogged by rumors of out of control drinking for years. I honestly hope the rumors are false. Still, it seems unwise to base a multi-million dollar attraction on a person who isn't fictitious.
Great looking preview! This ride will surely have a different ride experience making it a unique attraction at the park! Having another ride vehicle design makes for more excitement and more fun! This will also be the equivalent of a more fun, more interactive version of soaring from my take on it!
If you have ever riden soarin at Epcot, this should be a very similar ride experience to it except this will have more motion than soarin and also be more interactive and have more people star in the main role instead of nature. Jimmy Fallon is not someone I watch ever on tv but I see highlight reels in YouTube and completely understand some of those inside show segments like that were shown in the video. It will be funny to everyone not familiar to the show too trust me I'm one of them!
I wasn't overly thrilled with this concept at first, mostly because I loved Twister, but it's grown on me. While it will be yet another screen-based attraction, it also looks like it'll be pretty funny. Maybe not for those who can't speak English or have a British style of humor (i.e. it won't revolve entirely around some appreciation of the subtle nuances of verbal irony), but to those of us in this country who actually visit often, it'll be funny.
I agree that us Brits might not be so familiar with Jimmy Fallon, but we all know of New York so the race through the streets and landmarks of the city should be familiar with New York. So even if the other activites are of less interest, the main ride/show should be.
I'm another Englishman and my view is that I prefer to see attractions at the US parks that are based on US themes. I'm less interested in seeing things like Kings Cross station and scenes of London. I live there and see it every day so why would I want to travel to Florida or California to experience things I can see for free ?
I don't know anything about Jimmy Fallon other than he seems to divide opinion. What I do know is that experiencing a ride through NY is more exciting to me.
I absolutely cannot stand Jimmy Fallon.
WooHoo... another motion based screen ride with a guy my family doesn't even care about. Can't wait to ride it
See what I mean about polarised opinions of Jimmy Fallon ? Makes me more intrigued about the ride. Can't wait. Just hope I remain ambivalent to this guy.
Love Jimmy Fallon! His dialogs and skits are the best thing to ever be on late night tv here in the states. I'm excited for the ride.