Our first stop is Race Through New York Staring Jimmy Fallon:
More details can now be seen on the facade:
The new Tonight Shop might open before the ride debuts to the public:
The new facade looks much better than Twister's facade:
The ride's marquee is now surrounded by scaffolding:
Only a small portion of the building is still surrounded by temporary walls:
such a terrible idea for a ride. still can't believe they're doing this
@Anonymous: My guess is you're not in the target demographic (neither am I). Jimmy Fallon is well-liked by the younger generation, and of course Comcast owns both Universal and NBC, so cross-over marketing was inevitable. Hopefully it will at least be a good simulator. Although with that said, I hate most simulators and consider them a cop-out. Would you rather ride Splash Mountain or a simulator? Space Mountain or simulator? WDW train or simulator? It seems most new rides are simulators these days. I'm hoping that trend ends SOON.
This is a bad idea for a ride, but it could be worse.
Disney's making an entire land based on AVATAR. An entire land!
On a forgettable movie that's big gimmick was 3D.
This might not be a great idea for a ride, but the building itself is a huge improvement and can easily be adapted to something new in the future.
I'm curious about that area over the restrooms, is it part of the ride queue, is it just there, of is it like a VIP area for concerts?
Avatar is the highest grossing movie of all time. It made $2.7 billion. It is only one of three films that ever made over $2 billion. (Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are the other ones.)
Over 70% of Avatar's profit was made overseas. That's an important distinction between the use of Avatar versus Jimmy Fallon as the basis of an attraction.
Foreign visitors are important to the success of Orlando's theme parks. Even if they hadn't seen the movie, it's likely that people from other nations at least know the film. The same can't be said about late night talk show hosts. Would you be excited to ride something based on Danilo Gentili (Brazil), Rvan Urgant (Russia), or Graham Norton (UK)?