Step by Step Guide to Virtual Line for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Soooo, Universal have just released a very handy step by step guide on how to use the virtual line for Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon – the first of its kind at Universal Orlando Resort!

Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon opens tomorrow (April 6) at Universal Studios. The park is actually opening early for the event at 8am so if you’re out in Orlando don’t forget to set your alarms!!

Universal have updated their app and are encouraging you to download the app today to make sure you have the most updated version.

Below is the step by step guide that Universal have provided:

Step 1. Download the Ofiicial  Universal Orlando Resort App 

After you download the app, tap on the image of “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” from the home screen..

‘Once on the “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” attraction page, tap on Virtual Line and Reserve. The app will display up to eight times available for the day. Select how many are in your party, and your preferred return time.’

‘If Virtual Line is not available, you’ll proceed either directly into the attraction or into the Stand-By line, if available. The app is the simplest and easiest way to access Virtual Line, but kiosks are also available at the front of the attraction.’

After you select your return time, you can then go and enjoy other areas of the park.

Step 2. Begin Your Race Through New York Experience!

‘When it’s your return time, enter the attraction through the main entrance and receive a coloured Peacock Card. This is where your Race Through New York experience officially begins – the Peacock Cards are designed to move you through the interactive pre-show areas and on to the ride quickly.’

3. Keep an Eye Out for Your Colour
‘The lighting in the two interactive pre-show areas will change colors (along with the iconic NBC chime) to let you know it’s time to ride.

Once the room lighting matches your Peacock Card, you’ll be able to move towards the ride. If you’d like to spend additional time in any of the interactive pre-show areas, just check in with the nearest NBC Page Team Member whenever you’re ready to ride.’

Step 4. Entertainment You Won’t Want to Miss
‘Your Race Through New York experience begins with our two interactive pre-show areas. In the first area, you’ll experience the Memorabilia Hall. Here you’ll find scripts, props and suits worn by hosts of The Tonight Show since the opening of the show in 1954. The second area is themed like Studio 6B, where The Tonight Show is filmed.’

You’ll get to experience all of the following:

  • Replica special-guest couches from The Tonight Show with charging ports
  • Interactive desks with games and Thank You Notes
  • Live performance from The Ragtime Gals barbershop quartet
  • A special appearance by The Tonight Show mascot, Hashtag the Panda

Step 5. It’s Time to Race!
‘When your colour is called, it’s time to ride. Turn in your Peacock Card and receive your briefing from Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. After your briefing, sit down in the studio audience and buckle up for the race of a lifetime. You’ll fly through the streets of The Big Apple, zoom by iconic landmarks and see familiar characters like Sara from “Ew,” Jimmy in “Tight Pants,” and “Tonight Show” announcer Steve Higgins.’

There will always be a team member on hand to assist you if you have any questions about the Virtual Line or the attraction itself.

I’m very jealous of anyone who is getting to experience the opening of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon as there has been loads and loads of hype around it and it is set to be a pretty incredible experience!

If you get the chance to go on it before me then I would love to know what you think!!

Smiles Included,



Jimmy Fallon Ride To Open With New Queuing System

Hey Thrill Seekers,

So we can now officially say that Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is going to open NEXT MONTH eeeekkk!

With a new ride comes a new way to tackle a challenge, a huge one being reducing queues inside the parks. Universal have recently been testing a Virtual Line system that is apparently going to be incorporated with the Race Through New York with Jimmy Fallon which is due to open on the 6th April. They carried out some trial runs on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem recently and are of course going to be using a virtual line queuing system in Volcano Bay.

Universal have announced that the Jimmy Fallon ride will be the first to have a virtual line – with all of the hype surrounding this attraction i’m not surprised that Universal are looking for a efficient way to cut queuing times for visitors!

Basically, guests will be able to reserve a spot in the queue via the Universal Orlando Resort app or resort kiosks and then wonder around the park until they are notified to return to the ride where they, theoretically can then go straight on the ride without having to wait in any line.

If you’re as excited about this ride as some of us here at the OAT towers are then you’ll surely know what while Jimmy Fallon is in Orlando he is planning on taping the  Tonight Show episodes from April 3rd to April 6th. If you’re a huge fan then you could request tickets for the tapings however they did sell out in about 10 minutes! The guest appearances for the shows at Universal have not yet been announced.

What do you think about Universal trying different ways  to reduce queuing inside the parks for attractions?

Smiles Included,