Jimmy Fallon is heading to Universal to celebrate the grand opening of his new ride
NBC is rolling out the red carpet for a superstar lineup coming for The Tonight Show when Jimmy Fallon sets up shop in Orlando next month, EW has learned.
The late-show host is hitting the Sunshine State to celebrate the grand opening of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon, a new attraction coming to Universal Orlando Resort that’s based on The Tonight Show.
The four-episode stint in Orlando begins on Monday, April 3 with a “Lip Sync Battle” between Fallon and Shaquille O’Neal. The hour will unfold with a guest appearance from Vin Diesel, as well as a musical performance by Pitbull with Stephen Marley, who is featured on the recently released single “Options.”
Diesel’s The Fate of the Furious costars Scott Eastwood and Dwayne Johnson will appear later in the week: Eastwood will guest with Blake Shelton (also performing) on Tuesday, April 4, while Johnson will pop over on Wednesday, April 5 with Nicole Richie and musical guest Flo Rida (featuring 99 Percent).
To mark the grand opening of Fallon’s ride on Thursday, April 6, former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will check in on his successor and Jason Derulo will perform with Ty Dolla $ign. And that’s not all: more guests will be announced in the coming weeks, NBC said.
You’ve probably seen promos for the ride in which the late-night host reprises his “tight pants” persona. In fact, many of his characters, like Sara from the “Ew!” sketches and Hashtag the Panda, will feature as riders make their way to the attraction’s flying theater.
Watch the grand opening date announcement above.