Even Blake Shelton is tired of screen based rides. (skip to 2:17)
I had a good time going to Universal for my first time last year, even without Hulk...but this really isn't something that is going to get me to come back, I don't think Fast and Furious will either. I spent 3 days there and I would have rather spent that last day somewhere else, Fun Spot, Disney, SeaWorld, anywhere really. I enjoyed my time there but Universal got old for me pretty quick with a lot of their offerings being basically the same. Until they change that, I'll plan my next Florida visit around Disney.
Hulk is enough to at least stop in for a day. IMO, it's the best coaster in Orlando.
Hulk in the back edge seats is debatable, but the middle of the first three rows is best ride in Orlando to me.
For the past two days TPR had the opportunity to be part of the media event for the grand opening of Race Through New York staring Jimmy Fallon. We also got to sample some awesome food from Volcano Bay and experience the attraction and its new virtual queue and entertainment. What a fun filled two days - on to the pictures!
We are checked in and ready to go! We got an awesome swag bag filled with Jimmy Fallon merchandise including a musical Hashtag the Panda doll!
We started off with a presentation on Volcano Bay. This artwork really shows the depth of the theming of the park.
WOW! Look at what it will look like at night. Can't wait to see it in person in just a little over a month!
This park is going to be PACKED full of slides.
But also tons of places to relax when you aren't riding!
We then got to sample some of the unique and interesting offerings for Volcano Bay.
Of course we start off with the yummy desserts!
TONS of specialty drinks. Umbrella drinks and sitting under the volcano. Perfect!
They also will have their own custom brew beer! How cool is that?
The food looks (and tastes!) phenomenal. This isn't your average water park meal.
Chicken, shrimp, mahi and more!
They also will be doing these "Grab and Go" meal containers at all restaurants if you just want something quick!
Now it is time to check out #FallonRide!
A test seat is available out front, but it was designed to accommodate most guests.
And we enter into 30 Rock (in Orlando!). Lots of history in this building.
This famous logo will become your guide! It will turn all one color which will match...
Your ticket! This will tell you when it is time to advance to the next virtual waiting area.
These display cases of Tonight Show memorabilia are very unique and cross all eras of the show.
Great report, thanks! We got down there to ride it during soft openings and thought it was great! Loved everything about it, especially the waiting area with the entertainment. Looking forward to doing it again soon.
Rode the Fallon ride today. I agree with most people here that it's a bit of a mess and is yet another 3d movie ride.
But what I really wanted to mention was the virtual queue experience. I got there around 4pm and used Express Pass to just walk right in but apparently they had run out of virtual queue times around 1pm today. So there was a constant huge crowd of people by the entrance who wanted to ride but couldn't and the team members were continuously yelling at the crowd that "This is for virtual queue and express pass only. There is no standby. Come back at 9pm if you want to try to ride." Some guests would wander away while others kept asking questions about why they were not allowed to wait.
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