Universal Studios Florida Update: Jimmy Fallon Ride Gets its Sign, Fast & Furious Construction, and the Macy’s Holiday Parade

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It’s the final week before Christmas and while the parks are getting busier and busier, workers are not letting up, working harder and harder to get Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon done in time for its spring 2017 opening at Universal Studios Florida! The new attraction’s main entrance sign has been installed, as well as the NBC store’s signs. And work continues to theme the bland soundstage building. Over at Fast & Furious Supercharged, all but one small section of the huge show building has now been enclosed. The giant structure can now be seen towering over the buildings in San Fransisco. And finally I took a look at this year’s Macy’s Holiday Parade, the 15th annual! Check out the video and photo report below and stay tuned for more theme park updates.


Photo Updates

Jimmy Fallon construction continues

Work continues above the new bathrooms

Ornate fixture on what appears to be a balcony over the bathrooms

Looks like this wall is only receiving paint as part of the retheme

Moving on to the front

The NBC store is looking more complete than anything

TVs being hung facing out

Just a guess, but will perhaps be playing clips from NBC programming

NBC logo has been added since my last visit

Closer view of shiny NBC logo

Above the NBC logo there’s wires hanging for another sign

The concept art shows a large Comcast logo going at the top of the building

A look at the Gift Shop entrance, and most likely, the ride exit as well

The view from the front

Windows looking complete, still curious to see if they are backlit at nighttime

Ornate fixtures added along roof line

View of the New York facing side, sign has been installed


The main entrance sign has been added above the marquee

A closer look at Jimmy Fallon cutout sign above entrance

Side view of the marquee

Looking towards the front of the building from entrance

Looking towards New York streets from ride entrance

Garfield Macy’s balloon at end of New York street in front of Library facade

He seemed pretty chipper considering it was Monday

Taking a look at Fast & Furious construction

Just one last section to fill in on the exterior walls facing this side

A look at the remaining bit of Disaster’s show building still intact

Where Beetlejuice stood is still just a dirt pit for now

The show building is absolutely gigantic

They used nondescript white walls

Looking into the top part of the opening

Looking into the lower part of opening

Area around former entrance to Disaster has not changed. A white tent can be seen behind work walls

Former Disaster exit has not changed as well

Looking behind the San Fransisco facades

This side of building still open for work access

Looks like pipes and wiring being installed

Giant show building can be seen from across the park towering above

Let’s take a quick look at the Macy’s Holiday Parade before we go

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