After seventeen years at Universal Studios, the icon that was Twister… Ride it Out has closed forever. It had a good innings, but it looks like Universal Studios wants to not only bring something more current to the parks (the show is huge in the US), but also a more modern ride experience altogether, taking inspiration from amazingly immersive motion-simulators such as Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. So riders can expect to be whisked around, through buildings and the subway whilst being lavished with 4D elements to really bring New York to life – water, smell, smoke… who knows what else?
The ride is due to open in 2017, so that’s plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the institution that is The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – there are plenty of celebrity interviews, fun animal encounters (you mist see the bear cub) and legendary ‘Lip Sync Battles’. Start here, with Jimmy announcing the forthcoming ride live on air: