Live Recap The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon June 17th Orlando Taping
During his opening monologue Fallon joked around about observing his favorite characters walking around the theme park like The Simpsons, Scooby-Doo, and a sunken teenager complaining about the new Harry Potter world not being open yet. I think all of us Harry Potter fan sympathize with this!
The show continued on with a Pros and Cons segment of vacationing in Florida and at Universal Studios. One set was Harry Potter related: “Pro: The New Harry Potter theme park cost $256 million dollars to build. Con: That’s the same price of admission for one day at Disneyworld.”
It's interesting to note during this section that Fallon's co-host Steve Higgins complained how there is only one ride open at Diagon Alley right now (meaning the Hogwarts express). We take this to assume that the Gringott's is not up and running, even if it is Media and VIP Preview Week.
During the second half of Fallon's interview with comedian Kevin Hart, a previously recorded clip of both host and guest riding Universal's superspeedy supersized musical rollercoaster Rip Ride Rock It - this is not a Harry Potter related attraction. Hart and Fallon struggled to get on the ride calmly - to say the least. Hart screamed from the moment he was locked into the harness, and the wind velocity was such a rush, the audio knocked out their screams of terror. One bug slammed into Fallon's face, which further freaked them out. At the end of the ride, Fallon and Hart rode again.