Sanford, FL – April 6, 2017 – Wharton-Smith, Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest locally based general contractors, is excited to announce the completion and grand opening of the Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon attraction and ride at Orlando’s Universal Studios. The 3-D experiential thrill ride features a motion simulator that allows viewers to race through the Big Apple against Jimmy Fallon himself. The race course includes many of New York’s biggest landmarks, sights, sounds, and even smells such as New York pizza and water spritzes through the East River. As general contractor for the project, Wharton-Smith renovated the existing “Twister” ride to create the new attraction. The work included the complete demolition of 55,000 s.f. of interior space and removal of the Thriller themed facade. New construction consisted of a complete build-out of public and private space and creation of a new facade that mimics “30 Rockefeller Plaza” in NYC.
View a construction timelapse of the project here: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon Construction Timelapse