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    Jimmy Fallon opens new Tram Tour featuring video of ... Jimmy Fallon

    Universal Studios Hollywood was kind enough to invite us to the opening of their new tram tour featuring Jimmy Fallon.

    Well, the tram isn't new but many of the videos on the tram are.

    The entire press event took place at the Universal Globe in front of the park, then we were all invited to see the tour with the new video segments.

    A Tram was out in front for part of the ceremony


    There was a stage and podium set up for the ceremony


    The new spiel for the tram "Have a TramTastic Day"


    All of the "Extras" in the Tram, having a Tramtastic Day


    The Studios Announcer is first up to speak


    Jimmy shows up in a golf cart


    Jimmy works the audience quite well


    Jimmy and the Universal announcer have some friendly banter




    "Surprise", Jimmy has a guitar and is going to sing the new song for the tram "TramTastic"




    During the song, the extras come out and join Jimmy "FlashMob" style




    After the song, Jimmy cuts the Blue Ribbon




    Streamers!!


    After, Jimmy spends some time taking pictures for us


    With one of the Tram Tour guides


    Jimmy talking to some of the Television Media gathered, here with Access Hollywood


    With the "TramTastic" group


    Posing on the Tram


    After the ceremony, the press got our own private Tram Tour. It was weird being driven through the Universal Parking Lot in a Tram


    A rare Hollywood sight indeed, the 101 with no traffic!


    Going back behind the top road, a site you don't get to see much. The back-side of the Mummy Tunnel


    Once we got to the normal Tram Loading area, we got to see the tram tour as it is seen today, introduced by Jimmy Fallon.


    Some of the videos featuring Jimmy are quite funny, especially this one highlighting Stage 20




    Here is your weekly Transformers construction update (sorry, didn't get to go inside the park)


    The Metropolitan Sets feature another video segment from Jimmy


    The remainder of the tour is essentially the same as it has been for the past couple of years. The one part that didn't make much sense is that Whoopi is still featured in the Mummy Tunnel. Hopefully this means that part of the tour will be changed soon.

    Overall, the Tram Tour is the same, but Jimmy Fallon brings a lighthearted comic angle that the tour has been missing for awhile. The introductory and ending segments are great, and I can guarantee you will have "TramTastic" stuck in your head for the rest of your day at the park.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon opens new Tram Tour featuring video of ... Jimmy Fallon

    The Parks Press Release regarding today's event:


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Universal Studios Hollywood casts comedian Jimmy Fallon
    As New Host of World-Famous Studio Tour

    Universal City, California, June 2,2011 - Comedian Jimmy Fallon rocked center stage at Universal Studios Hollywood today to perform a witty rendition of "Tram-tastic," a new theme song he penned to mark his small screen debut as "Host" of the theme park's signature behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, an attraction that has taken over 150 million visitors behind the scenes of the movie and television industry's biggest hits.

    As the Studio Tour's new "Video Host," Fallon will introduce a series of clips that will be seen on the HD monitors located in each Tram car to augment the "live" narration provided by Universal Studios Hollywood's tour guides. Each clip features Fallon inserting himself into a variety of roles within a Universal Studios backlot location that replicate an array of movie scenes and depict how various settings are utilized in film production.

    Jimmy Fallon said, "We really had fun with filming my role. We brought some writers out from our show and added some jokes, more play with the Studio Tour guides, the tram drivers and we added a song or two. The tour itself is a classic, a really great experience. For anyone with any interest in show business, it's all there: the glamour, the glitz, all the hard work that goes into making a movie or a TV show can be experienced on the Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour. I'm very happy to be a part of it."

    The addition of Fallon's presence comes on the heels of sweeping enhancements to the Studio Tour, including the addition of "King Kong 360 3-D" Created by Peter Jackson, the world's largest, most intense 3-D experience. Additionally, over four acres of the newly rebuilt New York Street backlot locations recently re-opened, an area that features 13 city blocks of buildings and working shooting locations that offer Studio Tour guests a front row look at Hollywood moviemaking. The Universal Studios backlot, a celebrated Hollywood landmark, has been the setting of countless commercials, television shows and feature films.

    Studio Tour guests will also recognize some of the studio's other famous production locations including the "War of the Worlds" airplane crash set; ABC's hit series "Desperate Housewives" Wisteria Lane; the Psycho House-Bates Motel and the popular Western, European and Mexican Streets.

    Fallon began his TV career with "Saturday Night Live" in 1998, where he quickly became an audience favorite. Known for his spot-on impressions, hilarious sketches and his stint as co-anchor of "weekend Update" with Tina Fey, Fallon spent six successful years on the show.

    ln March of 2009, Fallon returned to NBC and took over the Late Night legacy with "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." The show has continued to garner attention for its viral videos, audience games, A-list guests, and Fallon's choice of the critically acclaimed house-band, The Roots. ln less than two years on the air, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" had already begun collecting awards, including two consecutive Emmy@ awards in 2009 and 2010 for the shows website Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Watch Episodes, Video, and Clips for Free - NBC Official Site, as well as an Emmy@ in 2010 for Short-Form Editing for the "Glee" parody "6-Bee." Fallon also was the recipient of the 2009 "Webby Person of the Year" Award.

    ln addition to "Late Night," Fallon received rave reviews for his first-ever stint as the host of the 2010 Primetime Emmy@ Awards. Most notably, he opened the show with a star-studded performance of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run." On May 23, Fallon released his first book to come from his TV show, "Thank You Notes," where he addresses over 150 subjects in need of his undying gratitude.

    Universal Studios Hollywood is a unit of the Universal Parks & Resorts division of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon opens new Tram Tour featuring video of ... Jimmy Fallon

    Wow, very very cool! I haven't been to Universal for close to 12 years and I'm long overdue for a visit.






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