Fallon replaces Whoopi Goldberg, who held the hosting job since 2006.
Augmenting the live narration provided by tour guides, Fallon will appear on the trams’ HD video screens introducing sets, like Wisteria Lane of ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”; 13 blocks of rebuilt New York streets on the backlot; and attractions that include “King Kong 360 3D.”
Each video clip features Fallon inserting himself into a variety of roles within a backlot location that replicates movie scenes and depicts how various settings are utilized in film productions.
“We really had fun with filming my role,” Fallon said. “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.”
At an event Thursday, Fallon will perform his new theme song, “Tram-tastic,” that he created for the tour along with scribes from NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.”
The theme park estimates that the tour has taken more than 150 million guests across the backlot since its launch in 1964.