The Ride
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Explore a whole new side of NYC with THE RIDE. Our custom-designed, multimillion-dollar bus is perfect for people-watching, but the entertainment doesn’t stop there. The streets come alive during this uproarious one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure, and you have the best seat in the house. Take a bite out of The Big Apple with our two hilarious hosts and enjoy surprise performances during this unique 75-minute show. When the streets are the stage, anything is possible. Sit back and enjoy THE RIDE as this entertainment spectacle unfolds right before your very eyes.
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iainc2203
Glasgow, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed this. It was a tour with a comedy side to it and took you around the city with street performances in different areas. We had Scott and Jackie as hosts and they were great. I’d recommend this to anyone I know going to n.y
Written February 28, 2024
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AJ Evans
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
AMAZING!!! Such a fun way to spend the evening in the city! Make sure to get there earlier to get front row seats. However, we were sat in the second row in the corner and still had amazing views and a great time. Dont be worried about seating as there is no bad seat. We were able to see the light show at Saks whilst on the ride which was amazing as the ceiling is a window!

I cant remember our tour guides name but I have included a picture because you get this specific guide then you are in for a treat! Made our experience so special. If you get involved and throw yourself into the experience then you will get back what you put in! I laughed from the start to the finish.
Written February 28, 2024
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bertieboy44
Airdrie, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
90 minutes of fun, the bus itself is great, our 2 MCs were brilliant and the "ordinary" people on the pavement that just happen to burst into song and dance just fantastic, honestly one of the best things we've done in NYC and we've visited 15 times.
Written February 24, 2024
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Michael M
Amarillo, TX118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ride was an enjoyable experience. Well worth the time. The crew was funny and interactive. We were able to ride and see the city in the snow.
Written February 17, 2024
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Hello and thank you for your 5 Star Review! Our team works so hard to give audiences a memorable experience and we truly appreciate it when you let us know you had a good time! Also thank you for the feedback, we are always looking for input to see how we can improve everyone's experience with us. We would also love to see photos or videos of your experience. Tag us @theridenyc on social media with your pics – we love to repost our amazing customers. Thanks again!
Written February 21, 2024
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boyle67
Leeds, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I was really looking forward to this experience as I had been recommended it by travel agent in UK.
Unfortunately, it does not live up to its own hype.
It is basically a bus sight seeing tour of a very small area of midtown manhattan with a TINY element of “street performances” along the way.
Although the cast and our two hosts, do, I am sure, put everything into it, the concept itself is not really lived up to.
A much greater percentage of performance is required to enable this experience to call itself anything other than a sight seeing bus trip.
Very poor and disappointing.
Written February 15, 2024
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Vivien A
Trumbull, Connecticut, Usa28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The guides and performers were good. But, the viewing windows were dirty. I expected to be able to see the street performers clearly. The seats need renovating.
Written February 15, 2024
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Hello and thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed The Ride as a whole but acknowledge that a part of it was left wanting for you. We take all of the information given to us by reviews seriously and learn from them. Thank you again
Written February 21, 2024
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Ozetravellers
Gold Coast, Australia892 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I knew what to expect with this tour so I was not surprised but without saying too much... it is a tour around central NY on a bus that is part tour, part show. Some of it is a bit cheesy so you need to bring your sense of humour and be ready for fun. If you are not happy to play along, it may not be for you. It is a fun hour or so. Of course, we didn't have to buy tickets as we had a New York Pass... perhaps if we had paid a lot of money for it we may not have been so happy with the journey !
Written February 1, 2024
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Hello and thank you for your 5 Star Review! Our team works so hard to give audiences a memorable experience and we truly appreciate it when you let us know you had a good time! Also thank you for the feedback, we are always looking for input to see how we can improve everyone's experience with us. We would also love to see photos or videos of your experience. Tag us @theridenyc on social media with your pics – we love to repost our amazing customers. Thanks again!
Written February 21, 2024
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Jenny
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
The Ride was amazing, it was so much fun. Stuart was absolutely hilarious and made the whole tour an experience that we will never forget! A combination of an actual sightseeing tour and a stage show all in one with singing, dancing and lots of laughs!
Written January 18, 2024
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Hello -----, thank you for your review. We are so glad you had a great time! Audiences like you are the reason we do it every day. We hope to see you again soon and don't forget to tag @theridenyc in your social media posts!
Written January 24, 2024
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Paul D
springfield, United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We loved The Ride! Lots of fun and a different experience. The only thing about it was our ride was exactly 60 minutes long, which is expensive for one hour. It mainly just goes around Times Square, but they make it fun. Again, we loved it, but it really is too short for the cost.
Written January 15, 2024
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Hi -----, thank you for your 5 Star Review! Our team works so hard to give audiences a memorable experience and we truly appreciate it when you let us know you had a good time! Also thank you for the feedback, we are always looking for input to see how we can improve everyone's experience with us. We would also love to see photos or videos of your experience. Tag us @theridenyc on social media with your pics – we love to repost our amazing customers. Thanks again!
Written January 24, 2024
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Messyhair99
Melbourne, Australia105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an absolute ball! So much fun and our hosts were hysterical. Would recommend this as a must do when in NYC. All the entertainment was fantastic. Really enjoyable!
Written January 10, 2024
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Hi -----, thank you for joining us on The Ride! We are glad you enjoyed it, feel free to tag us @theridenyc for any photos/videos you've taken. Thank you so much for being a part of our experience!
Written January 11, 2024
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