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The Ride

584 8th Ave, Between 37th & 38th Streets, New York City, NY 10036-7201
+1 212-221-0853
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THE RIDE & Our Family of NYC Experiences: THE RIDE is an interactive entertainment experience where the streets of NYC are the stage and you’ve got front row seats! THE TOUR is an immersive multimedia sightseeing tour where the past, present and future of NYC comes alive! THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE is a multimedia historical adventure exploring Downtown Manhattan, featuring the magic of virtual reality that allows visitors to relive historic moments in time. All experiences unfold from our $1.5 million-dollar buses with stadium-style seating, advanced audio/visual technology and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“stadium seating” (49 reviews)
“new york” (642 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
584 8th Ave, Between 37th & 38th Streets, New York City, NY 10036-7201
Midtown
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+1 212-221-0853
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"street performers"
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"stadium seating"
in 49 reviews
"new york"
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"great fun"
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"bus tour"
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"ny pass"
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"explorer pass"
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"columbus circle"
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"audience participation"
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"fun facts"
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"a lot of fun"
in 69 reviews
"ticket office"
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"unique experience"
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"times square"
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"visiting nyc"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best way to discover New York City on a short visit with children. Informative and fun. We took a day tour but would like to try a night tour to get the full effect.

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Reviewed yesterday

The tour itself was awesome... our tour guide was fun and a great story teller and very good at her job. The downside... some of the things were difficult to see because of the position of the bus at the time and also the seats...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We had a great time! It was an excellent presentation! My family enjoy it! Highly recommended! Super Fun!More

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. We are definitely the most innovative and exciting Attraction in the city. Please tell your friends and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Tour was innovative, informative and FUN! My group was able to see NYC in different way with the use of the reality glasses.More

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE DOWNTOWN Experience. The worlds only Virtual Reality integrated tour on a bus. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. We are definitely the most innovative...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We turned up at 5:45 for the 6:00pm ride. After being told there were some technical difficulties and it would be a short delay. 20 minutes later and we were still waiting. Staff on the street were less than informative and it felt like they...More

Thank Skezz8891
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your =4 star review of THE RIDE. Sorry for the delay with your departure. It does happen every now and then. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. We are definitely...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Purchased the Ride tour prior to our trip to NYC. It was a smart decision over getting hop on hop off bus tour. It was a comfortable 90 min ride during a 39C temperature. The bus was air conditioned with a good view of places...More

Thank Joel S
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. We are definitely the most innovative and exciting Attraction in the city. Please tell your friends and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such a unique experience we cannot recommend them highly enough. From start to finish you are kept entertained and interested. The entertainers are top rate both inside and outside. All in all a wonderful evening.More

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Thank Kgovbook
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. We are definitely the most innovative and exciting Attraction in the city. Please tell your friends and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Scott was our host that evening and it was a party. We didn't know what to expect but it was better than what we thought it would be. The rest of our vacation we kept talking about Scott and what he told us on The...More

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Thank gillmeister170
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 4 star review of THE RIDE. This looks like a 5 star review to us. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. We are definitely the most innovative and exciting...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The ride is ok a bit cheesy. We booked online before going to NY with our explorer pass and turned up 15 mins earier to check in with staff for the 9.15 pm bus. Staff where all friendly and helpful. The hosts on the ride...More

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Thank ianh20182018
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, this is definitely not a 3 star review. We embrace our cheesiness. Its why people love us. Its a show and they really do a great job with it.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great and creative way to get to know NYC. The comedian tour guides, the interactivity with theMore

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. We are definitely the most innovative and exciting Attraction in the city. Please tell your friends and...More

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Carolina A
July 12, 2018|
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Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
You should pick all 3 as each one is so very different. THE RIDE: entertainment experience with live performers on and off bus THE TOUR: the new generation of sightseeing done on our unique bus seeing the past, present... More
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Beatriz G
July 7, 2018|
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Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
Hi - we would advise against booking these experiences on the same day. THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE is a 90-minute experience in Lower Manhattan. THE TOUR is also a 90-minute experience that departs from Midtown Manhattan. To... More
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June 26, 2018|
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Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
THE RIDE is a scripted entertainment experience. We leave it to the parents to make decision about whether it is suitable for their family. If there are too many distractions by the children we will ask the family to leave... More
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