I wanted to pre-book tickets for the Empire State Building, and went to https://tickets.esbnyc.com/ (the official website). Here the there are two sets of tickets I was looking at:
The ESP Express Pass Tickets which claims to Save time and allow me to proceed directly to the front of the line - the cost is $41.52 + (3.48 TX)
The second tickets is for the:
ESB Observatory and NY Skyride Combo Tickets
Adult: $45.45 (+$1.55Tx) *A $2.00 surcharge will be added to the price of each ticket at the time of purchase.
Aside from the addition of the Skyride, what is the difference between these two tickets? there does not seem to be any extra cost for the Skyride....
Also, I researched the Skyride which took me to this website
http://www.skyride.com/combotickets.html where you can purchase the NY SKYRIDE & Empire State Building Combo Package for $39 - does anybody know if this website is legit? Why is this price cheaper then the price quoted on the ESB website. Also is the Skyride worth it... many blogs say that this is really crappy, often broken and it does not really save you time in line-ups as you still have to wait for elevators to the deck of ESB.
Any info much appreciated.