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THE RIDE New York City
Ranked #82 of 610 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“Enjoyed this immensely”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

We took the ride last summer. The staff were very friendly - even in the line to get on the bus. And they ask you which shows you've seen or what attractions you've sen and they even personalized some of the special acts to the people on our bus. The bus is half open with glass to the street (the people sit lengthwise along the bus) and it travels back and forth in the streets around times square all the way up to columbus circle. every few block it stops for some special stops that identify with new york city.I liked the stop in columbus circle the best (won't tell you why but it is very nice). Also there are 2 comedians on board dressed as scientists that make jokes throughout.
We really enjoyed this and woudl send other friends and family to see it too. A relaxing tour of times square area - even if you've seen it all before this has a special twist.

Visited September 2011
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“Amazing Entertainment - One Surprise After Another”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

"The Ride" is an action packed adventure sure to be enjoyed by everyone - families, young people, foreign visitors - junp on-board prepared for great fun! See the sights of the city with surprise entertainment around every corner. Staff are wonderful - asd when it ends.

Visited July 2011
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Los Angeles
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“this was a lot of fun - not your regualr tour for sure”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Well the bus is just amazing- state of the art - it even talks to you! Great screens, amazing side-on stadium seating and very fun guides. This is not the tour to cover all the sites - but if you want a "performance" that is the bus & the city & all the people we "encountered" - then this is a great show. Still talk about it with friends 6 months later.

Visited October 2011
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

I have done almost every attraction in NYC and never experienced one like this! Such great fun, super interactive and highlights the city at night which is just beautiful! The crew on the bus is hilarious and keeps you entertained. The RIDE has an amazing amount of technology that just makes it so much fun! This was my first time going on THE RIDE and I will defintely be back. Great way to see the city, see live performers and laugh until you are crying!

Visited March 2012
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

This was excellent. Went with mum and dad and husband. had a laugh the ride is very interactive. would defo do again and advise any one to go.

Visited August 2011
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