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“Hilarious! Educational! Just Plain FUN!!!”
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THE RIDE New York City
Ranked #80 of 605 Tours in New York City
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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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Shippenville, Pennsylvania
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“Hilarious! Educational! Just Plain FUN!!!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

If you like fast paced humor and wit mixed with historical and educational facts while riding in a comfortable bus through the Manhattan area, then THE RIDE is for you. We absolutely LOVED IT!!! Scott and Jackie kept the momentum at a fast pace with their humorous bantering and fact sharing, while periodically we would see the actors who participate on the street. These included a guy doing a Gene Kelly type dance, a break dancer, a rapper, a singer and horn player, and a ballerina dancing with the Gene Kelly guy at Columbus Circle. Beautiful!! The space of time between seeing these street actors was filled with information about buildings, etc. in New York City. This was the highlight of our trip and we plan to go on it when we go back to New York

Visited August 2014
Thank Liz G
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“Funny, Clever, and Unique!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I'm a native New Yorker who was looking for a fun, high-energy tour for my 16-year old niece who had never been to NYC before. We had such a great time on The Ride! The hosts were hilarious, friendly, and engaging. The side-facing seats were also cool. I had such a great time watching the street performers interacting with the hosts, waving to people on the street, and playing trivia. I've worked in Midtown and the Theater district for ten years and this is definitely a fun way to see this beautiful part of the city (Bryant Park, Times Sq, Grand Central, Central Park, Chrysler Building, NYC Public Library, and more.) I'd recommend this tour for either day or night, but I bet it's amazing to see all the lights of Times Square lit up during the night tour.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank CMCM99
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Loved It”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

The reviews are all over the map, so hopefully this review provides some clarity. The Ride is a comedy show on wheels. Without giving too much away. there are some street performances. Our two Emcees/Hosts were hilarious and delightful. I guess if you go and are in a bad mood or you hosts aren't funny, maybe a bad review is warranted. We, however, loved it and have already recommended it to friends. Will definitely do it again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Laugh Out Loud - all thru New York”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

went on this attraction with two teenagers - 15 & 17 - we didn't know what to expect - you sit sideways on a bus - looking out large glass windows - and people on the street can see inside but not hear what is being said - it was hilarious!! some of the humor is on the "adult" side but my kids loved it and so did I - we all laughed like crazy! I highly recommend this as a new and different thing to do in New York. You have to willing to relax and "go with the flow" - do the crazy stuff the announcers ask you to do and just watch the reactions from the New York crowds! Also the street performers were very talented and great to watch! The rapper who walked along beside the bus and made up his song based on what he saw was truly amazing and what an incredible talent!!! I can't wait to do this RIDE again!

Visited July 2014
Thank Starlett326
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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“Something different”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

A fun way to see New York City , don't expect an information packed tour , just be prepared to have a laugh and a bit of fun with great street entertainment thrown in the mix ,while touring the streets of NY .different and worth the experience

Visited July 2014
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