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“Amazing view of the city”

Top of the Rock Observation Deck
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Ranked #4 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, the newly opened, 3-tiered observation deck on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, is New York City's most amazing attraction! The unforgettable experience includes a panoramic 360-degree, unobstructed view from the 70th floor observatory, 850 feet in the sky! Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM - Midnight, last elevator goes up at 11:00 PM.Main entrance is located on 50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
Reviewed 4 May 2012

One of those things you just have to do when you're there.

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Reviewed 4 May 2012

We visited on a sunny and clear day. The line-ups were relatively short and the security process was fast and efficient and not too invasive.

The views are magnificent. And for the photographers out there, don't do what the amateurs do and shoot through the plexiglass. There are ample openings between the sheets of glass to poke your lens through and get some great shots.

Make sure you visit the upper deck which gives you yet another fabulous perspective on the city.

Don't miss this, it's 5 stars and would probably be more awesome at sunset.

Thank BigPete436
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

Didn't have to wait long from buying ticket and map ($25 and $2) about 20 mins. You get in the lift and go up a floor, get out and walk through security and a chance to have a photo taken on a steel girder, like the famous 1930's iconic photo, or you walk straight by. You then watch a short, few minutes film and then are ushered to the lifts. It didn't take long. Once inside the lift, the guy presses the button and the ceiling of the lift goes clear and you can see 67 'floors' above, marked by bright blue lights. It then whizzes up, quite fast. When you get out, you are inside and first impressions are amazing. You can walk round and then go upstairs by escalator so you are on the outside. It was quite windy but not crowded and an amazing view of The Empire State Building! Then went upstairs to the top, much smaller deck, again windy, but well worth it. Puts the whole place into perspective......it's wow! You can have an 'official' photo taken up there and they direct you to get them on the way down but I didn't see them. Didn't go up the ES bulding after that, don't know if that was a mistake but so wowed by TOTR.

Thank OldishGappers
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

We had an entry for this via purchasing a New York Explorer Pass in the UK before our first trip to New York. As far as we were all concerned this was a must do and was in our opinions one of the best things we did whilst in the city. We found the pre bought pass eliminated much of the waiting in line to get your timed entry ticket. We had decided we wanted to do this attraction for the views at both day and night so whilst we were at the ticket kiosk we got both entries arranged, I see no benefit in queuing twice! Our first visit was at night, around 9pm. The lit city opens up below you in all directions. Numerous photographs of the skyline and illuminated Empire State were taken from each of the viewing levels. We loved it. Returning the next morning for our daylight visit it was a completely different vista that met us, great views over the city with Central Park laid out before you. We had expected to spend less time up the building but found the contrary, again the camera being used heavily as we looked from one famous site to another. We bought a few souvenirs that we had not seen elsewhere and didn't feel the prices were above average. Two things though to be aware of. Firstly, it can be very cold and extremely windy so make sure you have something appropriate to wear. Secondly if you have a timed entry be patient and don't keep trying to go in early as so many people did. Take a look around outside at the Plaza, at the Atlas statue or just enjoy the shops and a coffee.

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Reviewed 4 May 2012

We visited in the evening - the Manhattan skyline was beautiful at night. An incredible view!

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