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The Ride

584 8th Avenue, Between 38th & 39th Streets, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-221-0853
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THE RIDE New York City
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THE TOUR New York City Powered by THE RIDE
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US$ 49.00*
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
584 8th Avenue, Between 38th & 39th Streets, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-221-0853
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Ride was good fun - especially the street performances were cool and different. However, I was not happy about the following: - With just one day's notice, The Ride cancelled our originally booked tour, and there were very few alternative times to choose from....More

Thank FruFroh
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had originally booked the tour for July 10th, we had to reschedule due to a family emergency, reschedule for the 13th, received an email telling us they had to cancel the 13th and we could either get a refund or reschedule for the 12th...More

Thank Cathe V
Reviewed 4 days ago

People living in New York SHOULD definitely experience the Ride as well no only tourists. It was a really fun experience: the hosts were hilarious, the performances were incredible. A must try in NYC.

Thank magui f
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great RIDE in an air conditioned bus with great entertainment and few historic (factual) and non-factual tips. This is not for those looking for a sight-seeing tour.

1  Thank ChristineClan
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're looking for a decent tour that can give valuable information about places, peoples, and events, for the love of God, please don't book the RIDE. The street performances were so-so, and the hosts were terribly loud and irritating. I should've gone to a...More

Thank nscat87
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Its unfortunate that you were expecting a sightseeing tour and didn't get one on THE RIDE. THE RIDE is an entertainment experience and not a tour. If you wanted a more comprehensive, historical experience you should have chose our other product THE TOUR. We have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The customer services is exceptional, from ticket purchase to finish. It's perfect for rain or shine. I'd recommend it for a start of a visit, as it's a wonderful introduction to the city, with incredible showmanship. My daughters, 7 & 9 loved it every bit...More

Thank suzannemT9996RA
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE! We love to hear that the entire family enjoyed the experience. We like to think we are the most family friendly attraction in NYC. The next time you are in the city please try our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really fun experience that the entire family enjoyed. Not one dead minute. Nice and funny guides and a lot of unexpected things.More

Thank Viveka Å
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your 5 star review on THE RIDE! Wonderful to hear that everyone in our family enjoyed the experience. Unexpected fun is always better! The next time you are in the city please try our newest product - THE DOWNTOWN Experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Laughed the entire tour. Highly reccomend this excursion while in NY. Weather was not a factor and we saw so many places throughout Times Square on this tour. All age levels wiill enjoy this tour. The best thing we did in New York.More

Thank sherris941
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love 5 star review on THE RIDE! Please share your excitement about your experience with friends and family. We want everyone who visits NYC to come onboard and have as much fun as you did! The next time you are in the city please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I visited NYC in early July 2017. While there we scheduled a tour of the city on The Ride. This bus tour provided stadium style seating so everyone on the bus had the same view of the city. Our guide's name was...More

Thank Annette2121
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE TOUR! We offer the most unique sightseeing experience on a bus in NYC because we have the ability to show you past, present and future with our state-of-the-art technology. Very happy to hear everyone had a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really was afraid my 8-10 years old kids yo find it boring after a long day in New York and centra park but I was wrong - the hosts were funny and engaging - the performers in the street were amazing and I would...More

Thank Ahmed S
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE. Reading through this put a smile on my face. We will certainly tell Scott and Jackie how wonderful you thought they were. We consider ourselves the most family friendly attraction in NYC! If you guys...More

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the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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5 July 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Yes - a 3 yr old will enjoy it but not as much as an adult. There may be some risqué performances by the staff so it will depend on the parent to decide if you want your child to see and hear them. it's an interactive ride... More
21 June 2017|
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Response from Rootyjack | Reviewed this property |
Hi I can only answer this question based on my experience...my husband and I were booked for the 19.15 time slot but unfortunately there was a slight delay and we actually began the experience at around 19.40 however it was... More
Nali N
27 April 2017|
Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. NY Pass is same day only reservations for THE RIDE, THE TOUR and THE DOWNTOWN Experience. You can go on all 3 of our Experiences with it. Our Box Office is located at 548 8th Avenue (between 38th... More