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The Ride

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Address: 584 8th Avenue, New York City, NY 10036-7215
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+1 212-221-0853
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Fri 09:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE is a brand new bus experience...

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE is a brand new bus experience exploring Downtown Manhattan’s most notable landmarks and neighborhoods. Enhanced with the magic of Timelooper virtual reality app, THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE will allow visitors to travel back in time and relive iconic moments in history.

                   

                   

                   

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US$ 55.00*
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THE RIDE New York City
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US$ 35.00*
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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 DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE New York City Powered By THE RIDE

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Worth the fun ride

Great time! Enjoyed the comfortable ride and entertainment. Was raining and would've never known! Two MC's- were fabulous and great rapport! Lotsa surprises along the way!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great time! Enjoyed the comfortable ride and entertainment. Was raining and would've never known! Two MC's- were fabulous and great rapport! Lotsa surprises along the way!

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n ireland
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did this tour on our first night in New York. It is such good fun and also full of interesting facts about the city. We had a girl called Jackie as our host and she was amazing, full of energy and bubbly. I would highly recommend this tour for all heading to New York.

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Thank richmond225
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed our trip on the Ride. The hosts were very funny, welcoming and knowledgeable and their chemistry added to the fun atmosphere. The surprises along the way were great. Our family consisted of adults, teenagers and a child and everyone enjoyed themselves even if our teenagers didn't want to admit it. Really fun way to see the main sites... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used it with an Explorer Pass. Not worth paying $50 for it. The rider gets to learn few things about a small area of NYC. Some of the information is useless but some is interesting. That is why I would give it 2 1/2 stars.

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Thank DavidCraig22
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It certainly sounds like you were looking for a more robust tour of NYC. If that is the case, THE RIDE, is not for you. THE RIDE focuses on fun and entertainment, with a little tour thrown in. Next time you are in NYC you should check out THE TOUR, which is 90 minute enhanced... More 

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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Different, dynamic, interactive and funny to get to know more about New York City, its people and its landmarks. enthusiastically recommend it.

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Thank Joaquín B
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! We love that you can enthusiastically reccommend us to friends and family coming to NYC. We are certainly are the most unique attraction in NYC! More 

Fairfax, VA
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been on The Ride twice. Each time has been a fun experience. My 10 year old and 14 year old both loved it. It is entertainment and a little tour info. If you want a full tour NYC experience, this is probably not for you. This is good, loud, fun.

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Thank travelmom6
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! We love repeat RIDE'ers so thank you for bringing on more members of your family. We really think we are the most family friendly attraction in NYC. Next time you are in town please try our other products, THE TOUR and our newest THE DOWNTOWN Experience, which is enhanced with the magic of... More 

York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I will be honest. I only did The Ride because it was a free attraction with the New York Pass. I was unsure what to expect when we got on the specially adapted bus. But I can honestly say that it was an excellent and entertaining experience, made all the better by the contribution of Scott, who works on the... More 

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Thank mark s
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are glad you had the opportunity to experience THE RIDE. Scott is one of our best hosts so will happily share your review with him! Next time you are in town please try our other products, THE TOUR and our newest THE DOWNTOWN Experience, which is enhanced with the magic of Virtual... More 

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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the tour powered by the ride. Four of us, two young kids and two adults. Jacob was the MC Really good expience

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Thank neilshortland1
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review of THE TOUR Powered by THE RIDE! We think the uniqueness of our buses create a memorable way to get the most robust sightseeing tour of midtown and Upper West side. We are glad your entire family had a great time. We are certainly a very different, and better way, to... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oh my goodness, what a fun fabulous experience with The Ride! Right from the start, the entertaining and hilarious hosts welcomed us and got us laughing - and we kept laughing and learning the whole way through! There were musicians and dancers, too - but I won't ruin the surprises! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this Ride on our... More 

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Thank Brenda L
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review! We strive for perfection and it looks like we may have exceeded your expectations! So happy to hear that mothers and daughters can share this experience together. We think we are the most family friendly attraction in NYC! Next time you are in town please try our other products, THE TOUR and our... More 

chicago, il
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74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

IF you have a New York Pass it says it includes The Ride. Sorry to tell you this, but you'll never get to use your Pass. We went to Madame Tussard where my New York Pass guidebook said they were located to find out it was moved. We then walked to the new location to find out all The Ride... More 

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are extremely disappointed that you chose to give us a 1 Star without even experiencing THE RIDE. On our listing in NY Pass you will see that it clearly says "limited seats available". No where does it say that you are guaranteed to get a seat. The only way to guarantee a seat on... More 

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