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The Ride

Closed Now: 09:00 - 21:00
Open today: 09:00 - 21:00
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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About
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...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 21:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
584 8th Ave, Between 37th & 38th Streets, New York City, NY 10018-3007
Midtown
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+1 212-221-0853
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did The Ride on our first night in NY and it did not disappoint. It has to be said how extremely cheesy it is but we had a great time throughout. The two workers on the ride were just fabulous and the passengers/tourists all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed yesterday

We were visiting my daughter in NYC. And it was my sisyer’s 60th birthday! We decided to do something different & this was perfect! They made sure to acknowledge her a few times & made it personable & fun!!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

This was the first excursion my wife and I did when we got to NYC and it did not disappoint. We were also fortunate that we got to do the Holiday version. The comedians were awesome. I will recommend to others!

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Off coulr joke about the homeless and failed to mention that when passing the Dakota the day we were there was the anniversary of John's death. Otherwise excellent.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Would definitely not recommend this to anyone, it was a wasted hour of my life, the acting was bad and the hosts on the Ride were cringeworthy do not waste your time or money, there are far more exciting things to do In New York...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravellerC12345
Reviewed yesterday

We had a group of 10 and everyone had a great time. Lots of laughs. I had hoped to see more of the holiday lights, such as the department store windows. It is not as much about seeing the sights as it is about being...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

The bleacher seating and the clean glass windows allowed great views of NYC. The commentary was insightful and enjoyable.

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gail744
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE RIDE. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. Please tell your friends and family about us. #RevolutionizingSightseeing

Reviewed yesterday

Fun time with friends and a lot of laughs. Enjoyed the entertainment along the way of the tour and the hosts.

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Date of experience: December 2018
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your 4 star review of THE RIDE. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. Please tell your friends and family about us. #RevolutionizingSightseeing

Reviewed yesterday

Paid extra for front row — had 4” strip of flashing bright lights right in my husband’s face. Paid a fee and extra for a city tour, called and they said they sent me a link — no link. No one knew there was an...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

As we write on here over and over again THE RIDE is NOT a city tour. It's important that people understand what they are buying before they buy it. We sent you link as our system tracks when it is delivered to you.

Reviewed yesterday

Don’t waste your money. You can’t see anything. It doesn’t take you by the best sights and you never have time to even stop and see. The bus gives you limited things to see in general. How do you only have a side view in...More

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Date of experience: December 2018
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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I see you missed the entire point of THE RIDE. Did you not know before booking that it was a sideways bus with all glass on one side and performances on the street? Plenty of ordinary buses to choose from in the city, so if...More

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Questions & Answers
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Cordielle S
9 December 2018|
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Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
Yes since there are limited seats on each bus all seats require a payment.
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SwatiS138
4 December 2018|
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Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
THRE RIDE is operational 365 days a year. Check out our website for exact departure times and book early...we will sell out!
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Lisaet
26 November 2018|
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Response from TheRideNYC | Property representative |
Yes, we do not operate THE RIDE in the evening tomorrow. We will have morning and afternoon departures only that will not be affected because the tree lighting is at night. Thanks for checking.
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