Adventurous Things to Do in New York City

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  • Ashely Fang
    New York City, NY218 contributions
    While tickets are a bit pricey, the overall experience was super fun. The SPYSCAPE museum offers some games you can do at home in advance of the visit, and the Batman experience has a section to play in advance of your visit and hours more of playtime for after your visit. The games may be a bit frustrating for younger children, but all-in-all it was fun to challenge myself to do well and to beat my friend. I would definitely be open to visiting again. I advise against getting VIP tickets - they are expensive and unless you want the nice baseball hat that comes with it. The bracelet that comes with VIP tickets is not worth the money.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • 19MDL79
    1 contribution
    Went on a whim and was lucky to have had one of the most magical evenings of my lifetime. Stunning, engaging.
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Kirsty L
    London, UK86 contributions
    We had just walked along The High Line and saw that this was at the end of the route and decided to go up as we were there anyway. There was no queue and we got timed entry tickets for 2 minutes after we got there, and were in about 5 minutes later.

    Personally I didn't like the first part as it's made to feel like you're underground and I felt quite claustrophobic in that section (between security and the lift up) so I didn't get to read any of the signs / info on the boards as I was just trying to get out of that section (made slower by people blocking the way taking photos).

    I'm not sure the lift took even two minutes to get to the top of the building once as it was very quick, but you are all quite squashed in. They have moving images on the sides of the lift but you can't see them. Once you're out at the top it's a very spacious and bright room / floor. There's a shop and there were a few food carts selling snacks, alcohol, and waffles. However there's barely any seating so whilst we would have appreciated a hot chocolate and a sit down, we didn't bother as we would have had to have stood up the whole time and we'd just been walking for miles!

    Outside was not as cold / windy as I expected considering how cold it was on street level - I assume the glass windows are quite protective.

    People were making an orderly queue to stand in the corner where the 2 window-walls meet which was nice as these things are normally just unorganised scrums in other places!

    The windows were pretty smeary in places (fingerprints and weather conditions, I assume) so photos wouldn't look great in them.

    When we went, due to the weather, the stairs outside and the glass floor were blocked off which was a shame but I'd rather they be safe about these things.

    There was a restaurant on the level above but it looked quite fancy so we didn't go in (I was looking for more casual food, definitely not in a fancy mood food!)

    Weirdly on the same floor as the restaurant were two lifts that people were being directed to use to go down rather than queueing in the normal exit line with the rest of the people waiting to go down, which seemed an odd way of doing things. The queue wasn't too big and didn't us long to get down.

    When you get back downstairs they try and sell you the photo package of the green screen photo they took of you on your way up. Prices are not clear and are very expensive when you do find them out!
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • Theo S
    1 contribution
    Amazing! I loved the show and had so much fun! I bought tickets as a gift for my partner, and we both loved the show.
    (Definitely raunchy humor though! Not for the prudish)
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • Gayle
    3 contributions
    This was so much fun! We didn’t know what to expect except our friends said it was wonderful. The mystery box arrived and kept us getting until the night of the show. We ended up joining another couple and we were blown away by some of the trucks! What a clever and unique approach, especially when not traveling to New York!!
    Written 30 December 2022
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  • Hells Kitchen Girl
    2 contributions
    The Escape Game (NYC) was GREAT, one of the BEST I’ve ever done! We did The Heist room and were partnered with four other people who were all just as into the game as we were! The puzzles were clever, technical, and we had so many “OMG” moments when we solved some of them! We escaped with 10 minutes to spare! I will definitely go to any escape rooms in the country by this company! Go! You won’t regret it!
    Written 21 January 2023
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  • Intruder291
    Hampstead, NH70 contributions
    Our adult family has been to many escape rooms. The “Dig” room was one of our all-time favorites. Excellent set design. Very good, multi-level puzzles. Clues are given by the Clue Master instead of asking questions. Very enjoyable time for everyone. Would certainly go back to try their other rooms.
    Written 27 December 2022
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  • AnnaL341642
    Washington DC, DC9 contributions
    This was a sharp game packed with innovative puzzles and very few boring padlock. We had two experienced played and "saved the word" with one minute to spare which is ideal. The website claims it's for 2-10 people but I would imagine a lot of
    gridlock around each puzzle, because the entire game was linear. Also communication was key!

    I'd give it near perfect score if he receptionist (brown hair early 20s?) had not been so rude when checking us in. However, we had a different guy who ran our game who was pleasant and helpful.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • Julie S
    Boston, MA9 contributions
    The show was a lot of fun and a reminder of why I love New York. My husband and I had a great time. I highly recommend it. The actors are fantastic and really nice..
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • dee c
    1 contribution
    This was great fun and intense! We did the High Speed Train NYC, The staff was Awesome and totally friendly, definitely going back to do others. Team work is the key for the great Escape!!
    Written 23 January 2023
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  • Chris R
    1 contribution
    We were from Germany. It was unforgettable. Thank you very much. Excellence pilot and excellence helicopter.
    Written 17 January 2023
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  • Lisa K
    1 contribution
    We loved the show itself and got tickets the first time via Iquota. We tried getting in via standby tickets another time, but weren’t successful. We got there at 6.15am and were 17th and 18th in line for the standby tickets. Be aware you are not allowed to sit down in the line and they start giving out the tickets at 10am. The show we tried to get into was the last one before Christmas, which was probably why it was super busy. But only 14 people got in and we unfortunately had to go home. The first four people in the line got there at 3am, just to give you an idea.
    Written 16 December 2022
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  • Artistlin
    Lafayette, CA43 contributions
    One of the most interesting theatrical experiences ever. in the beginning I DID find it very frustrating to find the characters in the large space and find out where the action was happening, but once I caught on to listen and look carefully, I had a great experience. It would be great if the staff gave a couple of hints or clues as to where to start and what to watch for.

    I would recommend getting as early an entry to the show as possible so you have time to get acquainted with the "hotel" and get a feel for the space and what is going on. Afterwards I read a blog where they recommended focusing spending time on the 2nd and 4th floors to catch most of the action.

    I hope I get a chance to return and see more of the things I missed...there is no way to see all the story lines in one "viewing".
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • Hanane F
    1 contribution
    A man named Abanoub was very helpful, welcoming and patient with my family and I. He was the perfect example of perfect customer service. The place was very clean and fun. Will definitely be going back!!!
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • gill c
    3 contributions
    We booked this for something different . Pat was our Captain and we had a great time .
    The boat takes no more than 10 if full so not over crowded at all and he even provides a jacket if you are cold .

    Excellent

    He was very knowledgeable and informative and each time we stopped he allowed time for photos .

    This was an amazing way to see new York and learn some things about the history of different areas .

    I would highly recommend this tour you get to see parts that you wouldn't have the time to enjoy.
    Written 12 November 2022
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