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Address: 234 West 42nd Street, Lobby of Madame Tussauds, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-221-0853
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Description: Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride...
Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride is geared up to take you on a fantastic and entertaining tour through mid-town Manhattan. See famous city landmarks, find out fascinating facts about New York, be astounded by amazing street performances, and see New York through native eyes. More than a show, more than a tour, THE RIDE is here to make sure you live New York.
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Be a part the city and have a blast

The Ride, while not inexpensive, we definitely got our money's worth with this adventure. Our talented guides were clearly veterans of the stage and successfully engaged everyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Ride, while not inexpensive, we definitely got our money's worth with this adventure. Our talented guides were clearly veterans of the stage and successfully engaged everyone with their infectious humor and commitment to having a good time. The pedestrians on the sidewalks were clearly taken back by the bus's full-view stadium seating and participated in the show whether they... More 

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We took the Tour by the Ride and was very impressed. The tour guide was very energetic and got the 1/3 full crowd involved in the sightseeing. She did interact with average New Yorkers and tourists outside the bus and was very informative about each area of New York that we went through. I would highly recommend this 1st time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Modern way of sightseeing with beautiful, panoramic bus. Hosts on board were very good and most of the street Entertainment was enjoyable. Didn't really feel it was a "tour" though as really didn't see much other than Times Square circa 4 times. Entertainment spot on, bus spot on, "tour" not so much. Would recommend for a laugh but not at... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Be aware that tickets are listed as $74 and we did on NYC "pass"....if had to pay, then maybe I wouldn't be as positive.....but ....WOW....FUNNY AND ENTERTAINING look at NYC with a great stand up and live show from an unusual "theatre"......a tour bus!!!....look into if sounds weird as we did and was worth it!!

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New Milford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went during the day and it was a lot of fun. Very interactive if you want it to be and the guy and gal that were our "tour guides" worked well together. One big tip, do not buy your tickets through The Ride; go to Travelzoo and you can get discount passes for $45 (vs. $54-$74 depending on when... More 

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Irvinestown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A good concept but it doesn't work 2 guys who obviously thought they were funny took us around NYC and mixed fact and fiction so much it was hard to tell when they were telling the truth! Not funny Not informative Don't waste your time or money!!!

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The_Ride_NYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Hello there, I am so sorry that you did not enjoy The Ride. The Ride is Part Tour/Part Show. Our hosts onboard are trained comedians with years of acting experience and our audience typically enjoys their humor. If you have any other questions or concerns you would like to share with us, feel free to email us at marketing@experiencetheride.com. I'll... More 

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Loved The Ride! Think it would be better in the dark, unless you are very extrovert. Clever idea and well presented. Generally suited to teens to 40s, but we are nearly 60 and still loved it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If travelling around in a large bus listening to 2 young wannabe entertainers tell you nothing constructive about New York then go for it. The cost is extortion. We did a similar $20 tour in Nashville last week and it was Hilarious and informative plus the Guides had a wealth of interesting Knowledge. The Big Ride should take their staff... More 

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The_Ride_NYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Hello there, I am so sorry that you did not enjoy The Ride. The Ride an entertainment experience that is part tour/part show, not a city tour. Our hosts onboard are trained comedians with years of acting experience and our audience typically enjoys their humor. If you have any other questions or concerns you would like to share with us,... More 

Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

tried to use our new York pass that we paid $300 for (ride should be free) We were told that there was only a limited amount of seats available for New York pass holders but if we paid an additional $50 each they could accomodate us. The final straw was that they would not make ANY attempt to put us... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was unlike any bus tour I have ever taken. It was so interactive and fun. I loved the fun facts and how there were street performers. I know this review will not do he experience justice, so try it out for yourself!

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