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Address: New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-221-0853
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Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York,"...

Described by the TODAY SHOW as "The Hottest way to see New York," The Ride is geared up to take you on a fantastic interactive entertainment experience through Midtown 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, on THE RIDE the streets are the stage and you have front row seats!

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The Ride, Special Christmas Version

The Ride leaves from Times Square and it takes place on a special bus where the seats face one side instead of the front. My husband and I took our 7 and 8 year old grandsons as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Fredonia15
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Brooklyn, New York

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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a blast on the ride yesterday. The ride is unlike any other tour I have ever experienced. First of all it was perfect because I stayed warm with a full glass view while seeing the city. The tour guides were energetic and made me laugh the whole time. There were multiple times we would stop and see different... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ride leaves from Times Square and it takes place on a special bus where the seats face one side instead of the front. My husband and I took our 7 and 8 year old grandsons as a holiday time treat. Other reviews talk about staged performances, but there were none on this version. This ride is focused on showing... More 

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Thank Fredonia15
Dundee, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried this tour as it looked like it'd be fun for my 14yr old. Turns out it was fun for everyone! We had discounted ticket prices from our hotel so it made it a little more affordable. Our guides Scott and Jackie were first class and done a great job of keeping everyone entertained. Would definitely recommend.

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Bridgewater
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did this ride because of the great reviews it got. It was very informative, but although we know it is staged we found it to be too staged. The street people were great. The two people that were on the bus were funny, but just too programmed. I would prefer to see more off the cuff from them.

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Thank NSSBridgewater
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrifically entertaining and fun! The guides were very funny, engaging and informative. The 'street' entertainment was varied, high quality and supremely entertaining! Would highly recommend!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last week me and my boyfriends, we have been in NYC for the first time for my birthday and we,ve said that on my birthday we really need to go with The Ride. The tour was included in our NY Pass and we didn't had to pay in cash the 74$. At this price we were expecting to have a... More 

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Leeds, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen this was free as part of my New York Pass and with a bit of spare time on my final evening in New York, I went early to pick up my free ticket from their office near Madame Tussauds (I'd seen posts that you needed to get their early as the free tickets were limited but this was... More 

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to heard that you enjoyed your time on THE RIDE with the hosts, street performers and interactive entertainment. Thanks for taking the time to post a review! More 

Boyd, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this only because we had bought the New York Pass and it was included and we weren't sure what to expect. Very entertaining and energetic fun. I'm glad we did it but I do not know if I would have wanted to pay $75 to do it. The hosts were great and very funny!

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the experience and our hosts. We appreciate your feedback! More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I both had a wonderful time on the "Ride". We both laughed nonstop, sang, clapped, and thoroughly had a great time. The trip was the perfect amount of time for both of us at a little over an hour. The girls that narrated the trip both had a wonderful personalities.

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you both enjoyed the experience and the hosts - it's the perfect RIDE for all ages! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great, fun way for everyone, young and old to learn about NYC. We all had smiles on our faces and laughing the whole time. The more you interact with the tour hosts and other passengers the more you will get out of it. Such an innovative experience! Highly recommend for all ages! Also recommend doing it at night, or... More 

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TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review THE RIDE! We're so glad the experience left you smiling and laughing. And thanks for the recommendation! We appreciate your feedback. More 

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