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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #120 of 482 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went as it was recommended to us. Tickets were $60 each. It lasted just over an hour. There were about 5 people performing to the bus from the street which was good but there weren't enough. Most of it was the guides talking and making stupid jokes and telling you lots of info (most of which you'll know if... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A fun and different way to experience Times Square. The ride is a interactive bus experience, were as we travel the streets of Times Square there are actors on the street that interact with the bus. While waiting in line one of the ticket agents asked were we on vacation or celebrating anything special, I mentioned it was a vacation... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were undecided whether or not to go on The Ride due to the cost. But are glad we did. It was a great laugh and fantastic experience and show New York City in a totally different light. I would say this attraction is a MUST if you are visiting NY. 100% worth it's money!!!!

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Bay City, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Awesome! Part bus tour, part comedy/entertainment show. Host were funny and interactive. Free styling jokes/comments about the random crowds with placed actors occasionally. Didn't want it to stop! Great fun!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Step on board the Ride for a New York experience you'll never forget. Too much fun, sights and sounds of the Big Apple as you've never seen them before. I loved the Ride and the unexpected moments you can only find here. Thank you!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was the most fun I have had in a long time. Scott was so funny. We had such a good time. Funny thing is, that all the people walking by the actors didn't even seem to notice them. I highly recommend this to everyone! Wish we had this is Chicago!

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New York
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24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This was a fun tour with a discounted voucher from Travelzoo. If we had paid full price we would have been disappointed. Don't be first to get on or you'll be seated in the top, far corner. All seats are good, but the center is better. The hosts of The Ride were funny as they joked and commented on people... More

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GARLAND, TEXAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was such a fun experience. The bus was remarkable with all the technology and the two hosts, Scott and unfortunately I cannot remember the girl's name, but they were just too fun and funny. We got Groupon coupons and that made the cost affordable. This was a great experience - so glad we did it.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Take a big tour bus, remove half the seats. Turn the others sideways so they face giant windows. Add 2 singing tour bus hosts that are really stand-up comics. Give a tour of the biggest sites in NYC, and have the bus stop for performers on the sidewalk. What a winning formula! We saw a jazz duo, a ballerina, several... More

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We did this on our first night in NY when we were a bit travel weary and it was cold and windy. Perfect after an early dinner and we were back to the hotel by 10pm. It was silly and funny and included a bit of NY history and culture. Go prepared to sing a bit and banter with the... More

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