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The Ride

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Address: Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: 6462895060
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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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Highlight Attraction of My Visit to the Great City

This is a must attraction! Scott was one of our Guides on this wonderful tour of the city packed with awesome entertainment surprises by very talented artists. I had so much fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Summerville, South Carolina
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Summerville, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must attraction! Scott was one of our Guides on this wonderful tour of the city packed with awesome entertainment surprises by very talented artists. I had so much fun on The Ride that incorporated a historical and attraction fact-filled joy ride. Cheering and applauding at surprise dancers, singers, and saxophone performers, while viewing notable landmarks that dot... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very poor humor, not worth the dollars at all. Didn't cover much ground or find out anything more than the most basic guide book. Performers were pretty initially entertaining and then rather contrived.

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Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What we loved: Facts, Theatrical surprises & interacting with outside city folk. The Ride was clean, well organized and the box office was extremely helpful! What could be improved: Nothing, if you have followed my blog a while I rarely give out no criticism because I think everyone can learn from one another. This was the first time I have... More 

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Matteson, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We chose to take "The Ride" since it was included with the New York pass. Overall, the tour was okay. There are some fun moments and surprises along the way, but we went in circles a few times and did not really see as much of Mahattan as I expected. The guides were great, and so were the performances, but... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were recommended to book The Ride so we took our three kids and had no idea what to expect. Turned out to be the best fun we had in New York, the bus seats are facing out sideways and there are three rows of seats. I don't want to give away the surprises along the way but needless to... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went with an out of town friend on The Ride and although I am in NYC weekly, I loved it. As some of the other reviews say, there is a lot of audience interaction which made me a little uncomfortable at first (I am an introvert and they even got me to sing into the microphone - I think... More 

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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151 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Definitely a bit cheesy, but a fun way to experience the city. Not much of a tour as you only cover a few blocks but the entertainment is good. Be prepared for some audience interaction with the hyper guides.

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Wow Wow Wow, this is such a unique idea and so very well done, my wife and I went on this on our Honeymoon and it is the experience we talk about the most, great value for money very well ran, very funny but informative can't rate this enough. More cities need this attraction!!!

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Antlers, Oklahoma
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a tour bus with one sided total window....as you glide thru the streets of NYC seeing historical buildings, learning historical facts with a witty little twist you will see "people" began to sing and dance on the streets ....an "impromptu" show for those on the bus....the funny part is seeing the real new yorkers act as if the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

I was with 3 kids aged 12, 10 and 7. The Ride was absolutely fantastic and a unique 'only in New York' experience. I cannot recommend it highly enough but don't want to give away what happens to ruin the experience - from the UK and not being paid for this review !

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