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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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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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Amusing bus tour

This is a bus tour with a difference, it's a unconventional bus tour with lots of laughs. Well worth a giving it a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Tayport, United Kingdom

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Bellerose, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a real treat. It is part tourist bus ride through midtown, part theatrical experience, and all fun. Stadium style seating facing the side of the bus - not a bad seat in the house, with two very funny guides, and street adventures ranging from ballet on the fountain at Columbus Circle to a break dancing delivery man. Part... More 

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to try something different, try the Ride!!!! Tickets are a bit pricey, but worth every penny. I won't detail the trip because it will ruin the whole thing, but let me tell you, you won't be disappointed with this adventure! Best $74. I spent!!!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great concept. Words can't do justice to the fun and entertaining way The Ride shows you NYC. Interacting with the crowds and street performers from inside the bus is really cool.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The tour leader did an excellent job of pointing out the very sights of NYC on our 1-1/2 hour tour. The bus with its stadium seating is the best tour bus I have ever been on. This is one everyone should take to help familiarize you with the city.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the highlights of our trip to New York. The host and hostess seemed to really enjoy it too. One thing I would say is don't watch the video before you go! Much more fun to be surprised!

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Very over priced, the bus was nice & comedians were funny. They were 1/2 hour late to start so just droopped that time off our tour to get back on schedule. Also drove around same streets waiting for actors on the street to surprise us. A little information but most just for laughs

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Tayport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a bus tour with a difference, it's a unconventional bus tour with lots of laughs. Well worth a giving it a go, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had the city pass and yes we had to wait in line to get a ticket....it's NYC during travel season get use to it. We loved this rid. I have taken the other bus tours in the city and this by far was so fun. When they take the tours out father I'll he there. The people on our... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

If you are traveling to NYC, you need to go on The Ride. It was an absolute blast ~ high energy and very entertaining. Most of us were up at 1:00 a.m. to catch an early flight into the city. After dinner, we were craving sleep, but this attraction had us hooting and hollering. You have to experience it!!

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I just had the privilege of seeing my oldest turn 13. For her birthday, she wished for a trip to nyc with her friends. After a day of walking and having fun, I dropped this surprise on them...they were very skeptical to say the least ...A BUS ride? Yes...and after we got going...it was great. Kids laughing and engaging with... More 

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Additional Information about The Ride

Address: Address: 234 West 42nd Street, Lobby of Madame Tussauds, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: +1 212-221-0853
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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