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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #141 of 512 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The reviews are all over the map, so hopefully this review provides some clarity. The Ride is a comedy show on wheels. Without giving too much away. there are some street performances. Our two Emcees/Hosts were hilarious and delightful. I guess if you go and are in a bad mood or you hosts aren't funny, maybe a bad review is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

went on this attraction with two teenagers - 15 & 17 - we didn't know what to expect - you sit sideways on a bus - looking out large glass windows - and people on the street can see inside but not hear what is being said - it was hilarious!! some of the humor is on the "adult" side... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A fun way to see New York City , don't expect an information packed tour , just be prepared to have a laugh and a bit of fun with great street entertainment thrown in the mix ,while touring the streets of NY .different and worth the experience

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Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is not a way to see NYC. They show you a few sights of the City, but it is mostly just an hour of fun. The city itself is the interactive show, lots of people waving from the sidewalk. We had 3 different dancers, a saxaphone player and a singer, a funny guy at Times Square perform for us.... More

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California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had the best time on our tour around NYC! Our tour guides kept us laughing and having a great time, while they pointed out landmarks and "tourists" on the street. The Ride is a fun way to tour NYC and make the experience more interactive. We did The Ride on one of our first nights in the city and... More

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I am a native New Yorker and was told this was a blast, so I took a friend from China who had never been to NYC. First of all, do not expect a full tour of the city. It is really all about midtown and the theater district. It is a bit pricey, but we had so much fun! It... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you have never been to NYC before, do not do this tour. It started out as fun, but as the previous reviewer reported, actors were missing, and then after 30 minutes they claimed that "the Ride bus is sick and we have to end the tour". Everyone thought they were joking. There were several people from outside the US... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We went on "The Ride" on the last night of our vacation in New York City... BAD IDEA!!! I fully recommend that you experience The Ride at the beginning of your vacation, furthermore at around dusk. This was an awesome experience, with the tour showing you around some of the little hidden areas of the city that we now wish... More

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Warwick, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I wanted to write and tell you about the experience with the ride. I did a lot of research before booking this for the 4 of us in my party. Watching the video’s I got a good feel for what we would be in for. So my first experience was I got a call saying they moved the time from... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Ride was funny yet informative. Loads of laughs! It's a combination of entertainment and tour. Staff was funny and talented. Good way to see parts of the city.

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