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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #151 of 523 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Bought the tickets at the counter with my 15 month old baby. When we got on the bus, and sat down. We got removed from the bus as babies are not allowed due to their policy. Should have mentioned earliar when we bought the ticket.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Wasn't too sure what to expect with this non-traditional type bus tour, but it ended up being a total blast. The crew totally makes this tour. They are very funny, entertaining, and interactive. There are some "surprises" along the way that are sure to impress. The only reason this is not a five star review is I think the fun... More

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Marion, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This was excellent entertainment for our late evening "tour". The performance by the two male commentators was excellent and "The Ride" itself was fun and entertaining! Highly recommended when in New York!

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WGRI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We loved it. It was fun, live and different. Don't take this ride if you're looking for a serious tour. You can interact with people on the street (kind of like a flash mob - people walking by that suddenly dance and sing for you on the sidewalk). Highlight is a ballet at Columbus Circle. And you DO also get... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's like being in a fish bowl all over the city. Stadium seating in a bus that allows you to view the city as you go by and for people to view you. The looks on the faces when they know you can see them and vice versa are great.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Tacky and awful. The best that can be said is that the people were nice, but as a tour.......forget it! As entertainment......forget it! Save your money and go on a real tour and then go to TKTS and buy tickets to some good entertainment!

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Sand Springs, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have been on numerous NYC tour buses but this is very different. Don't take this bus to get a comprehensive tour of the city. It covers a small area around Times Square and throws out a few facts about the area. Take this tour to be entertained. All passengers on the bus are facing one side. As the bus... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My friend wanted to do something "touristy" for her birthday and so, after finding discounted tickets, we decided on "The Ride". I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the fun we had. Sure, some of the New York City "facts" the hosts throw around aren't always fact, but it doesn't distract from the uniqueness of the tour. I... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My Mom and I were spending the day in NYC for her birthday. It was a last minute decision to Experience the Ride because we found a discount, so we thought it sounded good. From the moment we got on the bus, the two hosts were nonstop chattering. Usually, I'm pretty easy to entertain, but wasn't finding alot of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Brought my two boys to NY for the first time. Even though they were only 6 and 7 years old they enjoyed the humour and were included in the fun on the Ride! It was a great addition to our trip and would recommend it to anyone with kids and adults knowing very little about the time square area.

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