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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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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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A fabulous experience. Good staff with great humour and surprises along the way. Well worth the money and onenof the highlights of our trip. Other reviews cover the content and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
phlipManchester
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Bury, United Kingdom
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Bury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A fabulous experience. Good staff with great humour and surprises along the way. Well worth the money and onenof the highlights of our trip. Other reviews cover the content and we echo many of the reviews. A bit pricey but worth it

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Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a total rip off and very very poor customer service. Exceptionally bad for the States where service is usually a priority. We booked for a 12pm ride. Waited until a bus turned up at 12.15 but were then told that the 12pm didn't exist due to a computer malfunction. Result: a wasted morning in NY when we are... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

On a "girls' getaway" to New York City, my friends and I made a reservation to take a 75-minute trip on "The Ride," a relatively new attraction. The Ride is a large motor coach that has stadium seating facing the sidewalk. The left side of the bus is all windows. The host and hostess on the bus are comedians who... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
72 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I thought it will be a screen but it was just a bus going around new York and two guys saying a comedy informtion about new York building. The journwy was fine but I liked the street shows they arranged it was the beat thing.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

fun, amazing views and fantastic tour guides :D a ton of LOL moments as well! best tour in NYC! This tour is great for the whole family. :D

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Without spoiling any of the surprises along the way , this has to be one of the most entertaining attractions ever! 90 mins of non stop laughing. And a welcome sit down too. The coach is custom made and you sit sideways looking out of the massive picture windows and the glass roof. Fabulously well thought out attraction.....only in America!

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Norfolk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We booked this tour as part of our "New York Pass" and am so glad we did! Tickets are limited so you have to get to the ticket office early in the morning to secure your place. The set up of the bus is excellent. A perfect view from every seat, lots of screens, flashing lights, loud music and lively... More 

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East Meadow, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I recently booked (group booking is $55 vs. $74 regular price) THE RIDE. Although fun, if you are from NYC area this is overpriced as it gives you lots of NYC details that you probably already know. If you're from outside of NYC you probably would enjoy it more. Unique concept - although we felt it was overpriced. The "vignets"... More 

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NYC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

After taking THE TOUR with this company last month, we had to take their other product THE RIDE, so we did it this weekend. The reviews from people that give it 1, 2 , 3 stars and say, "nothing special", tell me any other attraction or experience that matches what this gives you? What were you expecting? This was a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were in NYC for the weekend and unfortunately we had a ton of rain so this was amazing because we were inside the ride which is a double decker looking bus that has 'stadium' style seating. The side and rood of the bus is glass so you can see the buildings really easy. The ride lasted about 90 min... More 

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