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The Ride

Departs from 8th Ave & W 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
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Ranked #153 of 526 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We've been on "The Ride" twice in the past 5 years(?) and looking forward to going again in the next few months. Go with a group, the more the merrier! These folks work very hard to make it an hour of belly laughs and a history lesson combined. Go! Just do it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Get ready to laugh, dance and wave your hands in the air! Not your typical tour bus at all! From the moment we sat down in stadium seating we were entertained by the hosts. Don't want to give away too many details but you will learn fun facts about the city, see some amazing performances, and have the world before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was by far the most fun we have ever had on a tour bus of a city! We laughed, we danced, we sang, we saw most sights in the city that we wanted to see, learned about some history of the city and then we danced, sang and laughed some more! Love love loved it, can't wait to do... More

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KENT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Brilliant idea away from the norm of sightseeing, as only so much one can see on a bus. Laughter from the moment you were seated on the bus (3 rows of seats lengthwise). Two girls Julie and Jackie gave you a running commentary and bounced off one another with the jokes. The Ride stopped at the roadside for you to... More

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Loved The Ride! Jackie and Scott were super funny and made it an enjoyable experience. Riders get to see the city sights and learn some interesting facts and history in the process. The Ride is an interactive experience so be prepared to crack jokes with the hosts, answer trivia questions, or even do a little karaoke! It's all part of... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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

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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