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Address: 234 West 42nd Street, Lobby of Madame Tussauds, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (646) 289-5060
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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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So much fun!

This was unlike any bus tour I have ever taken. It was so interactive and fun. I loved the fun facts and how there were street performers. I know this review will not do he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

tried to use our new York pass that we paid $300 for (ride should be free) We were told that there was only a limited amount of seats available for New York pass holders but if we paid an additional $50 each they could accomodate us. The final straw was that they would not make ANY attempt to put us... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was unlike any bus tour I have ever taken. It was so interactive and fun. I loved the fun facts and how there were street performers. I know this review will not do he experience justice, so try it out for yourself!

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Horley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Loved this experience, very entertaining and hosts were just brilliant. Outside interactive actors were superb as were the faces of the many people who joined and laughed along randomly outside. Downside a bit pricey and you go round same block twice would be nicer to go out a bit further but all in all a brilliant experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This tour is just terrible. Even with tickets at a 40% discount, it was a complete waste of money. Save your money for other attractions in New York

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Thanks for such a wonderful experience. Jackie was a wonderful host and the street acts were just as entertaining. Keep up the good work. Really enjoyed it. All of the family really loved it. (Youngest was 7). Highly recommended - an absolute must.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have been on several different NYC tours, but this is one of the most fun...not just your ride through the city and listen to the guide. Scott and Jack (ie) entertained as the buskers on the street joined the fun in surprising the "Riders" with their performances.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Fantastic way to see the streets of New York, interactive, fun, hosts Scott and Jackie were so entertaining and kept the party going!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I totally loved this tour from start to finish!!! It was amazing go on the evening ride it's the best! Things happen you wouldn't exspect! The coach is amazing g the hosts too, don't want to spoil the surprizes on board GO !!!!!

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Ride is definitely something you do not want to miss while you are visiting New York. We had 2 great hosts, Scott and Jackie. They were funny and everyone was entertained the entire trip. The street entertainers were good. This tour is for all. There were families with small kids, couples, teenagers, and senior citizens. Everyone enjoyed it. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Unique experience, we had no idea what the ride was about until we got on - it was fantastic - good for all ages - kids loved it and so did my mother in law.

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