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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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This is a fun and entertaining way to start your trip to NYC!

I wouldn't have done The Ride if my son wasn't doing it as part of his school trip. My friend and I met up with them for the night. I wasn't expecting a lot and really didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Houston, TX
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Texarkana, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had the best time...don't want to spoil it for anyone, but "Do It" you will totally enjoy this sightseeing tour via the big, sideways bus. Lots of surprises!!! Laughed, and laughed, and waved a lot!!! Greatest thing to do in NYC.

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Houston, TX
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't have done The Ride if my son wasn't doing it as part of his school trip. My friend and I met up with them for the night. I wasn't expecting a lot and really didn't want to go. However, I am glad that I did. The entire experience is lots of fun. The actors who guide the tour... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As per the guide in out attraction pass book, we went to the ticket office early in the morning to get tickets. We waited over half an hour for our tickets, when there was about 6 people in front of us! We seemed to go round in circles on the bus, and it stopped 3 or 4 times where entertainers... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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