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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 bus ride with a difference

One of the reviews said, don't tell the people you are going with the background to this trip beforehand. That is good advice. The theatre style seats facing a huge window along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We booked this inclusive of our "New York Pass", they say there are only a few tickets available with the pass , BUT A GOOD TIP is if there is no availability, go the the office half an hour before time it leaves as we did, they will let you on if they've not filled the seats with online bookings!... More 

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Pelham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We should have studied this before spending $140 for 2 tickets on this party bus. In an hour and a half, we didn't see more than 20-30 blocks around Time Square. They stopped several times along the way and numerous prearranged dramatic vignettes just popped up.Cheesy and amateur.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the reviews said, don't tell the people you are going with the background to this trip beforehand. That is good advice. The theatre style seats facing a huge window along the entire side of the bus is a great idea. I can't believe it won't be copied elsewhere eg London, LA, SF etc The host is an essential... More 

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Great Meadows, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had a great time with my daughter and our BFF's. The host and hostess were hysterical (Scott and Jackie) Both girls's loved it, they're 12 and us Mom's loved it too!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Without a doubt The Ride is sheer Awesome. I am a budget traveler so it goes without saying that finding entertainment in New York can sometimes make me cringe at the price. The Ride was completely worth every dollar. I had never been on a city tour before but that is definitely the way to do it! The bus was... More 

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Montgomery, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

After reading the reviews we felt we had to go. We had two girls as MC's and they were just OK. They were trying so hard to be funny but just couldn't get people to laugh. At times we were laughing because we felt bad.....We went on a Saturday afternoon and maybe with some alcohol in your system this could... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

You must try this!!! Really funny, entertained, pleasant, great way to travel I know about new York and its iconic places, Pros Although it is expensive 74 usd you can jump in with Explorer pass which includes it Cons few spots, you must book in advance or you will miss it

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife told us we were going on a bus tour of New York , she knew what to expect as she had looked on the Internet , we however did not. If you are reading this review now I would suggest you do the same , don't tel the rest of your party anything as it makes it more... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is more of a show than a tour. The bus goes around Midtown and some information is shared with you. The great part about this would be the show. You sit on a "theater inspired" bus and go around the city discovering surprises along the ride. If you want to have a great time and a good laugh, take... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I ordered Tickets well in advance and reviewed a voucher from newyork.com. Two days before the confirmed date they confirmed for a different time and one day before they changed again and then they canceled. They days later the money is still not returned. They are crooks. Hans Strack-Zimmermann

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The_Ride_NYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this review

We would like to apologize for the inconvenience you experience regarding your booking with NewYork.com. Unfortunately, like anything mechanical, unforeseen issues sometimes occur the same day as our scheduled RIDES. If you are having difficulty contacting NewYork.com to receive your refund, please send an email to marketing@experiencetheride.com so we can reach out to them on your behalf. Once again, our... More 

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