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Address: 350 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10118
Phone Number: 212-279-9777
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Description: Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire...
Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building.
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This ride is seriously outdated and boring!! Glad we didn't pay for it as we had a New York pass. Otherwise we'd have been very annoyed!!

1 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Irvinestown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This ride is seriously outdated and boring!! Glad we didn't pay for it as we had a New York pass. Otherwise we'd have been very annoyed!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to Empire State Building to go to the observation deck, however it wasn't a great view that day so we were recommended to get tickets and come back. There was no que for the Sky ride so we thought we would go as it was included in our New York pass (would normally be $42 pp). We we're very... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Thank goodness this is included in the New York pass the venue is not worth the entrance money. The machinery is old and clunky and louder than the volume of the actual experience. The actual film is dated and there seems to be some screen burn. Keep on walking and enjoy the view or spend the extra money to go... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It comes as part of the New York pass. I was quite glad it was part of the pass as it's rather tame, lame and outdated.

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Wellington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not even worth it when it's free. I would be livid if I had to pay for this dirt box of a 'ride'. We got it free with the New York City pass, but by joe, do not willingly hand your cash over to this.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This was absolutely terrible, thank god we got it free on the NewYorkCityPass and didn't pay for this painful 15 minutes... Apparently it is usually $40, you couldn't pay me $40 to sit through this again. Unfortunately we had to line up for 30 minutes to sit in a crowded, smelly room for "the ride" ( a grungy room where... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had the New York pass so it was covered but I would have been disappointed if I had paid out of pocket for this attraction. It was a long wait....didn't really move much and nothing like simulators in Disney soarin etc. screen was blurry and it made me dizzy. Ride was short and not worth what they charge

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not sorry we did this as the kids thought the ride was pretty neat. I thought it was terrible, so outdated. I will say there was a 45 minute wait at the main entrance to get to the top, and once we left the ride there was no wait, other than going through security. From this standpoint I am glad... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I had bought a city pass. When I turned up at the building, I saw the queue was very long and as such wanted to buy a express or fast lane ticket. When I approached the guys wearing blue T-shirts, they offered me a Fast ticket, which was not a fast ticket. It was a ticket to another attraction. This... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It is free with New York Pass. If you really don't have anything better to do and have to kill time, then you can take the NY Skyride in ESB. But it is nothing you would regret not experiencing. It could possibly be interesting for children, but for an adult it does not offer anything special.

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