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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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Don't bother with this. You will only waste your money and time. Pointless story Rubbish video (very bad quality) Does not do the Empire State Building justice.

1 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Don't bother with this. You will only waste your money and time. Pointless story Rubbish video (very bad quality) Does not do the Empire State Building justice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We planned I paying the $55 dollars to get the express tickets to go up to the observation deck. We were approached by a skyline employee who said the could sell us tickets for $55 to skip the hour line and get in a 20 minute line. We were excited because that's exactly what we wanted and he said we'd... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Do not buy tickets from these people they completely miss sell the experience and tell you that you get fast passes which is a lie!!!! Steer clear of these con artists!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am absolutely appalled at your staff member PETROS!!!! We were scammed into buying an upgraded ticked which was sold to us as FAST TRACK even though we have NY Passes which enables us to go pretty much to every attraction in New York. He told us it would get us to the observatory deck and all those lies the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Most people have access to 3D these days and this ride isn't..... the motorized car that you sit in makes a LOT of noise and distracts from what you see.... we only did this as it was free with the NY pass but I certainly would not pay the $64 per person for this 15 minute ride....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

How could we take a trip to NYC and not go to the empire state building? The view from the 86th floor was spectacular. However there were way too many people. We were given the option of waiting for the elevator for 20 minutes or take the stairs. There are people that stand outside trying to sell you tickets to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We only did it because we didn't have to pay for it. I would have wanted a refund otherwise. The only good thing about it was Kevin Bacon's voice! They do warn about not going on it with a bad back, I didn't have one before but I did when it finished. Totally pointless and seems like they have missed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you want to go to the observation deck at the Empire State Building I would just go direct there and skip the sky ride which is nothing special - although does have an interesting museum attached.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not a fan! We bought tickets through the New York pass, which in retrospect was perfect as I probably would have felt a bit embittered if I had paid the full fare (42$) for this “attraction”. It feels outdated; the projection on the screen isn’t of good quality resulting into an unclear vision. Movements of the platform are abrupt which,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My friend and I caught a cab to Empire State late last night. As soon as we opened the car door, an employee in a blue shirt had grabbed us and was selling us tickets. She said ticket sales were happening outside to fast track the lines so I looked around and did see dozens of these blue shirt employees... More 

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