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Address: 350 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10118
Phone Number: 212-279-9777
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Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the...

Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building.

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Scam-Scam-Scam... Do not buy tickets from NY Skyride

On November 25, 2015 my girlfriend and I were approached multiple times by NY Skyride street hustlers on our way to The Empire State Building. Finally at the corner across from... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On November 25, 2015 my girlfriend and I were approached multiple times by NY Skyride street hustlers on our way to The Empire State Building. Finally at the corner across from the building we talked to one of them about going to the top. He told us if we bought from him we would be escorted up to the top... More 

Thank Steve A
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I got this for "free" via the NY Pass and would have been devastated if I had to have paid for it. Waiting in line for this, I got the feeling that I'd been had, but luckily it was only about 30 minutes of my time in total that was wasted. I felt bad for the people who had actually... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got this with our New York pass so said we would try it. It was opened in 1995 and nothing has changed graphics terrible not fun or educational. Staff are in experienced and in not interested in anyway if there was a problem the staff would be first to leave herd you like cattle with no words. Don't waste... More 

Thank Alan P
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many other unsuspecting tourists, we were scammed into buying "combo" tickets for this and the 86th observatory. Our key mistake was going in the 33rd Street entrance to ESB instead of 34th street. Lots of vague, double talking and before you know it you have wasted money for the "Sky ride."

Thank jsf1963
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Out dated simulator ride inside the Empire State, fortunately we had New York passes so did not cost us anything except time, would have been outraged if we would have had to pay for it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know what this is and they told me a flight simulator. Luckily I had got new york pass so it was free of charge. When we got in, that was a big room with people standing and looking an old video. That was in the empire state building. Not worth the time and your money.

Thank Periklis X
Fremont, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Skyride is exactly the opposite of what it is hyped up to be. It is neither worth your time nor your money so just ignore it. We saw over 15 attractions in NYC and this is one which was quite boring. Not counting the 30 minute wait to get the ride. If you have been to Universal's California Dreaming then... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We read the bad reviews on tripadvisor. But on a rainy day we had not much to do and the view from the Emire State Building was not good. In stead of visiting the top op the ESB, we chose this attraction. DON'T!!! You lose time, you'l feel sick afterwards, ... DON'T!! Only good thing: nice friendly staff.

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Prince Albert, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quintessential NYC hype. "Click, bait and switch" done to perfection. Shiny marble entrance. Doorman in uniform with plastic ID. Ah, this must be the one and only Empire State Building! By the time you been (literally) hustled through the entry and admission area, you start to wonder what happened. Then the "Skyride" - an outdated "ride" that might have been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on the New York skyride but we were not really intending too. After a long day out, we decided after dinner to do the Empire State Building. As we approached the front, we were pounced on by ticket sellers stating they were official Empire State Building ticket sellers and we could buy tickets from them. Before we came... More 

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