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New York Skyride

350 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10118 (Manhattan)
212-279-9777
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Ranked #707 of 853 attractions in New York City
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Type: Movie Theaters, Game/ Entertainment Centers
Description: Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building.
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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

Visiting New York as well seasoned travelers, we thought we would never fall for a scam. As soon as we stepped out of the cab at Empire State Building, we were approached by two young men who showed us their ID and claimed to be official representatives of the Empire State Building. They said they could get us VIP entrance... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

What I expected for this high ticket prize was a HD experience with an interesting, exciting flight through NYC. Must have taken the wrong door, because I did not see one sharp picture, the flight was just noisy, few information - all with yesterday's technics. Really a waste of time!

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Lisboa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Kevin Bacon gives the voice to the video trip,but it's so bad and outdated, that there's actually nothing worth paying for this.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The video content of this ride is way out of date. If you have a New York Pass and you are already in the Empire State Building Observation Deck then it's worth stopping off at on your way back down, but I wouldn't suggest you pay for this. It's time to update it from the grainy old movie that must... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There is honestly nothing amazing, great or worth seeing, but having in mind that we had NYC pass, and this attraction didn't cost additional money, we were ok, and just relaxed for 15 minutes ;))

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The interactive ride concept is great – too bad it hasn’t been updated since installed. I was hopeful when Kevin Bacon was used to do the voice-over, but the out-of-date, grainy video did not match the caliber of production I was expecting for NYC – and for the price! This would be a good option if you have kids. The... More

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Nuneaton, warwickshire, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very poor ride that is flogged to death by the crowds of sellers outside. Havering done Disney in the states and universal, I know how good a ride should be. The pre ride show is boring, uninformative and patronising. The ride vehicle takes about 50 people and it shards the hear the commentary over the wine if... More

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Hard to imagine something SO TERRIBLE could be in the iconic Empire State Building. We had the New York Pass (generally a good value) so the NY Skyride cost us nothing extra, but I still wasted 15 minutes of my life on what has to be the worst tourist trap in New York - or the US. STAY AWAY!

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Man, I wish I had seen these reviews before we got "took"! Lured by the promise of avoiding the lines, we thought we were spending $114 for express passes to the top....instead we got held up for an hour first in a sweatbox holding area to go into two "chambers" to see a film of NY attractions (why did they... More

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Wilderness, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our vendor 537 Micharey brazenly lied about our ticket being an express (miss the queues) ticket and that it included going to the 106th floor. We were surrounded by people (witnessed about five) with the same problem and a guard Lorell B confirmed that it happens all the time The companies license should be revoked, Micharey denied lying when we... More

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