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New York Skyride

350 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10118 (Manhattan)
212-279-9777
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Ranked #727 of 863 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I went as it was included in the New York pass. Please skip it even if its included for free, as its quite bad and just a waste of time. The visual quality is bad, the movement worse.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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255 reviews 255 reviews
52 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Scam. Rip off. Flim flam. Empire state bldg should be embarrassed. Do NOT Do this!!!! Run. Run. Run. Run

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Monument, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We took advantage of our NY Pass and did this excursion while visting the Empire State Building. Sounded like a terrific idea, especially as we had done a similar one in Disneyland's 'California Soarin,' which was most enjoyable. BIG, BIG mistake folks unless you really enjoy geting jerked around and made sick. And if you do, you can do that... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

As this attraction was included with the New York Pass, we decided to try it out. The best part for us was the start before you enter the ride, where you're watching a TV programme about the sights of New York, something we found very interesting. The ride itself was nauseating. The movement of the ride was so loud it... More

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have never seen a more overpriced attraction than this. We only went there because we have the New York pass. The maximum price for this is 5$, whereas they charge 42$. It lasts for some 7-8 minutes and is no more than a 4D shortfilm made before the year 2000. Avoid this attraction!!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

PLEASE don't pay for this "attraction" on it's own! We went on this "ride" only because it came included with the New York Pass. Had I paid for this out-of-pocket, I might have had a meltdown after getting off this shockingly bad waste of time and money. The only reason I didn't rate it lower is because my 9-year-old laughed... More

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Anywhere near the Empire State Building the reps are ready and waiting convincing you that there is a 90 minute wait and they can fast track you in for an extra $10 more on top of the admission fee. You pay and direct you to a side entrance where you go upstairs and wait and wait and wait to see... More

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My 2nd time at The Empire State Building and wow its certainly got more expensive! $128.00 including a sky ride and that was with discount! And don't bother with the $22 photo they offer you! Anyway we went on a day that wasn't the best of weather but it didn't stop us seeing the views of the City. However my... More

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Worthing
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

the last time I did the ESB was in '97 and I don't remember it being like this at all. To begin with we were approached by someone from something called NYC Skyride, which apparently operates out of the building and offers a 'premium' experience. They claim their ticket is better value than that offered inside and try quite aggressively... More

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Canning Vale W.Aust
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I wished I checked other reviews before taking this opportunity with the New York pass. $42 ea. never get back one hour of my life. They should be ashamed to sell these tickets.

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