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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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Only went because it was free with New York Pass. Dated, poor quality and a complete waste of time. Had already been to top of Empire State but still had to queue again for... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Buckinghamshire
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Telford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Got it with NY pass so went, Got to front of line moved from one room to another until the magic moment. Typical fairground simulator ride, felt if it needed some TLC. Ok ish, better than spending $200 plus on real helicopter ride, young kids loved it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Only went because it was free with New York Pass. Dated, poor quality and a complete waste of time. Had already been to top of Empire State but still had to queue again for security screening, then queue for ticket - one person serving at a concession selling popcorn etc - and then queue some more. Staff unhelpful as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were confronted by these men standing on every corner trying to sell passes for this 'sky ride' multiple times we said no but because we were having trouble finding the entrance we finally stopped and talked to one of them, we told them from the start we just wanted to go to the top we didn't want to do... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Scammed into buying tickets from their reps given false information a complete waste of money the 'free' virtual sky ride the we paid 4 is a complete waste of time. I complained 2 the manager after who was a help as a bag of crap. I was told I would receive an email within 5-7 days which I didn't get... More 

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Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I'm a savvy traveler and was still bamboozled by this outfit. They place slick and charming sidewalk sales people to catch you before you get to the legitimate ESB ticketing office. They say they "work for the building" and promise you an express pass to avoid the lines and then funnel you to a back door that forces you to... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't bother with this attraction at all. The staff inside the building do not have a clue what is going on. We were left queuing for hours! The ride is a joke as well and way past it's time. If that wasn't bad enough once you have been at the top and seen the views you cannot just leave... More 

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Netanya, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I didn't quite knew what it is ("an helicopter ride without the helicopter"), so I bought a ticket. It gave me some ideas for places I can visit, but you can get ideas for free here. Other than that - I'd pass that one. It's not worth your money.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I am only rating this 2 star instead of 1 because we got it free on our New York Pass. It was an absolute waste of time! Its 15mins max and dated! The twin towers are still in it. They say it's a tribute but really it's just lazy. Avoid unless you get it free.

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County Armagh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It is obviously worth visiting the empire estate but do not be talked into the skyride. Do not purchase your tickets outside the building. They will encourage you to buy the package, going to the top of the empire estate and skyride. They say it is a fastpass complete lie. They charge 69 dollars and it cost 29 dolllars inside... More 

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed this attraction, which lasted about 15 minutes. I have to say, I would not have like to lay the full attraction feel which seemed extortionate for the attraction. Enjoyable, but not an attraction I would return to. Quite 'tame' with very little atmosphere.

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