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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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DO NOT BE FOOLED

We stupidly bought tickets for Empire State Building from a ticket seller outside and it cost us £100 dollars more, the skyride is rubbish and sooo not worth any extra.

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We stupidly bought tickets for Empire State Building from a ticket seller outside and it cost us £100 dollars more, the skyride is rubbish and sooo not worth any extra.

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Raleigh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you paid to get in this ride, Doc Brown has gotten the best of you. The only thing you could wish for is that the DeLorean doesn't reach 88 MPH or that you can get up and get out the door.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a tourist trap par excellence. When you walk towards the Empire State building you will be addressed by Skyride employees who will tell you that the current waiting time to go up the ESB is at least 90 minutes (it is not!) and that they can get you to skip ahead for a surcharge of 5 bucks. What... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to FLorida last year and went on a ride called Soaring at Epcot - we had it in our heads that The New York Skyride would be similar - it wasn't. We waited for ages to get on the ride. When on, there seemed to be a problem and the technology on the screen wasn't working but the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is so bad it's embarrassing, do not even think about going on it. I had an NY pass so it was free, but still wish I hadn't gone on it. It was like something from the 80's that hasn't evolved and I can't imagine was great even in the 80s. What a joke!

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

After reading all the awful reviews we didn't include this in our plans, but since we had the extra time and the NY Pass included it, we decided to give it a try... WOW was it bad, I cannot imagine the disappointment for people who actually pay for it (there was a couple that bought the tickets thinking that was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We purchased a New York City pass that included this attraction. We went prior to going to top of the tower. Glad I did not fork out $84 for the 2 of us. $5 is a realistic price.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife won a pass for two. We were in NYC this past weekend so we went. The best way to describe this thing is garbage and a ripoff. It is not worth $42. It is a film motion ride that wrenched my neck. The hydraulics need to be serviced. The film is somewhat cloudy. It is outdated because James... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Don't bother is what I will say, better view at the top of the rock and easier to get around there. We bought standard tickets prior to going there, we asked a someone in a blue shirt outside how to get in she told us wed have to wait two hours, or upgrade for $6 per person to go on... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Being born in New York no one would believe that I've never been inside the Empire State Building. After 45 yrs. my sister and returned to our place of birth. We did a memory lane trip and did one thing we had never done but to our surprise had more to add to our memory adventure. This Skyride was AMAZING!!!

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