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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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Really need to upgrade this attraction. Was jerky movements, sound system was crackly, not high definition picture. Hard to see over people's head in front. Thought it epwould... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Really need to upgrade this attraction. Was jerky movements, sound system was crackly, not high definition picture. Hard to see over people's head in front. Thought it epwould be like Soaring Over California in California Adventure/Disneyland or Fly Over Canada in Vancouver.

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Avoid the side entrance ticket sellers. They mislead you into thinking you are getting Express tickets calling them Fast track. The ride is cheesy and not worth the waste of time!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

1/4 Star (as in one-quarter) Dont even think about paying one hard-earned penny at this TEN minute-long attraction. Horrible. Details will not suffice. Keep on walking.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This attraction felt very out of date and was disappointing. Thankfully, it was included in my NY Pass, so we didn't pay anything extra for it. I was expecting it to feel more like the Disneyland Star Tours. Sadly, the quality of this attraction paled in comparison. Be prepared for sales people outside of the Empire State Building to direct... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We went on the morning of our wedding anniversary to get tickets for that evening. We were approached at the Fifth Avenue entrance by one of the Ticket sellers, who explained if we got the $55 tickets, we could use them anytime, and get the Skyride plus fastrack. We paid our $110 and came back that evening and got through... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The New York SkyRide is a nice idea, it is designed to show you the sights of New York from above with a little humour along the way. Unfortunatley that is where the positives of this attraction end. Built in 1995 the New York SkyRide is now 20 years out of date and fails miserably to keep up with the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Apparently the Empire State Building hired the same people who designed the building when it was first built. It's called Technology ... Use it. Better yet ask the people at Disney how to create an enjoyable simulator experience.

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I a so pleased we got this attraction free with our New York passed as I found the film quality very poor quality and the speed too fast to identify some of the famous sights of the city. I think it's time to put this attraction in the history books - it would have been amazing when it was first... More 

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Halden, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Got this through NY pass, but even the orientations at the start of the "main attraction" were more interesting. The staff was not very enthusiastic. Kevin Bacon read from an uninspiring manuscript. The technical quality of the video was mediocre, but the idea was good.

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Falkenberg, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As we walked passed a side entrance of the Empire State Building, me and my family were approached by a Skyride employee called xy. She convinced us that for 18$ extra we would skip all the queues, watch the Skyride show which he said "was just like a helicopter ride" and get access to the 86th and 102nd floor. I... More 

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Address: Address: 350 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10118
Phone Number: 212-279-9777
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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