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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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Buy direct from Empire State Building, stay away from NY Skyride

The Skyline NY street ticket hawkers misrepresent their company. They act like they are the official Empire State Building tour company, and sell their tickets by telling you... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Skyline NY street ticket hawkers misrepresent their company. They act like they are the official Empire State Building tour company, and sell their tickets by telling you that you will be passing the long lines (we were told there was a 90 minute wait which was just not true) and take you to the secret "back entrance", when it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I don't use Trip Advisor to bad mouth hotels and tours but I had to get on here to warn people about this attraction. It is terribly out dated and just weird...even for Kevin Bacon...weird. We can laugh it off due to the fact it was a part of our NYC Pass, but if you had paid $42/person it would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a huge waste of money. I'm glad I had a fast pass so I didn't stand in line for and hour. Outdated...grainy images...the ride was squeaky and loud. I was expecting something much different. I did not read the tripadvisor reviews before...wish I would have.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We went on this thinking it would be really great but the ride itself was so jerky and mechanical it felt like a bad fairground ride. The sights were ok but nothing spectacular in comparison with the Empire State Building. Als if you have a bad back DO NOT go on this ride. Mine now hurts, and even though we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

In a country that offers world-beating theme parks and attractions, this has to be one of the worst that America has to offer. Our large group of 10 purchased an excellent New York Pass and so tickets for the Skyride were included. We're so pleased we didn't pay for this! Considering the technology that's out there (think Harry Potter at... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We only did this because we had the NY Pass and it was included. Had I paid for it, I would have been very unhappy. They warn you that they keep the twin towers as part of the attraction out of respect for 911, but I think the truth is that they haven't spent a penny to update any part... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

As a friend and I hopped out the front of the taxi at the Empire State Building we were approached by a saleswoman for the Skyride. She sold us a ticket to the Skyline and 86th floor for $49 per person ($98). She ran my credit card through the machine and gave me my receipt. Checking on my account the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited empire state building with friends during christmas 2014. The queue was like never ending .As we had other places to visit too, we paid extra per head tickets like 70$ and were told that it would not take more than 15 mints. We very soon realised that we had to wait atleast 90 mints to finally see the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Don't waste your money on this. It's lucky we had a new york pass so it was free but i feel for the people that paid for this ride ($65). It is so outdated it is not funny. The ride itself moans and creaks because it is that old! Avoid like the plague until they update it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had this "attraction" in my NY Pass. It's just a movie with a simulation of a trip around NY on a sort of aircraft. The "cool" thing should be that the seats move with the movie, something that was maybe cool in the 90's. And in fact the movie is really from the 90's (first time shown in '95)... More 

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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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