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New York Skyride

Address: 350 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10118 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212-279-9777
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Ranked #663 of 808 Activities in New York City
Type: Movie Theaters, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Amusement
Owner description: Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Game/ Entertainment Centers, Amusement
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building.
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Falkirk, Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We only did this as we were visiting the Empire State Building anyway and it was included in our New York Pass. If I had paid $126 for myself and my two teenagers I would have been furious at being ripped off! Easily the worst thing to do whilst in New York. I think it's time that the Operators of... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Fun but hardly worth the money. I would rather have spent my money elsewhere. Save yourself the overpriced ticket and do something else. New York attractions are getting way too expensive. I won't be returning to Skyride.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We booked the helicopter simulator as part of a package that included a bus tour of New York and boat tour to the statue of liberty (both of which were good). However, the helicopter simulator was absolutely appalling. It is uses an poor quality video with a really poor storyline and production that just gets worse with every minute. Even... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Absolutely waste of time and money. Supposedly you get an amazing virtual trip to the top attractions of NYC. But what you get are long commercial advertisments for other sights and then a short ride in an out of date 4D-room. The video itself features a kind of star trek (I think) animation where you will be sitting inside of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Do NOT buy from these guys!! We said we wanted tickets to the 86 and 102 floor and did NOT want to go on the ride. The guy pulled out his smart phone opened the empire state build website showed us the ticket prices and said he would throw in the skyride for free. We again stated what we wanted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Don't fall for this. Be sure to get an express pass from the actual Empire State observatory. This was the biggest ripoff and targets tourists. Basically I paid $56 for a $29 pass, still waited in line and had to sit thru the worst "simulated" ride over NYC that almost made me puke. Don't let these scammers get to you.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Salespeople outside the Empire State Building bill this as "a way to skip the queues" outside... and we were actually told that it was an express pass. In fact, it just allows you to go in a different door with perhaps a slightly shorter line, but we still ended up waiting for almost 2 hours to get to the top.... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Live and learn...We purchased the wrong pass on the street. It was called "fast track". That's funny!!!! Get the express pass. We were in line after line and even waited to get on this ridiculous ride called the SkyRide. Don't do it!!!! It look us around +/- three hours to get outta there. The view was great but we were... More 

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Boston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went to NYC with our three kids. I had bought tickets ($29.00 for adults and $23.00 for children - crazy expensive) to the 86th floor online. Once we arrived, there was mass confusion. There are employees there dressed in uniforms asking people if "you have tickets". Once I replied yes, they ask if you have the "basic" ticket or... More 

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Terang, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I was sold a ticket by the men standing out the front of the Empire State Building, he told me I was purchasing a $29 ticket, he ended up putting $78 through on my credit card, afterwards he claimed he couldn't give refunds. The ride was shocking, very boring and outdated. We also ended up waiting in line longer than... More 

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