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New York Skyride

350 Fifth Ave., New York City, NY 10118 (Manhattan)
212-279-9777
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Ranked #716 of 856 Attractions in New York City
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Type: Movie Theaters, Game/ Entertainment Centers
Description: Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building.
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Hold for this buzz round New York by helicopter. Great for kids and quite a white knuckle ride. Best to complete before you go up the Empire State building.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I really wish I read the review here before heading to ESB. The whole ride was horrible, fake virtual stimulation and annoying narration from Kevin Bacon. I got so dizzy with all the spin and "amateur ride" when the camera angle kept moving up and down non-stop. I felt like this was like a scam since the website display that... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

New York Sky-ride is just a normal ride and not at all worth spending your money on!..even half the money they demand will not be worth ! No fun, no thrill, nothing.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Used our NY Passes to get in for free. Worst "simulated" ride ever. Super jerky, film quality was blurry and Kevin Bacon is annoying. Had to close my eyes for half of it because I thought I was going to be sick. Coming from Vancouver were we have an amazing Fly over Canada Ride, this was nothing in comparison. Don't... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a total RIP-OFF!!! If you just want to visit Empire State Building use regular admission (which was 29 USD per person, 58 USD for couple). We approached ESB from 33rd St, where cheaters from NY Skyride waited for us. They told us that admission to ESB was 50 USD per person and that NY Skyride ticket cost only... More

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Bloomington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I am bit disappointed with this attraction especially it is located in ESB. You don't get any great feeling of NYC and it is just the theme park attraction. Visit it if you have free access with New york pass

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ride was ok to be fare the buying process is a disgrace. I had a ticket to bypass the queue but was very effectively up sold or to be fare totally ripped off buy the sellers out side and ended up paying for a VIP ticket and this ride which I didn't ask for. I was lied to back... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

If I had paid the full price of $42 for this it would have got a one star rating. I enjoyed a couple of the pre ride videos, but the ride itself could not decide what it was. If it is meant to be a fair ground ride - then it was not exciting enough, if it was meant to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Was expecting something amazing as in NYC. the graphics were awful and out of date, the experience felt like a ride with an out of date video recorder moving too quicly resulting in a blurred view...with current day graphics I would have thought this experience could be made to be amazing

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Don't waste your money. This is a poor simulator ride with a screen which appears out of focus for the entire "journey". Enjoy the Empire State Building and pass this by.

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