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Address: 350 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Phone Number: 212-279-9777
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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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Good thing this scam is out of business.

Lying hustling salesmen, most are probably fresh out on parole and tell you lies to sell you a ticket to a retarded moving platform with a video from 1995. Got my money back after... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lying hustling salesmen, most are probably fresh out on parole and tell you lies to sell you a ticket to a retarded moving platform with a video from 1995. Got my money back after I called the home office and complained relentlessly. The owners of the Empire State Building finally kicked them out. Garbage.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Visited March 20th 2016 with tickets purchased online, only to be told the Skyride is no longer open!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

We got scammed by the guys in blue jackets outside Empire state building, we paid 98 usd for two adults. He had already charged 98 usd and would not give us the money back, although the price should be 64 usd. Piece of s**t company.

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2 Thank Philip B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

We went to the sky ride as it was on our New York City pass and we were already at the Empire State Building anyway. I was quite looking forward to it as something a bit different. Well, even if you have it for free do not waste your time. This is extremely outdated, I'd suggest the recording is over... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Avoid the skyride,unless you like to watch a outdated film,A la cinema 180 on a much smaller screen, the visuals and effects are not the best either, I tought it was simmilar to "Soaring"over california at WDW or DHS CA,But was I wrong. Its just not worth spending your money on it unless you allready have bought a full pass... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

The queue to the security check-in was very long (estimated waiting time up to 3 hours), so we decided to upgrade our tickets in order to skip the lines. When we upgraded for 42 USD each ticket, no one has informed us that the upgrade a terrible visit to the Skyride (nightmare!!!!!, both my friend and I had motion sickness... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The observation deck is great once you finally get there. We used our New York pass and nowhere could we jump the queues. We thought we'd do the 'ride' which was a lame 4D ride narrated by Kevin Bacon. Don't bother. The staff were unenthusiastic and hell bent on selling us the overpriced map. Don't need it. Had to walk... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

AVOID AVOID AVOID - Don't buy a ticket from any street seller in blue uniform claiming to be an official ESB employee - they are not, like us you'll end up getting ripped off to the cost of 128 DOLLARS FOR 2 TICKETS!!, an upgraded 'line pass' for a queue that didn't exist, an outdated promo film and a 'ride'... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We were short of time and agreed to the "VIP priority service" offered by Skyride sales people operating around the queues for the official ESB tickets. We were told the premium would be $3 per ticket. The premium was in fact over $30 a ticket. For this we got to queue about an hour for a very dated audiovisual presentation... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited around 6pm and there was a queue formed outside. We approached one of the sky ride staff to see if we could purchase a fast track pass. The guy said he could do this for us for $128 dollars total and as we had our 15 month baby with us we agreed and handed over the money. We... More 

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