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Nov 15, 2016
“Fool Me Once...”
Sep 12, 2016
“Good thing this scam is out of business.”
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Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building.
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350 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10118-0110
Midtown
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

Ran into these guys and was sold what we were told was a ticket to the 102nd floor observatory - turns out it wasn't - just to the 86th and the Skyride. Should have known better, seemed too good to be true; was too good...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank healywp
Reviewed September 12, 2016 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...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Matthew J
Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Traceybabeh
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.

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Philip B
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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Adam M
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Avoid the skyride,unless you like to watch a outdated film,A la cinema 180 on a much smaller screen, the visuals and effects are not the best either, I tought it was simmilar to "Soaring"over california at WDW or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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Thor K
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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank maureeshaw
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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Wendy S
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...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Martin T. H
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....More

Date of experience: December 2015
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