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The Ride NYC Information

The Ride NYC Info

Ticket Info:
Click the green "Book Now" button to buy tickets through Telecharge now, or
 visit us at THE RIDE Box Office at Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 7pm & 8:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 2pm, 4pm, 7pm, 8:30pm

When to Go:
At night, when the bright lights of Times Square are most radiant!

Age Restriction:
Safety concerns and content exclude children under 6 years of age.

Nearest Transit:
A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, Q, R, 7, and S trains to 42nd Street / Times Square Station. Madame Tussauds is just a half block from the 42nd street and Times Square stop.

The Ride NYC Quick Facts

  • RIDEs fill fast - buy tickets today!
  • THE RIDE Box Office is located at Madame Tussauds at 234 W 42nd St, but THE RIDE NYC actually departs from 42nd St at 8th Ave.
  • THE RIDE Partners with specific NYC retailers and offers you exclusive specials from FunBars, Carmines, Tasti-D-Lite, Chevy’s, and more!

Address:
234 W 42nd St
New York, US



User Average Review

Overall:
5
Location:
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Information:
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Fun Factor:
5

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Jason Bushey

Joined: November 2010

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Overall:
5
Location:
5
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5
Fun Factor:
5

Would recommend to a friend

Date of stay: 08/12

The Ride - A Great Introduction to Midtown NYC

The Ride is the most unique city tour that I've ever had the pleasure of taking. The Ride is like a street show set throughout Midtown Manhattan made especially for you, and all you have to do is kick back from the comfort of a bus and enjoy the (excuse the pun) ride.

I'll start with the bus because I'm sure you're apprehensive. This isn't like touring New York in a Greyhound, or even one of those Double Decker deals. The Ride bus has seats facing the street, with full floor-to-ceiling windows, plus the rood is made of windows, too. So basically, you have a theater view of all of New York. There are also bright lights and TV's scattered throughout the bus that add to the interactive experience of The Ride, and are used to better explain the sights you're seeing in detail. This was an amazing way to take in the city, and went above and beyond my expectations for what The Ride would be.

The tone of The Ride is hilarious. There are two tour guides (hosts, really) on either side of the bus that feed off one another with a bit of an improv comedy show vibe going. They were fantastic and did a great job of keeping the atmosphere of The Ride light without getting too kitschy. (Think 30 Rock humor; smart and irreverant.) Plus, The Ride itself is actually used as a character, talking to the audience and tour guides throughout the show in what I can only assume is a nod to Ghost Rider. Can't say enough great things about the atmosphere inside The Ride.

Finally, there's the show aspect of The Ride. The Ride is equal parts city tour and city show. Every few minutes on this 90-minute tour, The Ride would check in with someone on the streets who was mic'd up so that they were speaking directly into the bus. I didn't see this coming and was so impressed with how they managed to pull it off. I won't give any spoilers away, but I will say the dude in Times Square was hilarious in both of his parts. (There's so much more I want to say about the show aspect of The Ride but, honestly, it wouldn't do it justice; seeing is believing, people!)

Yes, you'll do some tourist-y things on The Ride (as a Red Sox fan I refused to sing "New York, New York"), but that's what vacation is for - to let loose and have a good time. It's OK to act like a tourist on occasion, and The Ride is the perfect setting to do so. The Ride is a whole new twist on what a city cour be, and I would highly recommend this tour, especially if it's your first time in New York. It's great for kids and adults alike, too.

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Features: THE RIDE NYC is a theater on wheels with 49 stadium seats facing out one side of the coach. Floor-to-ceiling and side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the city. The RIDE theater NYC has innovative audio technology extending into the streets and you will see performances around every corner.

Why We Go: We’ve never seen this view of New York City before, and the street performances are out-of-this-world! Part show, part tour; The RIDE tour of NYC gives you a front-row seat to the stage that is midtown Manhattan.

  • A Comprehensive Tour: Drive around the city in a multi-million dollar motor coach with on-board performers who introduce you to New York City – its sights; its history; its culture; and its people! 
  • All the Sights of NYC: From your seat, midtown Manhattan becomes a 4.2-mile stage: New York landmarks and culture come to life as performers highlight sights THE RIDE drives by. Sights you will see include Times Square, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, the Empire State Building, 42nd Street, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Hearst Tower, Columbus Circle and more!
  • The Novelty: The RIDE views of NYC provide a fresh New York City experience, designed for visitors and natives alike.

Inside Knowledge: With THE RIDE’s ability to put you “ON AIR,” you become part of the scene, interacting with everybody on the street – from performers to New Yorkers to tourists, and more! ALSO: Get ready for the subway simulation of your life. (THE RIDE Theater NYC has surround sound system and floor shaker technology that make it possible…)

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Bring Your Camera: The sights are incredible, the performers are both talented and attractive, and you never know whom you’ll see! (THE RIDE Theater NYC is notorious for spotting celebrities…) 
  • Do be Prepared to get Photographed, Tagged, and Tweeted: On THE RIDE, you’re as much a part of the show as the performers! On the 45-feet long, 13-feet high, 8-feet wide motor coach, (the largest vehicle allowed on NYC’s streets), you see the city, and are seen by the city! 
  • Don’t Forget to Check Out THE RIDE’s Specials: THE RIDE had great promos, group discounts, and corporate options! See the website for more information by clicking our green "Book Now" button!
  • Don’t Forget YouTube: Check out THE RIDE’s YouTube page to get a feel for what this NYC tour is truly all about!