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The RIDE: AN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!

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New York, United States
The RIDE: AN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!

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icon1 hour 15 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

New York City is famous for its Broadway musicals and world-class entertainment, and this interactive bus tour brings the magic of Broadway to you. Experience the energy that powers New York City with the traveling theater that drives discovery! Explore a whole new side of NYC with THE RIDE Experience. Our custom-designed, multimillion-dollar bus is perfect for people-watching, but the entertainment doesn’t stop there. The streets come alive during this uproarious one-of-a-kind theatrical adventure, and you have the best seat in the house. Take a bite out of The Big Apple with our two hilarious Hosts onboard and enjoy surprise performances during this unique 75-min show traveling through and the heart of NYC, Times Square! When the streets are the stage, anything is possible. Sit back and enjoy THE RIDE as this entertainment spectacle unfolds right before your very eyes.
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259 W 42nd St , 259 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Meet our Customer Care Team at 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in front of Five Guys Burger Restaurant. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your departure time.

This activity will end right where it started.
Enjoy a front row seat to the best of New York City on THE RIDE, a thrill-a-minute bus ride that takes you throughout Midtown Manhattan and brings the city's history to life using interactive features and actors.

Sit in the stadium-style seating and be dazzled by the lights and TV monitors of this traveling theater as you immerse yourself in the action. The roughly 4.5-mile (7-kilometer) voyage through Midtown Manhattan entertains, educates, and creates lasting memories of your visit to New York City. 

Along the way, pass iconic spots including including Broadway, 5th Avenue, Central Park, and Times Square.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Times Square
Central area in NYC that has many shops, restaurants, offices and flashing billboards
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.
  • Minimum age is 6 years. Children under 6 years of age will NOT be permitted on the bus.
  • Food and drink are prohibited on THE RIDE.
  • There is no restroom on the bus. Please make sure to use the restroom before boarding. There is no access to a restroom during THE RIDE.
  • THE RIDE is not wheelchair accessible and you will need to ascend stairs to enter and exit.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • THE RIDE does not travel at high speeds. However, the bus features side-seating so guests are facing sideways as we travel through New York City, so you can expect some repetitive starting and stopping that may affect some patrons.
  • All Guests must be fully COVID vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding the bus. Proof can be a photocopy or image of their COVID vaccination card. All Guests must continue to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while onboard.
  • Not recommended for travelers prone to motion sickness.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Ride, Inc.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The RIDE: AN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The RIDE: AN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The RIDE: AN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The RIDE: AN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!.

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star-5
Wonderful tour of Times Square and theater in the streets.
Carolyn_D
, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience! Especially for my grandchildren (teenagers) that have grown up in Hawaii and to see a big city other than Honolulu. The guides were fantastic and fun.
star-4
Better than I expected
Mark_M
, Jul 2022
This was booked more for my wife than me as this isn’t my sort of thing. However it was Better than I expected
star-1
Terrible Experience
Stephanie_H
, May 2022
We did t appreciate the poking fun of Jesus (Chrysler building and Pret a Manger). I challenge the company to also publicly make fun of Islam, Judaism and Buddhism also, if this is acceptable. The on-board entertainers were obnoxious. The performers outside of the bus were excellent. I was really disheartened by the experience with my young adult son, who was already questioning his Christianity before the bus ride. Bus ride certainly didn’t help. Will never recommend to friends, family.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Surprising
David_B
, Apr 2022
Unbelievably fun the two hosts were amazing and very talented. Great for friends or family with kids. You’re gonna get a lot of laughs maybe a little short on the actual sightseeing or history but they do blend in a fair amount. All in all really fun great experience would recommend highly. Now my 10-year-old daughter’s review… it was funny and we say lots of stuff stuff and they had acting parts and lots of cool stuff…overall a five out of five!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Loud and interactive
Colin_P
, Aug 2019
I'm not the target demographic for this tour. The tour operators have a patter for the entire duration of the trip, they are always saying *something* trying to keep you entertained. They're very good, they did well, but at times it was a bit too much - too cheesy, too loud, too much crowd participation. But it is very good and I'd recommend it to anyone who visits New York.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing from start to finish
Lee_M
, Jun 2019
This was the most amazing experience and would totally recommend it to everyone. I can’t rave about this enough. You won’t regret it !!
star-2
Save Yourself It's Too Late for Us
Alice_N
, Dec 2018
Extremely Overpriced! The "entertainers" on the bus were very annoying and not funny. We preferred to hear more history and information on landmarks and Christmas light tour but they focused on themselves and not funny jokes. It was very disappointing to pay that much money to be miserable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I took my 15 year old great...
Sharon R
, Sep 2018
I took my 15 year old great granddaughter and we both enjoyed the ride.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
The Ride
Mark_L
, Jul 2018
We arrived early to be first in line to get a good seat. Instead we were ushered to the end of the back row behind the guy doing the talking and couldn't see very well at all. would have been better off to be late and at the back of the line. The
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Missed it after all my fussing with...
Caz
, Apr 2018
Missed it after all my fussing with Grayline... New York City people are not helpful...
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-2
This was entertaining and a little...
Kenneth_T
, Apr 2018
This was entertaining and a little informative. Wouldn't really recommend it unless someone was really looking for something to do that would kill some time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This was so much fun!!! The guides were...
suzanne s
, Mar 2018
This was so much fun!!! The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience.
star-5
This is an absolute must...
Michael C
, Feb 2018
This is an absolute must. Entertainment was great. The lights of the city at night are beautiful while you enjoy it in incredible accommodations. This is a fun experience you will always remember
star-2
Not what I was expecting. For those...
Marie_T
, Feb 2018
Not what I was expecting. For those that have been to New York before - I wouldn’t waste my money. You will have seen and heard most of what you get on the ride. If you are a first timer in nyc you might enjoy it. Very over rated!
star-2
Basically the weather was too cold to...
Diana Ashley K
, Jan 2018
Basically the weather was too cold to enjoy anything
star-5
The Ride is truly the most original...
Jason W
, Dec 2017
The Ride is truly the most original and surprising tour I have ever been on. I truly loved it. Mixing the old tour bus experience with comedy and performance - the Ride was honestly my highlight of my trip. I don't want to spoil it for anyone but what makes the Ride unique are the street performers who appear throughout your ride - ranging from dancers to rappers - all are very talented individuals. But the host is what makes the experience and our host was hilarious, she was very confident and quick witted and she help everyone relax and enjoy themselves - I'm sorry but I can remember her name: Lastly, I went on a number of tours during my visit and I think the Ride was the first one that I would happily do again - it was just so much fun!
star-3
This was something different and fun...
lesley
, Dec 2017
This was something different and fun for the festive period but not quite as expected An hour delay in the trip starting with no notice was disappointing.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
What a great show We highly...
erwinghernandez
, Nov 2017
What a great show We highly recommended. We have 8 years old twin girls and they had a blast.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We loved The Ride! Very entertaining...
Marcella S
, Sep 2017
We loved The Ride! Very entertaining way to see the uptown area of NYC! Scott kept us laughing and the on street entertainment was great!
star-5
Fab tour ,Scott and Jackie were...
Michelle S
, Sep 2017
Fab tour ,Scott and Jackie were amazing friendly funny guides ,would highly recommend this tour ,

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