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  • A phenomenon, something to be talked about. - The New York Times

  • The hottest way to see New York! - The Today Show

  • THE RIDE takes full advantage of the natural excitement of New York City. It's eclectic inhabitant and electric atmosphere. - Forbes

  • An adventure. A love letter to both New Yorkers & tourists. - The Star-Ledger

  • An extravaganza spectacle that thrills! - Village Voice

  • A rock star sightseeing bus on steroids. - New York Post

  • Spectacular. Fabulous. Delightful. Recommended. - City Guide

  • Fasten your seat belts and embrace the city. - The New York Times

  • It rocks. It rolls. Surprises around every corner. - USA Todau

  • Ingenious...You haven't seen the city from this panoramic view. It's like watching a movie unfold live. - Daily News

  • Completely innovative. - The Star-Ledger

  • The standard old bus tour has been cleverly reinvented with this multimedia excursion that will delight tourists and New Yorkers alike. - TheaterScene.Net

  • The Tour, on a $1.5 million tour bus with coliseum-style seats that all face one window, offers a new perspective on New York City’s past and present. - The New York Times

  • An all-new immersive experience giving the old-fashioned tourist bus a multimillion-dollar high-tech reboot. - NYC & Company

  • Inside stories and celebrity anecdotes are so plentiful that even native New Yorkers will be impressed. This is sightseeing at its best! - Electronic Link Journey

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Safety Advisory

SAFETY ADVISORY: THE RIDE, THE TOUR & THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE COULD AGGRAVATE CERTAIN HEALTH CONDITIONS. The experience involves motion, sideways seating on the bus, constant starting and stopping, loud music, sounds effects, theatrical and strobe lighting, multiple television screens, and virtual reality moments specifically on THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE. There is also a simulation which involved floor shaking, sudden tilting and jarring actions, in addition to loud sounds and flashing lights. THE RIDE, THE TOUR & THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE are not recommended for guests with motion sickness or dizziness, sensitivity to strobe or other lighting effects, back, neck, or similar physical conditions, heart conditions or high blood pressure, or sensitivity to loud sounds. You are responsible for the use of your best judgements when deciding to experience our products. THE RIDE, THE TOUR & THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE are not wheelchair or handicapped accessible. However, THE RIDE, LLC does try to accommodate passengers of all abilities, when possible. Disabled passengers would need to be able to ascend and descend 4 steps to board and deboard the bus, with assistance from members of their party. For liability reasons, THE RIDE, LLC staff is not allowed to assist, except in emergency. Folding wheelchair storage can be accommodated onboard or at the box office, depending on available space.

Join us this summer for our new live entertainment experience:  "THE RIDE's -Eyes On New York" , at Empire Outlets on Staten Island. A sit down, 60 minute family-friendly experience, that takes you on a journey with live entertainers through the last 12 months in NYC.

Treat you and your family to THE RIDE’s “Eyes on New York” performance that critics call “ astonishing,” “ exciting and spectacular.”  DC Metro Arts Magazine says:  “You will be amazed!"  The show highlights aerialists, ballerinas, contortionist and more for this 60-minute family-fun indoor event at Empire Outlets; New York city’s largest outdoor shopping destination.  

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