THE BEST WAY TO SEE NYC
“EXPERIENCE THE RIDE. More than a show and more than a tour, THE RIDE takes audience members on a nonstop entertainment experience through midtown Manhattan. Acting as the city’s only moving theater, with stadium seating and floor-to-ceiling glass, every audience member has front-row seats, as the streets of New York become a stage. With performances around every corner, audience members are left guessing who’s a part of the show and who’s just along for THE RIDE.”
-Our Town Downtown
Best of Manhattan Issue
THE RIDE SPIKES TOURISM IN NYC
“It wasn’t your imagination, New York City really was more crowded last year. A new report shows 50.5 million tourists visited the Big Apple last year, 300,000 more than Mayor Bloomberg expected. NYC & Company attributed the rise to the ‘unseasonably warm weather during the last two weeks of the year,’ but a deeply embedded source told us that the spike has everything to do with THE RIDE, a bus tour that takes everything that makes New York, New York, and kicks it into overdrive.”
–Brett Smiley, New York Magazine
Part NYC Tour
Part BROADWAY Show
Total AWARD-WINNING Entertainment
SWEET SIXTEEN PARTY CENTRAL
SHOPPERS, STUDENTS, SENIORS, JUNIORS, GROUPS,
CORPORATE HOLIDAY PARTIES, BRIDAL CELEBRATIONS,
NEW YORK NATIVES, VISITING ROYALTY
GUESTS FROM OTHER LANDS
SWEET SIXTEEN PARTIES
After 3,000 performances, 75,000 Riders and pages of rave reviews THE RIDE has now been elevated to the Mount Olympus of audience demographics.
Group Sales Director, NICHOLAS FOSTER, has suddenly been inundated with Travel Agents and Group Leaders booking SWEET SIXTEEN PARTIES.
The SWEET SIXTEEN PARTIES range anywhere from 20 to 30 revelers who mean business.
Mr. Foster’s staff is trying valiantly to keep up with the requests.
No worries. They’ll acclimate. The Beatles did.
ABOUT THE RIDE
Los Angels hosts The Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. Leavesden, England just opened Warner Brothers’ The Making of Harry Potter Tour. New York City owns THE RIDE, which has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents’ offices all over the country. The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE’S original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its own actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of the standing ovations and group euphoria that results at the end of each RIDE.
THE BRAGGING RIGHTS
THE RIDE has played twenty-eight months of sold-out, multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art, electronically interactive tours of the Midtown Area of the Greatest City in the World. Over 75,000 very happy customers have supported the 4.2-mile journey that has been termed “a Passport to New York City.”
THE CELEBRATED MOTOR COACHES
There are four of them. Together they make up New York’s spectacular fleet of traveling theatres created for group exhilaration and audience participation. An audience, which in this case, happens to be the hundreds of people on the streets of mid-town Manhattan. THE RIDE was inaugurated on OCTOBER 11, 2010 to across-the-board critical acclaim. On May 3, 2012 CEO/President Richard Humphrey launched THE RIDE’S Second Season with the introduction of THE Fazzino RIDE, several new motor coaches, a new cast, new themes, new management and a new Box Office located at Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street in Times Square. More across-the-board critical acclaim. More added performances.
The motor coaches are events in their own right.
They are specifically designed theatrical vehicles; the tallest allowed by federal law, fitted with stadium-style seating that orients the 49 fortunate participants sideways so as to look through the massive windows that deliver New York as the most successful Broadway show on earth. These multi-million dollar coaches are equipped with surround sound, 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens. They are, in essence, rolling state-of-the-art theatres that introduce their travelling audiences to an interactive experience that only the most interactive city in the western hemisphere could deliver. Each motor coach’s external speakers and lighting allow riders and on-board performers to interact with THE RIDE’S street performers as well as anyone else they pass on the street.
THE RIDE is an EVENT whether you are on the bus or on the street. But it’s better on the bus.
THE BOX OFFICE:
Located on 42nd Street between Broadway & Eighth Avenue. Directly beside Madame Tussauds.
RESERVATIONS: Ovation Tix 866-811-4111
GROUPS: 212-244-2551 (X155)