$52 for an Interactive Entertainment Experience on "The Ride" ($74 Value)

The Ride

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State-of-the-art motor coach with stadium seating and large windows lets visitors interact with street performers on 4.2-mile Midtown tour

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Reservation required 48hrs in advance; subject to availability. Not wheelchair accessible. Must be 6 or older to ride. Must provide barcode number for each person during reservation. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$52 for “The Ride”, a moving theater tour for one ($74 Value)

Departing from the northeast corner of West 42nd Street and 8th Ave, in front of Chevy’s Mexican restaurant, The Ride’s open-visiblity motor coaches take audiences on an interactive journey through the streets of Midtown. Along the way, passengers meet street performers—rappers, Broadway singers, and dancers—as well as scores of regular New Yorkers. A PA system allows audiences to communicate directly with those outside, and internal speakers bring the sounds of the performers and the street inside. See the complete tour schedule here.

The Ride

Each motor coach embarks on its tour through 4.2 miles of Midtown, guides encourage group participation with song, dance, and question-and-answer sessions, much like any good meeting with a tax accountant. With the aid of 40 plasma monitors displaying images and historical information, they also divulge facts about landmarks such as Central Park, 42nd Street, and Grand Central Station. At times, rappers, dancers, singers, and actors leap from the crowd to entertain their mobile audiences with impromptu routines, and sometimes pull audience members into the show.

Launching in mid-March, 2017, The Downtown Experience will be a multi-media historical adventure with a Storyteller’s live narration exploring the birthplace neighborhoods of the world’s greatest city. Featuring some of The Ride's signature performance interludes, and enhanced with the advanced technology of partner Timelooper, The Downtown Experience will be highlighted by the magic of 6 virtual reality visualizations and include such moments as on location time travel back to the inauguration of George Washington in 1789.

Customer Reviews

Very interactive and the hosts made it so much fun. Not your average tour
Naila W. · March 3, 2017
The host and hostess are true comedians,the street performers very entertaining plus there is history and NYC facts to learn. Great experience
Debbie M. · September 19, 2016
Worth every penny and really fun
Meir D. · August 22, 2016
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    The Ride

    Inside the Gift Shop 584 8th Avenue (Between 38th and 39th Streets)

    New York, NY 10018

    +12122210853

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