- $49 for The Ride: Haunted New York luxury bus tour for one (a $69 value)<p>
The haunted experience—part tour, part show—takes place October 9 through November 2. The Ride’s open-visibility motor coaches take audiences on an interactive journey through the streets of Midtown in search of spooky haunts and members of the undead. Along the way, passengers hear ghost stories and 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.<p>
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.