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$49 for an Interactive Haunted Luxury-Bus Tour from The Ride ($69 Value)

Theater District - Times Square

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In a Nutshell

State-of-the-art motor coach with stadium seating and large windows introduces visitors to New York's spooky haunts

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Valid only for The Haunted New York Ride tour which runs Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. until October 31, 2013. Reservation required at least 48hrs in advance; subject to availability. Same day reservations are sometimes available, but not guaranteed. Not wheelchair accessible. Children under 6 years old are not permitted to ride. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

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>

The Ride

Aboard the motor coach, Anderson Cooper sank lower in his seat, grinning and pulling his hat over his eyes as a friendly rapper called him out by name. But this rapper wasn't on-board the coach. Instead, he was spitting his rhymes from the sidewalk outside, performing for an audience on one of The Ride's interactive New York City tours. Though unique, Mr. Cooper's experience has been shared by hundreds of other famous personalities, tourists, and locals. Floor-to-ceiling windows cover the entire right side and roof of each of The Ride's custom built-motor coaches, breaking the fourth wall as they ensure that not only can passengers view the city, but the city can look back in. Due to their popularity, The Ride's tours have been chronicled by media outlets such as New York Live, Good Morning America, and The Today Show.

As 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. As the bus travels alongside famous buildings and city sidewalks, passengers encounter a range of characters. Some are regular New Yorkers, but others are company performers in disguise. Rappers, dancers, singers, and actors leap from the crowd to entertain their mobile audiences with impromptu live routines, and sometimes pull audience members into the show. Surround-sound stereo, wireless microphones, and external speakers allow audiences to hear the performances from their seats, unlike pedestrians outside, who have to hop on a neighbor's shoulders to get a better view.

The Gist

What some people are buzzing about:


93% of 192 customers recommend

  • “Great thing to do on the first day to see the city before u walk it. ”

  • “I really enjoyed my ride yesterday... It was a very good experience ... But one thing to remember bring with you your groupon printed voucher and be there 10 or 15...”

    “I really enjoyed my ride yesterday... It was a very good experience ... But one thing to remember bring with you your groupon printed voucher and be there 10 or 15 mins ahead of your scheduled ride ... ni food only a bottle of water is allowed ...”

  • “Just enjoy and have fun”

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    Theater District - Times Square

    234 W 42nd St

    New York, NY 10036


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