The Ride Experience New York

Experience NYC Like Never Before During an Interactive Entertainment Experience

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About This Experience

General Information hide

Discover New York City from a new perspective during this 75 minute moving Manhattan performance. During this urban adventure, you will hop on board THE RIDE, NYC's tallest multimillion dollar moving stage.

The fun begins when you are greeted aboard the luxury bus by two funny and knowledgeable Guides who are waiting to show you how all of the City is truly a stage during this unique experience gift; and, with panoramic windows and stadium seating there isn’t a bad seat onboard. Throughout THE RIDE your Guides are there to regale you with tales of the Manhattan - but they’re not the only entertainment in store. As you travel around New York in style, the City’s most famous sights and landmarks become the backdrop for jaw-dropping live entertainment. Trust us; you’ll enjoy the reaction of the unsuspecting passersby almost as much as the show itself! It’s Manhattan’s most energetic, interactive, and totally unexpected performance.

So whether you’re looking for an theatrical adventure, a unique gift or for the perfect date night in New York, THE RIDE is truly the ticket!

Where It's Located hide

  • New York, New York

Who Is Included hide

The Ride Experience New York Experience Gifts Certificate is valid for one participant, unless additional participants are added onto the certificate. There will be additional participants on the bus.

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

When It Is Offered hide

THE RIDE is offered up to seven days a week year-round, subject to availability. Tours depart between 12:00 PM and 9:15 PM.

How Long Is It hide

THE RIDE Tours are 75 minutes and the experience has total duration of approximately 1¾ hours.

Weather hide

THE RIDE Experience takes place in all weather conditions; except for blizzards or hurricanes.

What To Wear hide

Dress comfortably, layers are recommended for this urban adventure.

Additional Information hide

Sights highlighted on the tour include: Times Square, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, NYC Main Branch of the Public Library, Empire State Building, 42nd street, Shubert Alley/Broadway theaters, 6th Avenue Skyscrapers, Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle and Central Park.

The experience takes place on a custom, multi-million dollar motor coach equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology, including 40 plasma TV screens and over 3000 LED lights. There are no seatbelts or bathrooms available. THE RIDE is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be 7 years of age or older.

Gratuity for the Driver and Guides are not included and is appreciated at the end of the event.


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Reservation Information hide

All changes to reservations for THE RIDE Experience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

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I recently flew across the pond to visit the Big Apple on vacation. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to partake in some of the exciting experiences we sell with our American sister- Experience Days.

The RIDE is like nothing I have ever seen before; operating as a moving theatre, the bus will guide you on a journey through Times Square and midtown Manhattan, where passengers can expect to see a host of theatrical performances in this unique moving show. The audience watches the tour in a cinematic experience facing sideways to look out through the floor to ceiling glass windows, allowing a panoramic viewpoint that allows the viewer to see New York in a whole new perspective.

Nat and I met our group outside 42nd street at 8th Avenue right outside Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant. The bus was hard to miss and we were shortly welcomed on board! Our tour guides for the evening were Jackie and Scott- both made the whole ride extremely entertaining, bouncing off each other to form a hilarious comedy duo.

The tour lasts 75 minutes and is half a theatrical show and half a tour bus. It was a combination of historical attractions stopping at New York’s most popular landmarks as well as a glance at the pure talent of some true New Yorker performers. First stop was Times Square where we were wished a ‘Happy New Year’ by our first performer of the night; I don’t want to spoil all the acts as most are dressed as regular pedestrians so keep your eyes peeled! Due to the set – up of the bus which includes stadium seating, 40 monitors, 3000 LED lights & surround sound, making the ride really stand out (especially at night). One of the most exciting parts of watching the acts unfold before us were passerby’s own reactions who were equally as surprised as us!

There was a lot of audience interaction and we were made to feel immediately at ease throughout the tour. The whole tour is extremely stimulating and consists of a talented ensemble of singers, dancers, musicians, actors and rappers so you will be sure to find something of interest whatever your preference!  This experience is a rarity in that it is appropriate for all ages and would be perfect for the whole family.

Thank you so much The RIDE for such an energetic and engaging fun journey through NYC. Nat and I note it as our favorite experience in NYC and I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to anyone visiting or staying in New York.

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