*I received complimentary tickets to The Ride NYC, all opinions are a 100% my own. No other compensation was provided.
New Generation of Sightseeing
Watch video above to see some performances!Well, it doesn't matter
if you have or haven't because The Ride NYC is not like that. It's a totally unique experience, an interactive experience where New York City streets are the stage for performers that will surprise you each time they appear. Much like many New Yorkers, I was not interested when I first heard of it. Most tourist attractions don't intrigue New Yorkers, in fact most of us haven't been to the iconic places that tourists travel from far to visit. But despite that little fact, I will say The Ride was more fun than I imagined. It is a 75 minute ride through Midtown Manhattan and Times Square aboard The Ride, a patented multi-million dollar motor coach with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and glass roof. A "futuristic bus" as it would have been called a few years back, really one of a kind.
views from inside
view from insidePeople are seated in stadium style seating facing one side of the bus where everyone has a good view. Just don't sit children on the first row, as the black boarders on the bus will block their views. The Ride is loaded with audio, video and wireless technology making the interactive experience with performers and people passing by possible. When I'm walking around in Midtown or Times Square I'm usually hurrying through crowds and barely having a chance to look around. In between performances, The Ride gives riders a good break to get away from the crowded streets and actually be able to look up and around at the city.
variety of surprise performances
get a view of Times Square, might even spot "famous" people like The Naked Cowboy