The RIDE - Entertainment Experience in New York, NY
The Ride • New York, NY 10036
Offered in New York City, THE RIDE features a 75-minute interactive tour and show, highlighting the best of midtown Manhattan and Times Square. Guests can enjoy riding in a multi-million-dollar custom-built vehicle, complete with trivia, karaoke, stadium-style seating, panoramic views, 3,000 LED lights, 40 plasma-screen TVs, floor-to-ceiling windows, state-of-the-art A/V technology and more.
For photography and sightseeing, experience THE RIDE at daytime. The floor to ceiling windows offer great photos ops. For entertainment and theatergoers, experience THE RIDE at night - the LED lights, flat screen monitors and surround sound truly mimic a show or party bus with New York City’s nightlife as the backdrop.
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Where does THE RIDE pick up and drop off at?
THE RIDE picks up at the corner of 42nd street and 8th Avenue in front of Chevy’s Mexican Restaurant. Look for the bus, you can’t miss it.
Is THE RIDE kid-friendly? What ages are appropriate?
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the bus. Please be advised that certain content may not be appropriate for children.
Are there any restrooms on the bus?
Sorry, there are no bathrooms on the bus.
Is food or drink allowed on the bus?
No, this is not permitted.
Does this operate in bad weather?
Yes, it still operates in all kinds of weather except for the occasional blizzard or hurricane.
How long is this tour around the city?
It takes about 75 minutes.
Can I hop on and off like other bus tours?
THE RIDE isn’t a typical bus tour through New York, it’s an entertainment experience that highlights Midtown Manhattan. So, hopping off would mean you’d miss the experience.
Are there seat belts on the bus?
There are no seat belts. We don’t go fast enough to warrant seat belts.
What if I’m prone to motion sickness?
We do not travel at high speeds. However, it does have the audience members facing sideways as we travel through New York City, so you can expect some repetitive starting and stopping that may affect some patrons.
What sights around NYC will we see?
Some interesting places are 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.
What happens if the bus gets stuck in traffic?
If you get stuck in traffic consider it free entertainment. Our performers are handpicked from the worlds of stand-up and improv comedy and can turn even the most unexpected situations—traffic, weather, police motorcades—into hilarious moments.