THE RIDE has completed 15,000 performances in New York! It is a an entertainment experience that turns the streets of New York into a stage production, and you've got amazing seats! As you move through the city on THE RIDE, a super-sized vehicle that guarantees to turn some heads, you'll be amazed as famous NYC landmarks become backdrops to a live show that plays out right before your eyes.

THE RIDE gives you a front-row seat to the streets of New York City in a multi-million dollar motor coach that comes equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual technology, including 40 plasma screen TVs and over 3000 LED lights. Enjoy the performance from the comfort of one-of-a-kind stadium seating and huge panoramic windows.

You haven’t experienced New York City until you’ve been on THE RIDE!

From Mid November to Early January, please order the Holiday Edition of THE RIDE:
THE RIDE Sightseeing Entertainment Evening Tour in New York - Holiday Edition

For a Matinee experience of THE RIDE in the afternoon, please order:
THE RIDE Sightseeing Entertainment Matinee Tour in New York

Rates - including tax

Type Rate
Adult Rate: $54.00
Child Rate
(Minimum Age is 6):

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Tour / Activity Details

75 minutes
Multiple daily departures between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm (Early January to Mid November)
Please Note: Please check availability calendar for specific departure times on individual dates.

Maximum 8 persons per order. Minimum age allowed for this tour is 6. Tour does not include hotel pick up; the check-in location on 8th Avenue and the boarding location on 42nd Street will be specified on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown at checkout includes any fuel surcharges, service charges and tax. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Tour / Activity Policies

Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy: If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Tour / Activity Description

Production Technology

Experience the heart of New York beating louder, the landmarks of New York shining brighter and the people of New York getting up close and personal. It's all possible with THE RIDE's super-sized audio, video and wireless production technology. 3,000 mood-enhancing LED lights will help recreate New Year's Eve in Times Square. A state-of-the-art surround sound system and floor shaker technology will make you feel like you're on the platform as a subway train screams by. And a powerful speaker system will keep you connected to performers outside THE RIDE and to the people of New York. With production capabilities rivaling that of an IMAX theater, THE RIDE will change the way you experience New York.

Vehicle Technology

As the tallest mode of transportation allowed on the streets of New York by federal law, catching a glimpse of THE RIDE bus will definitely make you look twice. These custom-made vehicles feature stadium-style seating that faces riders sideways, with a unique direct view straight from the sides of the bus. As THE RIDE moves along, riders look out massive windows as New York City's famous landmarks are turned into backdrops for THE RIDE's amazing entertainment experience. THE RIDE is fully loaded with the best in audio, video and wireless technology to amp up whatever is happening onboard, while keeping riders connected to what's going on outside. From performers to passersby, THE RIDE can interact with anyone and everyone it meets along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does THE RIDE happen in bad weather? -- Yes, THE RIDE takes place in all kinds of weather except for the occasional blizzard or hurricane. If either of those freak weather occurrences are forecast, THE RIDE will contact you.

Does THE RIDE use bio-diesel fuel? -- THE RIDE uses a diesel particulate filter, making it the cleanest large vehicle on the road today. THE RIDE realizes the impact that it has on the environment and uses best practices to keep that impact as small as it can.

I know New York City traffic is bad. What happens if the bus gets stuck in traffic? -- If you get stuck in traffic, consider it free entertainment! The performers are hand-picked from the worlds of stand-up and improvisational comedy and can turn even the most unexpected situations — traffic, weather, police motorcades — into hilarious moments!

Can I hop on and off like other bus tours? -- No, THE RIDE isn't a bus tour through New York; it's an entertainment experience. So hopping on or off THE RIDE would mean you'd miss a huge part of the experience.

What if I'm prone to motion sickness? -- You’ve heard about NYC traffic, right? The vehicle doesn't go fast enough to induce motion sickness!

What sites around NYC will we see while on THE RIDE? -- THE RIDE audiences see Times Square, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, NYC Public Library Main Branch, Empire State Building, 42nd Street, Shubert Alley/Broadway theaters, 6th Avenue Skyscrapers, Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle and Central Park - all in about 75 minutes.

Is THE RIDE kid-friendly? What ages are appropriate? -- THE RIDE likes kids ages 6 and up, but usually only kids over 10 really appreciate THE RIDE.

Is THE RIDE considered to be educational? -- Yes. THE RIDE is turns the history of New York City and its landmarks into fun facts and tidbits that kids will love...and remember.

Is THE RIDE wheelchair accessible? -- THE RIDE coaches are not wheelchair accessible, but riders with sufficient mobility outside of their manual or motorized wheel chairs can be assisted in boarding by THE RIDE staff.

Maximum 8 persons per order. Minimum age allowed for this tour is 6. Tour does not include hotel pick up; the check-in location on 8th Avenue and the boarding location on 42nd Street will be specified on your E-Ticket. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

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