The Ride – Visit NYC and experience tour entertainment like you never have!

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I was given free tickets to experience the ride to review in partnership with the US Family Guide.

I was recently in New York City and I wanted to have a chance to take a tour. I have never been to NYC and was very excited for the opportunity to tour the city with “The Ride”. When I was offered the opportunity  to review this unique experience I looked up The Ride to see what it was all about. I was surprised to see that it is not your typical bus tour. Below I will share with you some pictures and my experience. I will say that I loved this tour, and that this review is very easy for me to write because of how much I enjoyed it.

First of let me tell you what “The Ride” is.

IT IS AN INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE WHERE THE STREETS OF NEW YORK ARE THE STAGE, AND YOU’VE GOT FRONT ROW SEATS!

75-MINUTE INTERACTIVE TOUR OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN/TIMES SQUARE

5-7 STREET PERFORMANCES

2 PROFESSIONAL COMEDIC HOSTS

TRIVIA, KARAOKE & MORE!

MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CUSTOM BUILT VEHICLE

STADIUM-STYLE, SIDE FACING SEATING WITH PANORAMIC VIEW

FLOOR-TO-CEILING GLASS WINDOWS

ADVANCED AUDIO/VISUAL TECHNOLOGY

3,000 LED LIGHTS, 40 PLASMA TV SCREENS, SURROUND SOUND

It was a very cold day, and I was ready for my tour. We decided to take the 7:00 p.m. tour to see NYC lit up.  11206127_10206855223358681_9075744720376020681_n

Here is our bus! You can see that that the side facing us does not have any windows. There are no windows because everyone on the bus sits sideways like bleacher seats facing the drivers side of the bus. The left side of the bus is all glass windows that you can see out of and others can see in. I want to mention, this tour is family friendly, they had a few groups for birthdays, couples, and a bachlorette party on our tour. The seating is also very comfortable, we did not feel to crowded what-so-ever.

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We got in line, and in no time we were allowed onto The Ride. We sat next to Scott who was 1 of the 2 hosts on-board. Scott was extremely friendly, and he always had a smile on his face. As everyone was being seated our two hosts kept up a fun banter, and talked with the guests. They made everyone feel special in our own way with the care they took. Our first stop was Time Square, where they had an actor waiting. Each stop The Ride makes, has some sort of scene played out with it. There may be actors at the stop, or even everyday people walking by. The bus is equipped with speakers that can be hear from the inside and outside. They also have a microphone set up on the outside to hear what people are saying.

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Here is a short video of our stop a Time Square.

 

Time Square on The Ride! @The_Ride #Spon

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Time for some dancing!

 

 

Lets dance! @The_Ride #fun #NYC #Spon

 

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I don’t want to spoil the fun for you by showing all they did during our tour, but I can say, I went back with my sister because I enjoyed the tour so much. They had plenty of stops and I learned a little more about New York City. They had funny jokes, interacted well with our tour group, and made the experience unforgettable. I really do recommend you check it out for yourself, and the next time you are in NYC take a tour with The Ride.

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16 thoughts on “The Ride – Visit NYC and experience tour entertainment like you never have!

  1. Agness of aTukTuk says:

    Seems like a stunning tour! Do you have any tips I should consider before going there?

    • My one main tip is to go when it is a bit darker out. If you want to see NYC lit up the evening tours would be your best option. Otherwise, bring a camera and enjoy the entertaining tour.

  2. Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh wow now this sounds like an amazing way to visit NYC I would absolutely love to give The Ride a try for myself.

  3. Tara pittman says:

    What a great way to see the city. This bus ride would be so fun.

  4. This looks like a lot of fun! I absolutely love NYC and can’t get enough everytime we visit! I’d definitely take this tour

  5. Heather Johnson says:

    I was supposed to visit NYC with my kiddos this summer. I am so jealous of the fun of this tour!

  6. What a cool opportunity! I love tours and this one looks so unique and fun. The bus with one side of windows looks incredible and great for viewing NYC! Thanks for showing us the town!

  7. Claudia Krusch says:

    I just heard about this and it sounds like so much fun. I am hoping to be in NYC this fall. I am definitely going to check it out.

  8. April Decheine says:

    That looks like a great way to see the city. I was in NYC one time and the guy I was with, a business partner from the area showed me nothing, took me out to eat at a chain!

  9. This is an amazing way to go around NY and see all of its beautiful city lights and night activities. How could I not know about this when I went to NY 🙁 I will noted this down and remember to try this activity the next time I visit NY. Thanks for providing us such an interesting way to explore NY.

  10. This sounds like such a fun way to experience NYC! I am going to have to keep this in mind, if I ever make it there!

  11. Wow, this is such an amazing experience! I want to experience the same when I head to NYC too. I love the idea of riding this to explore the city.

  12. Love all of the sites and spots you have visited! We have been to NYC with our children when they were just so little, and we managed to still have a blast – it is a great city to visit with a family!

  13. Blair villanueva says:

    Awesome experience indeed! Glad you had a blast. This is one of the best experiential tour.

  14. Rebecca Swenor says:

    The Ride seems like so much fun and would be a great experience for anyone visiting New York. This is something we will have to do if we ever get to New York. Thanks for sharing the information and your experience.

  15. What an exciting trip to New York. The idea is very new and unique and I am sure every tourist, local and international would love to try it. This makes me wanna visit New York soon *crossfingers*

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