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New York Skyride - CLOSED

350 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-279-9777
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Fool Me Once...

Ran into these guys and was sold what we were told was a ticket to the 102nd floor observatory... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Pau, France
Good thing this scam is out of business.

Lying hustling salesmen, most are probably fresh out on parole and tell you lies to sell you a... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Matthew J
via mobile
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Big screen simulated thrill ride located on the second floor of the Empire State Building.
  • Excellent1%
  • Very good2%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible72%
15 Nov 2016
“Fool Me Once...”
12 Sep 2016
“Good thing this scam is out of business.”
350 5th Ave, New York City, NY 10118-0110
+1 212-279-9777
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ran into these guys and was sold what we were told was a ticket to the 102nd floor observatory - turns out it wasn't - just to the 86th and the Skyride. Should have known better, seemed too good to be true; was too good...More

1  Thank healywp
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Lying hustling salesmen, most are probably fresh out on parole and tell you lies to sell you a ticket to a retarded moving platform with a video from 1995. Got my money back after I called the home office and complained relentlessly. The owners of...More

2  Thank Matthew J
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Visited March 20th 2016 with tickets purchased online, only to be told the Skyride is no longer open!!!

2  Thank Traceybabeh
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We got scammed by the guys in blue jackets outside Empire state building, we paid 98 usd for two adults. He had already charged 98 usd and would not give us the money back, although the price should be 64 usd. Piece of s**t company.

2  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We went to the sky ride as it was on our New York City pass and we were already at the Empire State Building anyway. I was quite looking forward to it as something a bit different. Well, even if you have it for free...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Avoid the skyride,unless you like to watch a outdated film,A la cinema 180 on a much smaller screen, the visuals and effects are not the best either, I tought it was simmilar to "Soaring"over california at WDW or DHS CA,But was I wrong. Its just...More

Thank Thor K
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The queue to the security check-in was very long (estimated waiting time up to 3 hours), so we decided to upgrade our tickets in order to skip the lines. When we upgraded for 42 USD each ticket, no one has informed us that the upgrade...More

1  Thank maureeshaw
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

The observation deck is great once you finally get there. We used our New York pass and nowhere could we jump the queues. We thought we'd do the 'ride' which was a lame 4D ride narrated by Kevin Bacon. Don't bother. The staff were unenthusiastic...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 8 January 2016

AVOID AVOID AVOID - Don't buy a ticket from any street seller in blue uniform claiming to be an official ESB employee - they are not, like us you'll end up getting ripped off to the cost of 128 DOLLARS FOR 2 TICKETS!!, an upgraded...More

2  Thank Martin T. H
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We were short of time and agreed to the "VIP priority service" offered by Skyride sales people operating around the queues for the official ESB tickets. We were told the premium would be $3 per ticket. The premium was in fact over $30 a ticket....More

Thank Grant326
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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