What to do in New York City: The Ride New York
We’ve all heard about Double Deck and Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tours. But have you ever been on an interactive theater bus tour? Say hello to The Ride New York! The Ride is basically a 75-minute New York City attraction that will take you around the streets of midtown Manhattan and Times Square. Making some stops in between for New York’s iconic landmarks. As enhanced by The Ride’s talented ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should book a seat at The Ride New York.
One-of-a-kind Interactive Entertainment in New York City
Want to see New York in a fun and out-of-the-box way? Go for The Ride New York! Established on October 15, 2010, The Ride is a one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment experience where the streets of New York City are the stage. Where guests have front row seats! Boarding on 42nd street, guests are treated to a 4.2 mile live theatrical show, led by award-winning comedic hosts through Midtown Manhattan and Times Square.
It’s so fun that The Ride has already been inducted into the THE TripAdvisor® HALL of FAME. In addition to being in the Top 8 Must-Attend Wild & Wonderful Spectacles in New York City by NewYork.com.
State-of-the-art Coach Buses
Why walk when you can ride? Taking 49 dazzled tourists at a time, The Ride’s original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Picture this: specifically designed theatrical vehicles (the tallest allowed by federal law) fitted with stadium-style seating. Each multi-million coach orients 49 fortunate participants sideways. As if looking through the massive windows like a live fishtank. All the while weaving through the bright, busy streets of Manhattan and Broadway.
To add to the theatrical mix, each coach is equipped with surround sound, 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens. Enhancing the visual and auditory spectacular of the whole The Ride New York experience. By either flashing trivia tidbits on screen, playing music or sound effects, or just gleaming up and about like how a real party bus does. At one point, we even caught ourselves singing along New York, New York Karaoke-style. From performers to passersby, THE RIDE interacts with everyone and everything it rolls by. Now it that doesn’t sound fun, I don’t know what is! Indeed, the coaches are events on their own!
Live Broadway on Broadway!
What’s better than Broadway? Live Broadway, of course. And that’s exactly what you get from The Ride of New York. What we loved most about the experience are the many surprises we’ve ‘picked up’ along the way.
We’re talking about live theatrical shows by The Ride’s talented ensemble of actors, singers, dancers, and instrumentalists. All cleverly dressed up as random strangers on the streets of New York, suddenly turning to the audience for a show. Talk about a doctor in scrubs doing breakdance. Or a street vendor playing the saxaphone. Or how about ballet dancers putting up a show by the park? Pure talent and genius, simply put.
Lastly, we loved how spontaneous and interactive the hosts were. From their funny on-boarding spiels, improv commentaries, to their witty bantering, there definitely won’t be any dull moments during The Ride.
Tip: While all shows are fun, go for the night shows of The Ride New York. So you can experience the lights and crazy excitement that New York has to offer!
About THE RIDE
Re-Launched on April 1, 2014, THE RIDE is currently scouting Tokyo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, London, Hong Kong, and Dubai as expansive markets. The Ride New York takes a twisted seasonal turn to celebrate the spirit and enchantment of fall in New York City with THE RIDE in Masquerade. It will run from October 1st, 2018 to October 31st, 2018.
The Ride: Holiday Edition is also by popular demand. Running from November 15th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019. The Holiday Edition is a holiday-themed experience. Featuring surprise performance and winter sparkly. It’s the season’s most sought-after family event. Limited engagement only, so tickets as set to sell out fast!
For more information or for tickets for The Ride New York, visit their website. Or drop by any of their box offices located on 584 Eighth Avenue and inside Hornblower Cruises & Events on 78 South Street New York.