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The Downtown Experience by THE RIDE tickets

Gate Prices Adult $54.00
Child (3-12) $54.00

Hop on board the 90-minute, Downtown Experience by THE RIDE, a multimedia historical adventure through downtown Manhattan complete with original, theatre-style music and videos that narrate the tour.

Part tour, part performance experience, you’ll get to see and learn about some of the most notable landmarks and neighborhoods on this unique, entertainment-focused tour – complete with virtual reality visualizations that enhance your view of the city and let you literally look into New York City’s past.

This custom-built bus/ traveling theater features stadium seating with panoramic views from the bus’ floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sights you’ll see along the way include:

  • South Street Seaport
  • Ellis Island
  • Battery Park and City
  • China Town
  • Wall Street
  • Federal Hall
  • The Stock Exchange
  • The Brooklyn Bridge
  • Governor’s Island
  • New York Harbor
  • Statue of Liberty
  • 9/11 Memorial
  • One World Trade Center
  • And More
The New York Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for The Downtown Experience by THE RIDE tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

Arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Present your pass to the tour guide upon boarding. Your pass must be valid on the day of the tour.


Advanced reservations are required.
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  • Select THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE from the choice of tours
  • Select your desired date and departure time from the list on the following page
  • Select the number of tickets you'd like to book from the PEOPLE- Explorer Pass drop-down menu
  • Enter your pass numbers in the fields provided (one pass per field, include hyphens) Enter your contact information
    (You will be asked to supply a credit card number to hold the reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not show up for the tour or do not cancel within 24-hours of the tour start time. You must arrive 15 minutes early to the departure location to have your pass validated for boarding.)


Available year-round.
Tour Hours: Daily, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm


Tours will be canceled for severe weather or mechanical issues.


This tour is for guests 6 years and older and includes live entertainment and the use of virtual reality headsets. Keeping the VR headset is not included with admission.


Departs from Downtown. Please refer to your booking confirmation for exact location.

Public Transportation

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 , A, C or E trains to Fulton St. The meeting point is a 5-minute walk from the train station.

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