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Gate Prices Adult $69.00
Child (3-12) $69.00

See New York City in action from the best seat in the house. THE RIDE is a unique, interactive experience that turns the streets of New York into an entertaining stage for talented street performers.

This custom-built tour bus/ traveling theater takes passengers on a 75-minute engaging experience through Times Square and Midtown Manhattan. Two professional comedic hosts will provide context to the sights you’ll see with history, fun facts, trivia, and even karaoke.
What to expect
  • Sights you’ll see: Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Chrysler Building, New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Empire State Building, 42nd Street, Columbus Circle, Central Park, Carnegie Hall, and more!
  • 5-7 street performances
  • 75 minutes of fun, interactive entertainment
  • Stadium-style seating with panoramic views from floor to ceiling windows

The New York Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for THE RIDE NYC 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.
  • Please visit
    - Make sure to read all disclaimers on the booking page before moving forward.
  • Select THE RIDE from the choice of tours
  • Select your desired date and departure time from the list on the following page
    - Please note: you MUST select a date your pass is still active
  • Select the number of tickets you'd like to book from the PEOPLE- Explorer Pass drop-down menu. (If you can't select as many people as you need, there are not enough pass tickets left for that departure)
  • 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.)


Tour hours:
For the full schedule of operation for THE RIDE, visit


Tours will be cancelled for severe weather or mechanical issues.


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

Public Transportation

By Subway: A, C, E, or S trains to Port Authority/42nd Street;
1, 2, 3, N, R, Q, or 7 trains to Times Square/42nd Street.

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