Experience the Ride

THE RIDE gives you front row seats to the streets of New York City!

THE RIDE is a theater on wheels with: 49 stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; floor-to-ceiling and side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the city; innovative audio technology extending into the streets; and performances around every corner. Experience the RIDE is perfect for Any and all including School Groups for School Field Trips, Summer Camp Groups, Scouts, Families, college and University Students and more!

From your seat, midtown Manhattan becomes a 4.2-mile stage: New York landmarks and culture come to life as performers highlight sights THE RIDE drives by, including:

  • Times Square
  • The Chrysler Building
  • Grand Central Terminal
  • NYC Public Library (Main branch)
  • Bryant Park
  • The Empire State Building
  • 42nd Street
  • Radio City Music Hall
  • Skyscraper Alley
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Hearst Tower
  • Columbus Circle
  • Central Park
  • Bryant Park and more!

The RIDE is a fresh New York City experience, designed for visitors and natives alike.

And with THE RIDE’s ability to put you “ON AIR,” you become part of the scene, interacting with everybody on the street – from performers to New Yorkers to tourists, and more!

Each RIDE motor coach holds up to 49 passengers, and four buses can run simultaneously to accommodate up to 196 people.

For more information about THE RIDE, visit http://www.experiencetheride.com

Get On, and Experience the RIDE.

GET YOUR GROUP ON AND EXPERIENCE THE RIDE!

Box Office:

Madame Tussauds

234 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

Box Office Hours: 10am-8pm

More Info: 212-244-2551 EXT 155

THE RIDE starts and ends at 42nd street and 8th Avenue, in front of Chevy’s Fresh Mex in New York City.

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PURCHASE TICKETS

BY PHONE

Contact Group Sales to get THE RIDE group tickets (and special discounts!):

Nick Foster, Associate Director of Marketing and Sales

Phone: 212.244.2551 ext. 155

TICKETS IN PERSON

Visit the THE RIDE Box Office located at:

Madame Tussauds

234 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

Box Office Hours: 10am-8pm

More Info: 212-244-2551 EXT 155

ONLINE

Click here for THE RIDE Group Order Form

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THE RIDE Schedule and Tour Time click here

(The Schedule for THE RIDE varies day to day. Please Visit their main Calendar page for a complete list of times and availability for more information and times)

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The Ride Mission: College Campus Getaway

THE RIDE for College Groups

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THE RIDE Mission: College Campus Getaway

 Need a break from courses and campus?  Bring your colleagues to New York City and get on THE RIDE, for an evening of entertaining and interactive performances on the 4.2-mile stage that is midtown Manhattan!

 First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street.

The Fazzino RIDE

 On-board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you while incorporating facts about your group and even giving shout outs to specific colleagues!

Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.

Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:

A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square

A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central

An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall

Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle

Karaoke contests near Central Park

And more!

(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and campers who know the most NYC facts.  We’ll provide the lyrics – you just have to sing them; and we’ll provide the facts – you just have to remember them…)

The entire 75-minute RIDE is tailored to your group to give an entertaining and interactive experience for everybody!

THE RIDE is perfect for:

  • Honors/Award Recipients
  • Theater and Arts Groups
  • Graduation Celebrations
  • Birthday parties
  • Fraternity Events
  • After Midterms/Finals Celebration
  • And more!

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Take Your Family Members on a Ride of Lives

THE RIDE for Family Groups

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 Take your Family Members for THE RIDE of their Lives!

Looking for a unique and fun family outing?  THE RIDE’s for you!  With entertaining and interactive performances, THE RIDE presents Manhattan in an exceptional (as well as educational) way that you and your family will never forget!

First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street.

Guests

On board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you and your family while incorporating facts about you and giving shout outs to that crazy aunt, uncle, cousin, etc.!

Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.

Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:

A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square

A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central

An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall

Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle

Karaoke contests near Central Park

And more!

(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and campers who know the most NYC facts.  We’ll provide the lyrics – you just have to sing them; and we’ll provide the facts – you just have to remember them…)

The entire 75-minute RIDE is tailored to give an entertaining and interactive experience for the whole family!

THE RIDE is perfect for:

  • Family Reunions
  • NYC excursions
  • Alternative to dinner & a movie
  • Birthday parties
  • And more!

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A Summer Camp Complement

THE RIDE for Summer Camp Groups

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THE RIDE: A Camp Complement

Looking for an unforgettable camp trip that’s fun for everyone?  THE RIDE’s for you!  With entertaining and interactive performances, THE RIDE presents Manhattan in an exceptional, as well as educational, way that you and your campers will love!

First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street.

Guests

On-board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you and your group while incorporating facts about your camp and even giving shout outs to specific campers and counselors!

 Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.

Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:

A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square

A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central

An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall

Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle

Karaoke contests near Central Park

And more!

(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and campers who know the most NYC facts.  We’ll provide the lyrics – you just have to sing them; and we’ll provide the facts – you just have to remember them…)

The entire 75-minute RIDE is tailored to your group to give an entertaining and interactive experience for students and teachers alike!

THE RIDE is perfect for:

  • City Day Excursions
  • Moving-up days
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Birthday parties
  • Camp Reunions
  • Camp memories that will last a life time
  • And more!

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Scout Style

THE RIDE for Scout Groups

THE RIDE: Scout Style

Looking for an unforgettable Girl Scout or Boy Scout trip that’s fun for everyone?  THE RIDE’s for you!  With entertaining and interactive performances, THE RIDE presents Manhattan in an exceptional, as well as educational, way that you and your scouts will love!

First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street.

Inside THE RIDE

On-board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you and your group while incorporating facts about your troop and even giving shout outs to specific scouts and cookie moms, etc.!

Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.

Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:

A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square

A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central

An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall

Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle

Karaoke contests near Central Park

And more!

(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and scouts who know the most NYC facts.  We’ll provide the lyrics – you just have to sing them; and we’ll provide the facts – you just have to remember them…)

The entire 75-minute RIDE is tailored to your group to give an entertaining and interactive experience for everybody!

THE RIDE is perfect for:

  • Bridging Ceremonies

  • Girl/Boy Scout Mixers

  • City Day Excursions

  • Birthday parties

  • And more!

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School Field Trips Grades 1-5

School Field Trips

THE RIDE for Elementary Schools

(Grades 1-5)

THE RIDE: Kid-tested, Teacher-approved

Looking for an educational school trip that won’t bore you and your students?  THE RIDE’s for you!  With entertaining and interactive performances, THE RIDE presents Manhattan in an exceptionally educational way that you and your students will never forget!

First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street. Inside THE RIDE On-board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you and your group while incorporating facts about your school and even giving shout outs to specific students!

Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.

Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:

A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square

A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central

An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall

Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle

Karaoke contests near Central Park

And more!

(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and students who know the most NYC facts.  We’ll provide the facts; you just have to remember them…)

The entire 75-minute RIDE is tailored to your group to give an educational, entertaining, and interactive experience for students and teachers alike!

THE RIDE is perfect for:

  • School trips
  • Moving-up days
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Birthday parties
  • And more!

Group Sales Resources

School Field Trips Grades 6-8

 School Field Trips

THE RIDE for Middle Schools(Grades 6-8)

THE RIDE: Not “too cool for school”

Middle school: the “too cool for school” phase.  THE RIDE will rev your students up with an interactive, entertaining, and educational experience.  This is a New York City experience you and your students will never forget!

First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street.

Inside THE RIDE

On-board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you and your group while incorporating facts about your school and even giving shout outs to specific students!

Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.

Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:

A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square

A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central

An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall

Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle

Karaoke contests near Central Park

And more!

(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and campers who know the most NYC facts.  We’ll provide the lyrics – you just have to sing them; and we’ll provide the facts – you just have to remember them…)

The entire 75-minute RIDE is tailored to your group to give an educational, entertaining, and interactive experience for students and teachers alike!

THE RIDE is perfect for:

  • After The Met/MoMa/Whitney Museum
  • Eighth Grade Send Off Celebration
  • Honor Roll / Award Recipients
  • Birthday parties
  • And more!

Group Sales Resources

School Field Trips Grades 9-12

School Field Trips 

THE RIDE for High Schools (Grades 9-12)

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THE RIDE: Between AP and SAT Prep and Exams

High school is draining for students and teachers alike!  Take a break on THE RIDE – a New York City experience that’s entertaining enough to call fun and educational enough to count as a school excursion! With interactive performances, THE RIDE rolls around Manhattan in an exceptionally educational way that you and your students will never forget!

 First you enter THE RIDE – a 45-feet long, 13-feet wide, 8-feet tall motor coach with: three rows of stadium seats facing out one side of the coach; 40 screens, 3,000 LED lights, and the latest audio technology; and floor-to-ceiling & side-to-side windows giving a panoramic view of the street.

Guests

On-board hosts, Scott and Jackie, welcome you and your group while incorporating facts about your school and even giving shout outs to specific students!

 Navigating a 4.2-mile midtown path, actors mesh with native New Yorkers and street-strollers in order to resurrect the city’s history and enliven its landmarks and culture.

Sights are highlighted by interactive street performances including:

A New Years Eve countdown in Times Square

A breakdancing deliveryman by Grand Central

An opera singer auditioning before Carnegie Hall

Ballerinas pirouetting around Columbus Circle

Karaoke contests near Central Park

And more!

(Note: Points leading to RIDE prizes are awarded to karaoke champions and campers who know the most NYC facts.  We’ll provide the lyrics – you just have to sing them; and we’ll provide the facts – you just have to remember them…)

 THE RIDE is perfect for:

  • City Excursions of New York City
  • Pre-/Post-Prom Parties
  • Senior Send Off Celebrations
  • Project Graduation
  • Birthday parties
  • And more!

Group Sales Resources

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  • cindyvu

    On the real, like no joke, you must. Whats good yo = ) this is where its at. Pardon the slang but with somethings its the only way to fully express and extenuate the depth and intensity of my joy. So, in other words OMG I loved it and know you will too!!!

  • jenny4apenny

    OMG ! ! ! . . .: 0 I remember like every moment of it, it was amazing totally WOW AMAZING! ! ! : ) . I would have to say it was one of the most enjoyable school trips I went on during high school.

  • I lOVE THE RIDE. Just was on it last night with my BFF! It is seriously like no other experience. You will see NYC in a completely new way. I sooooo recommend this to everyone!!!!!!

  • littleladykateygoboom

    SO AWESOME .OMG.!..!…!totally worth it

  • debbienyc

    I do not think there is anyone who did The Ride who did not enjoy it. If there is I think they are probably doesn’t like anything, so they do not count.

  • jojololo

    Its a great place to bring bring people who have been to New York before. I took my cousin from the rural mid west, he had a great time.

  • BonBooBoo

    I actually went with my camp out of state and ended up taking a trip to my home state, lol. But I still had a good time because I really didn’t see NYC that way before and it was great going over places and memories with new friends who have never been to the city before.

  • John Henry

    This is an amazing New York City attraction. An absolute must see once in your life. Does not matter if you are a native New Yorker or traveling to the city. The RIDE redefines bus tours! Totally recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • peternotofpan

    AweSome Ride is Know yes thinks DO I. Did you like it in Yoda!!!

  • brandybff

    Ride on all my people your people other people all people , people please Ride on

  • JustAlisia

    maybe I will do it around new years

  • suoyongwoo

    I Loved It !!! It is a beautiful exhibition of New York City. I was honored to take part.

  • jenny4apenny

    FYI Did it again!!**

  • KingofThrones

    I love the RIDE! The only other tour that I would highly recommend in NYC! This is an experience like none other I promise!

  • mary

    i love this place, seeing all the dancing on the streets, the night lights, the tours !!! amazing attraction, will do definitely again !!

  • marianne

    this place is really amazing, been here a few times with a couple of my girlfriends, we especially loved the dancing.. i mean wowowow

  • jody

    okay at first, i was a bit hesitant about coming here, because i thought it was just another simple tour of Manhattan. but i am really glad i was wrong, this tour was amazing !!! there was dancing on the street, we saw the blue man group, all the live attractions, and the best part was that it was at night, so you were able to see all the “true colors of Manhattan”

  • james

    i took my grand kids on this tour.. at first they were whining and moaning .”why, do we have to go, we live in new york city” i just smiled and said, wait till you see the night life, and my god, it was amazing, the fireworks the dancing, the lighting… wowow..so amazing, for a really good time i reccommend going in july

  • mary

    this place feels so exhilarating, the dancing, the lights, the complete tour was just amazing, me and my husband came here on our anniversary and we were blown away… the fireworks towards the end of the ride wat quite ingenious

  • mary

    this place feels so exhilarating, the dancing, the lights, the complete tour was just amazing, me and my husband came here on our anniversary and we were blown away… the fireworks towards the end of the ride wat quite ingenious

  • johnny

    i have been on this ride a few times, but to be honest i have never seen what all these other people are talking about, lol i guuss im there at the wrong time.. either way, its really a great tour to take

  • sherry

    i have been here a few times, i must say the best time to go is definitely during the night.. i mean wowow it is a completely different outlook of manhattan.. people dancing, macabre, and alot more..im going again this sat night XD

  • Jenny

    omg!! i love this place, i am a huge fan of the ride@@ this place is really magnificen, the lights, show, and bedazzle…wowow!!!