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THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE

By: The Ride
From US$54.00
THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE
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90-minute multimedia tour of Downtown Manhattan featuring some of THE RIDE's signature performance interludes enhanced with virtual reality!
US$54.00
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90-minute multimedia tour of Downtown Manhattan featuring some of THE RIDE's signature performance interludes enhanced with virtual reality!
US$54.00
Overview
See Downtown Manhattan from a rare perspective on a bus tour that includes state–of–the–art virtual reality technology. As you cruise past top landmarks, your goggles take you back in time to important historical moments, from George Washington’s inauguration to Black Tuesday. When you’re not immersed in the VR scenes, your guide provides little–known facts about points of interest on the itinerary, including the Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and One World Trade.
What to Expect
  • 90-minute multimedia historic adventure past Downtown Manhattan locations and iconic landmarks including South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, 9/11 Memorial, China Town, Wall street and One World Observatory 
  • Fun, original & informative music and videos that support guide's deeply researched narrative
  • Theater-style, side facing seating & floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views
  • Advanced audio/visual technology including 40 LCD TV screens showing footage of Downtown Manhattan
  • VR moments that will lift your imagination out of your seat as you participate in George Washington's Inaugural, Experience Black Tuesday 1929, fly to the astounding view of One World Observatory, endure an immigrants passage across the sea and more! 
Reviews (28)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A great experience

What an amazing experience this was. Will try and break it down. The host Christa, undoubtedly stole the show and captured the attention of the audience. She was not only beautiful but very engaging and puts on a great passionate performance. High spirited host who...More

1  Thank gtasee
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE DOWNTOWN Experience. The only sightseeing tour in the world with integrated Virtual Reality! It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. Many people call us the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great tour

Great tour with a very informative and enthusiastic guide. VR is a good way to imagine the citys history. We will recommend going on this tour!More

Thank Stine S
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE DOWNTOWN Experience. The worlds only bus tour with integrated Virtual Reality. It is wonderful reviews like this that make people excited to try us when they are in NYC. Many people call us the best Family...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile
Missed the bus

We bought the New York Pass and we have good expectations about this attraction. However, when we had the meeting, the picking up point in the new york pass an google maps was in Time Square. The booking notification had another location, that's why we...More

2  Thank Yesid R
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

When you reserved your reservation with us you clicked the box agreeing that if you didn't show up, you would be charged in full. We are a capacity restricted Attraction, and hold seats for specific departures for people. When they don't show up, they have...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile
Waste of time

We had the unfortunate mistake to book this during a recent trip to NYC. Despite it being effectively free with the New York Pass, I still feel like it wasn't worth the money! The VR Gimmick was poorly executed and didn't add anything to the...More

1  Thank GoPlaces671533
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

This is probably the most deeply researched tour in NYC, and you claim there were no details? The entire 90 minutes is non-stop facts about Lower Manhattan and the VR moments add a different layer to the story telling. Who wouldn't like boarding an Immigration...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
Fantastic

This was such a great experience. I was not prepared for a very touching part that made this attraction worth every penny. The guide was fantastic too. Lots of energy and interaction with the audience! So glad we did this!More

Thank danyellegeorge
TheRideNYC, Manager at The Ride, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review of THE DOWNTOWN Experience. The worlds only VR experience on a bus. The 9/11 moment is perhaps the most emotional moment you will have on any tour in NYC. Thats how impactful it is with original lyrics and...More

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Response from geneva | Reviewed this property |
It is about 40%. So u are constantly putting goggles on and off
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