THE RIDE is a one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment experience, where the streets of New York City are the stage, and you’ve got front row seats! THE RIDE features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, stadium-style VIP seating, and advanced audio/visual technology—being the world’s only moving theater!
Along the 75-minute route, you will enjoy exciting live pop-up presentations by an ensemble of talented actors, singers, dancers, and musicians, against the backdrop of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Times Square, Columbus Circle, Grand Central Terminal, and Bryant Park.
THE RIDE’s award-winning comedic hosts are trained in improvisation, to ensure that each performance is live and fresh, according to what’s happening on the street.
Whether you’re new to town or a native New Yorker, THE RIDE is a fresh and fun way to experience the city that never sleeps!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, located just steps from THE RIDE in the heart of New York City, is the largest Ripley’s museum attraction in North America. It features a collection of over 500 unusual artifacts from all over the world, as well as amazing interactive exhibits that are sure to make you say “WOW!”
- The world’s only moving theater!
- Featuring two hilarious, award-winning comedic hosts
- Comedy, trivia, karaoke, fun facts and more
- 5 to 7 live on-street performances
- Theater-style, side-facing seating & floor-to-ceiling glass windows with panoramic views
- Advanced audio/visual technology including 3,000 LED lights, 40 LCD TV screens, and surround sound.
- 75-minute experience through Midtown Manhattan & Times Square area
- Iconic landmarks such as Time Square, Grand Central Terminal, Chrysler Building, New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Central Park, Columbus Circle, Carnegie Hall & more.
What sites around NYC will we see on THE RIDE?
THE RIDE is an interactive entertainment experience, not a city tour. However, you will see some of the most iconic sights of Midtown Manhattan and Times Square such as The Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, NYC Main Branch of the Public Library, 42nd street, Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle and Central Park. *Route is subject to change.
I know New York City traffic is bad. What happens if the bus gets struck in traffic?
If you get stuck in traffic consider it free entertainment. THE RIDE’s performers are handpicked from the worlds of stand-up and improv comedy and can turn even the most unexpected situations—traffic, weather, police motorcades—into hilarious moments.
Can I hop on and off like other bus tours?
THE RIDE is not a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of New York City, it’s a 75-minute entertainment experience that highlights Midtown Manhattan. So, hopping off THE RIDE would mean you’d miss a huge part of the experience.
Are food and drinks allowed on THE RIDE?
Only bottled water are allowed on THE RIDE—all other beverages and food are prohibited.
Is THE RIDE kid friendly?
THE RIDE is a family-friendly entertainment experience. However it is not recommended for children under the age of 7, as they may cause a distraction to other patrons on board. If a disruption occurs, you may be asked to exit the vehicle. Please also note, that there are no seat belts on THE RIDE and the vehicle features side-facing seating.
Can I choose my own seat on the bus?
Seating is not pre-assigned. THE RIDE’s representatives will try to seat patrons based on party size and may adjust your place in line to ensure your party is seated together. We cannot make seating guarantees of any kind.
Every seat on THE RIDE’s bus provides an excellent view of NYC and the show! As the bus moves along our route, your perspective in constantly changing offering spectacular sights at each turn!
Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Sorry, there are no bathrooms on the bus. THE RIDE cannot guarantee access to available facilities in any surrounding retail store or restaurant.
Does THE RIDE operate in bad weather?
Yes, THE RIDE operates in all kinds of weather except for the occasional blizzard or hurricane. If either of those freak weather occurrences do happen, you will be contacted by phone or email.
Is THE RIDE bus using bio-diesel?
THE RIDE uses a diesel particulate filter, making it the cleanest large vehicle on the road today.
Located in NYC Times Square, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is the largest Ripley’s attraction in North America!
This historic, family-friendly museum is home to exciting exhibits and rare artifacts, many of them owned by the famous Robert Ripley himself! Spanning two floors and with over 20 themed galleries, you’ll discover new surprises at every turn!
Exhibition highlights include:
Torture Chamber: See instruments of torture from the ancient past.
New York Baseball Exhibit: Walk into a baseball exhibit for the times. From stadium seats to actually worn uniforms by the sport’s greatest, this exhibit has it all for die-hard baseball fans!
Smash Dash: Buttons will light up and buzz around you, and you only have seconds to turn them off. The more buttons you hit within the time limit, the more points you earn! Compete against the clock or challenge a friend!
This one-of-a-kind attraction welcomes visitors of all ages to immerse themselves in the unusual, the unexpected and the unbelievable.
Believe It or Not!