The NY SKYRIDE attraction is permanently CLOSED as of 1/1/16.
NY SKYRIDE is the premier New York Sightseeing tourist attraction and offers New York’s one and only virtual tour simulator. It is an exciting adventure tour of New York City located on the second floor of the Empire State Building. Narrated by actor Kevin Bacon, the NY SKYRIDE is a unique experience that takes guests on a virtual tour of New York City.
Through the magic of flight simulation, guests “fly over” over 30 sights New York is famous for without ever leaving the second floor of the building. In addition, the experience includes 2 pre-shows. The first called “I am New York” and “Top 10 Things to do in New York”, a presentation on all that New York has to offer visitors.
NY SKYRIDE runs all day from 8AM to 10PM, 365 days a year (with curtailed hours on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years). There are no time and date reservations.
The complete SKYRIDE NYC attraction / virtual tour and pre-show presentation is approximately a half hour long.
You can buy your tickets from the NY SKYRIDE Box Office or online at a cost savings.
Group tour tickets should be purchased through our group tours department 212 279-9777 x208 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When purchasing online, please print your tickets out and bring them to the NY SKYRIDE Box Office.
Qualified and licensed operators must call 212-299-4904 for group reservations and industry rates. For Retail Group Tour and Travel reservations, please email us at email@example.com or call 212-299-9777 x 208.
FAST TRACK allows guests to bypass a majority of the Observatory waiting line when purchasing a COMBO ticket. Waiting lines for the Observatory can vary from 15 minutes to 3 hours depending on the season.
NY SKYRIDE runs all day from 8AM to 10PM, 365 days a year (with curtailed hours on Christmas eve, Christmas Day, New Years eve and New Years Day). The quietest times for us are in the morning and lunchtime but that can vary.
Tickets are good for one year from date of purchase.
Once a ticket is purchased it is good for 1 year. NY SKYRIDE does not issue refunds on unused tickets.
As with any moving attraction there are certain precautions needed. People with a history of heart ailments, neck or back pain, motion sickness, fainting or dizzy spells should exercise caution. Pregnant women should not ride the NY SKYRIDE. Minimum height for the NY SKYRIDE is 36”. Children may not sit in laps and must be able to sit in a seat by themselves.