FODOR’S Names Top 5 New York City Activities For Teens
“Traveling with hard-to-please teens can be trying, even when aided by the bright lights and WOW-FACTOR sights of a big city like New York. While the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and American Museum of Natural History are not-to-be-missed staples for first-time visitors, there are some teen-primed attractions that are worth exploring if you dig a little deeper. We’ve rounded up five TEEN-TESTED-AND-APPROVED attractions to keep everyone happy and occupied on your next family trip to New York City.”
# 3 – THE RIDE
“Part tour bus, part theatrical production, THE RIDE, is a concept all its own. Pile in for this 75-minute interactive show ($64–$74 per ticket) on wheels that pairs an animated duo of bantering on-board HOSTS (Stand-Up and Improvisational Comedy PROS) with a slate of scripted performances that unfold on the city streets. THE RIDE, a moving theater of sorts, showcases a cast of featured street performers, including a tap-dancer, free-styling rapper, ballerina, and more— along with the never-ending stream of New Yorkers who unwittingly become part of the entertainment. Take in key sights and hear funny commentary on Midtown mainstays like Central Park, Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, the Chrysler Building, and Times Square. The technologically tricked-out multi-million dollar motor coach features stadium-style seating for up to 49 patrons, plenty of audio-visual flair (including 40 plasma screens), floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and even a high-tech hydraulics system for guests to experience a simulated ride along a stretch of NYC subway.”
-Elissa Garay, FODOR’S Travel
FODOR’S is the world’s largest publisher of English language travel and tourism information, and the first professional producer of travel guidebooks. Fodor’s Travel andFodors.com are divisions of Random House, Inc.
ABOUT THE RIDE
Los Angeles hosts The Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. Leavesden, England has recently opened Warner Brothers’ The Making of Harry Potter Tour. New York City owns THE RIDE, which has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents’ offices all over the country. The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE’S original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its own actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of the standing ovations and group euphoria that results at the end of each RIDE. The motor coaches are events in their own right. They are specifically designed theatrical vehicles; the tallest allowed by federal law, fitted with stadium-style seating that orients the 49 fortunate participants sideways so as to look through the massive windows that deliver New York as the most successful Broadway show on earth. These unanimously acclaimed coaches are equipped with surround sound, 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens. They are, in essence, rolling state-of-the-art theatres that introduce their travelling audiences to an interactive experience that only the most interactive city in the western hemisphere could deliver. Each motor coach’s external speakers and lighting allow riders and on-board performers to interact with THE RIDE’S street performers as well as anyone else they pass on the street. THE RIDE is an EVENT whether you are on the bus or on the street. But it’s better on the bus. A fact mightily agreed upon by both Broadway critics and audiences alike.
THE BOX OFFICE:
Located on 42nd Street between Broadway & Eighth Avenue.
Individual Tickets: 866-811-4111
Groups: 212-244-2551 x168