THE RIDE’S AUGUST FIREWORKS, BOX OFFICE RECORDS, LINES AROUND THE BLOCK, ACCOLADES, EVENTS & AWARDS.
THE RIDE is about to have a history-making August.
The Broadway Tourist Phenomenon has been breaking it’s own Box Office Records weekly and is poised to do even better for the next three weeks of sold-out shows and accolades aplenty.
Now entering it’s Sixth Sold-Out Season and about to sell a ticket to it’s 400,000th RIDER, the multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art, electronically-interactive FLEET of motor coaches has recently been awarded its FIFTH TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award which was immediately followed by its induction into THE TripAdvisor® HALL OF FAME; an accolade reserved for less than 1% of the worldwide Travel-Related Corporations reviewed by 60 million members and 140 million visitors.
THE RIDE has also been honored with a nomination for the 58th Annual Drama Desk Award in the prestigious Unique Theatrical Experience Category and a 2015 CONCIERGE Choice Award in the Best Tourist Attraction category.
Named the Third Most Successful Youth-Primed Attraction in New York City by FODOR’S Travel, THE RIDE was also just recently declared one of the Top 8 One-of-a–Kind Must-Attend Wild and Wonderful Spectacles in New York City by NewYork.com.
NewYork.com also named THE RIDE’S Gold Star Tour Guide, RORY LIPEDE as the Most Entertaining Tour Guide in New York.
A brainstorm of design, THE RIDE has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents’ offices all over the country.
The Broadway critics have delivered raves, as have audiences and celebrities.
As Tokyo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, London, Hong Kong, and Dubai are currently being considered and scouted; ticket sales in New York are up 87% since August 11, 2011 when now CEO/CCO, RICHARD HUMPHREY, was brought in as the S.W.A.T. Team to resuscitate an entrepreneurial idea that was promising but struggling.
Catching up to THE RIDE’S prosperity is THE TOUR.
Introduced by THE RIDE on March 23, 2015, THE TOUR is a 90-minute touring event which is becoming “the thing to do” for as many New Yorkers as their guests from out of town.