ON A NEW YORK TOUR BUS, A NEW VIEW OF HISTORY
The Tour is a 90-minute scripted trip through New York history in which mounted televisions surrounding the windows show clips of significant events.
It began operation in March as an offshoot of the popular attraction called The Ride, in which 50 bus passengers pass eight to 10 street performances from 31st Street to 72nd Street (performers wait on specific blocks and use an app to inform them when the bus is approaching). The New York Philharmonic filmed a video for the bus to show as it passes Lincoln Center.
Versions of The Ride are being considered for London, Las Vegas and San Francisco.
“All we’re doing is using technology to push us to the next generation,” said the chief executive of The Ride LLC, Richard Humphrey. The Tour “enables you to experience the present through the past, both with the videos and the narration of the host, all as you’re looking out the window,” he said.
Regular ticket prices for The Tour are $35 for children and $45 for adults.