The Ride

The Ride is the hit interactive entertainment experience that has taken New York City by storm…the streets of New York are transformed into a stage, and passengers have front row seats. Famous City landmarks are a backdrop to a live show with unparalleled technology, fun facts and amazing street performances. The Ride is an unforgettable New York City experience that launches from Times Square.

  • Educational
  • Family

What you’ll do

Welcome aboard our multi-million-dollar motor coaches known as THE RIDE: a portfolio of critically acclaimed and unparalleled New York City experiences. Watch as the city unfolds through floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stadium-style seating with 40 LCD TV screens, 3,000 LED lights and surround sound.

  • THE RIDE: With two charismatic hosts on board with 5-7 pop up performances along route, you’ll see the city in a completely new way! Guests enjoy everything on board from trivia to karaoke between viewing 5-7 live performance acts per show! Professional singers, dancers, and comedians paired with unsuspecting passers-by show you a dazzling side of New York City that can’t be seen anywhere else.
  • THE TOUR: See the sights of famous movies, TV shows and more on the coolest bus in town! Your licensed navigator on board THE TOUR will introduce you to the past present and future of New York’s most iconic neighborhoods and landmarks including Times Square, Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, and the Empire State Building, to name a few – with some exciting interactive surprises along the way. THE TOUR is the new generation of sightseeing.
  • THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE: Re-live amazing moments from Lower Manhattan’s history with THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered By THE RIDE and the magic of Timelooper virtual reality headsets! Your licensed guide navigates on deluxe motor coach with live entertainment and location-based virtual reality segments along route.

Plan your visit

Small Groups (Below 10)Click here to purchase your tickets in advance online.

Large Group & Special Occasion Party Packages: Celebrate on THE RIDE! We’ll work with you to personalize an unforgettable special event. All party packages include a free shout-out – the guest of honor’s name will be scripted into our show!

  • Silver Ride: Party of 10. Includes Public Admission Tickets with Group Seating and a Customized Greeting Scripted Into Our Show.
  • Gold Ride: Party of 10. Includes Public Admission Tickets with Group Seating, Two Customized Greetings Scripted Into Our Show, Lunch or Dinner and Unlimited Soft Drinks at Your Choice of Our Participating NYC Restaurants.
  • Private Ride with Snacks on Board: Up to 49 Guests. Includes Private Reservation, Assorted Snacks, Candy, & Soft Drink for Every Guest, and Three Customized Greetings Scripted Into Our Show.
  • Private Ride with Cocktail Reception: Up to 49 Guests. Includes Private Reservation, Your Choice of Midtown Manhattan Pick-Up Location, Three Customized Greetings Scripted Into Our Show, and Drop-Off at participating Bar for 1-Hour Beer, Wine, and Cocktail Reception.
  • Queen of The Ride Drag Show: Up to 49 Guests. Includes Private Interactive Entertainment Experience on THE RIDE Featuring Live Performances and Hilarious Drag Queen Hosts and Pick-Up/Drop-Off at Local Midtown Bar – 2 Drink Tickets Included!

Ready to book? Contact us at [email protected] | 646-661-7699 ext. 142

School & Camp Groups: THE RIDE, THE TOUR & THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE are perfect choices for school and camp groups to enjoy an educational one-of-a-kind New York City experience.

  • Scholastic groups of 10 participants or more receive preferred rates.
  • Private charter RIDES can be reserved by the busload.
  • Large groups requiring more than one coach (49 guests per coach) will depart in buses 15 minutes apart.

Ready to book? Contact us at [email protected] | 646-661-7699 ext. 142

Performance Groups: Flash Mob offers dance groups the incredible opportunity to join our show and perform live as one of our acts! Groups experience THE RIDE and then after, are escorted by our staff to perform a pre-rehearsed show for the following Ride.

  • Our hosts will introduce the group to our patrons as the bus slows down for two minutes for the show.
  • You provide the music file and we load it on our bus for the show. If it’s a singing group, we provide solo microphones.
  • The best part about a Flash Mob is as you can imagine, your groups are not only performing for our bus, but literally hundreds of people in one of the most concentrated free walking tourist destinations in the world, Times Square!

Ready to book? Contact us at [email protected] | 646-661-7699 ext. 142

Corporate Groups: THE RIDE offers food, drinks, transportation, entertainment and team building all in one! Deluxe mobile theaters with performance vignettes, comedy, trivia, karaoke and more! Food and beverage packages on board or at partner locations and custom script integration to personalize the show for your group!

Book THE RIDE for your next corporate outing, team building activity, or incentive trip! What makes it special? THE RIDE is a completely unique experience, which makes it the perfect venue for your next company event. Contact us at [email protected] | 646-661-7699 ext. 142

Private Buyouts: THE RIDE is available for Private Buyouts where you get the entire bus to yourself! For social celebrations to corporate outings, we have you covered. Each RIDE motor coach holds 49 passengers, and our four buses can run simultaneously to accommodate groups as large as 196. Our team of dedicated account managers will work with you to create a one-of-a-kind program especially crafted for your group. Contact us at privatecharte[email protected] | 646-661-7699 ext. 142

Where is it

THE RIDE departs 42nd Street at 8th Avenue in front of  Patrick’s Restaurant (near Five Guys Restaurant) and returns to the same location. Please note there is no climate controlled area to wait for the bus during the boarding process. All guests must line up outside. Please dress appropriately.

THE TOUR Powered by THE RIDE departs from 45th Street, between Broadway & 8th Avenue in front of the stagedoors of the Marquis Theatre in Midtown Manhattan and returns at 46th Street & Boardway. Please note there is no climate controlled area to wait for the bus during the boarding process. All guests must line up outside. Please dress appropriately.

THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE Powered by THE RIDE departs from 200 Water Street in front of Starbuck’s between John St & Fulton St in Lower Manhattan and returns at the South Street Seaport near Pier 15 & 16. Please note there is no climate controlled area to wait for the bus during the boarding process. All guests must line up outside. Please dress appropriately.

Hours & Schedule

Experience Times Vary By Booking. Our Customer Care hours are 9AM-9PM daily.

Things to keep in mind

Have any questions about THE RIDE, THE TOUR or THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE? Check out our most Frequently Asked Questions here! If you have any additional questions, please contact our Box Office at 212-221-0853 or email our Box Office staff at: [email protected].