The Ride, a city tour of New York which is reinventing tourist visits
Tourists in New York can now try The Ride, a 75 minute tourist experience with a difference
Visitors sit on three rows facing the bus windows and take full advantage of the street view… and above all, shows performed at each bus stop by professional street artists, lit up by 3000 LED lights! Scenes from legendary films, choreographies, mime, the dramatic arts are honoured on this tour. iMAX technology allows tourists to enjoy performances with a visual and sound quality worthy of the biggest shows. A great atmosphere is guaranteed thanks to the two bus guides who certainly know how to get a crowd going!
This new approach has revolutionised tourism in the city. While other New York bus tours are happy to offer an itinerary which covers all the main sights, this one focuses on the user experience. “It’s good to offer an in-depth tour, but if the traveller doesn’t retain the guide commentary and gets bored, what’s the point? If he just wanted factual information on the city’s monuments, he’d just go on the internet! We want to make people fall in love with New York again,” explains The Ride website.
Tickets cost $69 each, but according to tourists who have tried the attraction, it’s truly a new way of discovering New York which is both interactive and fun: “We had booked the tour by chance after seeing it on Times Square and had no idea how great it was going to be! This tour is an excellent introduction to the most beautiful places in New York, shown and staged in an original way. We hadn’t laughed this much in ages, and I rediscovered certain districts with a new perspective,” said one user on Trip Advisor.
This is proof that the tourism industry can stay fresh to offer travellers a more interactive, fun experience that is far removed from the traditional city tours and their pre-recorded tapes!