Prepare To Be Entertained By The Tourists And Residents Of NYC On The Ride

My Daughter, Granddaughter and I just got back from our trip to New York City to see the Christmas lights. I have done it before but, one of the things we did this time that we had never done before is go on The Ride.

The Ride is a unique and different way to learn a little more about NYC.  You can learn more about  The Ride New York City ~ Part Tour, Part Show, Total Entertainment on a post I did about it earlier, AND.. From now until January 3, you can experience The Ride Holiday Edition.

They have all different times of day when you can schedule your Ride. We decided on the 4 PM one so we could see a little of it in the daylight and a little at night. The city is so beautiful around the Holiday Season when all the lights are lit up for your enjoyment, and this year was spectacular.  No matter where you looked, the city was aglow with more lights that I have ever seen in any other city.

Once we found where we were to board the bus, we settled in for our enjoyment for that evening. We were on the bus about 75 minutes and were entertained by 2 tour guides that joked and sang to us as we learned about the renowned landmarks of the city, all the time enjoying the Christmas Lights!!

One fun thing to do... is wave to the people on the street and try to get them to wave back.  You can tell that some of them are amazed by this bus where everyone faces side ways, looking out onto the sidewalks.  It is like we are in a theater where the tourists and residents of NYC are our show for the evening.
One guy was really funny and must have never seen anything like this bus.  He was taking a picture of us as I was taking a picture of him.

The Ride also provides us entertainment of people they have placed on the street.  It can sometimes be hard to figure out who is an actor and who is just someone on the street.  I will show you that we seen Tiny Tim in our travels, but I am not going to give everything away.   You will have to come and experience The Ride for yourself.

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  1. What a fun experience while in New York City! My family and I visit a lot. I should look into this!

  2. What a fun thing to do and a great way to see New York. I love the entertainment they provide along the way!

  3. We loved going on The Ride in NYC. It is such a fun activity for the whole family, our boys had a ball interacting with all the participants.

  4. Sounds like a great way to see the lights of the city!

  5. What a fun way to explore NYC. I would definitely consider taking this ride when I visit NYC.

  6. I wish we had time to do this when we were in NYC last month. I want to do this next time.

  7. That is neat how they place people on the street. The guy must have been a tourist too.

  8. I love visiting the city. I grew up in New York and moved away as an adult. It's so fun to go back and be a semi tourist and watch the tourists.

  9. Now that is a totally unique nyc experience. I hadn't heard of it, but I'm going to do it!

  10. what a fun experience. WIsh we have it here

  11. Wow this looks like it would be fun. Is it weird when I think of NYC this type of thing comes to mind? I'm so happy to see it's a real life thing! How awesome. I can't wait to visit some day.. - Jeanine

  12. This sounds like a really fun way to experience NY! If we ever get out that way, I definitely will check out The Ride!

  13. It's much safer to be in there, than to walk around I'm sure. What a fun experience!

  14. Very interesting. I don't think I would have liked the bus ride. I get car sick if I turn sideways. I bet seeing all the lights was great. Christmas lights are a favorite of mine.


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