THE RIDE's second anniversary celebration is featuring the spectacular THE RIDE–Holiday Edition now through Sunday, December 30. The first 80 shows sold out within three weeks, and 30 additional holiday shows have been scheduled.
CEO/President, Richard Humphrey, has conceived, developed, designed, directed and produced the absolutely most sparkling theatrical vehicles imaginable to re-introduce New York as the glorious City of Lights that it is. The electric wizardry of the City's Holiday brilliance will only be eclipsed by the stars in the winter skies and the sparks of joy from within THE RIDE'S four Holiday Motor Coaches.
THE RIDE–Holiday Edition presents New York City during its favorite time of year with a custom designed exterior wrap, a new 4.2 mile route highlighting the finest of New York's iconic decorations and locations, new content, new seasonal videos, a dedicated soundtrack, additional cast members and especially choreographed performance events.
The brilliantly bedecked locations will include Grand Central Terminal, Citicorp, Park Avenue, Fifth Avenue, including the Baccarat crystal star at the 57th Street and Fifth Avenue crossroads, Tiffany's, Cartier, the tree at Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and the New Years Eve Ball, the Chrysler Building, Park Avenue and the Met Life Building, Madison Avenue and the shops, the Plaza Hotel and the fountain, FAO Schwartz, the Bergdorf Goodman windows, Trump Tower, Cartier, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, the Sixth Avenue Corridor, Broadway, Columbus Circle, Carnegie Hall and 42nd Street.
THE 75,000 RIDER: During the later part of THE RIDE-Holiday Edition's schedule the 75,000 RIDER will board one of the unanimously acclaimed motor coaches that are now being described as the most exciting interactive theatres in the world.
THE RIDE has played twenty-seven months of sold-out, multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art, electronically interactive tours of the Midtown Area of the Greatest City in the World. Over 74,800 very happy customers have supported the 4.2-mile journey that has been termed "a Passport to New York City."
Motor Coaches: There are four of them. Together they make up New York's spectacular fleet of traveling theatres created for group exhilaration and audience participation. An audience, which in this case, happens to be the hundreds of people on the streets of mid-town Manhattan. THE RIDE was inaugurated on OCTOBER 11, 2010 to across-the-board critical acclaim. On May 3, 2012 CEO/President Richard Humphrey launched THE RIDE'S Second Season with the introduction of THE Fazzino RIDE, several new motor coaches, a new cast, new themes, new management and a new Box Office located at Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street in Times Square.
They are specifically designed theatrical vehicles; the tallest allowed by federal law, fitted with stadium-style seating that orients the 49 fortunate participants sideways so as to look through the massive windows that deliver New York as the most successful Broadway show on earth. These multi-million dollar coaches are equipped with surround sound, 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens. They are, in essence, rolling state-of-the-Art Theatres that introduce their travelling audiences to an interactive experience that only the most interactive city in the western hemisphere could deliver. Each motor coach's external speakers and lighting allow riders and on-board performers to interact with THE RIDE'S street performers as well as anyone else they pass on the street.
Los Angels hosts The Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. Leavesden, England just opened Warner Brothers' The Making of Harry Potter Tour. New York City owns THE RIDE, which has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents' offices all over the country. The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE'S original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its own actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of the standing ovations and group euphoria that results at the end of each RIDE.