Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Empire State Building Tickets - Observatory and Optional Skip the Line Tickets. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Skip the Line tickets were definitely worth the extra - would recommend getting them
Enjoyed this so much!! We waited to go till 11:00 p.m. and the view of the city lights was awesome!!
The Empire State Building is a must for a few reasons - it is absolutely beautiful and it helps you better understand the layout of the city. Express skip the line tickets are the only way to go. When you are only in NYC for a few days, how much is your time worth? To me, it is definitely worth the price not to stand in the long lines. If you come up to a line at any point before reaching the observation tower, just point out that you have an express ticket to the next worker you see and they will point you in the right direction. They were extremely helpful every step of the way. Great experience.
The skip the queue ticket is worth its weight in gold. We were in, through security and on 102nd floor in about 5 minutes. I would imagine all the queues we missed would have easily seem us waiting a couple of hours to get in. Really truly worth it.
A great way to start off our trip to New York and avoiding the queues was a real benefit.
Excellent ,was not aware that we could skip all waiting queues besides the entrance .
We arrived at 6:30 on a Friday and were on the 8th floor by 7:00. Buying tickets ahead of time was definitely worth it. The museum on the 80th floor was a nice surprise, but we rushed through it to get to the top. I highly recommend going at sunset. It was awesome to see the views both in daylight and as the city lights began to come on. The only negative in our experience was that one of the security personnel was using foul language speaking to another staff member within earshot of my 10 year old. All in all, it was a great time!