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  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Very well organized. Staff everywhere to help direct. Highly recommend express pass during peak times. Saved hours of waiting in line.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

The express pass was worth every penny! Saved us about 3-4 hours in line!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

A very enjoyable tour. I pre booked the fast track tickets so we really didn't have to queue and kept moving swiftly through the building.Very efficient at getting people out. I liked that the lifts had people directing you. A beautiful building with amazing views. Don't miss this one. Thank you New York.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Unbeatable views...and the queue jumper ticket well worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

loved visiting this fabulous Iconic building
fantastic views of New York
Would definitely recommend buying the express tickets as it saved us about 2hrs queing time

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Wow. We visited the Empire State Building at night and the views were stunning. We made use of the skip line tickets as it was very busy and it is well worth doing thus during holiday peak times.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Fantastic tour, skip the line option was great and viator voucher holders don't need to exchange tickets, paper voucher works !!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The EBS is a must-do attraction in NY! The skip-the-line "upgrade" undoubtedly saves a huge amount of time (possibly hours), with 5 different lines to cross before reaching top (one for entering, buying tickets, security, elevators up and even down!). After zooming through all the lines, you can spent as much time and do as many 360 photos of the Manhattan Skyline. It was great to get there before sunset to admire the same view with different lights and see the city come alive at night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Our best investment for visiting a top sight in New York! The Skip the Line ticket allowed us to skip 4 lines (entrance to the building, ticket purchase, security line and elevator line), saving us hours! The staff was very good at shuffling us around the process. And the skip the line is also valid when you are ready to go - really unexpected and totally awesome, given the queues of people waiting to leave. Views from the Empire State Building are great, and we were there right after the sunset, when the lights are starting to come on and contrast against the dark night. The Empire State Building is obviously such a big part of NYC history than you feel you steps by in time. Definitely worth it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Very good and recommend the Express ticket were you jump all the queues.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

The day we visited the Empire State Building we really did not need the skip the line ticket because there were no lines. We were very impressed with our visit to this icon of American ingenuity! We loved all the views of NYC and the explainations we received via audio.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This too was a great tour. We probably wouldn't have needed to pay extra for the express because there weren't many people in line. However, better safe than sorry!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

A must do when visiting NYC! We had express pass, which saved us some time as we went directly to the top and skipped elevator lines. Make sure to tell elevator attendants that you have the express pass if you pay for it. We did not go to the 102nd floor which costs $20 more. You can see all you need to form the 86th floor. Make sure to listen to the audio guide when outside. A great description of what you are looking at on each side of the building!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Lovely at 11pm nice and empty no queues

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Excellent view,only problem is that it gets really crowded on sunset,paid for the express pass it was worth every penny not to wait in the queue ,a must if visiting New York

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