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.
As it turned out we really did not need to buy the ship the line--so probably money wasted there, but the Empire State Bldg once again amazing
Great iconic attraction. Everything went smoothly. Staff helpful and minimal waiting as told to come back at specific time rather than wait ages in queue.
We visited late at night and the line up was not bad. There was the choice to have a free audio guide which we did use. This kept us entertained while we were waiting in line to go up and gave us more information about the view when we were up at the top. Definitely worth visiting!
The ability to skip question was such a time saver! We never had to wait for anything. Make sure to stop at the VIP experience kiosk before getting in line for security. You need a wrist band to identify that you are VIP.
Beautiful views from the observation deck. This is a must see if you are heading to NYC.
Self guided tour and glad we didn't have to wait in those long lines.
Fast track tickets are a must if in New York for the first time and want to explore most of the city! It was easy and fast, no queuing. The view was amazing.
It was great and when we were there we had the opportunity to go all the way to the top!
One of the best things I have ever done. Recommended to purchase the VIP pass to skip the lines. Excellent organisation all round
excellent experience. a must if you are in NYC. the express line was worth the extra .
This was our second trip to NYC but our first visit to the Empire State building. We took the audio tour which was very informative. We then took the lift to the observation deck and wow what a view. the weather was hot and sunny and we could see for miles. Even though it was busy we took lots of photos and would highly recommend this trip. We are planning another trip but this time considering doing a night time visit.
Had a great evening at the Empire State Building, was definitely worth a visit. Would suggest if you are pushed for time that the VIP option was worth while. We arrived, skipped the queues and were at the top within 10minutes. One lady said they had waited for 2 hours!!!
We choose skip the line and it was well worth the extra. the staff were very friendly especially when they saw the skip the line wrist bands!
we also went on the skyride but it was a little bit dull.
After waiting in line for a hour I decided to buy the no line passes. The lines were so long. I would suggest paying the extra money and buy the no line passes. It was wonderful walking passed everyone in line.
Totally worth the Skip the Line option! We were up to the 86th floor in minutes! Did not have to wait in any lines at all....felt very VIP.
We went to the 102 floor for an extra 20 -- doesn't look much different. We also did the top of the Rock which was much less crowded and also beautiful
The view was beautiful! We went there after 11pm. The lines were also relatively short.
If you've never done it before it's well worth the visit. We were lucky joined the queue mid afternoon didn't take long before we were admiring the,views.
We were there Saturday morning,no lines .We were in and out in less then an hour.The people outside were trying to sell express passes and lied that time to the top was over an hour.Great experience , spectacular view ,nice weather.
We bought Express line for vip, it was a blessing. You skip all wait kines, you do not need to wait in ticket lines , do not need to wait in elevators line at 80 th, 86 th floors, and do not need to wait in lines for going down. Please make ask for Vip lines, if you find yoyse,f in lines. Vip, does not need wait in lines. Even you do not wait for security lines, they will put you to the security without a wait. Highly recommend. It saves you hours for those lines wait. The evening views are wonderful....a lot of pictures
This was awesome!! Worth every penny!! Got there at the right time-not to long of a wait.
Having been to the Empire State building before getting the Skip the Line Tickets made it an enjoyable experience. We breezed past others and felt like royalty. Would highly recommend people to spend a little more and do this. We also with shortly after the building opened in the morning and at that time did see the regular line building.