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.
A good time was had by all our party. The staff at he Empire State were very helpful and advised us to change our visit to the following day when the sun was out and visibility was great.
We got to the top in double quick time with the express pass. I can't believe that anyone would go with the regular ticket. The express lines are really badly signed but we found our way through ok.
Brilliant experience. We'll worth pre booking as queues were very long
The smartest thing we did in organising our trip was purchase the skip the line tickets. The day we went there were people lined up down the street, we would have had to wait hours to get to the top, but as we had the skip the line passes we were able to proceed through all lines, even those on the way down. Just make sure you make it clear that you have skip the line passes, we were initially told to wait in line when we first got there because the person we spoke to didn't understand what we said. We tried someone else and were shown straight through. As we had limited time in New York we were glad we didn't have to sacrifice so much time waiting in line. Highly recommend this.
We went at night and there was no one in line that was great. The view from the top was breathtaking a must for anyone visting New York.
Skip the line tickets were worth their weight in gold! The queue was well over 2 hours all round the block and we walked straight in! Get them before, don't be tempted by the touts on the street, we saw many get turned away when they thought they had skip the line tickets
This was amazing! Would never ever do the Empire State without a skip the line pass and have told all my friends about this pass.
It was a fantastic experience. The only thing is that we do not agree that we should pay another 17 dolars more to go to the top. Restrict number of people to go up but do not charge more.
Great experience!! The line moved pretty quickly when we were there Dec. 21 at around 11:00am. It was a beautiful day - warm for the season (about 60 degrees!) and clear. Purchasing the vouchers helped us know what to expect when we got there - great explanations on the website of the different options. Just one suggestion.... if you aren't used to walking up a lot of steps, wait for the elevator from the 80th floor to the 86th floor. Those 6 flights are killer!! I recommend going through Viator to purchase tickets!