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We chose a late evening to go up and the views and lights were just magical. Not only breathtakingly beautiful it gave us a whole different dimension on the city. The queues were manageable and the whole process was seamless.
We didn't wait in any lines, the employees were very nice to begin with and treated us like VIPs. This trip only goes to 86th floor, you would need to buy separate tickets to the very top of empire state bldg or to see the Skyride.
If your planning on visiting the Empire State Building purchasing the Observatory and optional skip the line tickets are a must...... The lines are insane. You get the convenience of walking straight to the front of any line saving you valuable time. The views are spectacular and you will appreciate NYC even more. It's not specifically written on the ticket so "Express Yourself" don't be shy walk right to the front of all the lines on the way up and down!
Awesome NYC thing to do. We went at midnight and it was unbelievably beautiful. Definitely chilly, so don't go without a jacket.
Recommended!!! I wouldn't have been bothered to wait as long as the normal ques, they were ridiculously long! took us about five-ten mins to get to the top but others seemed to be waiting for hours without express.
My first stop in NY. Perfect to gain orientation of Manhattan, the audio was great too. 86 level is good enough, I upgraded to 102 for $17 but did think this was of much benefit. Please note the voucher you pay for as well as the for the Bus Tour and the Top of the Rock are not tickets. You still have to queue for these and exchange your voucher for the ticket
took about ten minutes to go through security and up the elevators, view at the top was amazing, well worth the money. for photographs I think top of the rock is better,because you get the esb in your shots. we went up on 9/11 and saw the two lasers from the wtc site, pretty spectacular.
Definitely worth getting the fast track ticket. Also worth getting the audio because there was so much information on it re the various landmarks. We went up at night and the panaramic views were brilliant.
The express pass was the way to go on this tour. A very good tour