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.
I recommend this ticket so much, it was the best money I had ever spent! Thousands of people waiting around the block in a 2hour line and we walked straight past them all! Priority access up and down the Empire State did not wait in one line!
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!
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.
We visited the Empire State Building at night. It was super cold and windy but fun to see NYC at night with all the lights. Because of the weather (snow), the lines moved super fast!!
Highly recommend express pass. Saved us about 3 hours of wait time with small children over the holidays.
I highly recommend purchasing the skip line tickets. we were literally at the top in 20 minutes tops. people were waiting for approx. 4 hrs. the line was wrapped around the building and we just walked passed them. the view is gorgeous.
At the busiest time of year it was wonderful to skip all the lines and get to top fast and efficiently.
It took us 30 minutes with express service, when it would have taken 3 hours without
Quick to skip the line and easy to pick tickets up at the Empire State building!
Amazing - we went up in the evening - New York at night is so beautiful. Well worth paying the extra for the express tickets.
Best decision . Really skip all the queues even for the elevators (lifts) . We were up in about 20 minutes. Otherwise the queue was 3 to 4 hours!!! Made the whole experience wonderful . Fabulous company deal with as well. Will book more tours through this company in the future.