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Very beautiful! It was pretty windy up there this time of year but that didn't stop any of us.
We purchased the express passes which again well worth spending the extra money no waiting around.
Linda our tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable great time thanx
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!
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.
We highly recommend this experience to start off the NYC experience for first-timers. The Skip the Line Tickets were worth every penny.
the Aviator tickets were easy to purchase and print for use. Though for the 4 of us, the tickets printed a total of 16 pages - a waste of tree. I wish we could just show the bar codes on my phone for entry.
Really good and efficient purchase! Saved proberly around 2 hours queing with this ticket
Totally worth paying extra to skip the queue saved a two hour wait
A must do whilst in New York
This was great, swooped past the queues (no waiting in line) at every stage on the way up and back down with the 'skip the line' tickets. Outside the ESB there were touts asking if you had tickets and when we told them about our ones they said ah, yes, they are still not the tickets that will get you up there without delay as they tried to pitch us express elevator tickets or something -- but don't be fooled by the touts, we did not queue at all not even for the included audio tour headsets. My wife was well impressed, it was like VIP. Great views over the city, busy up there, but worth a visit. Also, i went up in 2005/6 and they had a better audiotour (new york cabbie), the one you get now is not as cool (it was a bit dull to be honest - if I could feed that back to the ESB I would).
The trip was amazing! I loved every minute of it! The view was spectacular, the people were informative and friendly.