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Good visit; no queueing up: we got right in. The good weather that day helped to make it a pleasant experience.
Visited on a not particularly busy day so there was no waiting. Great view of the city. Friendly and helpful staff.
I would recommend you take this tour at night. The views are great!!!!
Absolutely amazing, view is breath taking! Especially if you go up on a nice day.
We went early on Sunday morning and nearly had it to ourselves! Great!
A must see classic New York Experience, well recommended but I still had to wait in the regular ticket queue at ESB for the Viator printed voucher to be 'cashed in' for proper tickets. The 2 dollar saving was probably not worth it especially as you have to select your date with Viator. Whilst we were at the ticket booth we went for the $15 extra ticket to get you to the 102nd floor. We went up around 6pm in the evening in May and there were maybe 10 people in the ticket queue. Plan to spend some hours here, it takes about an hour just to get through all the mazes of lines including security, tickets, elevators and waiting to get a good spot once you are up there. So we missed the sunset! Worth it though. Bring a camera but leave the tripod, it's not allowed up there. We did top of the rock too which is a bit more relaxed, both offer unique views but ESB is much higher.
We chose to do this at night and it was a good decision.
The tickets enabled us to go into a different queue and got us through in good time. There was no problem exchanging the voucher for the ticket and we really enjoyed the experience of viewing New York at night.
Buying the tickets prior was the only way to go. We skipped the lines and the process was easy. The view was amazing. A MUST experience for anyone visiting NYC
Myself and my daughter went up at around 8:30am on a clear, very windy day and the views over the city were nothing short of spectacular. Having visited the Top of the Rock on a previous trip, I much prefered the Empire State Building.
A must see in New York , also would recommend the express ticket avoided the 2 hour line