We saw the sun set from the Empire State Building - a dream come true! It's well worth the money to skip the line as there are different lines that you have to stand in and it will take forever to get to the top. Notice that skipping the line also applies on the way down, so take advantage of that. The staff was very friendly and helpful and we had a great day. Remember to take a jacket if you are going to be on top of the building after dark as it gets quite chilly up there.
Would recommend this always! You don't want to wait in line, some people wait up 4 hours!
Wow! Felt like some sort of celebrity - One glance at my gold VIP wristband and I was shepherded through all the crowds, first in all the lifts both going up and coming back down - Well worth paying the extra money
Very nice and smooth entry to the Empire State building. Friendly staff members. Enjoyed listening to the audio tour! Arrived at about 11:30am on a Sunday.
jumped the queue with our tickets, went up just before dark, and watched the darkness fall over the city. Was very busy on the viewing platform but got some excellent pictures
VIP package is the way to go. They opened all red velvet crossing lines for us so we could skip to the front of the lines whenever there was a line, Great experience.
Well worth doing on your first day so you can get an overview of NY..audio tour was comprehensive and very interesting!
As it turned out we really did not need to buy the ship the line--so probably money wasted there, but the Empire State Bldg once again amazing
We visited late at night and the line up was not bad. There was the choice to have a free audio guide which we did use. This kept us entertained while we were waiting in line to go up and gave us more information about the view when we were up at the top. Definitely worth visiting!
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The ability to skip question was such a time saver! We never had to wait for anything. Make sure to stop at the VIP experience kiosk before getting in line for security. You need a wrist band to identify that you are VIP.
Beautiful views from the observation deck. This is a must see if you are heading to NYC.
Great iconic attraction. Everything went smoothly. Staff helpful and minimal waiting as told to come back at specific time rather than wait ages in queue.
Self guided tour and glad we didn't have to wait in those long lines.
This was our second trip to NYC but our first visit to the Empire State building. We took the audio tour which was very informative. We then took the lift to the observation deck and wow what a view. the weather was hot and sunny and we could see for miles. Even though it was busy we took lots of photos and would highly recommend this trip. We are planning another trip but this time considering doing a night time visit.
Fast track tickets are a must if in New York for the first time and want to explore most of the city! It was easy and fast, no queuing. The view was amazing.
It was great and when we were there we had the opportunity to go all the way to the top!
We choose skip the line and it was well worth the extra. the staff were very friendly especially when they saw the skip the line wrist bands!
we also went on the skyride but it was a little bit dull.
One of the best things I have ever done. Recommended to purchase the VIP pass to skip the lines. Excellent organisation all round
excellent experience. a must if you are in NYC. the express line was worth the extra .
Had a great evening at the Empire State Building, was definitely worth a visit. Would suggest if you are pushed for time that the VIP option was worth while. We arrived, skipped the queues and were at the top within 10minutes. One lady said they had waited for 2 hours!!!
We went to the 102 floor for an extra 20 -- doesn't look much different. We also did the top of the Rock which was much less crowded and also beautiful