Discover the wonders of New York City suspended 30 feet in the air inside a room in Times Square
In August, a ridiculously expensive pop-up Ferris wheel briefly took up residence in Times Square, offering New Yorkers the “one-of-a-kind experience” of seeing pixelated billboards. Real housewives fallout 110 feet into the sky. If this wasn’t quite your cup of tea but you’re still looking for a completely random reason to visit Midtown, you’re in luck, because there’s a brand new Times Square attraction that will only send you to 30 feet in the air.
RiseNY is the museum-slash-theme park style ride of your dreams, if your dream is to explore the sights of New York in a random room in Midtown. The centerpiece of this attraction is the city’s very first flight simulation ride, a 46-seat “flying theater” that lifts visitors 30 feet in the air so their feet can hang down as they “fly over the sky.” New York’s skyline and iconic landmarks inside a 180-40ft Projection Dome with 8K aerial imagery that creates the sensation of flight. “
So instead of visiting these New York landmarks in person, you can choose to be bombarded with “wind, mist and scent” while your ears are forced to ingest a soundtrack titled “Welcome to New York” by Taylor. Swift and “Theme From” by Frank Sinatra. New York, “which the company said in a press release” will further evoke the quintessential spirit of New York. “
And since Times Square’s’ quintessential spirit ‘is that of the Disneyfication, this totally holds true – “I was inspired after riding’ Soarin ‘Over California’ at Disneyland with my son, and I’ve always thought , wouldn’t it be amazing to fly in and around New York City? ”said James Sanna, president and CEO of New York-based entertainment company Running Subway, which created and produced the ride. now, over a decade later, we have been able to harness the latest technology and advancements to create a unique experience in the city I love. ”
Before you soar through a digital recreation of places that are just outside the small room, places you could literally walk if you wanted to, you first watch a movie about the history of New. York narrated by Jeff Goldblum and directed by documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and James Sanders.
It starts in a recreation of the city’s first metro station at the Town Hall circa 1904, which, to their credit, isn’t a place people could visit in real life, and ends in a current metro car, which is a place people can visit – and use! – in real life. Then there’s a series of seven galleries – with themes like “Finance, Skyline, TV / Radio, Fashion, Music, Broadway and Movie” – which include artifacts and historical memorabilia, like Madonna’s personalized Keith Haring jacket. , the original Bruce Springsteen guitar that he used to write “Born To Run” and a statue of Alexander Hamilton commissioned by his son.
RiseNY, located at 160 West 45th Street, opens on December 15 and will be open daily except Tuesday. The hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets to RiseNY are $ 24, which equates to 12 hot dogs on a cart, eight subway rides, or a large pizza from several of the city’s best pizzerias. You can get more information about the ticket office here.