Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the New York City Explorer Pass submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
If you're in NY for a short time (1-4 days) and have a good idea of the activities you would like to do, this pass is great. If you are spending 4 or more days in NY and able to do lots of things, possibly the New York Pass would be a better option.We used our pass for Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium, Night Tour by Citysights and Top of the Rock. Night Tour by Citysights was HORRIBLE in cold weather. Ripley's was very cool. Top of the Rock offered great photo opportunity of the Empire State Building and, best of all, we skipped the line!Reviewed by: Laurie, May 2013
It saved time in lines, and I liked the discounts it offered.Reviewed by: Gracie, March 2013
Excellent value for money. The guide book helped plan our visit.Reviewed by: Colin C, January 2013
I think it's a very good idea and the queue pass was very practical and saved us time.Reviewed by: Florian G, March 2013
My family participated in the Top of The Rock tour which was amazing, lines were not too bad. We also did the Museum of Natural History and the kids liked this. Lastly, we did the city bus tour. This was horrible. The traffic was heavy, it took forever to get down the downtown tour. The headphones which were supplied actually shock your ears. This happened to 3 of us and it was painful.
The worst part, I am sorry to say was the bus tour director who was to give the tour history of the sites on the microphone. He kept pounding the mic on his leg and it caused this noise in our ears! He only wanted to talk about the celebs and these sites as well as the sex museum he thought it was cool. He did not make the tour very informative and made it very boring! there was not enough information given with less talk than information.
My family did not like it and said this would not encourage them to even go on another bus tour. Disappointing!