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The Ride Holiday Edition - The Culture News

THE RIDE: HOLIDAY EDITION November 12 – January 3


Celebrating The Celestial Lights of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza

THE ICONIC 4th Year HOLIDAY RIDE (November 12 – January 3) is now on sale at both the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue Box Offices, preparing for last Season’s ticket-buying hysteria which required so many added performances that THE RIDE’S management team called-out for a much earlier ON SALE HOLIDAY DATE as they garnered more rave reviews and yet another TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award, which was followed immediately with the coveted induction into the TripAdvisor® HALL OF FAME.

Created, written, and directed by RICHARD HUMPHREY, the exclusively produced THE RIDE: HOLIDAY EDITION has become a vital ingredient of the Holiday Magic of New York City and the Season’s most sought-after Family Event. The electric magic of New York’s Holiday brilliance is only eclipsed by the stars in the winter skies and the sparks of joy from within THE HOLIDAY’S RIDE’S toasty warm Motor Coaches as they escort their audiences around the glorious CITY OF LIGHTS celebrating the exquisite CELESTIAL LIGHTS of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza. THE Iconic 4th Year HOLIDAY RIDE will dazzle its RIDERS with a custom-designed exterior wrap, a vibrant 4.2-mile route highlighting the finest of New York’s breathtaking Holiday decorations and locations, new content, new seasonal videos, a dedicated soundtrack, a commissioned score, additional cast members and specially choreographed performance events. THE RIDE: HOLIDAY EDITION’S award-winning Creative Team proudly includes Richard Humphrey ( Executive Producer & Mise-en-Scene), Leslie Meisel (Additional Scripting), Daryl Embry (Additional Scripting and staging Supervision), Michael Staneck (Choreography), Patrick Noth (Opening Music), Ryan O’Gara (Lighting Design), Brendan Bekowies (Sound Design), Roger Acosta (Videos) and Joe Morgan (Videos).

THE ClearVISION Holiday Ride Special

THE RIDE’S Richard Humphrey, CEO/CCO

THE RIDE Holiday Edition

Creative Team

Executive Producer: Richard Humphrey Mise-en-Scene by: Richard Humphrey Additional scripting by: Leslie Meisel, Daryl Embry Staging Supervision by Daryl Embry Choreography by: Michael Stanek Opening Music by Patrick Noth Lighting Design by: Ryan O'Gara Sound Design by: Brendan Bekowies Videos by: Roger Acosta, Joe Morgan

THE RIDE is about to have a history-making 4th Iconic Holiday Season. The Broadway Tourist Phenomenon has been breaking its own Box Office Records weekly and is poised to do even better for the next three weeks of sold-out shows and accolades aplenty. Now entering its Sixth Sold-Out Season and about to sell a ticket to its 400,000th RIDER, the multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art, electronically interactive FLEET of motor coaches has recently been awarded its FIFTH TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award which was immediately followed by its induction into THE TripAdvisor® HALL OF FAME; an accolade reserved for less than 1% of the worldwide Travel-Related Corporations reviewed by 60 million members and 140 million visitors. THE RIDE has also been honored with a nomination for the 58th Annual Drama Desk Award in the prestigious Unique Theatrical Experience Category and a 2015 CONCIERGE Choice Award in the Best Tourist Attraction category. Named the Third Most Successful Youth-Primed Attraction in New York City by FODOR’S Travel, THE RIDE was also just recently declared one of the Top 8 One-of-a-Kind Must-Attend Wild and Wonderful Spectacles in New York City by also named THE RIDE’S Gold Star Tour Guide, RORY LIPEDE as the Most Entertaining Tour Guide in New York. A brainstorm of design, THE RIDE has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents’ offices all over the country. The Broadway critics have delivered raves, as have audiences and celebrities. As Tokyo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, London, Hong Kong, and Dubai are currently being considered and scouted; ticket sales in New York are up 87% since August 11, 2011, when RICHARD HUMPHREY, CEO/CCO, was brought in as the S.W.A.T. Team to resuscitate an entrepreneurial idea that was promising but struggling. Catching up to THE RIDE’S prosperity is THE TOUR. Introduced by THE RIDE on March 23, 2015, THE TOUR is a 90-minute touring event that is becoming “the thing to do” for as many New Yorkers as their guests from out of town.


THE RIDE is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guides 49 dazzled RIDERS around the most fascinating city in the world. The Ride’s original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of its trove of awards and acclaim. This brainstorm has resulted in international acclaim, sold-out performances and the most talked about innovation in both the entertainment and attraction industries. A favorite of both native New Yorkers and visiting tourists, THE RIDE is preparing for its 400,000th RIDER.


234 West 42nd Street 1200 Sixth Avenue (at 47th Street) HOLIDAY EDITION TICKETS - $79


Individual Tickets: & 866-811-4111


Mondays – 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 8:30 pm Tuesdays – 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 8:30 pm Wednesdays– 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 8:30 pm Thursdays – 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 8:30 pm Fridays – 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm Saturdays – 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm, 9 pm Sundays – 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

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