Explore New York on Every Level with RiseNY

May 17, 2023

RiseNY is a Soaring New York Experience in the heart of New York City, that combines a spectacular uplifting ride with museum-style galleries to celebrate the history of the Big Apple and the joy of the New York experience. The first-of-its-kind attraction is located at 160 W 45th St, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue.

RiseNY opened in March of 2022, and is a three-part journey that lifts and connects you to New York City’s most famous sites and moments. This interactive, educational & thrilling journey will get visitors out of their seats and into the sky all while learning how NYC rose to prominence globally from past to present!

The experience begins with an immersive film by award-winning documentarian, Ric Burns and James Sanders, narrated by beloved actor Jeff Goldblum. The short film focuses on NYC’s history, specifically Times Square and its global impact. Guests will easily fall in love with New York all over again as the room springs to life and transforms into a fully immersed theater with visual and special effects.

After the short film, guests journey through the seven galleries – Finance, Skyline, TV/Radio, Fashion, Music, Broadway and Film, all of which showcase NYC’s vibrant pop-cultural evolution and its indelible impact on the world. These galleries spotlight historical artifacts, star-studded memorabilia and engaging, fun and educational displays. All galleries are co-curated by beloved cultural institutions such as the Museum at FIT, The Tribeca Festival, The Museum of American Finance, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The finale of the experience comes when guests soar to New (York) heights on a spectacular uplifting ride! The world-class flying theater gives visitors a unique bird’s-eye view of the Big Apple. Guests are lifted 30 feet into the air and can take in the splendor of NYC while suspended inside a 180-degree, 40-foot projection dome featuring 8K aerial footage that creates the sensation of flight. Full motion seats let you dip, turn and soar, while wind, mist, and scents heighten the experience. The 46-seat flight simulation ride is the first of its kind in Manhattan.

Since its opening, RiseNY has welcomed esteemed guests such as Katie Holmes, Neil Patrick Harris, and Arianna Debose. The experience also features some familiar faces – such as Mario Lopez and Tim Gunn!

RiseNY offers special rates for groups of 10 or more, as well as special rates for student groups and Title 1 schools. With rich educational galleries for multiple grade levels, It makes the perfect field trip destination! RiseNY provides learning opportunities across history, physics, finance, and more, and has educator materials aligned with NYSED Standards available upon request! For Additional Information or to Reserve/Book your group, please contact Elite Group Tickets at [email protected] or (720) 468-0611.

RiseNY is currently open Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am-6pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-8pm. Last tickets are sold 60 minutes prior to closing. After Memorial Day, RiseNY will be open 7 days a week from 10am-8pm. Tickets for RiseNY start at $30.00. Special prices are available for children (under 12 years of age), seniors (65+), students (with student ID) and veterans and acting members of the military. For tickets, go to the RiseNY website (www.RiseNY.co) or visit the RiseNY box office at 160 West 45th Street (at Broadway) in NYC. Click here for a sneak peek of the experience!

Photo Courtesy of RiseNY.