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New York One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

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New York One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

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Journey to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and admire the incredible 360-degree views over New York. Choose between 3 skip-the-line ticket options or a VIP guided tour.

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Skip the line through express elevators

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  • Enjoy 360-degree views from the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere
  • Skip the ticket purchase line and proceed directly to security
  • Enjoy aerial views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge & the 9/11 Memorial
  • Be transported by the time-traveling Skypod to the 102nd floor in 47 seconds
  • Upgrade to include priority access, flexible entry time or a VIP guided tour
Full description
Skip the ticket line and Ascend via SkyPod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than 47 seconds. SkyPod provides a thrilling virtual time-lapse visual experience showing how New York City has changed from the 1500s to today. At the observatory, elevate your senses as you take in the iconic sights, surrounding waters, and panoramas of the Manhattan skyline and beyond from this unique Downtown location. Enjoy unbeatable aerial views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, New York Harbor & the 9/11 Memorial. Engage with Skyline Concierges at City Pulse and learn incredible stories of New York. Step onto the Sky Portal and see real-time life on the streets below you. Surround yourself with the rhythms of the city in the See Forever Theater. Dine or drink at the café, bar, or restaurant. Upgrade to Combination or All-Inclusive Tickets and enjoy skip-the-line access to the elevators. Access expedited security via the priority security line. The Digital Skyline Guide, an interactive, virtual reality iPad guide to New York City, is also included. All-Inclusive Tickets also have the added benefit of a flexible arrival time on your scheduled day to visit, along with a $15 credit to Drink or Shop. For the VIP experience, take the Mastercard VIP Guided Tour option which includes an expert guide for an informative and engaging experience. On this 60-90 minute tour of all 3 observatory levels (floors 100-102) your guide will point out famous landmarks while sharing the city's rich history.
  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry ticket to One World Observatory
  • Ride in the SkyPod
  • Sky Portal experience
  • City Pulse Multimedia Presentations (2 per hour)
  • Admission to dining options with panoramic views
  • Skip the elevator lines (depending on option selected)
  • Priority security line access (depending on option selected)
  • Digital Skyline Guide (depending on option selected)
  • Guided Tour of all 3 levels of the Observatory (depending on option selected)
  • $15 to Drink or Shop (depending on option selected)
  • Booking fees
  • Sales tax
  • Skip the security line

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Meeting point

Enter the Freedom Tower at the Observatory Entrance on West Street at any time on your scheduled day. Descend the escalator and proceed directly to the priority security line with your barcoded ticket; do not stand in the ticket line at the top of the escalators.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • All pre-purchased tickets are barcoded to let you skip the ticket purchase line at the Observatory entrance
  • Everyone has to queue for security, but combination, all-inclusive and VIP Tour tickets receive an expedited security check via the priority security line
  • Standard, combination and VIP Tour tickets are for timed entry, so if you miss your assigned entry time you will not receive replacement tickets or a refund
  • All-inclusive tickets allow you to enter at any time on your chosen day to visit
  • All-inclusive and VIP Tour tickets include a US$ 15 credit to drink or shop at the café, bar, restaurant or gift shop
  • Standard, Combination and All-Inclusive tickets allow you to enter the observatory up to 15 minutes after your reserved time and may stay as long as you like
  • Guests under 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
  • Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult
  • Advance reservations are recommended for One Dine Restaurant at “OpenTable”
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 8123 reviews

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April 2023- We went on one day and it was low visibility so they gave us tickets for another day/time of our choice. We went back the next day which was a lovely sunny day. The queue for standard was just as quick as the other so im glad we didn't pay for priority. The lead up was great exlaining how it came about and once at the top we had magnificent views of the city, We didn't get the ipad to view specific places but if you are standing next to someone who is using one you can see anyway. The gift shop was expensive and there was plenty of seats to eat at the top of the cafe. We spent about hour there, which was enough for us.

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April 12, 2023

We really enjoyed the experience from the beginning, watching the amazing video display in the elevator, until we left. The elevator ride and the short video presentation after were displays worth seeing live, in person. It’s great having food and restrooms easily accessible. The 360 degree views were more than I could have hoped for, and while I grew up in New York I have never seen the city like this before. Loved the whole visit.

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April 6, 2023

whatever you do don't miss out visiting this historic site and the meaning it has for our country it was constructed in a beautiful manner and you cannot go away without breaking down seeing all the families that have been affected by the evil that occurred that day

March 18, 2023

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