Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

585 Reviews | New York City, USA

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There are a million things to experience in New York City, but this is one in a million. Located at the top three floors of the One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest building in the western hemisphere, the observatory boasts jaw-dropping views of Manhattan and its surrounds. With this admission ticket, you'll have access to all three Observatory floors for a memorable experience that offers fabulous photo ops, New York City history, and dining options to buy food or drinks high in the sky.

Choose to upgrade to the priority combo ticket to skip all the lines with Priority Access security line and Express elevator to the top, Priority exit from the Observatory and access to the One World Explorer - the virtual guide iPad.

For the ultimate experience, upgrade to the All-Inclusive Flex Admission to arrive anytime on your selected travel date, receive all the upgrades of a Priority Combo ticket plus $15 to Eat, Drink, or Shop.



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Average 4.57 out of 5 stars based on 585 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Elinor H, Mar 2020 Verified
We visited at 11am on 5th March. There was very little queues anyway so the skip the line wasn’t really required but it was a great experience.
John O'Sullivan, Mar 2020 Verified
I was quite terrified about doing this, so we purchased the "skip the line tickets' it proved to be a good thing as i got more and more nervous. As you would expect, everything went smoothly, and to plan, stunning views, even if i didnt get too close to the windows.... overall, a fantastic experience, definite bucket list todo, glad i did it, but glad i got down. 10/10 A*
Alexander G, Mar 2020 Verified
Fantastic experience. If you have any issues you must speak to Lois who is absolutely amazing or Lewis whose customer service was first class. It was our wedding anniversary and the weather was cloudy so the view was minimal. Lois made a call and through Lewis we came back the next day x awesome
william s, Feb 2020 Verified
The skip the line ticket with priority security access was well worth the extra money, as we got in with absolutely no wait and no hassle. The elevator ride up and down was amazing, as was the initial presentation when we arrived at the top. When the screen went up at the end of the movie it was breathtaking. People were very helpful and the ipad was a nice addition. It was a great way to see the view of NYC.
David C, Feb 2020 Verified
Low season so there wasn't much queueing to get to the top. Unfortunstely we were informed it was zero visiblity due to cloud and were offered an alternative date, we were on a short holiday so went up im the super speedy lift all the same. Looking over the tops of the lower Tower blocks was interesting, on a clear day you could probably see for miles!
Rebecca Nissel, Feb 2020 Verified
Fabulous view ,great program, fantastic food, amazing history and it’s definitely Worth the trip!!!!!!!!
, Jan 2020 Verified
Loved the carolers and Santa Claus at the top. Very festive and a nice surprise! My cocktail was WAY too expensive at $20.50. I ordered a Crown and Coke, but they only had Pepsi. Yes, there IS a taste difference.
Jussi V, Jan 2020 Verified
We had a nice day over the skyline of Manhattan in the observatory. With priority tickets we didn't need to spent time in queues even during holiday season.
Timothy C, Dec 2019 Verified
The skip the line priority access for going in and exiting saved me about 40 minutes by my estimation, well worth the money, especially if you have somewhere else to be afterwards. I think doing it after sunset is much better than it would have been during the day, good trip, spent about 30 mintues in the observatory and maybe 15 minutes getting in and out, if it took me an hour plus getting in and out it would have been frustrating, great views, get it on a clear night if you can...
Derek B, Dec 2019 Verified
The view from the top is amazing! It was worth the extra money to skip the line. I’d recommend this to everyone.

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