NYC: 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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  • Enjoy 360-degree NYC views from the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere
  • Save time and 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


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 and 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. 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. The Combination, All-inclusive and VIP Tour tickets include a credit to Drink or Shop. $5 for Combination tickets. $15 for All-inclusive and VIP Tour tickets


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 the option selected) Priority security line access (depending on the option selected) Digital Skyline Guide (depending on the option selected) Guided tour of all 3 levels of the Observatory (depending on the option selected) $5 or $15 to drink or shop (depending on the option selected) Booking fees Sales tax

Important Information

  • 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 via the priority security line
  • Standard, Combination and VIP Tour tickets are for timed entry. 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. Combination tickets include a $5 credit
  • Standard, Combination and All-Inclusive tickets allow you to enter the observatory up to 15 minutes after your reserved time. Stay as long as you like
  • Guests under 17 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult
  • Advance reservations are recommended for One Dine Restaurant at “OpenTable”

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