Visit: One World Observatory, 285 Fulton St One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089
When you arrive at One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, hop in a Sky Pod (aka elevator) and arrive on the 102nd floor in less than 60 seconds. The Sky Pod provides a virtual time-lapse experience so you can see how New York City has changed over the centuries.
If you thought the elevator ride was cool, you'll be blown away by the One World Observatory's vantage point, which on a clear day, provides a sight line of about 50 miles (80 kilometers). Watch a video about the making of the 1,776-foot-tall (540-meter) skyscraper, and then look out the panoramic windows for one-of-a-kind New York City views. Upgrade your experience to a 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. Need more flexibility? 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 enjoy a beverage at the top!
At the See Forever Theater, see time-lapse photos and aerial imagery during a unique 2-minute video presentation, and then check out the the Main Observatory on the 100th floor, where you can step onto a 14-foot-wide (4-meter) disc in the floor and look down for an incredible perspective of real-time, high-definition footage of Manhattan's streets. And don't leave without stopping by City Pulse, an interactive experience that connects visitors with New York's landmarks and neighborhoods.
When you're hungry, you can head to the 101st floor for a bite to eat (own expense). Options include pastries and fresh sandwiches at One Café, small plates and artisanal cocktails at the bar, One Mix, and high-end food and wine that matches the stunning view at One Dine (reservations required at One Dine).
One World Observatory, 285 Fulton St One World Trade Center, New York City, NY 10007-0089
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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.
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
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!
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.
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...
A wonderful view of New York. Informative, and interesting. The I-PAD is a fantastic extra that I highly recommend. We spent over an hour enjoying every minute. WHAT A CITY!
A definitely must see and do when in NYC! The elevator ride was too cool and the views are incredible with so many photo ops. It was surreal just knowing that this magnificent building stands in defiance of the diabolical terrorists who tried and failed to break the American spirit on 9/11! I recommend going to the top with the skip the line tickets - it's well worth it.
We travelled in Feb 2020, and had purchased express line tickets. The queue wasn't too long, but good to be able to walk straight in without any wait. As with all such places, there's a security presence and all bags / coats / shoes had to be scanned. All the staff were really friendly and respectful.
The lift is absolutely amazing - and so fast!
The view from the top is staggering - not so good for those with vertigo. On a clear day, you can see for miles and miles. The issued tablets give you the ability to plot all the sights and gives great information.
We wanted to buy some souvenirs from the shop but they were very pricey.
Worth a visit!
Skip the line was not included unless you paid for priority combo. The price is a bit much for a 10 minute tour but that’s the price of the tour unfortunately. If you have a clear day it’s worth while where as a cloudy or foggy day would be a waste.
The observatory was excellent however we purchased skip the line tickets and they would not allow us to skip the line. So disappointed
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.