One World Observatory Admission - New York City

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There are a million things to experience in New York City, but this is one in a million. The One World Observatory is the latest and greatest Big Apple attraction. 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.

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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 priority admission and have your own VIP expedited entry to bypass the general admission lines.

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 Caf, 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).

Inclusions for One World Observatory Admission

  • Standard Admission to Observatory with optional Priority Expedited entry upgrade

Exclusions for One World Observatory Admission

  • Food and drinks (available for purchase)



Follow Ollie's Holiday Journey across the world to One World Observatory, available November 17 - January 7! 

Meet Ollie!

Follow Ollie the snow owl from his home in the winter forest to the greatest landmarks in the world, leading him to the most iconic city of them all, New York City! Ollie will be your guide through the first phases of the multifaceted Winter ONEderland experience within One World Observatory, atop One World Trade Center.

Glacier Cave

Wander through a magical underground winter grotto after completing the journey across the world to New York City with Ollie. Children of all ages and adults will feel transported to a whimsical pathway that leads to Snowy SkyPods, some of the fastest elevators in the world.

Snowy SkyPod

Delight in the thrill of snowfall while riding above New York City’s sparkling skyline in the fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere. The SkyPod elevator travels to Floor 102 in 47 seconds, at a speed of about 23 miles per hour. An incredible video show that shows the evolution of New York City provides a one-of-a-kind experience that will surprise and delight.

Magical Frosted Windows

While the spectacular 360-degree views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond are amazing enough on their own, three windows will magically add a shimmering frosted finish to the view with a simple touch. These technological wonders will ignite the curiosity and amazement of all those who experience them.

Giant Snow Globe

Marvel at a giant snow globe showcasing New York City’s famous skyline, and enjoy the ultimate selfie moment. Mechanized fans will blow "snow" through a glass sphere, as it gently cascades over a replica One World Trade Center, Ollie and the Manhattan view in the background.

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Please note that all tickets are non-changeable and non-transferable

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All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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  • This tour was amazing!

  • A must do in New York. You can pay an extra 10 for an iPad guide that follows your view pointing out the sights and a synopsis on what you see. A great attraction and very well run.

  • Well worth the money and time

  • Fantastic views and magnificent building.

  • Great well worth it. No need to rent an ipad at the top that they try and sell to you as most landmarks are pretty obvious.

  • FAB loved skipping the line and getting up there quicker! Well worth it and just the most stunning views

  • Well worth the extra cost. No line at all. Highly recommend this trip for all.

  • Once up in the tower the views are crazy. A couple of tips...
    1 the skip the line ticket is worthless. We arrived and waited in 3 lines for 40 minutes, to get on an elevator.
    2 spring for the money and buy priority entry
    3 they allow a lot of people up there, so its hard to find a window to see the views clearly. However, because its 360 degree views...just wait for people to move
    4 Dont rent the little informative iPad. It is not worth the 15, its difficult to navigate and it really takes away from the views verses add to

  • An absolute must-do while you're in NYC. The views are brilliant, the highlight of our trip.

  • The only way to go because the lines are loooonnnnggggg!

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