Google Earth NYC Tour Preps Visitors for Real SKYRIDE Experience at Empire State Building
New York, NY, April 20, 2007 — New York City sightseeing starts well before visitors leave home at the new NYSKYRIDE.com website. With a new Google Earth Tour, visitors get 3-D Modeling with 3-D renderings of major NYC tour attractions, from the Coney Island Cyclone to the Statue of Liberty; all a preview of the real NY SKYRIDE HD virtual experience, located on the 2nd floor of the Empire State Building, New York.
The online tour gives a quick 1.5-minute overview of the NY SKYRIDE stops using state-of-the-art Google Earth Technology that offers close up fly-through and aerial views of the city—all a 3-D preview of the tour to come in NY SKYRIDE’s virtual theater. When travelers make their way to the real NY SKYRIDE in the Empire State Building – New York is brought to the big screen—a wide 18ft/6 meter high IMAX® style screen with an even more exciting virtual perspective than the online preview.
The HD Theater, equipped with a specially designed platform synchronized to the movements of the screen, takes visitors soaring through Manhattan and the Big Apple Skyline, gliding past the Statue of Liberty, playing in traffic at Times Square, popping over Yankee Stadium, and buzzing past the Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport and United Nations, among the 25+ New York destinations. This NYC attraction lets travelers see it all during their trip—far from the crowded buses and lengthy days associated with traditional tours.
In addition to the Google Earth Tour, the new NYSKYRIDE.com includes the ability to purchase NY Pass tickets, featuring access to some of the most exciting city entertainment New York has to offer, including an Empire State Building tour. Additionally, users may purchase tickets for NYSKYRIDE, as well as find information for groups about visiting the NYC tourist attraction. NYSKYRIDE is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 365 days per year, making it a particularly good destination for holiday family travel to New York and groups with free time in the evening.
Headquartered in New York, Skyline Multimedia Entertainment, Inc. engages in the global development and operation of next generation entertainment facilities. New York Skyline, Inc. owns and operates NYSKYRIDE, offering virtual NYC tours from the comfort of an Empire State Building theater. New York Skyline maintains a consistent philosophy of providing quality entertainment for the entire family.