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Empire State Building Questions & Answers

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Hi, We are going to visit Empire State Building in June 2018 on one of the weekdays. We are planning to go there quite late around 10ish or later. We will have the New York pass so with that I know we can skip one queue. How long do you think the queue and the whole waiting time going to be? Thank you

4 months ago Answer

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New York City, New York
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Hi Lizka B.,

Thank you for your inquiry! Please note, you do still need to wait in the ticketing line in order to present your New York Pass to our ticketing booth so they may provide you with a voucher for your visit. We tend to see a large number of guests during the summer months which could increase waiting time. We recommend visiting during our off-peak hours at 8 am or after 11 pm when guests tend to experience shorter lines. We look forward to your visit!

-Empire State Building

4 months ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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We bought the VIP, which was extremely worth the extra money. We passed a bunch of folks and it was a weekday in June. Hard to say what lines you skip or how much time it will take. We literally waited in no line both up and down. Best $82 I spent.

4 months ago
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We had a city pass skip the queue is just the ticket booth not the whole thing..

4 months ago
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Hi we went last week and people were leaving as they had already been queueing for over 90mins then another 30 mins for the lift, then you have to queue for the lift down around 20 mins, I would definitely do it at night leave it as late as you can, for an all round view of NYC a visit to the Rock is a must far better views.. Enjoy..

4 months ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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To be honest the queues go down very quick

4 months ago
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Thank you so much for the answers and tips ☺️ really appreciate it ☺️ you helped me a lot

4 months ago
west yorkshire
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The queues aren’t too bad. We went at night and found it to be ok. Probably took us around 30mins or so to reach the top after entering the building. The waits are so worth the view and it looks amazing at night. Enjoy!

4 months ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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I went to the Empire State Building on a weekday in May, reached there around 11ish, the queue was moderate but managed to clear quite fast.

4 months ago
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Hi there no you can not skip the queue it just means you don’t need to buy a ticket it takes about 20 mins to get through they are very good but a lot of security same as the airport from the ground to the 80 floor it takes 55 seconds the queue is worth the wait !!!!

4 months ago
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