One World Observatory NYC …

Last week I was super touristy and visited the One World Observatory, located in NYC. *I’m familiar with New York City, but nonetheless felt like a tourist* It was a pretty cool experience and I would recommend anyone to go and visit. It makes for a cute little day trip. I don’t want to completely spoil it for anyone who intends on going, so I’ll only share a tad bit…

You start the “experience” at the ::One World Global Welcome Center:: as pictured below…

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*Ooooooo, Ahhhhhh*… Next, you will make your way to ::Voices and Foundations:: which is a beautiful walk way that tells the personal stories of the men and women who built One World Trade Center…

Pretty cool right?!… Now time for the thrilling part! Taking the Sky Pod Elevator from the first floor to the 101’st floor in under 60 seconds. Sounds super death defying, scary, puke on your shirt, or sh*t in your pants type of stuff right?! Well that’s what this scared little chicken thought and thankfully, I was wrong…

While I was under the impression it would be just as horrible as The Tower Of Terror, it turned out to be a really cool virtual reality type of setting. You couldn’t even feel that you were moving. The only injuries I survived was slight ear popping … I’m such a tough cookie 😉

I also really liked the Sky Portal, where you can see “what’s below you” on the streets of NYC. *If you go, you’ll see why I used air quotes…

Next up…See Forever Theater. Here you will watch an exciting, two-minute video presentation that combines bird’s eye imagery, time-lapse shots with abstract textures and patterns to present the unique rhythm and pulse of New York City to dramatic life in 3D, *cue more Oooooo’s and Ahhhh’s*

After that we went to The Main Observatory…On the 100th floor of the Observatory, also known as the Discovery Level, experience expansive, 360-degree views in all directions, taking in the iconic sights, surrounding waters and panoramic views of the city and beyond. No matter how many times you’ve been to NYC, there’s something about seeing it from this view that is truly breath taking…

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There was a cool station, See Forever Imaging, where you get to take your picture. If you can’t tell by now, I will not pass up a pose! They super impose a daytime and nighttime background to the photo you take. It makes for a super cute souvenir and was only 30 bucks for two hard copies and online access to the digital photos as well! *Me and My partner in crime photographed below* 🙂

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So yeah, I would say the overall experience was cool. There was also a ::fancy schmancy:: restaurant called “ONE“. With a name like that, you know it has to be serious….A pretty over priced gift store and other “information stations” through out the Main Observatory. Got a day off, or just looking for something new and exciting to do with a loved one, family, date day/night or with friends…give it a go!

I would definitely recommend purchasing tickets online, as the line you have to wait in is pretty long if you do not purchase tickets in advanced. Click here to read more about The One World Observatory and purchase tickets.

If you have gone or plan on going, be sure to come back and leave a comment about your experience. I’d love to know what you thought!