Nippon TV and Yomiuri TV correspondent, Chelsea Gaeta, will host THE RIDE JAPANESE EDITION, set to begin performances on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013.
The weekly JAPANESE RIDE will feature Gaeta and an English-speaking guide to enhance THE RIDE's experience for the hundreds of Japanese Tourists currently reserving tickets.
The Japanese Edition of THE RIDE is scheduled for every Wednesday in April and May at 8:30pm.
Chelsea Gaeta grew up near a small Japanese community in suburban Ohio and began enthusiastically studying the language in middle school. Her interest in comedic Japanese was sparked by a locally-broadcast variety show. As a student of television broadcasting and film, Chelsea attended Kansai Gaidai University and film school in Osaka. She has appeared on several programs for Japanese television stations Nippon TV and Yomiuri TV, in addition to interpreting for non-profit events in Japan and the United States. As a guide on THE RIDE, Chelsea enjoys bridging cultures with humor while giving visitors a fun and memorable New York experience.
Los Angels hosts The Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. Leavesden, England just opened Warner Brothers' The Making of Harry Potter Tour. New York City owns THE RIDE, which has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents' offices all over the country. The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE'S original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its own actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of the standing ovations and group euphoria that results at the end of each RIDE.
THE RIDE has played twenty-eight months of sold-out, multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art, electronically interactive tours of the Midtown Area of the Greatest City in the World. Over 75,000 very happy customers have supported the 4.2-mile journey that has been termed "a Passport to New York City."
There are four of them. Together they make up New York's spectacular fleet of traveling theatres created for group exhilaration and audience participation. An audience, which in this case, happens to be the hundreds of people on the streets of mid-town Manhattan. THE RIDE was inaugurated on OCTOBER 11, 2010. On May 3, 2012 CEO/President Richard Humphrey launched THE RIDE'S Second Season with the introduction of THE Fazzino RIDE, several new motor coaches, a new cast, new themes, new management and a new Box Office located at Madame Tussauds on 42nd Street in Times Square.
The motor coaches are events in their own right.
They are specifically designed theatrical vehicles; the tallest allowed by federal law, fitted with stadium-style seating that orients the 49 fortunate participants sideways so as to look through the massive windows that deliver New York as the most successful Broadway show on earth. These multi-million dollar coaches are equipped with surround sound, 3,000 LED lights and 40 video screens. They are, in essence, rolling state-of-the-Art Theatres that introduce their travelling audiences to an interactive experience that only the most interactive city in the western hemisphere could deliver. Each motor coach's external speakers and lighting allow riders and on-board performers to interact with THE RIDE'S street performers as well as anyone else they pass on the street.
THE RIDE is an event whether you are on the bus or on the street. But it's better on the bus.
The box office is located on 42nd Street between Broadway & Eighth Avenue. Directly beside Madame Tussauds. Tickets are $59 - $69. For reservations, call Ovation Tix at 866-811-4111 or click HERE. Groups, call 212-244-2551 (X155).