I will be in New York City this summer and of course I want to go on top of the Empire State Building. But as I discovered, there are several ticket categories (VIP, VIP Express, Standard) with each being more pricy than the other. Which ticket will get me to the Top the fastest?
I am not sure where you have found the types of tickets you have listed but the official site lists 4 different ones.
- Main Deck - 86th Floor general admission (lines and all)
- Main Deck Express - 86th Floor and you bypass the general admission line.
- Main Deck + Top Deck - 86th Floor + 102nd Floor observation decks in general admission line
- Main Deck + Top Deck Express - same as above with preferential treatment for the elevators.
You can also get NY City Pass which will get you Main Deck Ticket included in it.