Opened in spring 2017, at Gulliver’s Gate the world is at your fingertips. In 50,000 square feet, you can explore over 25 cities from five continents – all in miniature.
Gulliver’s Gate is the brainchild of co-founders Eiran Gazit and Michael Langer. Gazit had built a world of miniatures in Israel in the early 2000s after seeing the increase in interest of miniature attractions throughout the world, most notably Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, which is the city’s most popular attraction. Langer had also realized that no major attractions had opened in midtown Manhattan for over 10 years and, due to the number of people that pass through Times Square every day, believed the time was ripe to rectify this.
On your arrival, you will receive a complimentary key. As you walk through the attraction, you will see miniature versions of world-famous landmarks and neighborhoods, such as Downtown New York, Grand Central Terminal, La Boca in Buenos Aires, the Great Wall of China, and Mount Olympus. Using your complimentary key, you will be able to bring these buildings and natural landmarks to life; for example, when you use your key on Mount Olympus, you will activate the storm which reveals Zeus, who only appears when lightning strikes. You will also get the opportunity to have your photo taken with the Niagara Falls model and to take a glimpse behind the scenes in the control room.
Gulliver’s Gate is located in the heart of Times Square and opens daily from 10 am to 8 pm, with last entry at 7 pm. Rates are as follows:
• Adult – $36
• Children (ages 4-12) – $27
• Children ages 0-3 – Free
• Senior (65 plus) – $27
• Active duty military personnel – Free (in uniform with proper ID)
To save time, it is advisable to book tickets online, so you do not have to wait in line on the day. Visiting at the beginning of the day or later in the evening before a show will help beat the crowds, meaning you can enjoy the attraction at your own pace. Times Square is easily accessible by subway. There is also parking available; you can either book your parking online or in person.
Gulliver’s Gate is a great attraction for kids and adults alike. In this one attraction, you can see all the places that you have wanted to visit but never got the opportunity. But it is not just about exploring the world in one place. Gulliver’s Gate is also dedicated to educating both young and old about the world we live in, its geography, and the different cultures that inhabit it. Not only that, you will learn about what goes into making these wonderful models and how 3D printing works.
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